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Kristen Driskill, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Teacher Education Department; Co-Dean of the School of Education and Social Work



  • University of Phoenix, Ed.D., Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Instruction
  • SUNY Geneseo, M.S.,  Reading Education
  • SUNY Geneseo, B.S., Elementary Education/Special Education


  • New York State Professional Certification:
    • School District Leader
    • School Building Leader
  • New York State Permanent Certification:
    • Reading Education, K-12
    • Special Education, N-12
    • Elementary Education, Pre-K-6


Dr. Kristen Driskill has spent many years working in various school districts, both local and abroad, in the areas of literacy, special education, school improvement, and curriculum and instruction. She spent time as a special educator of grades Pre-K through 6, reading specialist for grades K-8, literacy coach for grades K-12, and professional development specialist for both teachers and administrators in a range of school districts. In addition, Dr. Driskill led many area teachers, administrators, and districts to revise curricula when implementing the Common Core Standards, including leading the effort to create a Regional ELA Curriculum. Since arriving at Roberts, Dr. Driskill has worked to update various programs to best reflect current practices in the field. In her spare time, Dr. Driskill enjoys spending time with her two daughters, dancing, reading, and traveling.

Courses Taught:

Dr. Driskill teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses across multiple programs.

Undergraduate courses:

  • EDU 235 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I
  • EDU 294 - Integrated Literacy Practices Across the Curriculum
  • EDU 335 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment II
  • EDU 357 - Literacy in Adolescent Classrooms
  • EDU 333/302PT - Inclusive Teaching Methods-Elementary Classroom/Secondary Classroom
  • EDU 440PT - Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Graduate courses:

  • EDUC 5210 - Planning, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EDUC 5230/6230 - Advanced Literacy Practicum: Childhood/Adolescence
  • EDUC 5913 - Assessment-Driven Instruction (Adolescence)
  • EDUC 6224 - Application of Literacy Theory
  • EDUC 6929 - Research and Theory into Practice (Adolescence)
  • SPED 5665 - Language Learning Disabilities