Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.

Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
dmeister@albright.edu
Masters Hall 11
610-929-6758

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State University


Areas of Expertise

Curriculum and Instruction

Areas of Research

Book Publications

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.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Sprow-Forte, K., & Meister, D.G. (November 2015). Building support for ELs: Strategies for creating a school culture of academic success. Research Brief. Center for Schools and Communities, Division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, a public education service agency. (Invited Publication).

Wilburne, J., & Meister, D.G. (2014). Co-Teaching in Clinical Experiences: Student Teacher Transitions. International Journal of Teaching and Education, 2(4), 89-101.

Wilburne, J., & Meister, D.G. (2014). Co-Teaching in the Age of Accountability: Secondary Student Teachers’ and Mentor Teachers’ Co-Teaching Experiences Proceedings of the 12th International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. October 4, 2014. Prague, Czech Republic.

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

Meister, D.G. (July 2010). Experienced secondary teachers’ perceptions of engagement and effectiveness: A guide for professional development. The Qualitative Report, 15(4), 841-859.

Grahame, K.M., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Coatsworth, J.D., Meister, D.G., Poyrazli, S., & Forthum, L. (2008). Left-behind? Charter schooling in a low income community. Education and Society, 26(1), 25-46.

Poyrazli, S., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Meister, D. G., Forthum, L., Coatsworth, J.D., and Grahame, K. M. (Fall 2008). Academic achievement, employment, age, and gender and students’ experience of alternative school. Adolescence, 43(171), 547-556.

Melnick, S.A., & Meister, D.G. (March 2008).  A Comparison of beginning and experienced teachers concerns in the classroom. Educational Research Quarterly, 31(3), 39-56.

Ferrer-Wreder, L., Poyrazli, S., Bedard, B., Coatsworth, J. D., Meister, D.G., Forthum, L., & Grahame, K.  (Spring, 2007). Alternative school students’ normative beliefs about aggression. Journal of Educational Alternatives, 3(2), 66-87.

Kerr, M.M., Cromley, L.M., Meister, D.G., Patterson, D., & Woods, G. J. III. Securing effective leadership in every Pennsylvania school. (Spring 2006). Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 25(2), 21-29.

Adamson, L., & Meister, D. G.  (August 2005).  Teachers’ knowledge about adolescents: An interview study.  Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 46(4), 343-348.

Meister, D. G., & Melnick, S. A. (Winter 2003).  National new teacher study: Beginning teachers’ concerns. Action in Teacher Education, 23(4), 87-94.

Meister, D.G.  (Fall 2002).  Beginning teachers’ reflections on their preservice training.  Pennsylvania Teacher Educator 1, 54-60.

Meister, D.G., & Nolan, J.  (Fall 2001).  Block scheduling—an evaluation study.  Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 21(1), 36-42.

Meister, D. G., & Nolan, J.F.  (August 2001).  Out on a limb on our own: Uncertainty and doubt in moving from subject-centered to interdisciplinary teaching.  Teachers College Record, 104(4), 608-633.

Meister, D.G. (2000).  Training in the student assistance process: An undergraduate course for preservice teachers.  Teaching Education, 11(2), 181-195.

Meister, D.G., & Jenks, C.  (Fall 2000).  Making the transition from preservice to inservice teaching: Beginning teachers’ reflections.  Action in Teacher Education, 23(3), 1-11.

Meister, D. G., & Bliss, B. (Fall 2000). The spirit of the margins: Resurrecting at-risk students.  Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 19(2), 39-42.

Healey, P., & Meister, D. G.  (Fall 1997).   A process to assess teacher supervision and evaluation policies and practices.  Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 17 (1), 51-53.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Communication Skills for Teachers, Methods of Teaching, Professional Seminar
Graduate: Current Issues in Education; Masters Seminar