Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

Salika Lawrence, Ph.D.

Office:   V4021
Phone:   973-720-3088
Office Hours:   Fall 2012 Tuesday 2:00-5:00pm, and by appointment

Department: Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Literacy

Academic Degrees
  • PhD - Fordham University
  • M.A. - Fordham University
  • M.A. - New York University
  • B.A. - Queens College, City University of New York 
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities


  • CIRL 335: Literacy, Technology and Instruction
  • CIRL 522: Literacy and Technology Across the Curriculum
  • ELRL 624: Administration & Supervision of Reading Program
  • ELRL 605: Advanced Inquiry into Literature for Children and Youth
  • ELRL 633: Socio-Psycholinguistics and Reading
  • ELRL 623: Practicum in Reading
  • ELRL 627: Research in Reading


Other Collegiate Assignments
  • Department Curriculum Committee
  • College of Education Curriculum Committee
  • College of Education Writing Assessment Committee
  • Reading Committee
  • Faculty Senate-Graduate Programs Council
  • Professor in Residence
  • Student Teaching and Practicum Supervisor
  • MED in Literacy - Reading Concentration Advisor
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Editorial Review Board, Research in Middle Level Education Online, National Middle School Association
  • International Reading Association
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • New York State Reading Association 
Current Projects

Project Director and Principal Investigator, TPS at WPU

Selected Recent Publications

Lawrence, S. A. (in progress, 2013).  Critical practice in P-12 education: Transformative teaching and learning.  IGI Global. Call for Chapters: 

Lawrence, S. A., & Jefferson, T. (in press).  Common planning process of middle school English Language Arts teachers.  Middle School Journal.

Mongillo, G., Lawrence, S. A., & Hong, C. E. (in press).  Empowering leaders in a Master’s in Literacy program: Teacher candidate’s self-efficacy and self-perception as literacy leaders.  ATE Yearbook XXI: Examining the Perspectives of Students, Candidates, Teachers, and Teacher Educators.

Lawrence, S. A. (2013).  Teacher education in online contexts: Course design and learning experiences to facilitate literacy instruction for teacher candidates.  In R. Hartsborne, T. Heafner, & T. Petty (Eds.), Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation. IGI Global.

Lawrence, S. A. (2012).  Literacy workstations in English Language Arts: Grades 6-12. New York, NY: Author.

Hong, C. E., & Lawrence, S. A. (2011). Action research in teacher education: Classroom inquiry, reflection, and data-driven decision making.  Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 4(2), 1-17.

Lawrence, S.A., & Mongillo, G. (2010).  Multi-media literacy projects: Strategies for using technology with K to 20 learners.  The Language and Literacy Spectrum, Journal of New York State Reading Association, 20, 39-49.