Francine F. Guastello, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Education Specialties
Fellow, The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and EducatorsEdD, Educational Leadership & Curriculum & Instruction, St. John’s UniversityProefessional Diploma, Administration and Supervision, St. John’s University MS, Reading Specialist N – 12, St. John’s University BS, Elementary Education N – 6, St. John’s University

My professional career in teaching spans over a period of 45 years. After 12 years as an elementary and junior high teacher, I became an Elementary school principal for 16 years. Upon graduating with a Master’s degree as a reading specialist, I worked part-time as a diagnostician in the St. John’s Reading Clinic for 15 years. My professional career in higher education began as an adjunct instructor teaching graduate and undergraduate classes and then in 1999 I joined the ranks of the full-time faculty at St. John’s University as a member of the Graduate Literacy Program. I served as an assistant chair for several years before becoming the chair of Human Services & Counseling for 8 years. I have written 11 programs for my department and 1 for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Over the past 17 years, I have served on various university and college committees and I am a member of several organizations on campus. My interests are photography, painting, and gardening and sports.

Teaching Interests

My teaching expertise is in the field of diagnostics & developing effective instructional strategies designed to teach children and adults with learning different needs & disabilities. I have advanced training in multi-sensory language learning.

Research Interests

Developing techniques for teaching ELLs, children & adults with dyslexia & those with mild to severe learning disabilities. I am also interested in determining the effectiveness of long-term professional development on teacher self-efficacy.

Courses Taught

EDU
1000
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
EDU
1001
HUMAN LEARNING & DEVEL-CHILD
EDU
1005
MTHDS TEACHING LA & SS
EDU
3200
LANG ACQUISITION &LITERACY DEV
EDU
3210
THEOR PRAC TCH WRIT GEN ED INC
EDU
3215T
RE PRA TCH WRITE GEN ED G 5-12
EDU
3215
RE PRAC TCH WR GEN IN ED G5-12
EDU
3217
RES PRAC TCH WR GEN IN ED B-12
EDU
3220
APP STRAT MAT LIT DEVEL
EDU
3230
DIAG & REM FOR LITERACY PERF
EDU
3240
LIT& ASSESS STRAT FOR DIV LRNS
EDU
3241
MLTSEN APP LNG LRN PHN IN PT I
EDU
3242
MTSEN APP LNG LRN PHN IN PT II
EDU
3250
PRAC & SEM IN LITERACY INSTR
EDU
3255
PRACT & SEM LIT INS
EDU
3293
DISSERTATION SEMINAR CONTINUED
EDU
7035
WEB TECH ENHANCE LIT INTRUCTIO
EDU
7040
WEB BASED NARRATIVE LEARNING