Topics: Single Fathers, Divorced People, Single Women, Single Parents, Single Mothers


Wendy Paterson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Reading at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York. She has been a single parent mother for 14 years (her son is currently 16). Her 1997 dissertation became the subject of her book, Unbroken Homes: Stories from Single Parent Mothers, published by Haworth Press Inc in 2001. She is a popular speaker and workshop leader for local, state, national and international groups and has given several talks on the


topic of single parents and is a prominent consultant for the college on a number of topics including: parents as partners in education, literacy development, educational technology, pre-service education, women in leadership, and gender styles in communication. She was recently named as a teacher-scholar fellow for the Faculty of Applied Science and Education, and was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1996.