Shelley B. Wepner

Shelley B. Wepner, Ed.D.

Dean and Professor, School of Education

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About Me

Shelley B. Wepner is Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education. 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. She was a faculty member and administrator at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, and Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Wepner 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, column editor for The Reading Teacher of the International Reading Association, and chairperson of the Technology and Teacher Education Committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She has published over 150 articles, book chapters, award-winning software packages, and books, which are most 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 Challenges Facing Suburban Schools: Promising Responses to Changing Student Populations (published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). She has coauthored with School of Education colleagues Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools: Ten Keys for Successful Professional Development (published by Teachers College Press, 2016) and Changing Suburbs, Changing Students: Helping School Leaders Face the Challenges (published with Corwin, 2012), focused on the School of Education's signature Community outreach program, the Changing Suburbs Institute ®. She also coedited The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, 5th edition (published by Teachers College Press, 2014).

Ed.D. , University of Pennsylvania