With the end of the semester crunch in full swing, authors Michael Hibbard and Patricia Cyganovich recently gave Mount Saint Mary College students constructive tips to address challenges through a systemic, mindful approach to problem-solving.
Hibbard and Cyganovich detailed their six-phase “Cycle of Problem-Solving,” which provides guidance for problem-solving applicable to individuals, groups, businesses, and (of course) college students.
Hibbard, a first-generation college student and author of Performance-Based Learning and Assessment in Middle School Science (2020), has nearly 50 years of experience in public education. He earned a B.S. in Biology at Kansas University, an M.S. in Biology at Purdue, and a Ph.D. in Science Education at Cornell.
Cyganovich has devoted her entire professional career to public education, including three decades as principal of a middle/high school. She earned a B.A. in Secondary Education/English at New York State University College at Cortland, an M.S. in Communication Arts at Western Connecticut State College, and an Ed.D. at Fordham University.
The event was hosted by the Mount’s Center on Aging and DIS-Ability Policy (CADP). CADP is directed by Lawrence T. Force, a Psychology professor, and Jeffery Kahana, associate professor of History.
Force, a gerontologist, has worked in the field of aging and disabilities for more than three decades as an administrator, clinician, and educator. He has authored and collaborated on books, articles, and technical reports that address topics of aging policy, Alzheimer's disease, family caregiving, and end-of-life care.
Kahana, in addition to teaching at the Mount and working with the Center on Aging and Disability Policy, is a prolific author on subjects ranging from academics to social issues in the United States.