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Dr. Maria Sanelli

Dr. Maria SanelliProfessor
Lytle Hall Rm 144


  • B.S. Kutztown University
  • M.Ed. Temple University
  • Ed.D. University of the Pacific


  • Secondary Education Pedagogy
  • Multicultural Studies

Courses Taught

  • MCS 010: Introduction to Multicultural Studies
  • SEU 325: Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies Education
  • SEU 390: Secondary Student Teaching Seminar
  • SSU 523: The Social Studies Curriculum: Prospects & Problems
  • SSU 534: Teaching Models for Social Studies Instruction
  • SSU 526: Guided Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Maria Sanelli and Louis Rodriquez, eds., Teaching about Frederick Douglass. A Resource Guide for Teachers of Cultural Diversity (New York: Peter Lang, 2012).
  • Maria Sanelli, "Looking Back to the Future: Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of the State of Social Studies Education Today." The Journal: Middle States Council of the Social Studies (2010).
  • Maria Sanelli, "Using Local History Sites to Teach Social Studies." Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies Journal  vol. 30 (Spring 2001).
  • Maria Sanelli, "'I could be anybody': Meeting the Needs of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students." National Association of School Principals Journal vol. 85 (February 2001): 69-79.