Marietta College
Education Department: Preparing Educators as Leaders for 21st Century Schools

Dorothy J. Erb, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Education Department

Educational Background

Ph.D. Ohio University Educational Leadership
Dissertation: An Analysis of Issues in the Development of Technology Teacher Leaders: The Southeast Ohio SchoolNet TTLC Project

M.Ed. Ohio University Curriculum and Instruction - Reading

B.S.Ed. Miami University Elementary Education


Teaching and Professional Experience

Marietta College, 2006-present
Professor and Chair of Education Department
Director, Marietta College Reading Clinic(grades K-6) - Reading Clinic Information

Marietta College, 2000-2006
Associate Professor, Chair Teacher Education
Director, Marietta College Reading Clinic(grades K-5)

Marietta College, 1993 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Education
Director, Marietta College Reading Clinic (grades K-5)
Director, Marietta College Women in the Sciences Program (grades 5-8)

Marietta College, 1982 - 1993
Director of Field Experience
Instructor in Education

Marietta City Schools, 1974 - 1979 Elementary Teacher, Grades 2-6


Papers and Presentations (partial list)

The Digital Narrative: Bringing the Past to the Present, presented with Constance Golden, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 20th International Conference, Charleston, SC, March, 2009.

The Evolution of the Capstone Portfolio, presented to the 7th Annual LiveText Collaboration Conferene, Chicago, IL, July, 2008.

Implementing Ohio's Syandards for Teachers and Administrators , Higher Education Conference, Columbus, OH, October, 2007.

Reading Under Construction: Creating Community Partnerships for Literacy, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, San Diego, CA, January, 2006.

Cliff Diving with LiveText: Initial Implementation in a Teacher Education Program, LiveText 5th Annual Collaboration Conference, Chicago, July, 2006.

The Marietta College Unit Assessment System, Ohio Department of Education Conference on Assessment in Higher Education, Columbus, October, 2005.

Marietta College: Transition from Electronic Portfolios, Assessment and Accreditation, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 16th International Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2005.

The Electronic Capstone Portfolio: Meeting Standards in the Twenty-First Century, presented to the Ohio Department of Educatin Conference on Assessment; Columbus, OH; March, 2005

Marietta College: Transition to Electronic Portfolios for Assessmentand Accreditation; presented to the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2005 International Conference;Phoenix, AZ; March, 2005.

Language Arts and Social Studies Standards: Reaching All Students,presented to the 22nd Annual International Technology, Reading, andLearning Difficulties Conference; San Francisco; January, 2004.

Language Arts Standards and Technology, presented to the OhioCouncil of Teachers of English Language Arts Spring Conference, April, 2003.

Fifty Ways to Capture Reluctant Readers with Technology, presented to the 20th Annual International Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties Conference; San Francisco; January, 2002.

Literature and Curriculum: Electronic Connections, presented to OCTELA Fall Integrated Language Arts Conference; Columbus, Ohio; October, 2001.

Breaking Down Barriers: Integrating Technology in Teacher Education and Distributing It to K-12 Schools, coauthored with Constance Golden; published in Proceedings of the International Conference of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education; March, 2001.

Making the Connection: Literature, Social Studies, and Technology, presented to the 19th Annual International Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties Conference; San Francisco; January, 2001.

Children's Books and Multimedia Tools: Natural Partners for Engaged Learning; presented to the 2000 Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference; Columbus, Ohio; April, 2000.

Literature and Technology Tools: Instruments for Historical Understanding; presented to the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference; New York; March, 2000.

Literature Response and Social Studies: The Multimedia Connection, presented to the Technology, Reading, and Learning Disabilities 2000 Conference; San Francisco; January, 2000.

Extending the Story with Multimedia, presented to Ninth Annual Focus on Technology Conference; Southern Local Campus, Perry County, Ohio; October, 1999.

Volunteer Training - 123 Read Street Project, designed and conductd hands-on training with volunteers preparing to serve as literacy tutors; Marietta, Ohio, February, 1999.

Multimedia Tools for Encouraging Student Response to Literature, presented to the Greater Ohio Technololgy Education Conference; Columbus, Ohio; November, 1998.

Supporting Authentic Reading Assessment through Context Specific Electronic Annotations, paper presented to the Ninth Regional Conference on Technology, Reading, and Learning Disabilities; Boston, MA; October, 1998.

The Marietta Model for Integrating Technology Into the Teacher Education Curriculum, presented to the Spring Conference of the Ohio Consortium of Teacher Education Organizations; Columus, Ohio; March,1998.

Multimedia, Literature, and Thematic Research: Providing a Voice for Seldom Heard Knowledge, feature presentation to the Sixth AnnualConfernece on Technology, Reading, and Learning Disabilities;SanFransisco; January, 1998.


Recent Awards

Marietta College Innovative Teaching Award, 2008, 2003, 2001

Harness Teaching Fellowship, 2000


Professional Organizations and Activities

International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English Board of Trustees
Ohio Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Exexutive Board
Ohio Association of Private Colleges of Teacher Education Governing Board
Ohio Research Collaborative
President, Washington County Children's Services Board
Kappa Delta Pi
Phi Kappa Phi
Omicron Delta Kappa
Mortar Board


Dorothy Erb

101 Erwin Hall
740-376-4761
email: erbd@marietta.edu