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Ruthanne Vitagliano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Director, Graduate Teacher Education



University at Buffalo, Ph.D. English Education  2001

SUNY Geneseo, M.A. Education

Ithaca College, B.A. English


New York State School District Administrator


Director, Graduate Teacher Education Programs, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2009 to present.

Associate Professor of Education, Roberts Wesleyan College

Clinical Professor; Warner School of Education and Human Development, Department of Educational Leadership, University of Rochester, 2005-2009

High School Administrator/Curriculum Specialist. Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY. 2003-2005.

Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY. 2001-2003.

Teacher on Special Assignment. Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY. 1998-2001.

Secondary English Teacher. Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY. 1982-1998.

Developmental Reading Teacher.  Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY. 1974-1982.

I have been an educator for over 35 years serving in the
capacity of high school ELA teacher, curriculum director, elementary and high
school principal and as a higher education professor. My scholarly interests
focus on working with students K-12 in the areas of reading, writing, and
effective literacy instruction. I am dedicated to assisting our candidates in
constructing a deep understanding of the processes involved in planning, instruction,
and assessment for all students. My role as director allows me to work closely
with our students, faculty, and staff,  providing high quality programming
designed to develop teacher candidates who are knowledgeable, caring, and
compassionate educators.

Courses Taught

EDU 322 Elementary Inclusive Language Arts Methods

EDUC 5214 Language and Literacy I

EDUC 5218  Language and Literact II

EDUC 5228 Literacy Theory and Practice

EDUC 6224 Application of Literacy Theory

EDUC 6215 Student Teaching Capstone Seminar for Childhood/Students with Disabilities Students

EDUC 6225 Student Teaching Capstone Seminar for Adolescence/Students with Disabilities Generalist 7-12Students