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Pat Zumhagen

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biographical information

Pat Zumhagen, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, graduated with a BA in English Literature from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire; an MA in Philosophy of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto; and, a Ph.D, in English Education from Ohio State University. Her Doctoral research, carried out with high school students, involved the study of the representation of women and relationships in classic American literature. Among her professional interests, besides the reading and teaching of literature and women's issues, are issues of ethics and social justice and experiential education. On the personal side, she enjoys travel, theatre and music.
Before coming to Teachers College to teach in the Dept. of English Education, she served for fifteen years as an English teacher at the Linworth Program of Worthington High School in Worthington, OH. She also served as the Director of Experiential Education at Linworth. In that capacity, she placed high school seniors in internships reflecting their interests in placements in all parts of the U.S. and in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Pat's lifelong dream has been to live and work in New York City. Pat has two children and two grandchildren, one of which is nearby.

office location

334-H Horace Mann

office hours

M 3:00 - 5:00
3:00 - 5:00

A&HE 4050: Literature and Teaching

An examination of multiple approaches to reading traditional and contemporary texts using theory, criticism, and textual practices. Special fee required.

A&HE 4056: Feminist Perspectives and Literature

An examination of women writers of the 20th century, exploring common themes: growing up female, marriage and the family, women as artists, and minority women within a critical feminist framework. Special fee required.

A&HE 4057: English methods

A required course which focuses on practical aspects of teaching English, including lesson and unit plans, effective teaching strategies, evaluation and assessment, curriculum design, and integration of language arts. The overarching theme addresses literacy practices as historically situated and contextualized.Special fee required.

A&HE 4100: Teaching Drama and Theater

The role of drama in the classroom. Students will examine the role of theaters in the community, examining production, performance and the educative power of drama. Special fee required.

A&HE 4750: Supervised teaching of English

Majors only. Students may satisfy state certification requirements by participating in the supervised teaching program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students should plan to reserve part of each day Monday through Friday for classroom experience. Special fee required.

A&HE 4751: Field work and observation in secondary English

Majors only. A series of guided observations of schools, teachers, and students. Student teachers will synthesize theoretical knowledge with intense practical experience to integrate educational philosophy with the reality of day-to-day life teaching in a secondary English language arts classroom. Special fee required.

Pat Zumhagen appeared in the following articles:

Acing the Boards (11/10/2005 3:41:20 PM)