Dr. Michael Perrotti

Coordinator of Graduate Secondary Ed Programs and Associate Professor

Department of Education


Dr. Perrotti has 15 years of teaching experience in public schools, including as chair of the social studies department.

Research, Publications and Presentations

  • “Predicting Achievement on State Tests Based on School Health and Teacher Self-­‐Evaluation.” (Dissertation, 2011)
  • “Download This!: Making Social Studies Instruction Relevant In the Age of Social Networking and
Online Instruction.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2012.
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Investigation and Debate to Enhance Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2013
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Primary Sources in the Era of Common Core Accountability.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference. October 2013 

Research Interests

  • Improving teacher retention
  • Building teacher-community partnerships
  • Content-based literacy 

Grants Written

Co-Investigator/Researcher: PASSHE Innovation in Teaching Grant: 2014 "Creating a Teacher Education Model of Common Core State Standard Profession Development"


University Responsibilities

  • Member-General Education Committee
  • Member-Faculty Professional Development (FPDC) Grants and Contracts Subcommittee 
  • Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership Department Webmaster 
  • B.S Secondary Education: Mansfield University
  • M.S. Education: Social Studies, Wilkes University
  • Ph.D.: Human Development and Instruction, Marywood University

Email: perrotti@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-5678

Office: Keystone Hall Room 131