Mary Kielbasa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Degrees Earned

B.A., Assumption College; Psychology, 1974
Ed.M., Boston University; Reading, 1978
Ed.M., Harvard University; Language and Literacy, 1986
Ed.D., Harvard University; Language and Literacy, 1993
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Match Between What the Basal Manual Recommends and What Some Teachers Do: A Study of Third Grade Reading Instruction”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Educational Psychology
Literary Development and Instruction
Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education

Publications & Editorships

Reisert, Patricia S. and Kielbasa, Mary E. “Improving Science Education of Future Teachers: A Biology Lab Experience with a Teaching Component.” The Journal of College Science Teaching 28.4 (1999): 278-283.


“Examining the Hero Cycle: Guiding Children to Respond Critically to Literature.” First International Conference on Children’s Literature, Co-sponsored by the Providence University College of Liberal Arts and the Taiwan Children’s Literature Association at Providence University, Taichung-Hsien, Taiwan, Republic of China,1998.

“Model Programs of Literacy and Science Education: Collaborative Efforts of School, College and Community Toward Professional Development for Preservice and Inservice Teachers.” 41st Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA, 1996.

“Reading Around the Lines: Strategies for News Magazines with Students (with Deborah Bressoud Parker).” Learning Assistance for the Twenty-first Century Conference, Fordham University, NY, 1991.