PhD Union Institute & University, 2009
MS McDaniel College, 2000
BS Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1995
Literacy, Education Equity, Creativity, Special Education, and Education Policy
Director of Educational Studies Program
Director of Community Based Learning & Research
I believe a great teacher does more than "great work," she continues to stretch and grow intellectually in a socially conscious way to support all learners. My research and teaching activities are strongly interdependent through the lens of inquiry. I teach a variety of community-based courses in literacy and as well as inquiry-based education courses. These courses include a balanced mix of theory, practice, methodology, assessment, and innovation. My students do research with me in the field and on campus. We often present our results together at research conferences and publish co-authored journal articles and book chapters. I believe in blending theory with practice through action research, specifically inquiry. I conduct much action-research in local schools as well as with alum. If you don’t have a desire to teach, but are very interested in the field of education - you can explore the field of education through a personal lens as you design an Educational Studies Minor. Hope to meet you soon!