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Deborah L. Schussler

Deborah L. Schussler

Associate Professor of Education

204H Rackley Bldg
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-1314


Deborah Schussler is an Associate Professor of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. She is also an Affiliate at the Prevention Research Center. She was a high school English teacher for 5 years before becoming a teacher educator. Deborah’s research interests include exploring how prospective teachers acquire the necessary dispositions to meet the needs of all learners. Specifically, Deborah has examined the epistemological nature of dispositions and how teacher education fosters awareness of dispositions to enhance prospective teachers' knowledge, skills, and moral sensibilities. Deborah is currently the secretary/treasurer of the Moral Development SIG. She also chairs the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education TEAM-C (Teacher Education as a Moral Community) taskforce.