Faculty Scholarship: Education

Dr. Berger-Knorr

Ann Berger-Knorr
Associate Professor of Education

B.S., The Pennsylvania
State University

M.Ed., The Pennsylvania
State University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
State University

Ann Berger-Knorr teaches literacy and literature courses in the Early Childhood Education and Special Education programs at LVC. She also supervises student field experiences. In her research, she attempts to bridge teacher education, literacy education, and multicultural education. Utilizing teacher research and classroom inquiry, Dr. Berger-Knorr focuses on ways to best prepare pre-service teachers for culturally and academically diverse settings. She enjoys involving her students in research and accompanying them to conferences and presentations.

Dr. French

Elizabeth M. French
Assistant Professor of Education


B.S., Mansfield University
M.Ed., Mansfield University
Ed.D., Widener University
Reading Specialist
Certification (Praxis),
The Pennsylvania State University,
Harrisburg
Special Education Certification,
Immaculata University
Principal Certification,
Immaculata University
Supervisor of Special
Education Certification,
Immaculata University

Elizabeth French teaches courses in special education and supervises student teachers. French's research interests include engaging student and faculty in learning and inclusionary practices. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, National Association of Professional Women, and the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society.

Dr. George



Cheryl L. George

Co-Chair and Professor of Education

B.S. Texas Christian University
M.Ed. University of
North Texas

Ph.D.University of North Texas

Dr. George is the director of special education, teaches courses in special education, and supervises student teachers. Her research interests include: (1) promoting successful school experiences for children with emotional and behavioral disorders and (2) promoting fitness for children and youth with disabilities. Dr. George is the Past President of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She advises the LVC Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Dr. Kanupka

 

Jennifer Wood
Kanupka

Assistant Professor of Education


B.S., Lebanon Valley College
M.A., The Pennsylvania
State University
Ed.D., Immaculata University

Jennifer Wood Kanupka teaches courses in special education. Her research interests include: transition services for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and promoting positive and healthy behaviors in students with autism.

Dr. Berger-Knorr's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Berger-Knorr, A., Greene, S., & Machado, R. (24 August & 14 September 2016). 21st century college learner. Presentation at the LVC Faculty Development, Annville, PA.  

Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, January 21). Is schooling fair for all? Presentation at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, July 26). The transformative power of social justice text sets. Presented at the Millersville Summer Institute, Millersville, PA.

Berger-Knorr, A., Shettel, J. & Colabucci, L. (2016). Read all about it! Full steam ahead with the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone Reading Association, 15(1), 4-7.

Berger-Knorr, A., Dowzicky, C. & Bear, C. (2016, October 19). Fostering love and kindness. Presentation at the Early Childhood Education Summit, State College, PA.‚Äč

Dr. Berger-Knorr's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Berger-Knorr, A. (2016, January 16). Multicultural and social justice text sets. Presentation at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.

Berger-Knorr, A., Bradley, A., Dietrich, A., & Rozanski, A. (2015, October 24). Empowered voices: Pre-service teachers' reflections on teacher research. Presentation at the Kapa Delti Pi Convocation, Orlando, Fla.

Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., Shettel, J., & Napoli, M. (2015). Spotlight: Keystone to reading text sets. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 14(1), 5-10.

Professor Berger-Knorr's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, April 12). Social justice in elementary and middle school classrooms. Presented at the PA National Association of Multicultural Education Annual Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, January 20). Visions of social justice in PK-4 classrooms. Presented at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, March 1). Picture books and social justice with PK-4 students. Presented at the Lebanon Valley Association  for the Education of Young Children, Jonestown, PA.

Berger-Knorr, A., & Napoli, M. (2015, Forthcoming). Equity and justice in children's literature. The Dragon Lode, n.v., n.p.

Napoli, M., Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., & Shettel, J. (2014). Read all about it! Introducing multimodal nonfiction texts.      Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 13(1), 5-8.

Napoli, M., Van Zile, S., & Berger-Knorr, A. (2014, November 25). Multicultural text sets: Landscapes into stories and writing.     Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Dr. Berger-Knorr's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Berger-Knorr, A. (October 23, 2013). Visions of social justice in PK-4 classrooms. Early Childhood Education Summit Conference, Penn State Conference Center.

Berger-Knorr, A., Colabucci, L., & Napoli, M. (2013). Read all about it: Exploring social justice with our students: Literature as a tool for conversation and change. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 12(1), 28-31.

Dr. French's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

French, E. M. (2014). The value of students' perceptions of disability services. Global Education Review, 2, 52-80.

Dr. George's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Peck, A., Albrecht, S. F., George, C. L., Mathur, S. R., Paget, M., Ryan, J. B., . . . Baker, D. (2012). Reflections on the future of council for children with behavioral disorders: A response to colvin, forness, and nelson. Behavioral Disorders, 37(2), 123-125.

Peck, A., Albrecht, S. F., George, C. L., Mathur, S. R., Paget, M., Ryan, J. B., . . . Baker, D. (2011). New directions for CCBD? three studies examining the future of the organization. Behavioral Disorders, 37(1), 30-41.

Dr. George's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

George, C. L., Oriel, K. N., Blatt, P. J., & Marchese, V. (2011). Impact of a community-based exercise program on children and adolescents with disabilities. Journal of Allied Health, 40(4), e-55-60.

Oriel, K. N., George, C. L., Peckus, B., & Semon, A. (2011). The effects of aerobic exercise on academic engagement in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(2), 187-193.

Dr. Kanupka's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Kanupka, J. W., Oriel, K., & George, C. L. (2015, April 8-11). How an exercise program for girls with orthopedic

impairments impacts their self-concept. Poster Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International

Convention and Expo, San Diego, Calif.

Kanupka, J. W., Oriel, K., & George, C. L. (2015, April 8-11). The impact of an aquatic exercise program on behavior in

children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International

Convention and Expo, San Diego, Calif. 

George, C. L. & Kanupka, J. W.  (2015, November 4-7). Improving pre-service teachers' perspectives on fathers'

involvement in raising a child with disabilities. Paper Presented at the Teacher Education Division of Council for

Exceptional Children (TED-CED), Tempe, Ariz.

Kanupka, J. W., George, C. L., Upton, J., Hostetter, C., & Horrocks, N. (2014, November 5-8). Fathers' perceptions of their

children with disabilities. Poster Presented at the Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children

(TED-CEC), Indianapolis, Ind.

Oriel, K. N., Kanupka, J. W., DeLong, K. S., & Noel, K. (2014). The impact of aquatic exercise on sleep behaviors in

children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 1-8.

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Oriel, K. N., Kanupka, J. W., George, C. L., Himmelberger, B., Janke, B., & Repoley, M. (in press). The impact of

participation in a structured aquatic exercise program on parents' perceptions of behavior in children with autism

spectrum disorder. Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Dr. Kanupka's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Kanupka, J. W. (2012). Stakeholders' perceptions of community-based apartment living programs as compared to school-based life skills programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Immaculata University.