Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H, passed away on April 27.
Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...
Dr. Ellen Skilton, professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to...
In February, seventeen international teachers in “American Language: Connecting English Teachers to U.S. History and Culture,” a program organized by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, concluded their experience with culminating activities at Arcadia led by Dr....
Marking the beginning of a new chapter in Arcadia University’s history, Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, professor of education, was named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education. The University’s first donor designated chair results from a $1 million gift from Walter and Rosemary...
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. with distinction, Major in Educational Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania
MS.Ed., Major in TESOL
B.A., Major in French
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 Curriclum. 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. Fullbright-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.