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Faculty & Staff

Beth A. Wassell, Ed.D., Professor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 2056

Office Hours: Camden Campus: Mondays, 4:00 - 4:45; Glassboro Campus: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:15

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x3812


About Beth A. Wassell, Ed.D.

Dr. Beth Wassell received her Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Teaching Learning & Curriculum, her M.A. from the University of Central Florida in Spanish, and her B.A. from Rowan University in Spanish and Secondary Education. She joined the College of Education at Rowan University in 2004 and is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. She is coordinator for the undergraduate foreign language education program, the graduate level English as a Second Language Certificate of Graduate Study (ESL COGS), and the Bilingual/Bicultural programs. Dr. Wassell teaches a variety of courses related to language teaching and learning and multicultural education.

Dr. Wassell’s research focuses on English Language Learner (ELL) students’ experiences and learning in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classrooms and other issues related to preparing teachers for work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She has published articles in journals such as TESOL Journal, Teaching and Teacher Education, Education and Urban Society, the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Practice, and Cultural Studies in Science Education and in 2007, published a book entitled, Infinite Potential: Becoming an urban math and physics teacher. She also regularly provides professional development for in-service teachers in the region.

Prior to coming to Rowan, Dr. Wassell taught Spanish as a world language at the elementary and high school levels in Florida and New Jersey and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to adults in Philadelphia.