Geneva College

 
Deborah Gayle Copeland

Gayle CopelandOffice Phone: 724-847-6538
dgcopela@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Education 
  • Masters program, Reading
  • Masters program, Special Education

Degrees Received

  • B.A., Geneva College
  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • M.A., California State University, Fresno
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas

Courses Taught

  • EDU 202 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education
  • EDU 220 - Tutoring
  • EDU 303 - Introduction to Christian Education
  • EDU 434 - Student Teaching Seminar

Presentations/Publications

Research and publications

Refereed/juried publications:

  • Copeland, D., Coleman, D. G. & Adams, R.C. (2002) University Program Evaluation: Predictive Validity of Program Development.  Submitted CAPEA Journal
  • Copeland, D. (2002) National Evaluation Systems and High Stakes Testing: Putting Pressure on Administrator Preparation Programs, A Summary. In Fiene, J. & Townzen, L. (eds) The Reporter, 56:3.
  • Wise, D., Copeland, D. Guaglianone. (2003) The California Urban Business Education Fellowship:  One University’s Design to Meet the Education Administrator Challenge Journal of Effective Schools
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D. &Adams, R. C. (2001). University Education Administration Program Development:  Administrative Skills v. Achievement Standards as Predictors of Administrative Success. In Kowalski, T. J. (ed) 21st Century Challenges for School Administrators.  Lanham, MA:  Scarecrow Press.
  • Copeland, D. (Winter 2001).  Mentoring:  A Perspective on Faculty Development.  Education Leadership Review 2:1, 51-54.
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D., & Adams, R. C.  (Spring 2000) Reliability and Validity of ISLLC Standards.  The AASA Professor. 23, 1 (2-6).         
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D., & Adams, R. C. (Spring 2000). Overcoming the Yo-Yo Effect:  Improving University Programs in Education Administration.  Journal of the Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness. 1, 2 (11-19).

Non-refereed publications:

  • Copeland, D. G. (2006) Finding the Ultimate Friend in Knott, R.A. (ed) College Faith 3. Berrien Springs, MI:  Andrews University Press.
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D. & Placenti, H. (2002). Comprehensive (K-6) Sequenced Language Arts and Mathematics Skills 2nd edition with California State Curriculum Standards.  Printed in the United States.
  • Coleman, D. G. & Copeland, D. (2001).  Managing Educational Organizations. Fresno: Kennel Copy Center.
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D. & Adams, R. C. (July, 2000) Field-based Data Documenting the Reliability and Construct Validity of the Professional Development Inventory:  A Report on the Fourth Iteration of the NAESP Assessment Center.  Alexandria, VA:  National Association of Elementary School Principals.
  • Copeland, D. & Coleman, D. G. (July 2000). California State University, Fresno Principal Preparation Program in Kelley, C. & Peterson, K. in A Report to the National Commission on Education and Economy.
  • Coleman, D. G., Copeland, D., & Adams, R. C. (March 2000) A Report on the Reliability and Validity of the ISLLC Performance Standards.  National Council for Professors of Education Administration:  Planning Committee.

Professional Presentations given:

  • Copeland, D. (January, 2006).  Differentiated Instruction: Now What?  In-service for K-12 teachers in Ellwood City, PA. (invited)
  • Copeland, D. (Spring 2005). Teaching K-12 Pre Service Teachers the application of integrating faith with teaching, Geneva College Faculty Development Seminar.
  • Copeland, D. (November, 2003). What Does Organization Have To Do With It?” Two Student Study Skills Workshops, Geneva College, (invited).
  • Copeland, D. (October, 2003). The Effective Use of Classroom Discussion, Lilly Endowment, Faculty Development, Geneva College (invited).
  • Copeland, D. (October, 2003). Integration of Faith and Learning: What? Workshop conducted for K-12 teachers of Trinity Christian and Robinson Christian Schools, Pittsburgh, PA. (invited)
  • Coleman, Donald G. and Copeland, Deborah (April 2003). Mission Statements Designed to Support Character Education and Civic Education.  Fresno, CA:  Character and Civic Education 19th Annual Conference, Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, Fresno.
  • McFarland, A. & Copeland, D. (February 2003).  Discrimination and Homeschooled Students in the United States:  Should These Students be Allowed to Participate in Public School Sports?”  Cape Town, South Africa: Sport: The Right to Participate; The Sports Law Project, Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
  • Copeland, D., Coleman, Donald G. & Adams, R. C. (August 2002) University Program Evaluation: Predictive Validity of Program Development. Burlington, VT:  National Council of Professors of Education Administration Conference.
  • Coleman, Donald G. and Copeland, Deborah (April 2002). Mission Statements Designed to Support Character Education and Civic Education.  Fresno, CA:  Character and Civic Education 18th Annual Conference, Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, Fresno.
  • Coleman, Donald G., Copeland, Deborah, & Adams, R. C. (August, 2001). Reliability and Validity of Professional Development Inventory:  Instrument Used to Assess Practitioners in the NAESP Assessment.  Houston, TX:  National Council of Professors of Education Administration Conference.
  • Copeland, Deborah (June, 2001). Backward, Stepwise, Curricular Mapping and Grade Articulation. Bass Lake, CA: Valley League of Schools Summer Conference.  
  • Copeland, Deborah (September 2000).  Education Administration Program:  A Survey of National Council Professors of Education Administration Members' Perceptions.  Fresno, CA:  A Roundtable School of Education and Human Development Retreat.
  • Copeland, Deborah, Coleman, Donald, G. and Adams, R. C. (August, 2000). Education Administration Programs:  What Constitutes the Knowledge-Base?  A Review of NCPEA members’ perceptions.  Ypsilanti, MI:  National Council of Professors of Education Administration Conference.
  • Coleman, Donald G., Copeland, Deborah, & Adams, R. C. (August, 2000). Standards or Skills? Ypsilanti, MI:  National Council of Professors of Education Administration Conference.
  • Coleman, Donald G., Copeland, Deborah, & Adams, R. C. (August, 2000). Administrative Skills vs. Administrative Standards as Predictors of Success. Ypsilanti, MI:  National Council of Professors of Education Administration Conference.
  • Coleman, Donald G., Copeland, Deborah, and Adams, R.C. (March, 2000) Reliability and Validity of ISLLC Performance Standards. Research Manuscripts, Fresno, CA (San Francisco:  National Council for Professors of Education Administration/American Association of School Administrators).
  • Coleman, Donald G., Copeland, Deborah, & Adams, R. C.  (March, 2000).  Comparison of ISLLC and California Administrator Standards with the Professional Development Skill Dimensions.  Sacramento:  California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (A Report to Larry Birch).
  • Copeland, Deborah. (May 2000).  Education Administration Program:  A Survey of National Council of Professors of Education Administration Members’ Perceptions.  Fresno, CA:  A Roundtable:  Celebrating Community Partnerships for Education.
  • Copeland, Deborah. (April, 2000).  The Importance of Educational History for the New Millennium:  Insights from Multiple Perspectives.  New Orleans:  American Educational Research Association.
  • Copeland, Deborah (June, 1998).  History of Youth Ministries in the Reformed Presbyterian Church Presented to the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, A Bicentennial, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • Copeland, Deborah. (April, 1998).  Child Labor and Schooling in Kansas, 1912-1925:  An Educational Perspective.  Orlando, Florida:  American Cultural and Popular Association.
  • Copeland, Deborah, Boezio, Cyndi, Rainwater, Terese, and Rice, Suzanne.  (November, 1997).  A Philosophical Inquiry into Faculty Development in Post-Secondary Education.  Albuquerque, New Mexico:  American Educational Studies Association.
  • Copeland, Deborah. (October, 1997).  Invited Paper.  Restructuring the School of Education:  A More Student Centered Approach.  Lawrence, Kansas:  Administrative Council, School of Education, University of Kansas.

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Who’s Who of American Women 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers 1992, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals 2005-2009

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

  • Pennsylvania Deans Forum
  • California Association of Professors of Education Administration (past)
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • History of Education Society
  • Philosophy of Education Society
  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Council of Professors of Education Administration
  • Board of Trustees - Geneva College (Past member), Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
  • Board of Education and Publication (Past member), Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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