Dr. Faith Waters
Dr. Faith Waters came to the Department of Professional and Secondary education in 1989. During her tenure, she made many contributions to ESU including co-founding the Center for Teaching and Learning, which she served as co-director from 1994-2002. She also co-authored ESU’s comprehensive classroom assessment model, co-founded the PSED professional development school program, and chaired the development of the collaborative Educational Leadership doctoral delivery program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Waters was the professional and secondary education graduate program coordinator and department chair. She has been a member of the University Institutional Research Board, the Faculty Development and Research Committee, the APSCUF Executive Committee, the NCATE Accreditation Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Middle States Faculty Task Force.
She has received more than 25 grants for work such as developing a virtual education academy for disaffected youth, investigating the progress of Pennsylvania schools in the federal No Child Left Behind mandates, and developing of one of four Centers for Teaching Excellence in Pennsylvania.
Waters earned her bachelor of science degree at Bucknell University, a master’s in education at Trenton State University, and her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. She remains an active scholar with multiple publications and frequent professional presentations on a wide variety of topics