Mary Hopkins-Best


Office: 214 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-2687


  • Ed.D. Administration and Supervision, Special Education
    • Virginia Polytechic Institute and State University
    • Dissertation: Development of an Instrument to Measure Action Choices Toward Handicapped Persons Reflective of Underlying General Socio-Moral Reasoning
  • M.S. Vocational Rehabilitation
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Thesis: An In-Service Model Design for Teacher Orientation and Instruction in Vocational and Life Skills Training of the Mentally Retarded
  • B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    • Certification: K-8 Regular Education, K-12 Cognitive Disability

Books Published

Hopkins-Best, M. Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft. Revised edition. London, UK-Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2012

Hopkins-Best, M. Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press. 1997. Translated for in-service training of orphanage staffin Bulgaria in 2002

Hopkins-Best, M.; Murphy, S.; Yurcisin, A. Reaching the Hidden Majority: Career Education for Disabled Women. New York: The Carroll Press, 1988.

Hopkins-Best, M.; Brock, R. (1997) Menomonie/UW-Stout TMR Program: A Vocational/Life Function Performance-Based Criterion Reference Curriculum. ERIC #: 146757.

Book Chapters

Hopkins-Best, M; Yurcisin, A.; Murphy, S. Women on the Margin: College Women who have a Disability. In; Women on Campus in the Eighties: Old Struggles, New Victories. (ed; Marian Swoboda, Audrey Robers, and Jennifer Hirsch), Madison: Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Policy Studies, 1993.

Hopkins-Best, M. (1989) Breaking Gender and Disability Barriers, In G. F. Elrod (ed.) Career Education for Special Needs Individuals: Learning, Earning, Contributing Columbia, SC: Division on Career Development, Council for Exceptional Children, 1989.