Quatroche named chair of department of elementary, early special education

January 20 2006

Diana Quatroche has been named chairperson of the department of elementary, early and special education at Indiana State University, effective this semester (January, 2006).

Quatroche, who has been at ISU since 1998, had previously served terms as both acting and interim chair of the department during her tenure. She fills the vacancy left by former chair Elizabeth Jared.

Prior to coming to Indiana State, Quatroche's most recent faculty appointments included those at Southeast Missouri State University (1994-98) and Ashland University, Ohio (1993-94), as well as at Kent State University (1990-93).

Her most recent funding accomplishment for the department and the College of Education as a whole was her work with fellow elementary, early and special education department colleague Lisa Cutter to garner more than $400,000 from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for "Writing Through the Arts." (2004) The "Writing Through the Arts" program, which kicked off in July 2005, is a two-year project designed to help teachers use art, literature, music, drama and film as a tool for teaching students how to express their thoughts and concepts through writing.

Quatroche earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. She later earned her master's and doctorate - in language communications and instruction and learning, respectively - from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact; Diana Quatroche, chairperson and associate professor, department of elementary, early and special education, College of Education, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2854 or eequatro@isugw.indstate.edu

 

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Diana Quatroche has been named chairperson of the department of elementary, early and special education at ISU

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