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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers Today: Striving for Excellence


                        

ELIZABETH SURPLUS, ED.D         

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EDUCATION:

*Ed.D.
, Educational Leadership, Rowan University

*Principal Certification, Elementary School
*Reading Specialist Certification, Grades K-12
*M.A.
, Reading Education, Rowan University                      
*B.S., Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey       

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

*Associate Professor of Education, Education Department, Lincoln University
*Reading Consultant
*Adjunct Professor of Education
*Elementary School Principal
*Classroom Teacher; Reading Specialist

COURSES TAUGHT AT LINCOLN:

*Education 601: Theoretical Foundations of Reading Instruction
*Education 603: Reading and Language Disabilities
*Education 607: Literature and Literacy
*Education 609: Planning and Organizing the Reading Program
*Education 625: Methods: Elementary School Mathematics


CURRENT RESEARCH:

*Emergent literacy
*Reading instruction PK-6
*Building community in the classroom
*Fostering student engagement through empowerment and relationship building


RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Surplus, E. Developing a Personal Leadership Theory. (2011, Winter). Academic Leadership Journal (online journal), 9(1). http://www.academicleadership.org/issue/Winter-2011

Surplus, E. Transitioning from Developmental Readers to Confident Learners – First Steps. 2010. EzineArticles.com

Paper presented at The Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading Meeting, International Reading Association Convention, Chicago. IL. DeBoy, J., & Surplus, E. (2011, May). The use of content area mentor texts with pre-service teachers’ writing instruction.

Paper presented at The Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading Meeting, International Reading Association Convention, Chicago. IL. Surplus, E. (2012, May). Metacognitive strategies that assist students in comprehending nonfiction text.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

*Kappa Delta Pi Adviser, Graduate Center
*Advising Thesis Students
*Member of Graduate Council
*Committee member for thesis oral defenses
*Member of Assessment Committee

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: 215-590-8258
Email: esurplus@lincoln.edu



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