St. Mary's College of Maryland

A Rising TIDE: Action and Reflection on Teaching in Diverse Environments

MAT 2012-2013 Cohort Application Deadline October 1st

For more information contact Dr. Lois Stover, Chair - Educational Studies,, or call 240-895-2187

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EPort Presentations

May 17, 2013


Goodpaster Rm. 230, 237, & 239

Master's Research Presentations

May 28, 2013

MAT Graduation

June 1, 2013

11:00 am 

Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC)


MAT Start Date for 2013-2014

June 23, 2013

4:00 pm

Daugherty Palmer Commons (DPC)

Educational Studies In Action

Small group of students in The Gambia

Interns abroad, publications, presentations, innovations, collaborations...
Educational Studies in Action!

Follow Dr. Katy Arnett during her Fulbright experience in Canada.

Lois Thomas Stover, Ed.D.
Director of Teacher Education

Photo of Lois Thomas Stover, Ed.D.

Director of Teacher Education

Departments: Educational Studies


Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction - University of Virginia, May, 1985

Major: English Education
Minors: English, Supervision

Dissertation - The Development of a Conceptual Framework for Using Journal Writing in Teacher Education

M.A.T. English/Education - University of Vermont, March, 1979

B.A. English - College of William and Mary, May, 1977

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Achievements

  • Member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education’s Board of Examiners (completing at least two accreditation visits per year). 2006-2011.
  • Member - Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee for selecting the best y.a. novel in any given year that has broad appeal to adolescents, outstanding literary merit, and a message of hope.
  • Chair of NCTE’s Standing Committee on the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts, 2002-2006. Published The Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts, the document on which NCTE’s/NCATE standards are based, 2007.
  • Grant through U.S. Department of Education written with Ed Kobrinski Phyllis Keen, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology.” Grant author and faculty participant 2001-2003; Project Director 2003-2004. $270,000.00 for each of three years.

Publications of Note:

  • Teaching the Selected Works of Katherine Paterson. Heinemann, 2007.
  • Jacquelyn Woodson: “The Real Thing”. Scarecrow Press, 2003
  • Young Adult Literature: The Heart of the Middle School Curriculum. Published by Heinemann/Boynton Cook in November, 1996.
  • Presenting Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Published by Twayne/Macmillan, spring, 1997.
  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High Students. Co-editor with Stephanie Zenker. Published by National Council of Teachers of English, 1997.
  • “Young Adult Literature” column editor for The English Journal (NCTE journal) 1994-1996

Honors And Awards:

At University of Virginia:

  1. Outstanding Doctoral Student, School of Education, University of Virginia, May, 1985.
  2. Richard Meade Award for Outstanding Student in English Education, University of Virginia, May, 1985

At William and Mary:

  1. Phi Beta Kappa

Nilsen-Donelson Award

Winner, with Dr. Connie Zitlow, of the 2011 Nilsen-Donelson Award for best article in *The ALAN Review* for "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Adult: Who is the Real Me?"

Aerial view of St. Mary's College of Maryland campus

St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001