Staff Information

Professor and Chairperson, Education Division

Frances G. Langan

Professor and Chairperson, Education Division

Department or Division: Division of Education

Office Location: Ward Hall 2nd Floor - Room 200


Phone Number: (570) 945-8471

What makes Keystone special to me?
"The collegiality and camaraderie of faculty, administrators, staff, and students make Keystone a unique learning community. The College offers many opportunities for individual growth and provides an environment that ignites a spirit of determination necessary for goal realization."


Ed.D. Education Administration and Policy Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

M.S. Public Administration, Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

B.S. Education (Nursing Education Emphasis, Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

R.N. Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania

Courses Teaching:


Elementary Curriculum

Ethics for Educators

Problems and Issues in Education

Child Psychology

Creating Educational Materials


My current research activities are focused on young children's acquisition of early language and literacy skills and strategies educators can use to create optimum environments to enhance learning.


Iutcovich, J., Fiene, R., Johnson, J., Koppel, R., and Langan, F. "Professional Development and the Quality of Child Care: An Assessment of Pennsylvania's Child Care Training System." Early Education and Care and Reconceptualizing Play, Volume 11, 2001.

Fiene, Richard, Joyce Iutcovich, James Johnson, Ross Koppell, and Frances Langan. Investing In Our Children's Future: The Path to Quality Child Care through the Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System. Erie, PA: Keystone University Research Corporation, 1997