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Pauline Schmidt

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720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822

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Pauline Schmidt

Associate Professor; ; Director, Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project (PAWLP)
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  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • M.Ed. (Elementary Education), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • B.S. (English Education), Buffalo State College


  • The Infusion of the Dramatic Arts in English Education
  • Diversifying the Canon of Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • The Impact of New literacies on Curriculum and Teacher Preparation

Selected Publications

"Where Is the Girl Power? The Search for Authentic Portrayals of Female Athletes in YA Literature." English Journal 104.1 (September 2014): 82-85. Co-authored with Emilee Hussack.

"We're Not Kidding: Nonfiction Texts to Use Across the Curriculum." English Journal 103.6 (July 2014): 85-87. Co-authored with Emilee Hussack.

"Tough Talk: Books about Bullying." English Journal, 103.5 (May 2014): 83-85. Co-authored with Emilee Hussack and Jennifer Stuntz.

"Let's Hear It for the Girls: Resilient and Remarkable Women in Today's YA Literature." English Journal 103.4 (March 2014): 112-113.

"Literary Slipstream: Using Contemporary YA Fiction to Connect Students with the Canon." English Journal 103.3 (January 2014): 115-116.

Review of Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. The Nerdy Book Club (31 May 2012).

"Beyond Secondary Roles: What the Women of the Canon Teach Today's Girls." WILLA Journal 17 (Fall 2009): 4-10.

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