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Dr. Diane Santori

Professor, Department Chairperson

College of Education and Social Work - Literacy (Reading)


Dr. Diane Santori earned her B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Temple University, her Reading Specialist certification and M.S. in Education from St. Joseph's University, and her Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Reading, Writing and Literacy program. She began her college teaching career as an adjunct at West Chester University. In addition to her higher-education teaching experience, Santori brings background as an elementary classroom teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. She has a number of publications and presentations to her credit. Santori's current research interests include dialogic discussions and powerful iPad-based teaching and learning.


  • Discourse
  • Student-Centered Discussions
  • iPad-based Teaching and Learning
  • Writing Workshop (Elementary School)
  • Teaching in Urban Settings


  • B.S., Temple University
  • M.S., St. Joseph's University
  • Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania


KYW radio, 2015
Philadelphia Tribune, 2015