Dr. Diane Fine

Associate Professor and Coordinator, Reading Specialist Program and Integrative STEM Education Program

Department of Education

Curriculum Vitae


Prior to joining the faculty at California University of Pennsylvania in 2014, Dr. Fine taught in the field of education for over 20 years. She taught at both the elementary and middle school levels in both general education and special education classrooms, and served as a middle school reading specialist. Dr. Fine holds teaching endorsements in elementary K-6, mentally and/or physically handicapped, reading specialist, gifted education 1-12, early childhood K-4, early education PK-K, English 5-9, general science 5-9, social studies 5-9, and mathematics 5-9. Dr. Fine also holds a graduate certificate in technology integration K-12.


Dr. Fine is the graduate coordinator for the reading specialist program and the integrative STEM education program. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in reading, language arts, literacy, STEM education, and field experience. Dr. Fine also serves as the faculty adviser for the Student-Pennsylvania State Education Association and as a professional development school liaison for Elizabeth Forward School District.


Dr. Fine is passionate about teaching, learning, and inspiring the next generation of teachers. She takes great pride in empowering current and future teachers to become innovative educational leaders who understand how continually evolving state-of-the-art digital literacies and technologies can be leveraged to create a collaborative, student-centered learning environment. She strives to help all teachers become technologically proficient innovators and problem solvers ready to lead change in education. 

Research Interests

Dr. Fine's research interests focus on emergent through young adolescent literacy, metacognition, comprehension instruction, integrating digital literacies, and preparing educators to embrace a growth mindset and to thrive in our continually evolving science and technology rich society.

  • B.A. Elementary Education: West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • M.Ed. Special Education: California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. Reading Specialist: West Virginia University
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction Literacy Studies: West Virginia University

Email: fine@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4495

Office: Keystone Hall Room 323