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Maryanne R. Bednar
Professor and Director of the Secondary Education Program
B.A., Ed.M., Ph.D., Temple University
Post-doctoral, Bryn Mawr College
Olney 363

Personal Statement
I have been a faculty member at La Salle University since 1988 and have served as Director of Elementary/Special Education, Interim Dean of School of Continuing Studies, President of the Faculty Senate, and Director of Secondary Education. I am an experienced k-12 classroom teacher, certified secondary education teacher and reading specialist, and certified school psychologist.

Professional Interests/Expertise

  • Reading and literacy: diagnosis, instruction, and remediation
  • Secondary education: English, social studies, and religion education
  • Young adult literature

Certificates or Awards
Charles and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005-2006


  • Drowning in the Clear Pool: Cultural Narcissism, Technology, and Character Education (co-authored with Francis Ryan and John Sweeder), New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002.
  • Multiple articles and reviews in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, the British Journal of Educational Technology, Voices in the Middle, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, Computers in the Schools, and Arthuriana.

Courses Recently Taught
Education 1-4: Human Diversity
Education 224: Adolescent Development
Education 304 and Education 616: Reading for the Secondary Educators
English 315: Young Adult Literature
Education 647-648: Practicum in Secondary Education