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Robin L. Quick

  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Education Program

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 faith in God, my family which consists primarily of my husband David, my son Robert, my daughter Christina, and my two grandsons, Hunter and Max; being a Reading Specialist, and the Pittsburgh Steelers (pretty much in that order). 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 1 Shih Tzu/Pug mix named Lucy Lu (our beloved pitbull mix Zoie passed away at age 15 in December 2015) 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 Bowns fans are allowed in my classroom!

Courses Taught

Grow~Undergradutate Courses

ECED 100 Early Childhood Overview

EDCR 101 Child Development

ECED 200 Early Language and Literacy Development

ECED 202 Concepts and Methods of Early Reading and Literacy PreK-1

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

EDCR 203 Human Diversity

ECED 309 Family Involvement in the Educational System

ECED 321 Integrated Curriculum: Primary Grades

ELED 301 Concepts and Methods: Reading and Literacy Grades 3-6

EDCR 420 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL

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 (face-to-face and web-based graduate course)

GEDU 647 Assessment and Adaptation Clinical Practicum

GEDU 506 Growth and Development (Life Span)

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

GEDU 525 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL Practicum

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

GEDU 522 ESL Student Assessment Practicum

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

Honor Societies

Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society (member and Advisor)

~Inducted as a member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (2015)

Professional Experience

Associate 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 (Chapter Advisor)

*Erie Reading Council (former Vice President)


Quick, R. L., (accepted 2016 for publication summer 2018). Organize by level of genre? Solving the classroom libary quandary. New Teacher Advocate.

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).


Gannon Representative on Leadership Team, Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education

Reviewer, New Teacher Advocate

Speech Judge, Academic Sports League

Act 48 Coordinator, Erie Reading Council

Advisor, Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society (Phi Zeta chapter)

Early Childhood Education representative for DACUM

Member of Metro Childcare Committee

Member of Pennsylvania English Language Learner Task Force

Performance Evaluator for Erie Tech School ECE program

Blanketeer, Project Linus

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