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Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates

Biography: Patricia Walsh Coates is a Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she also serves as Director of the Secondary Graduate and Doctoral programs. Dr. Walsh Coates teaches graduate courses in data driven instruction, curriculum design, and instructional methodology. Her research interests include gender equity in education, sex education in the United States from a historic perspective, and birth control politics. She recently contributed chapters to the following books: Between the World and the Urban Classroom and School Counseling Practicum and Internship ~ 30 Essential Lessons. 

Fun Fact: Dr. Walsh Coates' first career was as a National Park Service Park Ranger at Independence National Historical Park.  


  • B.A. West Chester University - History
  • M.Ed. Widener University - Social Studies Education
  • M.A. Lehigh University - History
  • Ph.D. Lehigh University - History


Walsh Coates, P. and Sirrakos, G. (2016). "Rethinking the EDD to Transform Classroom Teaching." in Ellis, A. L. (Ed.). Ed.D. programs as incubators for social justice leadership. Rotterdam: Sense Publishing. 

"Sexuality Education and the School District of Philadelphia: the Importance of Community."  In Sirrakos, G. and Emdin, C. (Eds.) What the world can teach us about urban education.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishing.  

"To Build a Culturally Sensitive Educator: A Clinical Model Highlighting the Importance of Innovative ESL Strategies in Early Field Placement Classes Teaching ELL Middle Level Students," Theory and Practice in Language Studies,  Academy Publications, March 2016.  


  • Phi Delta Kappa 
  • Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate 
  • American Education Research Association 

Dr. Walsh Coates

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