Dr. Phillip + " " + Diller

Dr. Phillip Diller

Office: Shippen 133
Phone: (717) 477-1741

Program Chair & Associate Professor

About Dr. Diller

Dr. Diller was a primary teacher and principal in rural Colorado and Pennsylvania.  He came to Shippensburg in 2001 as director of the brand-new Grace B. Luhrs School, and then transitioned to full-time teaching in ELP. His undergraduate degree is from Goshen College, his M.Ed. from University of Northern Colorado, administrative certification from the University of Colorado, and doctorate from Duquesne University.

Dr. Rhonda + " " + Brunner

Dr. Rhonda Brunner

Office: Shippen 129
Phone: (717) 477-1168

Associate Professor

About Dr. Brunner:

Dr. Brunner brings administrative experience from her work in rural, suburban, and urban districts. Dr. Brunner most recently held the title of Assistant Executive Director of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and previously served as the Superintendent of Schools in the West Perry School District. Dr. Brunner earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree in Reading from Shippensburg University. She received her Principal’s certification, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Wendy + " " + Kubasko

Dr. Wendy Kubasko

Office: Shippen 131
Phone: (717) 477-1765

Assistant Professor

About Dr. Kubasko:

Dr. Wendy Kubasko brings over twenty years of experience in public education. She earned her undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Beginning her career outside of Washington, D.C., Dr. Kubasko chose to work with underserved populations. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona teaching middle and elementary schools in Title I school districts. She earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics at Arizona State University. After years in the classroom, Dr. Kubasko moved into district support roles, first as a professional development coordinator, then as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Administrator for Academic Services, and finally, the Assistant Superintendent for Avondale Elementary School District. In 2015, Dr. Kubasko received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.   Dr. Kubasko has been awarded the Excellence in Leadership for Literacy Award by the Arizona Dyslexia Chapter and a scholarship from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Dr. Kubasko’s research centers on the use of collaborative learning for school and district leaders around common problems of practice. Dr. Kubasko loves to read, cook, and spend time with her husband and two sons.

Dr. Gerald "Jerry" + " " + Fowler

Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Fowler

Office: Shippen 135
Phone: (717) 477-1788


About Dr. Fowler

Dr. Fowler has over 47 years of service in public education; 34 years as a teacher, specialist, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. He holds a Ph.D. in reading from the University of Maryland and has taught graduate courses in both reading and leadership. A few honors include the UCPEA Atlantic Region Award for Excellence, Shippensburg’s Provost Award for Distinguished Service, the Outstanding Superintendent Award from the Council for Public Education and the President’s Award for Excellence from Greater Carlisle NAACP. Dr. Fowler co-directs Shippensburg University’s partnership doctoral program in leadership with Millersville University and most recently led the development an experimental urban leadership program supported by a $1 million grant funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. His primary area of interest focuses on the impact of effective leadership in high-needs school districts and how an understanding of word acquisition can positively influence student learning.