Stetson University

Elizabeth Heins

Professor of Education

Elizabeth Deane Heins received her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She is presently professor of education at Stetson University, where she teaches courses in classroom management, literacy, educational psychology and assessment. She holds the Nina B. Hollis Chair of Educational Reform and works closely with the university's professional development initiative. This institute is responsible for school partnerships with several schools in the West Volusia area and has facilitated such initiatives as the single gender classrooms, extended day, co-teaching and inclusive classrooms. She frequently presents at national and international conferences on these topics.

Education

  • Ph.D., education, cognates in foundations, research methodology, special education, University of Virginia
  • M.Ed., education, University of Virginia
  • B.A., psychology, Florida Technological University

Course Topics

  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management
  • Reading Diagnosis and Correction
  • Tests, Measurement and Evaluation
  • Psychology of Discipline and Instruction

Research Interests

  • Literacy
  • Single gender classes
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Teacher effectiveness

Publications

  • Tichenor, M., Diedrich, R., Piechura, K. and Heins, E. (submitted for publication). "The DaVinci Club: Where Literature Meets The Arts."
  • Colwell, C., MacIssac, D., Tichenor, M., Heins, E. and Piechura, K. (accepted for publication in The Professional Educator). "District and University Perspectives on Sustaining Professional Development Schools? Do the NCATE Standards Matter?"
  • Piechura-Couture, K., Heins,E. and Tichenor, M. "The Boy Factor: Can Single-Gender Classes Reduce the Over-Representation of Boys in Special Education?" College Student Journal, Volume 47, Number 2 / Summer 2013 (selected reprint).
  • Colwell, C., MacIssac, D., Tichenor, M., Heins, E. and Piechura, K. (accepted for publication in The Professional Educator). "District and University Perspectives on Sustaining Professional Development Schools? Do the NCATE Standards Matter?"
  • Piechura-Couture, K., Heins,E. and Tichenor, M. "The Boy Factor: Can Single-Gender Classes Reduce the Over-Representation of Boys in Special Education?" College Student Journal, Volume 47, Number 2 / Summer 2013 (selected reprint).
  • Tichenor, M., Heins, E. and Piechura, K. (2010). "Five Steps in Creating a Summer Literacy Camp for At-Risk Students." The Florida Reading Journal, 46(2), 39-43.
  • Rhodes, W. C., Piechura-Couture, K. and Doone, E. (2009). "Unifying Theory of Emotional Disturbance and the Life Impact Curriculum in Personal Constructivism: Theory and Applications." Edited by Larry M. Leitner and Jill C. Thomas. Pace University Press.
  • Piechura-Couture, K. and Heins, E. (2009). "The Boy Factor." International Association of Special Education.
  • Tichenor, M., Piechura, K. Heins, E., Dershimer, E. and MacIsaac, D. (2008). "Preparing Teacher Candidates to Use Gender-Specific Teaching Strategies." Focus on Teacher Education, 8(4), 3-7.
  • Tichenor, M., Taylor, G., Piechura, K. and Heins, E. (2006). "The Cats and the Hatters: A Summer Literacy Program for Students At-Risk." The Florida Reading Quarterly, 42(4), 37-39.
  • Piechura, K.P., Heins, E.D., Roberts, D., MacIsaac, D. and Roberts, J. (2006). "The Lunch Bunch: Building Literacy in a Natural Way." Florida Reading Quarterly.

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