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Adel G. Aiken

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Adel AikenOffice Phone: 724-847-5002

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Reading Specialist
  • Chair, Department of Education 
  • Program Director, M.Ed. in Reading

Degrees Received

  • Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed., Westminster College
  • B.S. El. Ed., Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • Language Arts
  • Reading Methods
  • Reading Program in the Elementary School
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Reading
  • Children′s Literature
  • History & Philosophy of Reading
  • Phonics and Orthography of Reading 


  • "Finding Virtues in Children's Literature," Beaver County Reading Council, 2013
  • "The Heart of a Child", Geneva College, 2009
  • Reading Words, Reading Worlds. The Geneva Magazine, spring, 2007
  • Postmodernism′s impact on children′s picture books: A faith-based perspective. ICCTE Journal, 2:2 http://www.icctejournal.org, 2007
  • “Postmodernism and Children′s Literature,” Thinking Women, Geneva College, 2006
  • "Adapting Instruction in Christian Education," Community Ministry Seminar, Geneva College, 2004
  • "French as a Second Language and How It Relates to Literacy" Seminar for Elementary Principals, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2003
  • They love words. The Reading Teacher, 56, 68-74.  Teachers implement a spelling-decoding strategy within a first-grade language arts curriculum. (refereed journal), 2002
  • "A College Instructor and Third Grade Teacher Exchange Places" PAC-TE Conference, Grantville, PA, 1996

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English          
  • IRA - International Reading Association
  • KSRA - Keystone State Reading Association
  • Beaver County Reading Council
  • PAC-TE - PA Association of Colleges & Teacher Educators

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Dr. Aiken enjoys reading to her three grandchildren, Laney, Logan and Miles.