Assistant Professor of Social Studies
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Temple University
M.Ed., Secondary Education- Social Studies, Lehigh University
B.A., Sociology/Social Psychology, Lehigh University
Office: 240 Gaige Building
Dr.Schocker is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies in the Elementary Education program where she teaches Social Studies Methods and other education courses. This is her first year at Penn State Berks. She has professional experience teaching at several universities prior to Penn State Berks including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Western State College of Colorado where, for five years, she has taught course in Social Studies Methods, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum, and Assessment. Dr. Schocker has supervised student teachers in the School District of Philadelphia and also in rural schools on the Western Slope of Colorado. She also has experience teaching K-12 Social Studies.
Among Dr.Schocker's scholarly interests are the inclusion of images of women of color in teaching history, the effectiveness of teacher education programs, and the writing and implementing of Social Studies curriculum that encourages civic engagement and critical thinking while promoting social justice.