Dr. Holly L. Diehl : CAL U

Site Search

A student listens to a lecture at Cal U.A student listens to a lecture at Cal U.

Dr. Holly L. Diehl


  • B.S.: Elementary Education, West Virginia University
  • M.A.: Curriculum and Instruction, Frostburg State University
  • Certification in Administration and Supervision, Frostburg State University
  • Ed.D.: Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis: Literacy, West Virginia University


Dr. Diehl was an elementary teacher and principal for 18 years. She now supervises student teachers. She continues to consult with elementary teachers to fine-tune and improve their reading instruction. Additionally, she works with a group of colleagues to find ways to help elementary students become better readers. The group is working to secure grant funding to develop a website that elementary school students can access to help them understand what they read. Further, Dr. Diehl and a colleague are writing a book that will be printed in fall 2009, "More Than Mentoring: A Guide to Explicit Comprehension Instruction."


  • Supervision of student teachers

Research Interests

  • Finding ways to help students in grades 3-8 who have trouble with reading comprehension

Service Learning Projects

  • Adviser for Student-Pennsylvania State Education Association, the student chapter of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association
  • Member of the National Road Heritage Council, which hired two student-teachers for the summer to help third-graders learn more about the National Road

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Childhood Education

Academic Program(s)

  • M.E. Elementary Education (with certification)
  • M.E. National Board Teacher Certification Preparation
  • Grad. Cert. Elementary Education
  • M.E. Elementary/Special Education Certification
  • B.S. Education in Early Childhood/Middle Level Education Services
  • A.S. Early Childhood Education
  • B.S. Education in Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Education
  • B.S. Education in Pre-K - 4 Education

Contact Information



Keystone Hall 315


"The best part of my job is having the opportunity to see the excitement in the student teachers as they finally get to do what they've been learning how to do: teach children! It is very rewarding to watch their passions develop - and to welcome them to the profession."

Related Links