Dr. Shea-Bischoff is Clinical Professor of Education. Dr. Shea-Bischoff joined the Fordham Faculty with more than three decades of dedicated service as a teacher of English Language Arts and Reading in the New York City Public Schools. She has been awarded a several professional awards for her teaching, including: the Maurice Wollin Teacher of the Year; New York State Reading Association Elementary/Secondary Teacher Award; New York City’s Best Teacher Award, New York Post. Her grant-award winning program “Monsters and Myths: Sculpts and Scripts” has been nationally recognized as an “exemplary” program, and is featured on the Teachers Network Website.
Dr. Shea-Bischoff’s research interests are in the professional development of teachers, collaborative action research, and intertextuality. She will present at the New York State Reading Association’s Annual Conference, in March, 2009: “The Metro-Textual Palate: Urban Teens’ Selections from an Eclectic Menu of Young Adult Literature.” She has presented at many conferences, including: American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association, New York State Reading Association, and at numerous state and local council workshops and conferences.
Dr. Shea-Bischoff, a passionate advocate for adolescent literacy and learning, enthusiastically contributes to Fordham’s Adolescence Education Program as core coordinator, instructor, and advisor.
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.S., City University of New York, Richmond
M.A., Kean University
B.A. , Fordham University
Professional Development, Middle School Literacy, Teacher Education, Secondary English Education.
Current Professional/Scholarly Activity
International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program Award Coordinator;
New York State Reading Association Professional Development Goals Coordinator;
Phi Delta Kappa International, Fordham University Chapter, President;
Staten Island Reading Association, Board of Directors
Creating Learning Environments for Diverse Adolescents: Reflective Field Experience;
Student Teaching Adolescents: Research & Reflective Practice;
Adolescent Literature in a Multicultural Society;
Assessing and Developing Adolescent Literacy: Science, Social Studies, Mathematics