From cultural diversity and social justice in the classroom and adolescent development, to special education and classroom technology integration, the Department of Education at Elizabethtown faculty are a group of teacher-scholars deeply invested in teaching classroom innovation. Though their areas of academic specialty and concentration may vary, their commitment to educating students in social justice and specialized, innovative curriculum does not.
Our faculty believe in the value of continuing education, mentorship in teaching, and striving for academic excellence. Read more about our faculty below:
Professor Wendy Bellew
Lecturer in Education
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- 2002 M.Ed. Millersville University
- 1995 B.S., Education, Elizabethtown College
Teaches literacy methods for Early Childhood, Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom, Creative Expression for Early Childhood and First Year Seminar.
In Brief: Professor Bellew joins the College as a Lecturer in Education, teaching primarily early childhood courses. Prior to joining the Education Department at Elizabethtown College, she worked as a teacher and school counselor in southcentral Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kathryn Caprino
Associate Professor of Education, PK-12 New Literacies
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- 2015 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2010 M.A., Old Dominion University
- 2005 M.A., College of William and Mary
- 2004 B.A., University of Virginia
Teaches adolescent/children's literature, literacy methods, educational foundations and linguistic and cultural diversity courses.
Research Areas: Technology integration in the literacy classroom, children's and young adult literature, English education, adolescent literacy, and the teaching of writing.
In Brief: Dr. Caprino is an Associate Professor of PK-12 New Literacies in the Education Department. Prior to earning her doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Caprino taught middle school and high school English in Virginia and North Carolina. She has taught first year composition at Durham Technical Community College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining the faculty at Elizabethtown, she co-coordinated the English Education program at the University of Florida.
She lives in Lancaster County with her husband and little boy.
Dr. Elizabeth Coyle
Associate Professor of Education
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- 2003 D.Ed. Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
- 1982 M.S., Mansfield University
- 1972 B.S., West Chester University
Teaches adolescent development, learning environments and social interaction in inclusive settings, senior seminar and honors thesis preparation.
Research areas: Violence prevention and classroom management
In Brief: Dr. Coyle is an Associate Professor in the Education Department. Prior to joining the faculty at Elizabethtown College in 2004, Dr.Coyle taught graduate classes in School Violence Prevention, Childhood Mental Health Disorders, and Learning Theory at Penn State Harrisburg and Penn State York. As a member of the Education Department, she has taught courses in behavior management, special education, honors in the discipline, the impact of school violence on student mental health, and contemporary issues in education. Her research interests include classroom management, bullying prevention, and women’s learning. She has shared her scholarly work in several publications and at a number of state, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Peter R. Licona
Associate Professor of PK-12 STEM Education
Education Program Chair
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- 2015 Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
- 1998 M.S. Biology Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- 1993 B.S. Sec. Ed. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Teaches Science Methods, Mathematics Methods, Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom, and Integrated Technology.
Research Areas: Science Curriculum and Pedagogy, STEM Education, English Learners, and Bilingualism.
In Brief: Dr. Licona is an Assistant Professor of PK-12 STEM Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Elizabethtown, he worked in the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs and taught for the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Licona is a certified secondary science teacher who has instructed many of the science courses in the K-12 curriculum. He has also worked extensively in educational outreach with the federally-funded Upward Bound programs. A key facet of his career was when Dr. Licona taught elementary and middle level classes for two years at a bilingual school in Honduras. The majority of his work has been in diverse, urban school districts working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. His research focuses on STEM education for students from diverse backgrounds, particularly bilingual students.
Dr. Shannon Haley-Mize
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Global Understanding and Peacebuilding.
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- 2011 Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
- 2001 M.S. Early Intervention, University of Southern Mississippi
- 1997 B.S. Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
Teaches Special Education block; methods of teaching and assessment in special and inclusive education.
Research areas: Special education (area of emphasis EBD), technology integration, emotional behavior disorders.
In Brief: Dr. Haley-Mize completed doctoral study in Special Education with an emphasis in emotional and behavioral disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Past experience includes work with students in a psychiatric day and inpatient treatment setting, federal grant administration, and service-learning program development. She also completed a graduate degree in early childhood and served as an educator, early interventionist, and administrator in an inclusive early childhood education setting. As part of this role, Dr. Haley-Mize collaborated with a transdisciplinary team to provide a range of services including interdisciplinary assessment, direct service provision, inclusion and family support, and classroom instruction for students with special needs and their families. Dr. Haley-Mize has taught a variety of courses in education including assessment, behavior management, introduction to special education, and early intervention for infants and toddlers. Her research interests include new literacy studies, technology integration in P-16 education, social justice and teacher education and the use of technology to support successful teaching and learning. She has shared her work on these topics at a variety of conferences and scholarly publications.
She lives in Elizabethtown with her 3 daughters.
Wendy K. Martin
Science Education Outreach Director
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- 2012 M.S., Lebanon Valley College
- 1993 B.S., Education, Millersville University
Responsibilities since joining Elizabethtown College in 2009 include Site Director and Mobile Educator for Science in Motion, Site Coordinator for the ASSET, Inc. Teacher Professional Development Program, Community Science Programming and Afterschool Science Clubs.
In Brief: Wendy K. Martin joined the Education Department in July 2013 as the Science Education Outreach Director. Prior to coming to Elizabethtown, Wendy was the Community Outreach Director with Pennsylvania Farm Bureau where her main responsibilities included providing educational programming about PA agriculture and coordinating the Ag in the Classroom Institute. Additionally, she was the Project Coordinator with Penn State’s Capital Area Institute for Mathematics and Science, where she provided hands-on science professional development for Early Childhood teachers. She loves spending time with family, gardening, cooking and baking.
She resides in Carlisle with her husband, Michael, and daughter Michaela.
Dr. Kevin Peters
Lecturer of Education
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- 2015 Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Temple University
- 2004 M.S. Special Education, McDaniel College
- 1999 B.S. Criminal Justice, York College of PA
Teaches special education (assessment and EBD/ASD), educational foundations, and assessment courses.
Prior to joining Elizabethtown College, Dr. Peters worked as a middle school principal (7-8), elementary principal (K-6), special education instructional advisor (K-12), and emotional support teacher. He is the Co-Director of the New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) Community Network. He also serves as a Coordinator of the New DEEL Mentoring Project and on the executive board of the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE). He is passionate about mentoring and has worked with educational administrators and school teams throughout the United States. His research focus is using Multiple Ethical Paradigms and Turbulence Theory as decision-making frameworks and indirect trauma on building leaders and teachers. Dr. Peters has published articles and presented his work at several state, national, and international conferences. He also served on various state committees such as the Pennsylvania Governor’s Safety Task Force, the development of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth of Education Blueprint, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) study group, and the board of the Pennsylvania Principals Association.
Dr. Carroll Tyminski
Associate Professor of Education
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- 1995 D.Ed. Temple University
- 1971 M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- 1969 B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Teaches special education courses and senior honors project in education.
Research areas: Inclusionary practice in the US and abroad, intergenerational service learning
Book publications: Your Early Childhood Practicum and Student Teaching Experience: Guidelines for Success
In Brief: Dr. Tyminski received her doctorate in education from Temple University in 1995 and bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She developed a certification program in special education, as well as a concentration in special needs. Although she has taught a wide variety of courses, her primary areas of teaching focus on the areas of inclusion and cognitive, behavioral, physical, and health impairments. Prior to joining the Elizabethtown College faculty, she taught at York College of Pennsylvania, coordinated and supervised a full inclusion program in Maryland, and taught special education students in the public schools of both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tyminski volunteers as an advocate to help parents of special-needs students understand their legal rights and to help parents obtain appropriate inclusion of their children in the regular classroom. Her writing interests include strategies for successful inclusion, inquiry-based teaching, service-learning, and student teaching.