Ph.D. - University of Missouri – Columbia (Science Education/Environmental)
M.S. - Northwest Missouri State University (Biology/Teaching Certificate – Unified Science)
B.S. - West Virginia University (Wildlife Resources)
EDU 201 Foundations of Education
EDU 204 Educational Technology
EDU 311 Elementary Science Methods
EDU 451 Teaching in the Secondary School
EDU 452 Secondary Student Teaching
EDU 562 Elementary Field Experience
EDU 582 Secondary Field Experience
EDU 601 Elementary Student Teaching
CS 710 Computers in Education
Coordinator of Secondary Education (2003-2010)
Tracking of 160 Secondary Education Minors
Meetings and correspondence with Departmental Chairs to validate QPA and major requirements and secure departmental endorsement
Praxis informing and tracking
Scheduling and sequence of EDU courses for minor
Early identification of minor
Monitor eligibility for EDU 451 and 452
Meetings and correspondence with students to communicate all of the above
Secondary Advisory Council
Instruction and Training of Adjuncts working within program
35-40 student teachers annually (Applications, Placement, Advising)
Praxis Supervisor (2003-2010)
Field Experience Coordinator (2006-2010)
Director of the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning (2010, current)
Co-Director of the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning (2008-2010)
Curriculum Operations Committee
Planning, Budget, Institutional Review Council
Greek Judicial Board
Patterson Hall Renovation Committee
Perspectives on the Environment Speaker Series Committee (2006, current)
Outcomes Assessment Advisory Council
Civic Engagement Council
Undergraduate Research Advisory Council
Service Learning Faculty Fellows
Institutional Research Review Council
Academic Standards Committee
Faculty at Large – Senior Class Speaker Committee
Westminster College Dual Enrollment Program Committee Representative, New Castle High School & Neshannock High School
Coordinator of the LifeLong Learning Program Secondary Education Certification program
Krantz, P. D. and Morelli, M. E. (2007). Using Children’s Literature and Trade Books to Develop Science Understanding. Teaching Prek-8.
Krantz, P. D. (2004). Inquiry, Slime, and the National Standards. Science Activities. Vol 41, No3
Krantz, P. D. and Barrow, L. H. (2003). Flying Through the Standards with Bats. Science Activities: 39, 4.
Krantz, P. D. and Barrow, L. H. (2003). Inquiry with seeds to meet the science education standards. The American Biology Teacher. In Review.
Krantz, P. D. and Barrow, L. H. (2002). Inquiry, Lands Snails and Environmental Factors. Science Activities: 39, 3.
Krantz, P. D. The Impact of Environmental Education Workshops on Teachers’ Attitude and Efficacy. The Journal of Environmental Education.
Krantz, P. D. and Morelli, M. E. Children’s Literature in Science. The Education Center.
Krantz, P. D. and Morelli, M. E. Lunar misconceptions, children’s literature, and the development of the ECLIPSE instrument. Journal of Science Teacher Education.
Krantz, P. D. What’s in a name? Doing what scientists do. Science Scope.
Krantz, P. D. and Morelli, M. E. Integrating literature to develop science understanding. Science and Children.
Krantz, P. D. Magnets: Do you attract or repel your students? Science and Children.
Campbell City Schools Board of Education, Invited Speaker, Mar 2010. Curriculum Development and Community Partnerships.
2009 Slippery Rock University, Third Annual National Student Teacher Supervision Conference.
Faires Faculty Forum, Presented March 25th, 2009: I can not confirm the coffee and bagels, yet.
Invited Speaker – Lawrence County Reading Association, Spring 2008
2008 Slippery Rock University, Second Annual National Student Teacher Supervision Conference
Invited Speaker, Kappa Delta Pi, Induction Ceremony, April 29, 07
2007 Slippery Rock University, First Annual National Student Teacher Supervision Conference
National Kidney Foundation Celebration of Life Event, Nov 13, 06
2002 National Association for Research in Science Teaching – National Conference, New Orleans, LA Presider, Event Organizer
2002 National Association for Biology Teachers – National Conference, Cincinnati, OH
Presentation: Inquiry with Seeds to meet the National Standards
2003 National Association for Research in Science Teaching – National Conference, Philadelphia, PA Presentation: The Impact of Environmental Education Workshops on Teachers’ Attitude and Efficacy
Manuscript Reviewer (2003-current) for The American Biology Teacher.
Koop Retrospective campus visitations. As a result of the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Project Stream Grant (Co-Authored with Dr. Sandra Webster)
Member of the Koop Retrospective Team
Celebrity Series Coordination and School visits for Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Judge – Environmental Symposium. Westminster College
2002-2010 Project Learning Tree, 16 workshops hosted in cooperation with the PA, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Jennings Environmental Education Center
Celebrity Series Coordination and School visits for Strega Nona.
Celebrity Series Coordination and School visits for The Magic School Bus, the musical
American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsor
Inquiry, Slime and the National Science Education Standards – Wilmington Area School District, In-service
Nominated for 2005, CASE – Professor of the Year, National Award.
Science Olympiad, Judge (2002-2005)
Successful Environmental Grant Writing Strategies. Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
Appointments and Grants
2010 Coodinator, Drinko Summer Teacher’s Academy
2009 Coodinator, Drinko Summer Teacher’s Academy
2008 Coodinator, Drinko Summer Teacher’s Academy
2007 Coodinator, Drinko Summer Teacher’s Academy
PA Department of Conservation, Environmental Education Grant, Sustainability in Motion Co-Authored with Dr. Helen Boylan and Dr. Tim Sherwood (2010)
Student Leadership and Service-Learning in STEM Education. Federal Learn and Serve Grant. Co-Authored with Dr. Terri Lenox, Mr. Jeff Ledebur, and Nancy Welker (LCCAP) (2010)
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Project Stream Grant, Co-Authored with Dr. Sandra Webster (2009)
National Endowment for the Arts: Access to Artistic Excellence Grant, Co-Authored, Koop Retrospective Team (2009)
Caroline Knox Memorial Trust Fund Grant, Drinko Center/First Book/Celebrity Series (2010)
Marion G. Resch Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2010)
Marion G. Resch Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2009)
Marion G. Resch Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2008)
Grable Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2010)
Grable Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2009)
Grable Foundation Grant, Co-Authored with Tom Taylor (2008)
Pennsylvania and New York Campus Compact Consortium, Westminster College Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) Program grant. (2009)
National First Book Grant, Jenzabar Foundation (2008)
West Middlesex, Laurel School Districts and Drinko Center Research on High School Reform Grant (2006)