Special Education Faculty and Staff

Special Education Faculty and Staff


Alma George, department secretary

Darlene Perner, department chair, professor

    Navy Hall 106 | 570-389-4075 | dperner@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.A., Knox College; M.S., M.Ed., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ed.D., University of British Columbia
    Interests: Inclusive education, differentiated instruction, collaborative teaching, alternate assessments.

Robin Drogan, graduate programs coordinator, assistant professor

    Education: B.S., University of Maryland; M.S., Bloomsburg University; Ph.D., Lehigh University
    Interests: Team collaboration including teacher involvement, family participation, and peer support, meeting the needs of students in inclusive settings, tiered behavioral and academic supports for students, and prevention intervention strategies for young children.

Michael Karpinski, professor

    Navy Hall 116 | 570-389-5127 | mkarpins@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.S., M.Ed., Bloomsburg University; Ph.D., University of Maryland
    Interests: Student teaching supervision, secondary education for students with disabilities, vocational education, transition.

Timothy Knoster, professor

    Navy Hall 216 | 570-389-4081 | tknoster@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.S., M.S., Bloomsburg University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Lehigh University
    Interests: Positive behavior intervention and support for children and adults, interagency collaboration in tandem with inclusive school practices and reforms.

James Krause, associate professor

    Navy Hall 116A | 570-389-4991 | jkrause@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.S., M.S., Bloomsburg University; Ed.D., Temple University
    Interests: Educational leadership and supervision, inclusive practices, adult services, programmatic/candidate assessment and teacher preparation policy.

Brooke Lylo, assistant professor

    Navy Hall 124 | 570-389-5152 | blylo@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.S.,Grove City College; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
    Interests:Teacher preparation and the use of effective instructional and assessment procedures; Self-regulation techniques for students and teachers.

Yanhui Pang, associate professor

    Navy Hall 015 | 570-389-4031 | ypang@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.S., Beijing University of Science and Technology; M.S., Renmin University of China; Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University
    Interests: Family roles in early intervention, cross-cultural study of quality of early childhood education and transition.

Philip Tucker, associate professor

    Navy Hall 113 | 570-389-4078 | ptucker@bloomu.edu | Website
    Education: B.A., Notre Dame; M.Ed., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati
    Interests: Assistive technology and computer- based technology for the classroom.

Johan W. van der Jagt, assistant professor

    Navy Hall 126 | 570-389-5192 | jvanderj@bloomu.edu
    Education: B.A., M.Ed., Western Maryland College/McDaniel College; Ph.D., Southern University and A & M. College–Baton Rouge
    Interests: human development, learning theory; neuropsychologically-based reading and language interventions; memory; cognition; perception; intergenerational relationships and interventions.

    Maureen Walsh, associate professor

      Navy Hall 123 | 570-389-5366 | mwalsh@bloomu.edu
      Education: B.S., Kutztown University; M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Ph.D., Marywood University
      Interests: Co-teaching, classroom management, self-determination, parental involvement, transition, medical/physical disabilities.

    Barbara Wert, associate professor

      Navy Hall 014 | 570-389-4110 | bwert@bloomu.edu
      Education: B.S., Kutztown University; M.S., Bloomsburg University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
      Interests: Early intervention, autism, educational strategies, professional development in higher education.

    Barbara Wilson, associate professor

      Navy Hall 127 | 570-389-4034 | bwilson@bloomu.edu
      Education: B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Wheelock College; Ed.D., Lehigh University
      Interests: Inclusion of individuals with cognitive and behavioral challenges, Positive Behavior Support, linking assessment to instruction.

    Walter Zilz, assistant professor

      Navy Hall 016 | 570-389-4072 | wzilz@bloomu.edu
      Education: B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.Ed., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.
      Interests: Legal issues, emotional supports, behavioral modification, teacher preparation.