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Don Steiner


POSITION: Professor Emeritus/Teacher Ed

DEPARTMENT: MA in Education, Harrisonburg

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

DEPARTMENT: MA in Education, Lancaster

POSITION: Adjunct Falculty

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 213

EMAIL: steinerd@emu.edu

Having chaired the education department since coming to EMU in 1982, he now serves as director of the Master of Arts in Education program. He is known in education circles throughout the state and beyond and has served two terms on the Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He initiated EMU’s M.A. in education, building on a strong undergraduate program. He also started an M.A. program at EMU’s campus in Lancaster, Pa. In addition to his administrative duties, he currently serves as professor of the Jesse T. Byler endowed chair. Dr. Steiner has a special interest in literacy education, foundations of education, Anabaptist-Mennonite education, and educational leadership.


BA, Goshen College
MA, Northern Arizona University
PHD, Southern Illinois University

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Steiner, D. (2012). Mennonite education agency affiliated schools. In Carper, J.C. & Hunt, H.C. (Eds.). _Praeger handbook of faith-based schools in the United States, K-12._Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

Steiner D. (2010, Jan. 22). Response to Nell Noddings. Shenandoah Anabaptist Science Society. Eastern Mennonite University.

Steiner D. (2010, Jan. 25). Action Research for Professional Development. SKYPE conference with Christopher Dock Mennonite High School faculty. Invited.

Steiner D. & McDowell, J. et al. (2009, Feb. 7). Educational leadership in the context of independent liberal arts colleges. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL. (invited)

Steiner, D. (2008, April 3). The computer hacker: A case study in restorative discipline. Virginia Association of Teacher Education, Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA.

Steiner D. & McDowell, J. et al. (2008, Feb. 9). Private colleges take on the NCATE standards. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA. (invited)

Steiner, D. & Moyer, E. (2007, February 3). Anabaptist Learning Institute: Profession development with roots. Mennonite Education Leaders Gathering 2007. Pittsburgh, PA (invited)