Staff Information

Karen Arcangelo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department or Division: Division of Education

Office Location: Ward Hall 2nd Floor - Room 210


Phone Number: (570) 945-8488

What makes Keystone special to me?
"Keystone College is a warm and accepting environment where faculty and students take the time to get to know and work with one another.”"


  • Ph.D.  in School Psychology (1991) Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S. in School Psychology  (1988)- Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.S. in Psychology (1983)- Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA  

Research Interests:

The social and emotional development of children and protective factors related to resilience and growth.

  • Arcangelo, K. & Cooper, L. (2014). "Let's Talk:  Practical Tips for Effective Parent Conferences" presented at the Midwest Early Childhood Conference, Grove City, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Sweeney, J. (2012).  "Helping Children Make Transitions Between Activities" Presented at the Lackawanna County Human Development Agency Head Start, Scranton, PA.
  • Arcangelo, K.  (2011).  "What Early Child Care Providers Need to Know About Autism" presented at Childcare Providers Early Childhood Education Conference 2011, La Plume, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Langan, F. (2009) "Early Childhood Professional Portfolio Content: Organization and Assessment".  presented at Pennsylvania Higher Education Institute, State College, PA
  • Arcangelo, K., Kanaley, C. & Shanks-McElroy, H. (2009). "Exploring Transitions from a School District Perspective and Exploring Transitions from a Preschool Perspective". Presented at HANDS of Wyoming County and Keystone College Transition Conference. La Plume, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Kanaley, C. (2008). "Let's Get Ready" Preparing children for Transitions to Kindergarten".  Presented at HANDS of Wyoming County. Tunkhannock, PA
  • Arcangelo, K.T., Hogan, J. & Langan, F.G. (2008). Special Education Dual Certificate Workshop  presented at the Pennsylvania Technical and Assistance Network, Harrisburg, PA
  • Lewandowski. L.J. & Arcangelo, K.T. (1994).  The Social adjustment and self-concept of adults with learning disabilities, Journal of Learning Disabilities. Nov;27(9).
  • Arcangelo, K.T. & Lewandowski, L.J. (1989).  Evidence of validity for the Diagnostic Achievement Battery. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol 7(1), Mar, 46-55.

Courses taught:

  • Child Development  I  & II
  • Psychology of Play, Cognition and Learning
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Special Education Processes and Procedures
  • Pervasive Development Disorders: Evidenced Based Effective Instruction
  • Family Partnerships: Advocacy, Collaboration and Transitions