Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

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Denise G. Meister, professor of education, received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Pennsylvania State University. She teaches core courses in both the undergraduate secondary education and the teaching and curriculum Master’s programs, as well as electives in the principal certification program. She is the chair of the Teacher Education Programs and is also the program coordinator of the Master’s in Education in Teaching and Curriculum and the Principalship Certification Program.
She received her B.S. in secondary education from Kutztown University with majors in English and Spanish. She also received an M.A. in Spanish from Kutztown State College and an M.A. in English from Villanova University. She holds Pennsylvania teaching certificates in English and Spanish, as well as supervisory certificates in communication, curriculum and instruction, and elementary and secondary principalship.
She taught English and Spanish in the public schools for 19 years, chairing the English Department for nine of those years. 
Research Interests
Teacher's collective voice in educational reform
Teacher professional development