Richard I. Ammon, D.Ed.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, Behavioral Sciences and Education
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6206
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W351
Mailing Address:
W351 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Richard Ammon is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Education. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in children’s literature and language arts. He has conducted numerous workshops through Continuing Education, which have featured noted children’s authors and illustrators. He has also presented numerous sessions at National Council of Teachers of English and International Reading Association conventions, which have included noted children’s literature authors and illustrators on the programs. His research interests have been focused on teaching the writing and illustration of hero/journey/adventure tales and other issues in children’s literature.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Richard Ammon has served as a consultant to numerous school districts. In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, he also has written five children’s books: The Kids’ Book of Chocolate, Growing Up Amish, Trains at Work, An Amish Christmas, An Amish Wedding, and An Amish Year(Antheneum 1999), Conestoga Wagons (Holiday House 2000), and Amish Horses(Atheneum 2001).

Research Interests
Teaching the writing and illustration of hero/journey/adventure tales
Issues in children’s literature