Elementary/Middle Level Education Program Director
Audrey Quinlan D.Ed. Division Chair; Graduate Program Director, Elementary/ Middle Level Education, D.Ed., M.Ed., B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania. K-6, Elementary Teacher, Curriculum Supervisory Certificate and Principal Certificate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Quinlan holds state certifications as a principal, a curriculum supervisory specialist, and an elementary teacher and has taught in both public and parochial schools. She has also served as an elementary/middle school principal and has conducted workshops at local, national and international levels on Creating Scoring Rubrics as an Assessment Guide, Storytelling, Conflict Resolution, and Learning to Learn. Dr. Quinlan is the author of a book on assessment entitled A COMPLETE GUIDE to RUBRICS: ASSESSMENT MADE EASY for TEACHERS, K-COLLEGE. In addition, she is an invited contributing author of The Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology (Sage Publishing) and has had articles published in Principal Magazine, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Digest.
Dr. Quinlan has taught courses in reading and language arts, elementary math, brain-based teaching and learning, and gifted education at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Seton Hill where she has also supervised student teachers. She is a member of The National Council of Teachers of Math, The International Reading Association, The National Middle School Association, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her scholarly interests include assessment, young adult literature, school partnerships, brain-based teaching, gifted education, teacher efficacy, national accreditation, and middle level teacher certification.
Her committee work at SHU includes Admissions, Honors Advisory Board, Graduate Advisory Council, Dean’s Council, and Academic Leadership. She was a past faculty advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta, Honorary Society, where she initiated the SHU "Letters to Santa" program.
Joined Seton Hill: 2002
Hometown: North Huntingdon, PA
Academic Areas of Interest: Assessment, young adult literature, storytelling, brain-based teaching, gifted education, teacher efficacy, and middle level teacher certification.
- D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Certifications: K-6 Teaching Certificate; Curriculum Supervisory Certificate; Administration/Principal Certificate (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
- Finding the Hidden Math in Picture Books. HORN BOOK, 2014-15. Publication date to be announced.
- A dozen tips to help the online teacher. Phi Delta Kappan. 92(4) 28-31, December 2010/January 2011.
- Six steps for mediating conflicts. The Education Digest, 69(8), 48-50. Published: April 2004
- Six steps to successful conflict resolution. Principal Magazine-NAESP, 83 (4), 69-70. Published March/April 2004.
- Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology, Salkind, N., (Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing. Publication date 2008. Invited contributing author on teacher certification.
- A Complete Guide to Scoring Rubrics: Assessment Made Easy for Teachers of K-College. (2011) Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
- The National Council of Teachers of Math, The International Reading Association, The National Middle School Association, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
- Finding the Hidden Math in Picture Books. Presentation-Children's Literature Conference, University of Pittsburgh/Greensburg, May 2, 2014.
- Mentors at the college level: The impact on effective instruction. Presentation of research with Dr. C. Giunta, New England Educational Research Organization Conference, May 2012.
- Writing intensive tips and strategies. Panelist, Teaching and Learning Forum, Seton Hill University, February 29, 2012.
- Honors Program at SHU. Panelist, Teaching and Learning Forum, Seton Hill University, February 14, 2012.
- Creating scoring rubrics to assess online activities. Presentation: Society for
Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN. March, 2011.
- Using i-Pads in class. Panelist, Teaching and Learning Forum, Seton Hill University: Fall 2010
- How to create scoring rubrics: Appropriate assessment for math today. Presentation: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, International Meeting, San Diego, CA: April 2010.
- Integration of language arts and social studies in grades 5 and 6. In-service presentation, Norwin School District, November 2009. (By invitation)
- Storytelling in the world language classroom. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language. Indiana, PA, April 24, 2009. (By invitation)
- Distance education at the college level: Twelve tips for teachers. Presentation: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, International Conference, Charleston, SC, March 2009.
- How to create scoring rubrics: Appropriate assessment for literacy today. Presentation: Children’s Literacy Conference. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. May 2, 2008.
- How to create scoring rubrics: Appropriate assessment for math today. Presentation: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Regional Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2006.
- Storytelling: Integrating the arts. Presentation for Norwin Arts Day, Norwin School District, March 2007.
- How to create scoring rubrics: Appropriate assessment for math today. Presentation National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, International Annual Meeting,
April 2006, St. Louis, MO.
- College and middle school reading buddies: How to create a successful program. Presentation Third International Conference on Education, January 2006:
- Storytelling: Integrating the arts. Presentation for Norwin Arts Day, Norwin School District, March 2005.
- Elections and education. Panel discussant, Seton Hill University, October 2004.
- Using technology in a math methods course. Presentation to Seton Hill University Faculty, September 2004.
- No Child Left Behind: Implications for Project Forward educational advisors. Presentation to spring meeting of Project Forward Talent Search Staff, Seton Hill University, April 2004.
- Creating rubrics: Appropriate assessment for adolescents. Workshop presented at the National Middle School Association (NMSA) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November, 2003.
- A study of middle level certification: Does it make a difference in the personal teaching efficacy of middle school teachers? Paper and research data presented at the 2003 New England Educational Research Organization Conference. Portsmouth, NH. April 2003.
Teacher self-efficacy: The impact on effective instruction and the implication for
teacher education. Paper presented at the 2002 New England
Educational Research Organization Conference. Northampton, MA, April 2002.
- Partnerships in our schools: The significance of engaging business, parents, and
community in the classroom. Paper presented at the 2001 New England
Educational Research Organization Conference. Portsmouth, NH, April 2001.
- Pennsylvania Teaching K-6
- Pennsylvania Administration: Principal Certification
- Pennsylvania Supervisory Certificate: Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
- • July 1, 2011-Present-- Chair, Division of Education
• June 1, 2008-Present --Program Director, Master of Arts in Elementary Education
• 2008--Present Graduate Advisory Council 2003 – 2004- Program Review Committee-Psychology
• 2007- 2008 - Program Review Committee-English
• 2003 – Present- Honors Advisory Board 2012--Present Admissions Committee
• 2012—Middle Level Teaching Certificate-- program approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
• 2011--External reviewer for the promotion of a colleague, Dr. Donna Kowalczyk, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
• 2011-- Rubric coaching and a sample rubric for Duquesne University Senior Thesis course for Drs. Ronald Surmacz and Risa Kumazawa
• 2011--Letter to National Science Foundation in support of Dr. Jamie Fornsaglio’s grant proposal Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
•2010-11 Middle States Committee—Assessment