Dr. Diane Fine

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Integrative STEM Education Program

Department of Education


Prior to joining the faculty at California University of Pennsylvania in 2014, Dr. Fine taught in the field of education for over 20 years. She has taught at both the elementary and middle school levels in both general education and special education classrooms, and has served as a middle school reading specialist. Dr. Fine holds teaching endorsements in elementary K-6, mentally and/or physically handicapped, reading specialist, gifted education 1-12, early childhood K-4, early education PK-K, English 5-9, general science 5-9, social studies 5-9, and mathematics 5-9. Dr. Fine also holds a graduate certificate in technology integration K-12.


Dr. Fine is the graduate coordinator for the reading specialist program and the STEM education program. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in reading, language arts, literacy, and field experience. Dr. Fine also serves as the faculty adviser for the Student-Pennsylvania State Education Association and as a professional development school liaison for Elizabeth Forward School District.


Research Interests

Dr. Fine's research interests include reading comprehension, emergent literacy, young adolescent literacy, teachers' perceptions of literacy, popular culture and new literacies, metacognition, strategic comprehension instruction, balanced literacy instruction, and integrative STEM education.

  • B.A. Elementary Education: West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • M.Ed. Special Education: California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. Reading Specialist: West Virginia University
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction Literacy Studies: West Virginia University

Email: fine@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4495

Office: Keystone Hall Room 323