Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Masters Hall 11
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Expertise
Curriculum and Instruction
Areas of Research
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.
Undergraduate: Communication Skills for Teachers, Methods of Teaching, Professional Seminar
Graduate: Current Issues in Education; Masters Seminar