Teacher Education Department Faculty and Staff


Shippensburg University was founded in 1871 and was the first normal school in the state dedicated to training Pennsylvania teachers.  We hold the distinction of the only public school with a university K-5 elementary school on campus, known as the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School.  We also partner with the Bartos Child and Family Center and the Shippensburg Head Start.  With such a long history associated with teacher education, Shippensburg University continues to be a leader in preparing outstanding teachers.  Our faculty have expertise in cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional growth and development of young children, elementary children and adolescents, pedagogical practices in content area academic disciplines, educational technology, and many, many more nuances related to teaching and learning.  We create pathways in and out of the classroom that enhance college students’ academic success so that they can be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach young children, elementary children and adolescents in our region and beyond.


Our TED principles are shaped by our vision and mission statements.  These statements form the basis for our conceptual framework of best practices.  The Apprenticeship Model is included in each teacher education course and aligned with the student learning outcomes.                  


Vision:  Teacher Education Programs prepare diverse, highly qualified, and reflective educators who address the needs of all learners in an ever-changing global society.


Mission:  We provide a rigorous and responsive environment for learning that engages our students in historically-effective emerging research in education.  Authentic learning opportunities are used in diverse classroom settings which highlight the three campus laboratory schools as models for classroom instruction.


College of Education and Human Services


Dr. Lynn + " " + Baynum (Chair)

Dr. Lynn Baynum (Chair)

Shippen 216 (717) 477-1166 

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


Dr. Arlen + " " + Davis

Dr. Arlen Davis

SPH 227 -- (717) 477-1293 

Degrees: Ph.D. Old Dominion University - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology M.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. Gwendolyn V. + " " + Jackson

Dr. Gwendolyn V. Jackson

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

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. Andrea + " " + Malmont

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. Alison + " " + Mellott

Dr. Alison Mellott

SPH  203  (717) 477-1648

Degrees: Ed.D. Liberty University, Curriculum and Instruction | M.Ed. Shippensburg University, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education | B.S. Shippensburg University, Elementary Education

Research Interests: Teacher Retention | Teacher Mental Health | Limiting Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood Education Settings | Integration of social and emotional skill development in classroom settings

Dr. Eucabeth + " " + Odhiambo

Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo

SPH 231 -- (717) 477-1198 

Degrees: Ed.D. Tennessee State University – Curriculum and Instruction | M.Ed. Tennessee State University – Curriculum and Instruction B.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

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. Christine Anne + " " + Royce

Dr. Christine Anne Royce

SPH 227  -- (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/

Dr. Cheryl Ann + " " + Slattery

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

Ms. Holly  + " " + Garner

Ms. Holly Garner

Director of Lab School- GBLUES

(717) 477- 1986


Ms. Tamara + " " + Smith-Moore

Ms. Tamara Smith-Moore

Kindergarten Teacher - GBLUES 

GBL 005 -- (717) 477-1367

Ms. Shannon + " " + Raines

Ms. Shannon Raines

1st Grade Teacher- GBLUES

GBL 006 -- (717) 477-1612

Ms. Sandra + " " + Lewis

Ms. Sandra Lewis

2nd Grade Teacher - GBLUES

GBL 007 -- 717-477-1628