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This guide provides quick access to resources for conducting education research.

Nadine McHenry, EdD

McHenry, N., Alvare, B., Bowes, K., & Childs, A. (2013). Sharing the environment: Cultural exchange through inquiry-based environmental education. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 8(2), 381–400. Retrieved from


McHenry, N. and Borger, L. (2013). How can teacher-directed professional development lead to the identification, utilization, reflection on and revision of 5E learning progressions. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 17 (1), 1-24. Retrieved from


McHenry, N. (2011). Teacher education in the community: Integrating field work through service learning and community engagement. In Ledoux, M. W., Wilhite, S.C. & Silver, P. (Eds.). Civic engagement and service learning in a metropolitan university: Multiple approaches and perspectives. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from

Kim C. O'Halloran, PhD

O'Halloran, K.C., O'Halloran, R.P. & Chaparro, C. (March, 2016). Mathematics Anxiety in College Students. American College Personnel Association International Conference. Montreal, CA.


O'Halloran, K.C., & Gordon, M. (2014). A synergistic approach to turning the tide of grade inflation. Higher Education, 68(6), 1005-1023. Retrieved from


O'Halloran, K.C., & Delaney, M.E. (2011). Using learning contracts in the counselor education classroom. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, (3)2, 69-81. Retrieved from

Dana Olanoff, PhD

Olanoff, D., Lo, J., & Tobias, J. (2014). Mathematical content knowledge for teaching elementary mathematics: A focus on fractions. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 11(2), 267–310. Retrieved from


Masingila, J.O., Olanoff, D.E., & Kwaka, D. (2012). Who teaches mathematics content courses for prospective teachers in the United States? Results of a national survey. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 15(5), 347–358. Retrieved from


Tobias, J.M., Olanoff, D., Hillen, A., Welder, R., Feldman, Z., & Thanheiser, E. (2014). Research-based modifications of elementary school tasks for use in teacher preparation. In K. Karp (Ed.), Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2014: Using Research to Improve Instruction. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Dana Reisboard, PhD

Reisboard, D. (2015). Promoting equity and inclusion with critical literacy pedagogy. Workshop presentation at the European Conference on Literacy, Klagenfurt, Austria.


Reisboard, D., & Jay, A. B. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions: Transitioning from teacher selected materials to implementing a core reading program. E- Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction, 1(2), 24–39. Retrieved from


Jay, A. B., & Korin, D. R. (2011). The parent’s academy: Fostering family literacy through a school-university partnership. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 10(1), 50–55.

Ning Wang, PhD

Wang, N., Wilhite, S. C., & Martino, D. (2015). Understanding the relationship between school leaders’ social and emotional competence and their transformational leadership: The importance of self-other agreement. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 43(4), 467-490. Retrieved from


Wang, N., Wilhite, S. C., Wyatt, J., Young, T., Bloemker, G., & Wilhite, E. (2012). Impact of a college freshman social and emotional learning curriculum on student learning outcomes: An exploratory study. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 9(2). Retrieved from


Wang, N., Young, T., Wilhite, S. C., & Marczyk, G. (2011). Assessing students’ emotional learning in higher education: Development and validation of the Widener Emotional Learning Scale. Journal of Psycoeducational Assessment, 29(1), 47–62. Retrieved from

Zora M. Wolfe, EdD

Brown, R.E., Mackiewicz-Wolfe, Z. & Tily, S. (2017). Using push and support cards for differentiation. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 76(2), 1-7.

Ciampa, K., Wolfe, Z. M. & Merchant, W. R. (2017). Does an autonomous professional development model reflect professional development standards? A mixed-methods case study. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 37(2), 4-37.

Ciampa, K. & Wolfe, Z. (2019). Preparing for dissertation writing: Doctoral education students' perceptions. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 10(2), 86-108.

Furtak, E., Glasser, H., & Wolfe, Z. (2016). The feedback loop: Using formative assessment data for science teaching and learning. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. Retrieved from

Groffman, J., &  Wolfe, Z. M. (2019). Using visual mapping to promote higher-level thinking in music-making. Music Educators Journal, 95(4), 58-65.

Herman, Z. & Wolfe, Z. (2017). Creating a culture of entrepreneurship in schools. [blog post]. Retrieved from

Merchant, W., Ciampa, K. & Wolfe, Z. M. (2020). Examining the psychometric properties of the standards assessment inventory. Learning and Performance Assessment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. 1714-1727.

Turk, E. W. & Wolfe, Z. M. (2019). Principal's perceived relationship between emotional intelligence, resilience, and resonant leadership throughout their career. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 14(1), 147-169.

Wolfe, Z., Rostock, R., Vissa, J., Galosy, J., & Portnoy, D. (2014). Teacher leadership and beginning STEM teachers: Inroads, barriers and new directions. Group session presentation at the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Wolfe, Z. (2013). The relationship between teacher practice and teacher leadership skills in second stage teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Puerto Rico, US. Retrieved from

Wolfe, Z. (2017). Using protocols in online discussions. NSRF Connections, 4-6. 

Wolfe, Z. & Brown, R. (2017). Navigating the bridge between teachers and administrators. The New Jersey Mathematics Teacher: Journal of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, 75(1), 17-25.

Wolfe, Z. M. & McCarthy, J. (2018). Supporting and evaluating teaching in an online or blended classroom. The Pennsylvania Administrator, 22(2), 23-25. 

Wolfe, Z. M. (2019). Challenges to implementing STEM professional development from an ecological systems perspective. K-12 STEM Education in Urban Learning Environments, 69-94. 

Wolfe, Z. M. (2019). "You Explore, I Guide, We Learn!": Developing an inquiry-based teaching curriculum. Childhood Education, 95(4), 30-35.

Noreen M. Yoder, EdD

Ledoux, M. W., Yoder, N. N., & Hanes, B. (April-June 2010). The use of personal data assistants in early childhood assessment. Computers in the Schools, 27, 132–144. Retrieved from


The use of personal digital assistants in early childhood assessments. Research study-Purpose of the study was to examine early childhood teachers using personal digital assistants when assessing young children at the Widener University Child Development Center. IRB Approved Fall 2008.


Dissertation: Yoder, N. A case study related to community medicine education: Perspective of pediatric residents of Crozer-Chester Medical Center 2004.