Faculty Profile

Pam Nesselrodt

Professor of Education (2000)

Contact Information


57 S College St


Primary research interests are school reform, program development and evaluation, teacher effectiveness, and improving educational opportunities of children placed at risk.


  • B.A., James Madison University, 1973
  • M.A., 1976
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

EDST 250 Curriculum Theory
An examination of how the curriculum of educational institutions is shaped as well as how curriculum serves as a shaping force for educational institutions. This includes an examination of various conceptions of curriculum and of knowledge as well as curriculum ideologies and structures. Finally, the course examines how diverse student populations may experience the curriculum.Prerequisites: 120 or 130, and 140.

EDST 300 Models of Instruct & Assessmt
An introduction to instructional planning and assessment with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of diverse learners. Primary activities of the course include designing and implementing lesson plans, designing assessment instruments, and designing an integrated unit of instruction. Students will learn to effectively use presentation technologies as well as instructional software and new media to enhance their instruction. Prerequisites: 140, and 260 or Social Science Research Methods (AFST 200, AMST 202, ANTH 240, ANTH 241, EASN 310, ECON 228, LAWP 228, PMGT 228, POSC 239, PSYC 201, SOCI 240, SOCI 244, or WGSS 200), or permission of instructor.