Carianne Bernadowski, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Reading Specialist Program (Education)
Professor of Education (Education)
Coordinator, Secondary English and Communication Teacher Certification (English Department)
412-397-5463 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 424

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Literacy, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Communications/Secondary Education, Point Park College, 1994
  • Master of Education, Reading specialist/Master of education in literacy, Slippery Rock University, 1996

Professional Background

  • K-8 Language Arts/Reading teacher, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise/Research

  • qualitative research,RTII, bibliotherapy, teacher training
  • content area reading, early literacy, interventions for struggling readers, teachers' self-efficacy.


  • Rudd, D., & Bernadowski, C. (2015). An investigation of a computer training company's migration to a new distance learning platform and implementation of an online professional development program, International Journal of Distance Education, 13(4), 80-97.
  • Dubis, S., & Bernadowski, C. (2014). Communicating with parents of children with special needs in Saudi Arabia:
    Parents' and teachers' perceptions of using email for regular and ongoing communication. British Journal of 
    Special Education.
     DOI: 10.1111/1467-8578.12061
  • Bernadowski, C., Perry, R., Del Greco, R., & Parker, S. (2014). START:  A Framework for service learning implementation for preservice teachers, Journal of Education and Training, 1(2), 262-275.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2014). Improving the reading attitudes of college students:

    Using literature discussion groups to learn about content reading, imanager’s Journal on English Teaching, 3(3), 16-24.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2014). “I can’t evn get why she would make me rite in her class:” Using think alouds in middle school math for at-risk students.” Middle School Journal

  • Bernadowski, C. (2014). Improving the reading attitudes of college students: Using literature discussion groups to learn about content reading. Journal on English and Teaching, 3(3), 16-24.
  • Bernadowski, C., & Aspinall, J. (2014). An evaluation of peer review in US graduate research courses. International Forum, 17(2), 44-57.
  • Bernadowski, C., & Morgano, K. (2011). Teaching historical fiction with ready-made literature circles for secondary readers. Libraries Unlimited: ABC-CLIO.

  • Bernadowski, C., Del. Greco, R., & Kolencik, K. (2012). Beyond the textbook: Using tradebooks and databases to teach our nation’s history (Grades 7-12). ABC-CLIO.

  • Bernadowski, C., Del Greco, R., & Perry, R. (2013). Improving perservice teachers' self-efficacy through service learning: Lessons learned. International Journal of Instruction, 6(2), 67-86.
  • Bernadowski, C. (2011). Literacy skills for adolescents: What every content teacher needs to know about literacy, Middle Level Insider (May 2011)

  • Bernadowski, C. (2011, October). Literature circles and historical fiction? Middle Ground.
  • Bernadowski, C. & Kolencik, P. (2009). Research-based reading strategies in the library for adolescent learners. Libraries Unlimited: ABC-CLIO.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2009). Thinking aloud: A metacognitive approach to training college students in preparation for elementary classrooms, PA Reads

  • Bernadowski, C. (2009). Using the Coretta Scott King Award winners to teach literacy skills to adolescents. Libraries Unlimited: ABC-CLIO.

  • Bernadowski, C (2009). Teaching literacy skills to preschoolers without spending a bundle. Reading Today, 26(3), 40.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2009). Using questioning the author to improve middle school students’ engagement with text. The Reading Professor,31(2), 35-42.

  • Benadowski, C. (2008). Teaching with Books that Heal. Library Media Connection, 26(4), 28-30.
  • Bernadowski, C. (2008). Aren’t we all teachers of literacy? Library Media Connection 27 (2), 28-29.

  • Kolencik, P., & Benadowski, C. (2007). Teaching with books that heal: Using authentic literature to teach reading and writing strategies, Linworth Publishing.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2007). Book Clubs at Work. Library Media Connection, 26(3), p. 32- 33.

  • Bernadowski, C. (2006). Math and Metacognition: Using think alouds in a math classroom, PA Reads (229, Volume VII, Number 1)

  • Capalongo-Bernadowski, C. (2003). Adventures in mentoring, Teaching K-8, 34(1).

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Carianne

Summer 2016
  • RDSP6750-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PMM WMBernadowski6 (06/11-08/04/16)19 Seats

    Fall 2016
  • ECED0214-A
  • -APPTMBernadowski1 (08/29-12/17/16)10 Seats
  • ECED2140-A
  • 01:00-03:50 PMMMBernadowski1 (08/29-12/17/16)8 Seats
  • RDSP6710-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PMMMBernadowski3 (08/29-10/21/16)20 Seats

    Fall 2016: Doctorate
  • EDML8230-B
  • 06:00-10:00 PM TMBernadowski9 (10/24-12/15/16)12 Seats