Born and raised in Flint, MI, Dr Love taught elementary school there for 27 years before retiring to work with future teachers at the university level. She has been working with future teachers both in her classroom between 1980 and 2004 and in higher education since 2002. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and her master's degree in Reading Literacy both from the University of Michigan and her PhD in Teaching and Learning from Capella University which is an online university so she knows what it is like to be an online student.
She loves working with future teachers and has worked in the past for several online universities and also worked at a community college in Las Vegas, NV. Although she loves Las Vegas, she moved to New York to begin her position here at Keuka College. She loves it here! She says, "Keuka College has a beautiful and small campus on the lake and I like the aspect of a small college because I can really get to know the students which is always rewarding."
Dr Love has two grown children and three grandchildren. Her son and his wife live in Michigan with three children - twin girls and a boy, and her daughter lives in Los Angeles and enjoys life.
In her spare time, you can find her curled up with a good book or enjoying a fire in the fireplace. She collects spoons (from wherever she travels) and snowmen.
PUBLICATIONS: • Love, D and Lyon, C. (Sept 2014). Common core modules: A manual to creating effective lessons. Honor’s Project, Keuka College Education. International Journal of Arts and Commerce 3(7). • Love, D. (2009). Thinking on their feet: Guiding teacher candidates to intuitive action. UMI: Proquest.
PRESENTATIONS: • Presented at NYACTE conference with Honors’ student Courney Lyon, Common core modules: A manual to creating effective lessons, in Saratoga Springs, NY (Fall, 2014). • Presented Best practices in action (Spring 2014, presented to Keuka College Faculty) • Presented to student teachers: Pros and cons of online learning (Fall’13/Spring’14) Keuka College • Presented at the NYACTE conference: Embedding edTPA into coursework (October, 2013) • Presented to faculty: Best practices in action (Spring 2013, Keuka College) • Presented Social Media Use in the Classroom (Fall 2012) Keuka College, EdTech Day • Presented workshop to faculty: Post it to the web and they will come! (Fall’10, Spring’11) Keuka College, Professional Development Day • Presented workshop to faculty: Best practices in action (Winter 2010, College of Southern Nevada) • Presented workshop to substitutes: Substitute’s Survival Guide (Fall 2009, College of Southern Nevada) • Presented dissertation research to faculty: Thinking on their feet: Guiding teacher candidates to intuitive action (Love, 2009) • Presented workshop on Reflective Practitioners to faculty (2008) • Presented PCE program to faculty (2006) • Presented workshop on Multiage to teachers and parents (2003) • Presented workshops on Gesell Kindergarten Developmental Readiness testing to parents and faculty (2003) • Presented workshops on Multiple intelligences to parents and faculty(2003) • Presented at a national convention for the Workshop Way ® program (2003)