Dr. Kathleen Muzevich

Assistant Professor of Education
First Year Seminar Director

 

Education Background

  • Widener University – Doctor of Education - 1999
  • Villanova University – Master of Arts - 1988
  • Bowling Green State University – Master of Education - 1978
  • Bowling Green State University – Bachelor of Science in Education - 1974


Areas of Interest

  • Reading, Language Arts, & Literacy Education
  • Dispositions for the Teaching Profession
  • Freshman Seminar


Service

  • Advisor to Pi Lambda Theta – Education Honorary (August 2007 – Present)
  • General Education and Core Curricular Committee (GECCCo) (September 2012 – Present)
  • Honors and Awards Committee (August 2012 – May 2013)
  • Academic Standards Committee (August 2010 – May 2012)
  • Development and Research Committe (August 2008 - May 2010)
  • Member of the School Board of Directors for the Exeter Township School District, Reading, PA (November 2011 – Present)


Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

  • COL 110: Freshman First Year Seminar
  • COL 190: On to Success
  • COM 101: Composition and Research
  • ED 204: Human Development and Learning
  • ED 209: Instruction and Planning
  • ED 302: Principles of Writing Instruction
  • ED 333: Literacy Methods for Secondary Inclusive Classroom 
  • ED 402: Professional Seminar
  • ED 403: Reading Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom
  • ED 413: Children’s Literature
  • ED 470: Student Teaching Supervision
  • ED 472: Student Teaching Seminar
  • SPE 211: Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities


Graduate:

  • MED 553: The School Administrator
  • MED 600: Language and Literacy in Cross-Cultural Settings                   
  • MED 602: Teaching Children’s Literature in Cross-Cultural Settings 
  • MED 605: Enhancing Academic Instruction for the Special Needs Student 
  • MED 615: Literacy Learning in the Content Areas 
  • RDED 623: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Disabilities

       
Doctoral:

  • PHD 731: Advanced Supervision and Leadership Theory 
  • PHD 910: Dissertation I
  • PHD 912: Dissertation II
  • PHD 914: Dissertation III


Publications 

  • Muzevich, K. (2013). The Handwriting Wars, http://offers.upub.net/the-handwriting-wars. Waymart, PA: Universal Publishing
  • Muzevich, K. (2012). Evaluating Children’s Emergent Writing: An Assessment tool for Early Childhood Educators. Waymart, PA: Universal Publishing
  • Muzevich, K. (2010). The good, bad, and ugly: lessons learned at state conference. Reading Today, 27, 16. Newark, DE: IRA
  • Muzevich, K. (2008). Defending intellectual freedom. Reading Today, 26, 24. Newark, DE: IRA
  • Muzevich, K. (2008). Name-calling reflects on Keillor, (Feb. 13, 2008), Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com


Seminars/Papers Presented 

  • National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo, Pittsburgh, PA, April 22-24, 2014 – Proposal Submitted - Topic: Measuring the Common Core: Teaching and Assessing Emergent Writers
  • Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Pasadena, CA, Feb. 28-Mar 1, 2014 – Proposal Submitted - Topic:  Teaching and Evaluating the Writing of Our Youngest Learners
  • Florida Reading Association 50th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October 18-21, 2012 - Topic: Evaluating the Writing of Our Youngest Learners: Measuring the Common Core Standards
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children 2011 Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL, November 2 – 5, 2011 - Topic: Evaluating the Writing of Kindergarten and Frist Grade Children: An Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Teachers
  • Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference, Richmond, VA, November 3-6, 2011 - Paper: Phonics is NOT Hot: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs and Pre-service Teachers
  • International Reading Association 56th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, May 10, 2011 - Topic: Evaluating the Writing of Our Youngest Learners: Finally! An Assessment Tool That Works!
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 63rd Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, February 25, 2011 – Co-presented with Dr. Judith Wenrich, Millersville University - Topic: Making Academic Language Accessible to English Learners: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 62nd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 19, 2010 - Topic: The Making and Shaping of a Professional: Uncovering the Perils of Piercings, Tattoos, and Facebook
  • Keystone State Reading Association 42nd Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, October 27, 2009 - Topic: Mapping Sounds to Print: Engaging the Four-Part Processor
  • Keystone State Reading Association 41st Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA, October 19, 2008 - Topic: Content Literacy Made Easy
  • Tri-County Reading Council Literacy Fest, Harleysville, PA, March 8, 2008 - Topic: Content Area Literacy Strategies

Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Pasadena, CA, Feb. 28-Mar 1, 2014 –                                Proposal Submitted

            Topic:  Teaching and Evaluating the Writing of Our Youngest Learners

Contact Information

Kathleen Muzevich
Kathleen Muzevich, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
First Year Seminar Director

     Upland Center,
     Room 112E
     Phone: 610.796.5610
     Fax: 610.796.8292
     kathleen.muzevich@alvernia.edu