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Nancy Shapiro



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Other 


Nancy S. Shapiro (Ph.D), Associate Vice Chancellor for Education and Outreach at the University System of Maryland. As the USM director of PreK-16 partnerships, she works with twelve institutions of the University System of Maryland, two-year colleges and K-12 schools to foster critical partnerships and learning communities to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Maryland. Over the past five years she has been the PI and project director for several federal projects totaling over $30 million dollars from the US Department of Education and NSF that address teacher quality issues. She has served on the NCATE Board of Examiners, the Fielding Graduate University Board, the editorial board of Liberal Education, Communication Education, and National Learning Communities Project as a Fellow. 


K-16 and Higher Education Policy
College Readiness
Teacher Education
School-University Partnerships
STEM Education Policy
Learning Communities
English Composition and Rhetoric 


Shapiro, N.S (2008). Powerful Pedagogy: Learning Communities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Journal of Negro Education, 77 (3) (Summer 2008)

Shapiro, N.S., Frank, J., Susskind, D (2007). Studying Higher Education Change and Sustainability Efforts in the Context of PK-16 Partnerships. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, Illinois, April 12, 2007.

Shapiro, N. S. & McAdams, K. (2006). "Discovery Projects: Contextualized Research Experiences for College Sophomores," in Student Engagement and Information Literacy, Washington D.C: American Council of Research Librarians.

Shapiro, N.S. (2004). Learning Communities: Renewing a Commitment to Civic Engagement," in J.A. Galura et al (Eds.) Engaging the Whole of Service-Learning, Diversity, and Learning Communities. Ann Arbor: OCSL Press, University of Michigan, 20-25.

Shapiro, N.S. and Levine, J. H. (1999) Creating Learning Communities. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Laufgraben, J.L. and Shapiro, N.S. (2004) Sustaining and Improving Learning Commmunities. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Shapiro, N. S. (2003). University of Maryland College Park Scholars: Creating a Coherent Lens for General Education, Learning Communities at Research Universities, Washington D.C.: American Association of American Universities, 39-42.

Shapiro, N. S. (2003). The Maryland Partnership for Teaching and Learning: A State System Perspective on K-16, Peer Review 5 (2), 24-26.

Shapiro, N. S. & Langenberg, D. N. (2002). Systemic Reform: K-16 Partnerships, Basic Education Monthly Forum, 46 (6), 3-6.

Shapiro, N. S. (2002). Learning about Learning Communities, In C. Anson (Ed.), Casebook for Writing across the Curriculum Instructors, New York: Oxford University Press, 266-271.

Shapiro, N. S. (With J.H. Levine) (2002). Harry Potter Goes to College: Enriching the Student Learning Experience, About Campus, 5(4), 8-13.

Shapiro, N. S., & Levine, J. H. (2001). How Learning Communities Affect Students Peer Review, 3 (1) 42-44.