Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Anthony Coletta, Ph.D.

Coletta Anthony

Office:   V4106
Phone:   973-720-3144
Email:   colettaa@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   M 2:30-4:00pm; T 2:30-4:00pm

Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Position: Professor, Tenured
Area Specialization: Generic Pedagogy, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Ph. D. University of Connecticut - Education/Gifted and Talented
  • M.A. Seton Hall University - Educational Leadership
Professional Experience
  • Thirty years at William Paterson University
  • Presentor for Field Experience Orientation for Student Teaching, Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors and Practicum Students
  • Conducts Parent Education Workshops
  • Coordinator, K-8 Program Review
  • Facilitator, LiveText Program
  • Staff Development Presenter
  • Program Director for K-5
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • CIED-203-60 T 4:15-6:50 pm
  • CIEC-611-60 M 5:00- 7:30 pm
  • Office of Field Experience Orientation
Other Collegiate Assignments
  • Program Director for K-5 and 5-8 undergraduate programs
  • CEDL
  • Continuing Education Advisory Committee
  • Office of Field Experience Advisory Committee
  • Department Curriculum Committee
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • AFT
  • ASCD
  • NEA
  • NAEYC
Current Research Interests
  • Core Standards Curriculum Alignment
  • Integrated Curriculum
Awards and Honors
  • Featured in the WPU Spring '03 Magazine on the "Importance of Self-Esteem in Children"
  • Teacher Up Front (Star Ledger)
  • Professor of Parenting (Record)
  • Recipient of the Herald News 2002-2003 Golden Apple Award
  • Received the WPU Distinguished Alumni Award from The WPU Alumni Association at the Legacy awards Dinner on April 5, 2005