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Robert M. Vogel

Contact Information
Office: Olney 255
Phone: 215.951.1194

I am a former teacher of special needs children at the middle and high school level with the School District of Philadelphia. I have consulted with school districts nationally in the areas of instructional strategies, leadership development, and middle school writing. My recent school-based work includes the implementation of the Writers Matter Program that has involved over 6000 students and 25 teachers since the inception of the program in 2005. For more information, please go to the Writers Matter website In addition, I co-direct the Leadership and Global Understanding minor at the University and have offered travel study courses the past nine years to over 14 countries including Turkey, including Israel and the West Bank, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Germany, Chile, Spain, Thailand, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary.

Areas of Expertise

  • International and Global Studies – travel study courses
  • Middle School Writing
  • Instructional Leadership Training
  • Instructional methodologies based on cognitive and social sciences
  • Experiential Education including Outward Bound and Adventure Training
  • Organizational development, group processes and group development
  • Middle School Education
  • Long range strategic planning for school districts


  • Ed.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Division of Educational Psychology -1980. Dissertation: The Effects of Project USE Training (Outward Bound Training) on the Participantsí Self- Actualization and Self-Perception of Personal Change (Irene Casper, Advisor) (University Microfilms No. 8014421)
  • M.Ed. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Educational Technology, 1972. (Specialization -Training and Development)
  • B.S. Philadelphia University, Business Administration. 1970


  • The Role of the Developmentally-Oriented Teacher
  • Developing and Adjusting Instruction for Gifted, Average, and Mildly Handicapped Learners
  • Practicum I (Elementary and Special Education - summer)
  • Educational Psychology II: Learning and Development
  • General Methods and Management
  • The Professional Year: Teaching and Research Methods I
  • (Elementary Education Senior Seminar)
  • Supervision of Student Teachers
  • Travel Study courses



  • Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2012). The Writers Matter: Motivational Approach to Writing Instruction for Students in Grades 5-12 Promoting Writing Self. Under review.
  • Vogel, R.M and Galbraith, M., and (2007). Voices of Teens: Writers Matters. National Middle School Association (book to be published November 2007)
  • Feden, P.D., and Vogel, R.M. (2003) Methods of teaching: Applying cognitive science to promote student learning. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapter

  • Yost, D.S. & Vogel, R. (2008). Urban professional development: Working to create successful teachers and achieving students. In M.M Casky (Ed.), Middle Level Research Annual (pp. 39-48). Westerville, OH: The Middle School Association.

Refereed Journal Articles .

  • Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2012). Writing Matters to urban middle level students. Middle School Journal.
  • Yost, D.S., Vogel, R., & Liang, L. (2009). Embedded teacher leadership: Support for a site-based model of professional development. International Journal of Leadership in
  • Education , 12(4), 409-433
  • Yost, D.S., Vogel, R., & Rosenberg, M. (2009). The change process: The transition from teacher to instructional leader. The Middle School Journal, 40(3), 20-
  • Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2007). Urban professional development: Working to create successful teachers and achieving students. Middle School Journal, 38(3), 34-40.
  • Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2006). Successful teachers, achieving students: What works in urban professional development. National Middle School Journal.
  • Vogel, R. M. (2001) It's All About Time. Article published as part of Project 2001: Flexible Scheduling and Staff Development Models for Jewish Day Schools, 111-120. Published on-line by Bar Ilan University, Israel. Lookstein Center for Jewish Education Center. Article solicited by Lookstein Center for Jewish Education.
  • Feden, P.D., Vogel, R.M., and Clabaugh, G.K. (1992). Preparing expert teachers: Transcending the school-as-factory. Educational Horizons, 70(3), 130-134.
  • Clabaugh, G.K, Feden, P.D., and Vogel, R.M. (1984). Revolutionizing teacher education: Training developmentally-oriented teachers. Phi Delta Kappan, 65(9), 615-616.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association of Middle Level Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children (Teacher Education Division)
  • Pi Lambda Theta Honorary Society; International Alliance of Teacher Scholars
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities

Honors and Awards

Vogel, R. (October, 2010). Received Educators Activist Curriculum Award from the

Women's Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Distinguished LaSallian Education Award -2008

Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award - 2007

Inducted into Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, 1990

Conference Presentations (International and National ) (since 2007)

  • (April, 2011). Vogel, R.. Writers Matter Most. Presentation at National Catholic Schools Association. New Orleans, La.
  • (November, 2010). Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. Writers Matter: Voices of Teens.

Presentation for the National Middle School Association, Baltimore, MD

  • (January, 2010) - Participated in 9-day Holocaust Education program in Israel – Invited
  • (February, 2009) Writers Matter- Voices of Teens. Archdiocese of Wilmington. Wilmington, DE.
  • (November, 2008) Writers Matter-: Voices of Teens. National Middle School Association.. Denver, Co.
  • (November, 2008) Writers Matter-: Voices of Teens. Heuther Conference. St. Louis, Mo.
  • (April, 2008) Writers Matter –Voices of Teens. Middle School Years Conference. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • (November, 2007)City Writers: Voices of Teens. National Middle School Association. Houston, Texas.
  • (November, 2007)AYP or bust: How the teacher leader model increases student achievement. . National Middle School Association. Houston, Texas.
  • (November, 2007) Voices of Teens: Writers Matter. Huether LaSallian Conference. St. Louis, Missouri
  • (October, 2007) Facing the Violence in Our Lives: Digital Storytelling as Public Action. Association for Integrative Studies. Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Board of Trustees - Akiba Hebrew Academy. Serve as co-chair of the Education Committee (1992 to present)
  • Board of Directors - Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Served as Chairperson of the Education committee for the Philadelphia region and was representative to the National Commission of Education to the ADL (1999-present).
  • Board of Directors - Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Served as Chairperson of the Education committee for the Philadelphia region and was representative to the National Commission of Education to the ADL (1999-present).
  • Currently serving on Bearing Witness committee, a Holocaust Program for Catholic School teachers (2005-present)

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