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Kathleen Froriep

Dr. Kathleen A. Froriep

Associate Professor


School of Arts & Sciences


Interdisciplinary Studies

Office Location:

Jeffries Hall (125)

Office Hours:

  • To schedule a day and time for a telephone, virtual, or in-person meeting with Dr. Froriep, please go to her Acuity Online Scheduler at

Educational Background

  • Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ph.D. Professional Studies in Education, 2007
  • Dissertation: The Conscious Thought Processes of College English Faculty when Reading
  • Wordless books: A Verbal Protocol Analysis
  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
  • MA, Teaching, 1995
  • BA, Sociology and Social Work, (double major) 1976

Professional Experience

NJ Certifications:

  • Teacher Standard Certificate, N – 8 Teacher, 1992
  • Reading Specialist, P-12, 2009
  • Supervisor, 2009

Teaching Experience:

Georgian Court University:
  • Associate Professor, School of Education 2007-2018; School of Arts & Sciences 2018-present
  • Undergraduate and Post-Bac Teacher Preparation programs
  • MA, Education: Literacy/Reading Specialization program
  • Interdisciplinary Studies program
  • Bridge General Education program
Roles Held at Georgian Court University in addition to teaching:
  • Spring 2017  through Spring 2019: Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Fall 2018 – present: GCU@Hazlet Site Coordinator
  • Fall 2018 – present: Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director
  • 2014 – 2016, 2018-2019: Advising Fellow
  • 2015 – 2016: Director, First Year Experience
  • 2009 – 2015: Director, Reading Center for School of Education
Monmouth University:
  • School of Education, West Long Branch, NJ,  Fall 2004– Spring 2007
Ocean County College:
  • Toms River, NJ, Fall 2001 – Fall 2006
Fairleigh Dickinson University:
  • off-site graduate ed courses, Spring & Summer 2001-2002
Manchester Twp Elementary School:
  • May 1992-June 2001: Classroom Teacher, Gr 3 & 4

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Interdisciplinary process writing for higher education
  • Holocaust Education – specifically, teaching with art created by children during the Holocaust
  • Children’s literature

Additional Information

  • I have been a horse lover since childhood
  • I enjoy experimenting with new recipes
  • I enjoy helping others with their research interests, process, and writing


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