Faculty and Staff

George Cheryl L. George, Professor of Education
B.S., Texas Christian University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. George is the director of special education, teaches courses in special education, and supervises student teachers. Her research interests include: (1) promoting successful school experiences for children with emotional and behavioral disorders and (2) promoting fitness for children and youth with disabilities. George is the Past President of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She advises the LVC Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Telephone: 717-867-6389
Address: Lynch 147
Email: cgeorge@lvc.edu



Summers Linda L. Summers, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Education
B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Ball State University

Linda Summers teaches courses in Literacy, Child Development, Child Wellness, supervises student teachers and coordinates field practical experiences for the early childhood and special education certification programs. Summers' areas of interest include Professionalism in Early Childhood Education, Assessment in Early Childhood Education and the use of integrated curriculum to promote active learning preK-grade 4.

Telephone: 717-867-6306
Address: Lynch 156
Email: lsummers@lvc.edu



Berger-Knorr Ann Berger-Knorr, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Ann Berger-Knorr teaches literacy and literature courses in the Early Childhood Education and Special Education programs at LVC. She also supervises student field experiences. In her research, she attempts to bridge teacher education, literacy education, and multicultural education. Utilizing teacher research and classroom inquiry, Dr. Berger-Knorr focuses on ways to best prepare pre-service teachers for culturally and academically diverse settings. She enjoys involving her students in research and accompanying them to conferences and presentations.

Telephone: 717-867-6596
Address: Lynch 143
Email: aberger@lvc.edu



Darian Andrew Darian, Assistant Professor of Education
Waldorf Teaching Certificate, Rudolf Steiner College; B.S./B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison; M.A., Ottawa University; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Darian teaches course in Educational Technology, Science and Math methods and supervises student teachers. His research interests are focused on the importance of integrating physical movement (free-play, structured-play, games, and movement exercises) with academics in the learning process.

Telephone: 717-867-6309
Address: Lynch 152
Email: darian@lvc.edu



French Elizabeth M. French, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Mansfield University; M.Ed., Mansfield University; Reading Specialist Certification (Praxis), The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg; Special Education Certification, Immaculata University; Principal Certification, Immaculata University; Supervisor of Special Education Certification, Immaculata University; Doctoral Candidate, Widener University

Elizabeth French teaches courses in special education and supervises student teachers. French's research interests include engaging student and faculty in learning and inclusionary practices. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, National Association of Professional Women, and the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society.

Telephone: 717-867-6387
Address: Lynch 139
Email: french@lvc.edu



Kanupka Jennifer Wood Kanupka, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D., Immaculata University

Jennifer Wood Kanupka teaches courses in special education. Her research interests include: transition services for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and promoting positive and healthy behaviors in students with autism.

Telephone: 717-867-6307
Address: Lynch 148
Email: kanupka@lvc.edu



Summers Dale E. Summers, Professor of Education
B.S., Ball State University; M.A.; Ed.D..

Dr. Summers teaches courses in Early Childhood Social Studies Methods, Early Childhood Program Design and Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Advocacy, Leadership and Collaboration, Early Childhood Family Partnerships and Senior Capstone. Summers also supervises student teachers. He maintains a particular interest in teaching and developing original pedagogy which he utilizes in his teaching and promotes to his college students. He also maintains an interest in the education of children with behavioral disorders at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Telephone: 717-867-6595
Address: Lynch 153
Email: d_summer@lvc.edu



Walker Karen Walker, Associate Professor of Education, Director of Secondary Education
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.Ed., California State University, Los Angeles; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University

Dr. Walker teaches courses in educational foundations and secondary methods and supervises student teachers. Areas of interest include middle-level education, how students at that age learn and respond to the world around them, and how to meet the needs of every student through the utilization of brain-based learning research, differentiated instruction, learning styles, and multiple intelligences.

Telephone: 717-867-6388
Address: Lynch 142
Email: walker@lvc.edu



Yingling M. Jane Yingling, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Lock Haven University; M.A., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., Marywood University

Dr. Yingling teaches courses in both special education and elementary education. She serves as Assistant to the Director of Special Education, oversees required field experiences and supervises student teachers. Her areas of interest include working with children with mild to moderate learning disabilities, inclusion, brain-based learning and resiliency, and literacy.

Email: yingling@lvc.edu



Maryellen Brown, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: marbrown@lvc.edu



Pamela Croxton, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: croxton@lvc.edu



Marilyn Julius, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6596
Address: Lynch 151
Email: julius@lvc.edu



Kuntz Jennifer S. Kuntz, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: jkuntz@lvc.edu



Elvin C. LaCoe, Adjunct Instructor of Education
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: lacoe@lvc.edu



Carrie V. Mullarkey, Adjunct Instructor in Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: mullarke@lvc.edu



Waldemar Plichta, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: plichta@lvc.edu



Denise Williams, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6596
Address: Lynch 151
Email: dwilliam@lvc.edu



Glenn Zehner, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: zehner@lvc.edu



Marsha Edwards Zehner, Adjunct Instructor of Education

Telephone: 717-867-6597
Address: Lynch 151
Email: mzehner@lvc.edu



Susan Atkinson, Professor Emerita of Education
B.S., Shippensburg University; M.Ed.(elementary education); M.Ed. (special education); D.Ed., Temple University.

Email: atkinson@lvc.edu



Michael A. Grella, Professor Emeritus of Education
B.A., St. Mary's Seminary and University; M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.D..

Email: grella@lvc.edu



Donald Kline, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.Ed., Millersville University; M.S., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., Lehigh University.

Email: kline@lvc.edu



Support Staff

Sanders Denise D. Sanders, Administrative Assistant for Education

Telephone: 717-867-6305
Address: Lynch 155
Email: sanders@lvc.edu