Assistant Professor, Education Program
Phone: 814-871-5399
Office: PC 2015E
quick003@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications

Biography

Hello! I appreciate you taking the time to access my profile. I am a lifelong resident of the Erie area, although most of my time has been spent living on the outskirts in North East and Greene Township. My passions include my family which consists primarily of my husband David, my son Robert, my daughter Christina, and my grandson, Hunter; being a Reading Specialist, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. My parents and brothers all live in the Erie area as well, which I believe speaks volumes about Erie.

I came to Gannon because of the solid reputation of its teacher prep program and the small class sizes. I believe strongly that the more I know about my students, the better I can prepare them for their future classroom. Feel free to ask any of my current (or past) students and I am sure they will tell you that they get to know me very well too. I truly enjoy being a faculty member in Gannon's School of Education and am very proud of the students who have graduated from our program. I am confident that they will put the needs of their students first...and those are the teachers our educational system needs.

Extra tidbits: I am an animal lover and have 2 dogs (Zoie, a pitbull mix and Lucy Lu, a Shih Tzu/Pug mix) and 1 cat (Opposum, aka Boots). As mentioned above, I am an avid (or maybe rabid) Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I always believe they will win and will make up every excuse in the book when they lose (which of course does not happen often). No Dallas fans are allowed in my classroom!

Courses Taught

~Undergradutate Courses

ECED 100 Early Childhood Overview

ECED 200 Early Language and Literacy Development

ECED 202 Early Reading and Literacy PreK-1

ECED 203 Methods of Reading and Writing, grades 2-4

ECED 320 Integrated Curriculum PreK-K

EDCR 420 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL

EDCR 203 Human Diversity

MLED 301 Literacy Development, Strategies, and Assessment

 

~Graduate Courses

GEDU 631 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (web-based graduate course)

GEDU 640 Young Adult Literature (web-based graduate course)

GEDU 641 Children’s Literature

GEDU 647 Assessment and Adaptation Clinical Practicum

GEDU 520 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL (web-based graduate course)

GEDU 517 ESL Student Assessment (web-based graduate course)

Educational History

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (2008)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Masters of Education (1996)

Major: Reading / Reading Specialist Certification

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

Bachelor of Science (1992)

Major: Elementary Education

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

Teaching Certifications

Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, English as a Second Language

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Gannon University – School of Education

Adjunct Instructor

            Kent State Ashtabula Campus

            Jamestown Community College          

Reading Coach          

            Oil City Area School District                                                  

Reading/Literacy Coach- Education Consultant

            McGraw-Hill / Wright Group (Breakthrough to Literacy)        

Preschool Teacher

            GECAC Head Start

Computer Teacher                

            Our Lady of Peace Elementary

Director of Education / Center Director / Lead Teacher

            Sylvan Learning Center

Professional Societies

*Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

*American Educational Research Association

*International Reading Association

*Keystone State Reading Association

*National Association for the Education of Young Children

*Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (Advisor)

*Erie Reading Council (Vice President)

Publications

Quick, R. L. (2013). Exploring faculty perceptions toward working with academically  vulnerable college students. College Quarterly, 16(4).

Carignan, I.,Beauregarad, F., Quick, R., (2013).  Can the community play an important  role in  a family literacy project?  Vivre le Primaire, 26 (3), 25-36.

Forbes, L. & Quick, R. L. (2012). Documenting experiential learning in higher education: The  case for digital mashups. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.) Proceedings fo E-LEARN 2013  – World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher  Education (586-590). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the  Advancement of Computing  in Education.

Forbes, L. S., Merritt, J., & Quick, R. L. (2011). Ongoing support for novice educators: Online classroom support modules. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 31(3), 40-45.

Quick, R. & Conner, D. (2010) Going the extra mile: Connecting with student’s families. New Teacher Advocate, 18(1),10-11.

Quick, R., (2008) An investigation of faculty knowledge and perceptions toward college students with reading and writing difficulties. D.Ed. dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States -- Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 10, 2012, from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text.(Publication No. AAT3329895).