Dr. Michael Perrotti

Education Department Chair; University-Wide Curriculum Committee Chair; Associate Professor


Department of Education

Biography

Dr. Perrotti has 15 years of public school teaching experience at the secondary level. He is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer, and a Diversity Leader-National SEED Project.

Research, Publications and Presentations

  • “Predicting Achievement on State Tests Based on School Health and Teacher Self-­‐Evaluation.” (Dissertation, 2011)
  • “Download This!: Making Social Studies Instruction Relevant In the Age of Social Networking and
Online Instruction.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2012.
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Investigation and Debate to Enhance Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2013
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Primary Sources in the Era of Common Core Accountability.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference. October 2013 
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference-
    “Social Studies in the Era of the Common Core State Standards,” 2014
  • Middle States Council for the Social Studies State Conference”-
    “Service Learning in the Social Studies Classroom-Cultivating our Future Community Leaders,” 2014
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference-
    “Lifelong Learning: Teaching and Promoting a Conceptual View of Social Studies in the 21st Century Classroom,” 2015
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference-
    “Citizenship and the Social Studies in a Diverse Society-A Lesson Based Perspective,” 2016
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference, 2017
  • Panelist-Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference-"Teaching and Learning in the Era of #metoo. Gender and Power in Teaching and Learning Social Studies," 2019
  • "Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience and Building Unity in the Classroom and in our Curriculum." Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies State Conference, 2019

Research Interests

  • Improving teacher retention
  • Building teacher-community partnerships
  • Content-based literacy 

Grants Written

Co-Investigator/Researcher: PASSHE Innovation in Teaching Grant: 2014 "Creating a Teacher Education Model of Common Core State Standard Profession Development" 

University Responsibilities

  • Member of the General Education Committee
  • Member of the Faculty Professional Development (FPDC) Grants and Contracts Subcommittee 
  • Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership Department webmaster 
  • Chair of the University-Wide Curriculum Committee
  • Member of the General Education Committee
  • Department webmaster

Community and Professional Service

  • Member of the Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies Board of Directors
  • Member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee at California Area School District
  • United States Track and Field Level I Coach
  • B.S Secondary Education: Mansfield University
  • M.S. Education: Social Studies, Wilkes University
  • Ph.D.: Human Development and Instruction, Marywood University

Email: perrotti@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-5678

Office: Keystone Hall Room 131