Dr. Caryl Sheffield
- B.S.: Education/Special Education, California University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Education: Educational Psychology and Guidance, Slippery Rock University
- Doctor of Education: Department of Instruction and Learning, Instructional Design and Technology Program, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Sheffield is an expert in teacher education and multicultural education. She is a 2001 Fulbright Scholar at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She is certified in mentally handicapped education (K-12), as an elementary school counselor (K-6) and in elementary education (K-6).
- Teaching in a Multicultural Society
- Cultural diversity in the classroom; technology in the classroom
- "The Preparation of African American Teachers in Pennsylvania: Status and Challenges," in the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Journal, Vol. 16, pp. 18-32, Spring 2008
- "Technology and Teacher Education: Bridging the Digital Divide," in EduVision: Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Partnership and Technology Innovation, Institute of Education Publication Series, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, Vol. 1, ISSN 0799-1800, eds: Errol Miller, Joan Tucker, Halden Morris, 2005
- "Racism Curriculum Plan," Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Technical Report, May 2003
- "Technology Training for Teacher Education in Jamaica: A Case for Needs Assessment," (co-authored with Moses Peart) in Computers in the Schools, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 151-164, 2001.
- "Collecting African American Art: Promoting Personal and Community Empowerment," at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women of Color Summit, Harrisburg, Pa., November 2008.
- "Technology in the Early Years," invited keynote address delivered at the Third International Technology and Teacher Education Conference and Exposition (EduVision 2007), Ocho Rios, Jamaica, December 2007.
- "Technology in Education: Closing the Digital Divide," invited keynote address delivered at the International Technology and Teacher Education Conference and Exposition (EduVision 2003), Montego Bay, Jamaica, November 2003.
- "Developing New Educational and Political Alliances in the Caribbean: A Personal Odyssey" presented at the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 28, 2002.
Service Learning Projects
- Aid to Hurricane Katrina victims along with Dr. Deb Farrer and Professor Charlotte Orient in May 2006 and 2007.
- Department of Early, Middle and Special Education
- B.S. Education in Pre-K - 4 Education
- B.S. Education in Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Education
- B.S. Education in Early Childhood/Middle Level Education Services
"The best part of my job at Cal U is working with future teachers. I see their growth over the years; I see how they develop their confidence in their abilities to teach children."