Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Biography
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

Publications

Meister, D.G. (2013). Classroom management: Key to teacher success. Journal of Social Sciences, Usak University. ISSN: 1309-738X. http://sosyaldergi.usak.edu.tr/Anasayfa.Aspx

Harrison, M. A., Meister, D. G., & LeFevre, A. J. (2011). Which students complete extra-credit work? College Student Journal, 45(3), 550-555.

Meister, D.G., & Ahrens, P. (May, 2011). Resisting plateauing: Four veteran teachers' stories. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(4), 770-778. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2011.01.002

Nolan, J., & Meister, D. G. (2000). Teachers and educational change: The lived experience of a secondary school restructuring. New York, NY: SUNY Press.

Bureau, E., Clapper, J., Goodnack, J., Goodwin, S., Healey, P., Hoover, L., Meister,D., & Nolan J. (1994). Improving your teacher supervision and evaluation process through district self-assessment. Lancaster, PA: Pennsylvania ASCD.

Meister. D.G. Invited Keynote Speaker. Classroom Management: Key to Teacher Success. International Conference. Ministry of National Education in Turkey. Usak University, Usak, Turkey, September 21, 2012.

Meister, D.G., & Forte, K.S. 2011-2016: Co-Principal Investigators: Improving Practice Through Teacher Action Research. English Language Acquisition Grants (OELA), U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC. $1,541,046.

Education

B.S.; M.A.; Ph.D. (Penn State)