Denise G. Meister, Ph.D. – Albright College

Denise G. Meister, Ph.D.

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

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.

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