Penn State's College of Education is regularly ranked among the nation's best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the certificate program in family literacy is taught by the same nationally recognized faculty.

Elisabeth Grinder McLean, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Associate, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy

Dr. McLean has worked in the field of early literacy since 2000, and her experiences include designing and conducting professional development, designing curriculum, and engaging in research related to family literacy.

Anna Kaiper, Ph.D.

Associate Director/Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Kaiper recently finished her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota, specializing in adult literacy and language learning in a South African context.