Westminster College Professor Presents at Social Studies Conference

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Amy Camardese, Westminster College associate professor and chair of the education department, was part of a panel and presented research at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Conference Nov. 15-18 in Seattle.

Camardese presented "Opening the Window to Korean Literature for Elementary Children," which focused on how Korean children's literature can integrate reading, language arts and social studies with engaging lessons.

"Oh, It's You Again: Looping in Social Studies Teacher Education Programs at Small Colleges and Universities" was a Small College and University Faculty Forum (SCUFF) Session. The panel discussed the strengths and weaknesses associated with having students in more than one course.

Camardese, who joined the faculty in 2001, earned an undergraduate degree from Ohio University, master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Contact Camardese at (724) 946-7183 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. Amy Camardese, associate professor and chair of education department.