Faculty & Staff


Barbara Walters, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Education


  • Ed.D., Northcentral University
  • Reading Specialist Licensure, University of Findlay
  • M.Ed., University of Toledo
  • Early Childhood Endorsement, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Phonics and Word Study
  • Elementary Literacy
  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Reading Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Research Interests:
                         Global Education
                         Educational Technology
                         Educator Preparation
                         Trends in New Literacies
  • Technical Skills      
                                 MS Office

                                        Smart Board
                                        MovieMaker 2
                                        iTunes U

Recent Presentations

  • Redefining Guided Reading. Pan American School, Puerto Alegre, Brazil (2014).
  • Unpacking the Common Core - Aligning Your Reading and Language Arts Instruction. Toledo Catholic Diocese (2013).
  • Using Assessment to Drive Instruction. Pan American School, Puerto Alegre, Brazil (2013).
  • Assessments for Multiple Intelligences. Pan American School, Puerto Alegre, Brazil (2013).
  • Using Picture Books to Enhance Academic Vocabulary. Whiteford Agricultural Schools, Temperance, Michigan (2013).
  • How Spelling Supports Reading. Whiteford Agricultural Schools, Temperance, Michigan (2013).
  • Using Data to Improve Reading Instruction. Toledo Catholic Diocese, Toledo, Ohio (2011).
  • Seated to Online: Easing the Transition into the Virtual College Classroom. Ohio Association for Teacher Educators (OATE), Columbus, Ohio (2010).
  • Using Trade Books to Stimulate Mathematical Concept Instructional Conversations. National Association for Young Children (NAEYC) Regional Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (2010).

Recent Publications

  • Informational Text and the Common Core:  A Content Analysis of Three Basal Reading Programs. Article submitted and under review - Sage (2014).
  • Helping Children Cope with Grief: Guidance pamphlet for teachers to use in their classrooms. Toledo Public Schools (1985)

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Toledo Area Association of Young Children-Teacher of the Year-Award Winner (2007)
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nominee-Lourdes College (2006)
  • Martha Holden Jennings Scholar (2003)



Barbara A. Walters
Office: ASI 278
Phone: 419-824-3927