University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. with distinction
University of Pennsylvania
Coordinator of TESOL Programs. (2012-present, Chair, Department of Curriculum, Cultures and Child/Youth Studies).
Director of Global Connections, Curriculum Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Education Department
PA. Coordinator, Reading (2004-2007) and ESL Programs (2005-present).
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education Department
TESOL Program, Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education Department (CITE)
TESOL Program, Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education Department (CITE), Temple University, TESOL Program Coordinator (1998-2003)
Project LEIF (Learning English through Intergenerational Friendship), Center for Intergenerational Learning
Project WRITE (Writing and Reading through Intergenerational Teaching Experiences), Center for Intergenerational Learning
Teaching Literacy in the Community, (service learning course), College of Education
Education Law Center
Y.S. v. School District of Philadelphia
English Language Center
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2014-2017 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, Arcadia University
2002 Distinguished Teaching Award, Temple University College of Education
1999 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology in Education, American Anthropological Association
1997 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Phi Delta Kappa
1994-1995 Goldie Anna Dissertation Fellow
1991-1994 U.S. Department of Education Bilingual Education Fellow
2008-2010 Project Director, Preparing Students for Life in a Rapidly Changing Global Society: Arcadia University’s New Undergraduate Curriculum. Title VI, US Department of Education. $89.371.99 per year.
2006-2008 Co-principal Investigator, Arcadia’s Annual Inclusion Institute (AAII), Pennsylvania Department of Education. $180,000 per year.
2005-2006 Principal Investigator, Across the Ocean and Back Again: Study Abroad and Service Learning in Equatorial Guinea; Fullbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, U.S. Department of Education. $62,000 for one year.
2006-2007 Lead Instructor, Cultural Studies and Service Learning in Equatorial Guinea. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, U.S. Department of Education. $83,500 for one year.
2000-2005 Co-Principal Investigator, Career Advancement for Paraprofessionals in Education (CAPE); Title VII, U.S. Department of Education Career Ladder Grant, $297,581/year for 5 years.
1999-2000 Principal Investigator, Why Chamran can’t read: Understanding biliteracy and schooling, Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant Program, $34,300.
1999-2000 Principal Investigator, Pennsylvania Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Network. Pennsylvania Department of Education, $44,511.
1999-2000 Principal Investigator, Investigating the relationships among academic reading/writing assessment scores, student and teacher assessments of academic reading/writing skills and TOEFL/TWE scores, Educational Testing Service/Center for TOEFL Validity Research, $6,000.
1997-1998 Co-Principal Investigator, Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders), Corporation for National Service. Center for Intergenerational Learning, $250,000.
- Dr. Skilton-Sylvester Named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education
- Arcadia Hosts International Teachers for Culmination of US State Dept. Program
- In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley
- Dr. Skilton Appointed Director of CTLM
- Arcadia’s LOVE Pilot Program Launches
- LOVE Pilot Program Hosts First Teach-In
- Q&A with Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring Director Dr. Skilton
- LOVE Pilot Program Hosts Final Teach-In on Racism
- Egyptian Students Visit Campus on April 21 for STEM Showcase