College of Education - Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
Beth A. Wassell, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Office: Herman D. James Hall 3041
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 joined the faculty at Rowan University in 2004 and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. She is coordinator for the undergraduate foreign language education program and co-coordinator of the graduate level English as a Second Language Certificate of Graduate Study (ESL COGS) program. Dr. Wassell teaches a variety of courses related to language teaching and learning, multicultural education, and action research in education. Her current research agenda includes a large mixed methods study that explores gender and English Language Learner students in urban science middle school classrooms (funded by the National Science Foundation) and a qualitative analysis of the use of the coteaching model during the practicum and student teaching experiences in a foreign language teacher education program (internally funded). Her other research interests include preparing mainstream or content area teachers to work with ELL students and beginning teacher identity. She regularly provides professional development on methods for teaching ELL students in content area classroom and also consults with area districts to develop K-12 curriculum in ESL and world languages. She is active in several professional organizations, including ACTFL, AERA, and TESOL, and currently serves as the secretary for ACTFL's Teacher Development SIG and as a reviewer for the ACTFL/NCATE review process. Prior to coming to Rowan, Dr. Wassell taught Spanish at the elementary and high school levels in Florida and New Jersey and ESL to adults in Philadelphia. EDUCATION Ed.D., Teaching Learning & Curriculum, University of Pennsylvania M.A., Spanish (Emphasis on Peninsular Literature and Linguistics), University of Central Florida B.A., Spanish and Secondary Education, Rowan University