Office: Breiseth Hall
Dr. Barbara N. Bellucci
Dr. Barbara Bellucci is an assistant professor...
who has taught courses in both the undergraduate Education Program and the Graduate Teacher Education Program. She has been awarded the Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award as well as the Outstanding Faculty Distinction Award. She has been active on the Library, Graduate and Teacher Education Committees.
She developed the Instructional Technology Master's degree program. She also co-developed and coordinated the original Educational Development and Strategies Master's degree program at Wilkes. She has taught in doctoral programs for both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bellucci's areas of expertise are...
Instructional Technology, working with Cooperating Teachers and Student Teachers, and with Adult or Nontraditional Learners. As Director of Student Teaching, Dr. Bellucci mentors students for the Praxis examinations, which are required for graduates to become licensed teachers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is the Wilkes University Title II Liaison for the National Report Card.
A prolific and successful grant writer, she has...
developed and secured funding for many Wilkes educational projects, particularly in the area of integrating technology into the curriculum. Currently, she coordinates the Aligning Curriculum to Technology Standards grant for the Wilkes Education Department.
She designed and coordinated the first...
Transition to Teaching Conference for regional student teachers. This has become an annual event, sponsored by the Northeastern PA Association for Curriculum & Development. The purpose of the conference is to let aspiring teachers know the process for getting a teaching position and what school districts expect from their beginning teachers.
The conference panelists, regional school administrators who actually participate in the hiring for their districts, discuss the qualities they are seeking in hiring new teachers. They also discuss the role of the beginning teacher, induction, No Child Left Behind, and other important issues for new teachers.
Dr. Bellucci serves as a Program Evaluator with...
the PA Department of Education, to evaluate new Instructional Technology degree programs. She has served as consultant to technology projects, the most recent being assisting a college in Massachusetts to develop an online education program for freshmen.
She has been in private practice as an Educational Rehabilitation Specialist, working with people with traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Bellucci received her doctorate in Education...
from Temple University, where she was awarded the Phi Delta Gamma Sarah Leeds Miller Award for "outstanding academic achievement, service to the community, and personal accomplishment." She has the distinction of having completed two Master's degrees in Education after receiving her doctorate.
In Dr. Bellucci's words...
"While Wilkes University has a teacher education program that is unique in many ways, we excel in bringing cutting-edge technology into all of our education courses, and teaching our students to effectively use technology tools in the classroom."