Faculty and Staff

Dr. Julie BaoFacultyFall2018


SPH 223 (717) 477 – 1346

Degrees: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska

Research Interests: Social Studies Methods/Urban Education and Comparative Culture/ and Curriculum

Website http://webspace.ship.edu/jqbao/





Dr. Lynn Baynum


Shippen 209 (717) 477-1102 

Degrees: Ph.D. Marywood University, Instructional Leadership in Human Development|M.S. University of Scranton, Reading Specialist Certification|B.S. East Stroudsburg University, Early Childhood and Elementary Education Certification with a minors

Research Interests Children’s literature as mentor texts to teach reading and writing|Teacher prompts as a means of explicit instruction|Technology and literacy through virtual vacation experiences                                             Website http://webspace.ship.edu/lfbayn/



Dr. Becky A. Blahus


GBLS Room 007 (717) 477- 1628 

Degrees: PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University|MEd in Early Childhood Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania|BS in Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Responsive Classroom|Brain Breaks





Dr. Janet Bufalino (Chair)


SPH 203 (717) 477-1166 

Degrees: Ed. D Curriculum and Instruction – Language Arts Focus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania| Master's of Education in Reading, Edinboro University of PA

Research Director of 1.8 million dollar Reading Recovery i3 grant
Research Director of 6 million dollar PDE Reading Recovery Initiative

Research Interests: Emergent Literacy|Assessment|Reading Difficulties


Dr. Gwendolyn V. Durham


 SPH 221 (717) 477-13207, (717) 477-1320 

 Degrees: Ed.D. Duquesne University - Educational     Leadership|M.S. Shippensburg University - Counseling Education|B.S.   Shippensburg University - Elementary Education

 Research Interests: Multicultural Education/Diversity|Minority   Retention   in Higher Education|Strategies to increase Minorities in the   Teacher   Education Program,Bullying,Developmental Reading in   Higher Education |and Effective Classroom Management Models



Dr. Christopher Keyes


SPH 215 (717) 477-1290

Degrees: Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Research Interests: Bilingual literacy| secondary literacy| technology teacher development|design research






Dr. Han Liu


SPH 227 (717) 477-1293 

Degrees: Ph.D. Old Dominion University - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational TechnologyM.S. Old Dominion University -Secondary Education

Research Interests: Globalization and Digital Citizenship Education Instruction| Design and Assessment in PK-12 Setting|Digital Learning Environment and Instructional Technology| Open Source and Online Learning| Learning Efficiency and Knowledge Updating Cycle





 Dr. Andrea Malmont


 SPH 219 (717) 477-1724 

 Degrees: Ed. D. Duquesne University| M.S. University of Great   Falls| B.S. University of Great Falls







Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo


SPH 231 (717) 477-1198 

Degrees: Ed.D. Tennessee State University – Curriculum and Instruction| M.Ed. Tennessee State University – Curriculum and InstructionB.A. University of Eastern Africa – Secondary Education

Research Interests: Pre-service teacher training|Student teacher reflection| Minority student retention at all levels|Technology training and integration




Dr. Don K. Philpot


SPH 207 (717) 477-1191 

Degrees: Ph.D. University of British Columbia|M.A. University of British Columbia|B.Ed University of Manitoba|B.A. University of Manitoba

Research Interests: Adolescent resilience development|Content area literacy development|Children’s literature|Functional stylistics|Formal writing genre instruction| Metalinguistic development|Developmental reading instruction



Dr. Jennifer Pyles


SPH 235 (717) 477-13357

Degrees: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)M. Ed. Shippensburg University, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education|B.S. James Madison University, Early Childhood Education

Research Interests: Integrated Curriculum|Professional Practicum, Professional Seminar |Early Childhood Curriculum|Families and Early Childhood Educationand Assessment




Dr. Christine Anne Royce


SPH 214A (717) 477-1681, (717)477-1681 

Degrees: Ed.D. Temple University - Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Education - Science Education (2002)|MBA Shippensburg University (2015)|M.S. University of Scranton, Administration and Supervision (1995)|M.A. Delaware State University, Curriculum & Instruction (1994)|
BSEd. Cabrini College, Elementary Education (1990)|Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA (2014)

Research Interests: Integrating science and reading instruction through the use of children's trade books|Student's conceptual understanding                                                          of science content and where they perceive they developed those                                                                concepts|Strategies and instructional methods for astronomy education

                                                    Website http://webspace.ship.edu/caroyc/

Konnie Serr

Mrs. Konnie Serr


GBL (717) 477-1367


Research Interests: 








Dr. Cheryl Ann Slattery


SPH 205 (717) 477-1296

Degrees: Ed.D. Reading and English Language Arts, Widener University|M.Ed. Reading with Reading Specialist Certification K-12, Kutztown University|PA Elementary Education K-6 Certification, Reading Concentration|B.S. St. Joseph’s University - Psychology

Research Interests: Community Partnerships and Collaboration|Purposeful Teacher Prompting|Best Practices in Literacy Instruction|Reading Intervention, Service



Dr. Rebecca Ward


SPH 225 (717) 477-1270  

Degrees: Ph.D. Human Development, Oregon State University|M.S. Family and Consumer Economics, University of Nevada-Reno|B.S. Child and Family Studies, University of Nevada-Reno

Research Interests: Outcomes Measurement and Program Evaluation|Relational Resilience|Children and Families in Poverty|Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education



Professor Shannon Rudy


SHP 233 (717) 360-3466


Research Interests:





Robert Ziegenfuss

Dr. Robert G. Ziegenfuss


GBL: Director's Office (717) 477-1337 / (717) 477-1612

Degrees: Ph.D. University of Maryland - Administration, Policy, and Planning|B.S. Pennsylvania State University - Elementary Education|
Certificate:  Principal and supervisor K-8 (MD) |Teacher K-8 (MD)| Teacher K-6 (PA)

Research Interests: Mathematics Website Evaluations|Technology Use in the Preparation of Teachers|Parent Program Evaluation




Tamara Smith

Ms. Tamara Smith-Moore


 GBLUES 005 (717) 477-1367








 Department Secretary

Tina Fisher

Tina Fisher


Shippen Hall 214 (717) 477-1688,  (717) 477-4046 Fax