No one writes about the everyday dreams, agonies, and situational realities of the young and oppressed with the perception and power of Thomas J.Cottle.
Thomas J. Cottle may be Americas most faithful and imaginative observer of the radically changing values and circumstances of young people in our time.
The New Republic
A sociologist and licensed clinical psychologist, Thomas J. Cottle is Professor of Education at Boston University. He received his BA degree from Harvard University, his MA and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago, and an LHD degree from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. He did post-doctorate clinical training at The Childrens Hospital, Boston and Tavistock Clinic and Anna Freud Clinic in London, and has held faculty positions at Harvard University, MIT., Boston College, Amherst College, Wesleyan University, Columbia College in Chicago, and a research position with The Childrens Defense Fund. In addition, he has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois.
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Recently published are A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation; Hardest Times: The Trauma of Long Term Unemployment; At Peril: Stories of Injustice; Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in a Culture of Distraction; Intimate Appraisals: The Social Writings of Thomas J. Cottle; and the forthcoming When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother.
His essays have appeared in professional sociology, education, psychology, literary, and religious journals, as well as major newspapers and periodicals such as The New York Times, The London Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic, Harpers, The New Republic, The New Leader, Saturday Review, Life, Working Mother, Commonweal, Parents Magazine, Liberal Education, The Yale Review, Daedalus, Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review, Psychology Today, The North American Review, and Education Week.
Professor Cottle is married to Kay Mikkelsen Cottle, a high school history teacher. They are the parents of three children and the grandparents of four children.