Associate Professor and Department Chair
Areas of Specialization and Research Interests
Literacy, Urban Education, Adult Learning, and Professional Development
Dr. Rohlwing earned an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from West Virginia University and an Ed.D. in reading from Northern Illinois University. As an elementary teacher with 20 years of classroom experience in rural, suburban and high-needs urban schools, she brings varied experiences in working with children and teachers.
Ruth Rohlwing has presented on literacy and the understanding of adult learners in professional development at conferences, workshops and inservices at the local, state and national levels. Her experience in higher education includes West Virginia University, Glenville State University and Concordia University Chicago. She has been on the faculty of Saint Xavier University since 2007.
At Saint Xavier University, Dr. Rohlwing currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle level initial licensure programs. As the Chair of the Department Education, she oversees course scheduling, adjunct instructors, special contracts, and faculty loads.
- EDGCI 526: Literacy Issues for Curriculum Leaders
- CSDIG 595: Literacy and Speech Language Pathologists
- EDGRS 520: The Reading/Writing Connection
- EDGRS 522: Teaching Reading in Content Areas
- EDGRS 523: Language Development and Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners
- EDGRS 525: Practicum I: Assessment and Evaluation
- EDGRS 527: Teaching Reading: Theory and Practice
- EDGRS 528: Practicum II: Instructional Interventions
- EDGRS 529: Seminar for Literacy Leaders
- EDU 343: Diagnostic Teaching and Assessment of Reading in the Elementary School
- EDU 318 Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary/Middle Level School
- EDU 282: Reading Informational Text in the Content Areas
- EDU 283: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
- EDUG 397: Literacy Instruction for Secondary Teachers
- EDGEL 401: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching
- EDGEL 483: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
- EDGEL 418: Foundations and Methods of Literacy and Language Arts
Rohlwing, R., & Spelman, M. (2014). Characteristics of adult learning: Implications for the design and implementation of professional development programs. In L. Martin, S. Kragler, K. Bauserman, & D. Quatroche (Eds.), Handbook of professional development in education.
Rohlwing, R., & Leli, C. (2012). Applying concepts of adult learning to professional development & coaching models. Florida Reading Journal.
Spelman, M., & Rohlwing, R. (2012). An examination of adult learning: Three illustrative case studies of urban teachers in a long-term professional development program. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching.
- Marshall University's Governor's School for the Arts Mentor Award
- Lewis County Teacher of the Year
- Golden Apple Award, West Virginia
- Lewis County English/Language Arts Teacher of the Year
- RESA VII, Exemplary Teacher Award