Education Department

Master of Education: Faculty & Staff

Elizabeth Conard, Ed.D., Reading Specialist Certification Officer, Moravian College & Retired Principal, Bethlehem Area School District.  (MEDU 606: Reading and Writing across the Curriculum; MEDU 627: Comprehensive Literacy Practices for Grades 4-8; MEDU 629: The Literacy Specialist; MEDU 658: Building a Culture of Learning; MEDU 676: Literacy Assessment & Evaluation)

Doris Correll, M.S., administers the English Acquisition and Reading Recovery programs in the Bethlehem Area School District, where she monitors progress of 1200 identified ESOL students. Also certified as an elementary principal, Ms. Correll holds one graduate degree in bilingual and bicultural studies and another in teaching English as a second language through the University of Turabo, Puerto Rico. (MEDU 671: ESL Curriculum and Instruction)

Jean DesJardin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Moravian College.

Jack Dilendik, Ph.D., is professor of education at Moravian College. Also coordinator of the post-baccalaureate certification programs, he served as Chair of the Education Department from 1980 until 1997. He completed his undergraduate degree at Boston University (psychology), master’s degrees at Howard University (urban education) and the State University of New York at Binghamton (advanced technology and computer science), and a Ph.D. degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo (educational psychology). Dr. Dilendik teaches courses in educational psychology and action research. He has published microcomputer software packages, professional papers in the areas of educational psychology and problem solving, and chapters in an educational psychology textbook. He has also co-authored a text in quantitative problem solving. Dr. Dilendik has received the Triangle Honor Society Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was a co-recipient of the Hall of Innovation Award for the development of the CORE Problem-Solving Model. (MEDU 704/705: Action Research Thesis)

Thomas Evans, M.Ed., began his career as a high school biology teacher before serving the Easton Area School District as high school principal, director of secondary education, and superintendent of schools. Professor Evans’ research on the impact of afterschool employment on academic performance appeared in the Pennsylvania Schoolmaster. (MEDU 640: Environmental Science Education; MEDU 714-715: Supervisory Practicum I & II)

Phyllis Finger, Ed.D., serves as an enrichment specialist in the Easton Area School District, where she has taught since 1974. Former recipient of the Howard L. Klopp Award for Excellence in teaching, Dr. Finger hold an undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College, a master’s degree from Syracuse University, and her doctorate from Lehigh University. Dr. Finger has served as part of the Pennsylvania teaching delegate in Omiya, Japan and has worked in recent summers through the office of the Governor’s School to coordinate a regional School of Excellence in Easton. (MEDU 615: High Achieving Learners in the Regular Classroom)

Anne Finlay, M.A., holds her graduate degree in educational theatre from New York University. A veteran language arts teacher and English Department head, Ms. Finlay currently serves as assistant principal at Lindsay Collegiate High School in Ontario, Canada. Professor Finlay has led drama-in-education workshops in New York, London, and Toronto. (MEDU 616: Drama in Education)

Sandra Fluck , Ed.D., is professor of education at Moravian College and has served as Education Department chairperson since 1997. She earned undergraduate and master’s degrees at East Stroudsburg University (elementary education), and completed her doctorate at Temple University (mathematics education). She coordinates the elementary education program, teaches a course on mathematics in the elementary schools, supervises student teachers, and conducts a seminar on curriculum and instruction for elementary student teachers. She had seventeen years experience as an elementary and middle school teacher in Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania before joining the Moravian faculty. Dr. Fluck has presented workshops for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on a variety of topics. She serves as consultant in many school districts and is on advisory boards for both a local vocational school and a charter school. Dr. Fluck was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Department of Education grant for research on using technology to enhance problem solving. She has conducted many summer workshops through Eisenhower grants for area teachers in the teaching of mathematics. (MEDU 620: A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Mathematics; MEDU 633: Teaching Mathematics K-8 with a Problem-Solving Approach; MEDU 635: Assessment in Mathematics K-6)

Christie Gilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Moravian College.

Ann Goldberg, M.S., served as a reading specialist, language arts curriculum director, and coordinator of English acquisition programs for second language learners in the Bethlehem Area School District before retiring in 2001. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an master’s degree in education, Professor Goldberg is the recipient of the Teacher Leader Award from the Reading Recovery Council of North America, the New York University Award as Reading Recovery Site Coordinator, and the Council of Spanish Speaking Organization of the Lehigh Valley’s Award for Dedicated Service to Latino Youth and Families. (MEDU 673: ESL Assessment and Support)

Richard Grove, Ph.D., Administrative Certifications Officer, Moravian College & Retired Superintendent of Schools, Saucon Valley School District.  (MEDU 500: The Teacher as Inquirer; MEDU 655: Standards-Based Curriculum Design; MEDU 669: Organizational Leadership; MEDU 700: Curriculum Development and Action Research; MEDU 723: Organizational Leadership)

Victor Lesky, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Schools in the Nazareth Area School District. (MEDU 622: School Law and Professional Ethics)

Robert Mayer, Ph.D., is professor of education at Moravian College. Dr. Mayer completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, his master’s degree at Xavier University, and his Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mayer coordinates the secondary education program and supervises secondary student teachers. He taught social studies for twelve years before coming to Moravian. He teaches courses on the historical and philosophical foundations of education and on reflective methods for secondary teachers and social studies teachers. He has published his research in Teaching Education and Teaching Education Quarterly, and has presented papers at conferences of the American Educational Research Association, the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association, and the Middle States Council of the Social Studies. His current research focuses on effective social studies teaching. (MEDU 625: Making History Live—New Approaches to History Teaching)

Carol Mickley, M.S., Principal, Southern Lehigh School District.  (MEDU 678: NBPTS Mentorship Practicum I; MEDU 679: NBPTS Mentorship Practicum II)

Camie Modjadidi, M.Ed., is field placement coordinator for the Moravian College Education Department. Mrs. Modjadidi earned a B.S. degree at West Chester State University and an M.Ed. from Lehigh University. In addition to arranging all the field experiences for students in Education Department courses, Camie teaches a course on inclusionary practices and other special education issues. Prior to joining Moravian on a full time basis, Mrs. Modjadidi was an adjunct professor, cooperating teacher, and supervisor for students completing independent study programs. She has been in the educational field for twenty-nine years as a special education teacher, an educational consultant, a lead instructional support teacher, and an administrative assistant. Mrs. Modjadidi is also a Peer Monitor for Pa. Department of Special Education and is an active member on several Pa. Department of Education committees including Student Assistance Programs, Instructional Support, and Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. She has been a co-writer for various curriculum committees and programs, a presenter for numerous in-services, and a co-writer for several grants. (MEDU 610: Differentiating Instruction; MEDU 617: Special Education: Identification & Effective Intervention; MEDU 618: Effective Inclusionary Practices; MEDU 672: ESL Learner, Family, and Community)

Joel Nathan Rosen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Moravian College.  (MEDU 650: Sociology of Education)

Michael Roth, M.Ed., Assistant Superintendent, Nazareth School District.  (MEDU 504: Contemporary Issues in Education; MEDU 667: Teacher Supervision & Evaluation)

Joseph Shosh, Ph.D., is associate professor of education and director of the Master of Education program at Moravian College. A summa cum laude graduate of Moravian, Dr. Shosh earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University and is a recent recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Paul and Kate Farmer Award for excellence in classroom research writing. His professional interests lie in curriculum negotiation, transactional approaches to teaching and learning, and teacher action research. Dr. Shosh's research on teaching Shakespeare recently appeared in English Journal. Prior to joining Moravian's education faculty full-time, Dr. Shosh taught both middle school and high school English, supervised English student teachers in New York City, and served as an ethnographer on a research team for the New York Network for School Renewal. (MEDU 506: The Teacher as Researcher; MEDU 609: Teaching Grammar in the Context of Writing; MEDU 614: English Education in London, Oxford, and Stratford-on-Avon; MEDU 660: Urban Issues—Literacy and Resistance; MEDU 701: Conducting and Writing a Review of Educational Research; MEDU 702: Reflective Practice Seminar; MEDU 704-705: Action Research Thesis)

Ronald Szabo, M.Ed., Director, Computing Across the Curriculum, Moravian College.

Connie Unger, Ed.D, is associate professor of education at Moravian College. Dr. Unger completed her undergraduate studies at Bloomsburg University and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Columbia University. She teaches courses in children's language and literature and supervises elementary student teachers. Before joining the Moravian faculty, Dr. Unger taught for twenty years in the primary and intermediate levels in elementary schools. She has served as an educational consultant for a number of area school districts and intermediate units, has been a trainer for Johnson and Johnson Cooperative Learning, has published several articles on collaborative learning, and has presented papers at numerous conferences. Dr. Unger is also president-elect of the Keystone State Reading Association. (MEDU 612: Literacy Seminar in New Zealand; MEDU 628: Literature Circles)

Anthony Villani, M.A., Scholastic Press and Retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Bethlehem Area School District.  (MEDU 724 & 725: Principal Practicum I & II)

Charlotte Zales, Ed.D., is associate professor of education at Moravian College. Dr. Zales’ interests include effective teaching strategies, cooperative learning, and educational research. She has published research articles about cooperative learning and effective teaching. (MEDU 508: The Teacher as Evaluator; MEDU 630: Managing the Constructivist Classroom; MEDU 637: Making Meaning in Mathematics; MEDU 700: Curriculum Development and Action Research; MEDU 702: Reflective Practice Seminar; MEDU 704-705: Action Research Thesis)

Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D., Director of Instructional Technology, Salisbury School District.  (MEDU 600: New Technology in the Classroom; MEDU 601: Digital Storytelling; MEDU 603: Web Tools and the 21st Century Classroom; MEDU 604: On-Line Curriculum Development; MEDU 605: Desktop and Web Publishing Applications; MEDU 607: Digital Alternatives to Test Preparation; MEDU 668: Data-Driven Instructional Decision-Making: Teaching and Learning with Electronic Portfolios)


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