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Tynisha Meidl

Co-Chair of Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Teacher Education 

B.S., Penn State University
M.Ed., University of Texas-Pan American
Ph.D., Penn State University

Programs: Education

Tynisha D. Meidl is the co-chair of the education discipline and associate professor. She currently teaches courses in literacy education. Meidl’s research agenda is informed by her experiences as a teacher in urban and rural contexts. Her research is specific to literacy development within the context of teacher development, inclusive classroom culture, culturally relevant curriculum, service-learning, and literacy assessment and intervention.

Meidl is the co-editor for Literacy and Social Responsibility, a journal of the International Literacy Association and served on the advisory board of reviewers for Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning (9th edition). She is the co-founder of District Literacy Leadership SIG as a part of the International Literacy Association, as well as the co-founder of VIDA charter school in Pennsylvania. She has multiple book chapters on issues ranging from approaches to culturally diverse classrooms to service-learning in urban contexts.

EDUC 386 Reading Improvement in the Elementary/Middle School
EDUC 350 Developmental Reading and Language Arts
EDUC 373 The Writing Process