myCAP Suite of Resources Developers


The dedicated individuals listed below played lead roles in developing the materials and conceptual framework for the myCAP© Suite of Resources.

Helen A. Marx, PhD
Helen Marx is an associate professor in the School of Education at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is coordinator of undergraduate elementary education programs and co-director of the SCSU Urban Education Fellows Program. Her current research interests are in the areas of intercultural development; study abroad program design; and urban and international teacher education. Her publication "Please mind the culture gap: Intercultural development during a teacher education study abroad program" (Journal of Teacher Education, 2008) explores the use of study abroad cross-cultural field experiences within teacher education programs. Marx is co-developer of NAFSA's My Cultural Awareness Profile (2011) and the myCAP© Suite of Resources (2015). She earned her MA from New York University, master's of education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and PhD from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut in 2008.

David M. Moss, PhD
David M. Moss is an associate professor and director of global education for the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Specializing in curriculum studies, his research interests are in the areas of culturally responsive teaching, global education, and environmental literacy. His books include, Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners (Routledge, in press); Reforming Legal Education: Law Schools at the Crossroads (IAP, 2012); Critical Essays on Resistance in Education (Peter Lang, 2010); Interdisciplinary Education in an Age of Assessment (Routledge, 2008); Portrait of a Profession: Teachers and Teaching in the 21st Century (Praeger, 2005, 2008); and Beyond the Boundaries: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Learning and Teaching (Praeger, 2003). Moss has served as a keynote speaker at scholarly societies and national conferences. He has extensive K-16 curriculum development and assessment experience on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and has directed a teacher education internship-based study abroad program in London, England, for 15 years. Moss was named a Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut, the highest honor awarded for instructional excellence and leadership.

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Jessica Flake, PhD
Jessica Flake is a post-doctoral fellow in qualitative psychology at York University. She earned her PhD in measurement, evaluation, and assessment from the University of Connecticut. She is interested in applications and evaluation in late variable models for educational and social-psychological research, particularly models for measurement; measurement invariance; instrument design; and student motivation and success.

Barbara J. Helms, PhD
Barbara J. Helms is a research and evaluation specialist. She has been senior researcher on a variety of federal, state, and school district multi-year research projects, including the landmark teacher incentive fund project in Denver, Colorado; principal investigator/research scientist on an Early Reading First federal grant in Lowell, Massachusetts; and an Institute of Education Sciences teacher quality grant in several districts in West Virginia. She was a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Research Fellow. She served as president of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), where she was honored with the Leo D. Doherty Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service and an Award of Special Recognition for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Education. She is also co-author of the Helms and Gable School Situation Survey published by CPP, Inc., a measure of school-related stress in children. Helms earned her PhD at the University of Connecticut.