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Karen Arcangelo, Ph.D.

Professor of Education, Program Director of Middle and Secondary Education, and Faculty Coordinator of Adult and Online Learning

Education  |   School of Professional Studies

Ward Hall 204



  • Ph.D. in School Psychology – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S. in School Psychology – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.S. in Psychology – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Professional Certifications

  • Certified School Psychologist


  • Introductory Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Personality Psychology
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Special Education Processes and Procedures
  • Family Partnerships; Advocacy, Collaboration, and Transitions
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Arcangelo, K.& Arcangelo, K. (March 2017). Keeping it Cool for the Kids: Teaching Self-regulation Skills to Young Children, presented at the Pennsylvania Head Start Association Annual Conference, State College, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Cooper, L. (November 2014).  “Effective Family Conferences” presented at the Early Childhood Education Summit, State College, PA.
  • Anthony, D. & Arcangelo, K. (September 2014).  “Atta Boy/Girl:  Effective Strategies for Acing Your Accreditation Review” presented at the 6th Annual Quality Matters Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning, Baltimore, MD.
  • Arcangelo, K. & Cooper, L. (March 2014). “Let’s Talk: Practical Tips for Effective Family Conferences” presented at Midwestern Early Childhood Institute, Grove City, PA
  • Anthony, D., Arcangelo, K., Porter, D. & Flynn, M.  (August 2013) “Best Practices in e-learning” presented at Keystone College Faculty Symposium, La Plume, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Sweeney, J. (January 2012) “Transitions in the Classroom to Support Healthy Social-emotional Development” presented at Northeastern Pennsylvania Head Start, Scranton, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. (2011) “What Early Child Care Providers Need to know about Autism Parts I and II” presented at Childcare Providers Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Arcangelo, K. & Langan, F. (March 2009) “Early Childhood Professional Portfolio: Content, Organization, and Assessment” presented at Pennsylvania Higher Education Institute,  Hershey, 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. & Langan, F.  (December 2008).  “Creating a Dual Certificate in special education and Early Childhood Education”  presented at Pennsylvania Assistance and Technical  Network, Harrisburg, PA
  • Arcangelo, K. & Kanaley, C. (2008) “Transitions to Kindergarten:  Let’s Get Ready: Preparing Children for transitions to Kindergarten” presented at HANDS of Wyoming County, PA
  • Lewandowski, L. & Arcangelo, K. T.  (1994). The social adjustment and self-concept of  adults with learning disabilities, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 27 (9), 598-605
  • Arcangelo, K. T.  & Lewandowski, L. (1989). Evidence of Validity for the Diagnostic Achievement Battery, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 7(1) 46-55.