Diane S. Webber

B.A. Le Moyne College
M.Ed. Boston University
Ph.D. Lesley University

With extensive teaching experience as a reading/learning disabilities specialist at the middle school, high school, and college levels, Diane has a deep commitment to education.  Her metacognitive approach to working with students in PAL brings thoughtful pedagogy to classes she teaches in the Psychology and Education departments, as well as the First Year Studies area. Her scholarship includes research on the relationship of personality type to academic success for college students; the use of social networking as it relates to social skills for college students with learning disabilities; the transition process from high school to college; and, classroom teaching strategies that address various learning styles. Dr. Webber has also written about the issues surrounding students' decisions to delay the start of college, or to "stop out" of college, temporarily. She has presented her research on best practices for teaching students with learning differences at conferences in diverse locations such as, New York, California, Arizona, Minnesota, England, Norway, and Australia.

Recently, Dr. Webber was awarded a Whiting Foundation Fellowship, which facilitates professors' travel abroad to study quality of instruction. Her travels will allow her the opportunity to explore the Scandinavian higher education system notable for innovative teaching methods for all types of learners. She will identify innovations in best practices used with first-year students in Scandinavian universities that address the needs of students who learn differently.

Dr. Webber participates in college initiatives where she shares her interest in both adaptive and current educational technologies. Her educational strategies include the use of various technologies in the teaching/learning continuum so students learn ways to receive information and express their understandings using resources that fit their individual learning preferences and strengths. Dr. Webber currently teaches and coordinates an on-line summer course for students entering PAL/Curry College. She is involved in several college-wide programs dedicated to research and development of supports for student learning and success.

Diane S. Webber

Name: Diane Webber

Department: PAL

Title: Professor

Phone: (617)333-2214

E-mail: Contact Me


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