Michelle Anderson, Ed.D.

My 10+ years in education span the K-12 spectrum in both the secondary classroom and elementary outdoor education environments. For the past 5 years I have worked in higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, I have facilitated professional development sessions for local schools and presented at national and state conferences on the topics of differentiated instruction, assessment and integrating Social Studies with the Common Core ELA standards. My research interests include: differentiated instruction, interdisciplinary instruction and student engagement. In my spare time, I am a volunteer for the Montclair Film Festival where I chair the student filmmaking competition.


Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, October 2015. Service Award in recognition for Student Chapter Service

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, July 2013. Rising Star Award in recognition for Outstanding New Student Chapter, Co-counselor


Strategies to Connect Content Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Meaningful Engagement.
National Conference for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Ross, C., Anderson, M. & Pezzolla, K. (2015, November).

Challenges When Integrating Disciplinary Reading Strategies into Content Areas.
New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Pezzolla, K & Anderson, M. (2015, November).

Teachable Tuesday: Professional Development for Aspiring Teachers.
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Bi-Annual Convocation, Orlando, FL.
Anderson, M. & Ross, C. (2015, October)

CSI: Providing ConTEXT for the Common Core.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Anderson, M. & Ross, C. (2013, November).

Common core: Uncommon practices.
National Council of Teachers of Math, Regional Fall Conference, Baltimore, MD
Allen, A., Pezzolla, K. and Anderson, M. (2013, October).

Meaningful Instruction: Relevance, Engagement and Differentiation.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) National Conference, Chicago, IL. Anderson, M. & Pezzolla, K. (2013, March).

Courses Taught at Felician University

EDU 320 - Classroom Assessment
EDU 501 - Designing Instruction for Curriculum Implementation
EDU 590 - Technology in the Classroom
EDU 615 - Methodologies of Teaching Across the Curriculum
EDU 655 - Topics in STEM Education
EDU 693 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 694 - Student Teaching (Supervisor)


Compare, support and inform: One approach to the common core standards in the social studies classroom.
The Ohio Social Studies Review, 48 (1), pp. 75-79. Anderson, M. and Ross, C. (2013).
Beyond knowledge and skills: Discursive construction of civic identity in the world history classroom.
Curriculum Inquiry. Myers, J.P., Earl, C., and Anderson, M. (2015).
Threaded Scholarly Discourse: The Key to Enhancing Online Learning.
Paper published in conference proceedings. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2014(1). Tampere, Finland. pp. 2171-2174. Allen, A., Allen, H., Anderson, M. and Pezzolla, K. (2014).
Associate Professor Michelle Anderson
Office Location:
Sammartino Hall 13
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-3544


Doctor of Education, Social Studies Education, University of Pittsburgh
Master of Arts, Humanities, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts, Education, Western Michigan University