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Shelley B. Wepner, Ed.D.

Dean and Professor

Shelley WepnerShelley B. Wepner is Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education at Manhattanville College. She was a K-12 teacher and administrator for nine years in three school districts in New Jersey before becoming a faculty member and administrator in higher education. Prior to her position at Manhattanville College, she was a faculty member and administrator at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, and Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.

She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education and technology in education, and has served as a supervisor of student teachers. She has served as editor of The Reading Instruction Journal of the New Jersey Reading Association and a column editor for The Reading Teacher of the International Reading Association. She served as the chairperson of the Technology and Teacher Education Committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

She has published over 140 articles, book chapters, books, and educational  software, recently related to connections between K-12 education and higher education and leadership skills for effectively supporting teacher education and literacy development. Her most recent co-edited book is The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, 5th edition, published by Teachers College Press.

Her coauthored book with School of Education colleagues, entitled Changing Suburbs, Changing Students: Helping School Leaders Face the Challenges, was published by Corwin. This book features the work that they have been doing with the Changing Suburbs Institute®, the signature community outreach initiative for the School of Education. She currently is working with School of Education colleagues on a second book about CSI, Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools, to be published by Teachers College Press.