Michele Castleman

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Lavely-Shedenhelm Education Center



Associate Professor of Education

School of Education


PhD, The Ohio State University

MFA, Chatham University

BA, Michigan State University


Dr. Castleman is an Assistant Professor of Education at Heidelberg University. She loves teaching courses on young adult and children's literature and on how to teaching literature and writing to future educators. She is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Children's Literature Association (ChLA). She has participated in Heidelberg study abroad trips to China and the Dominican Republic.

Courses Taught

EDU 200: Growth and Human Development
EDU 217: Children's Literature
EDU 218: Young Adult Literature
EDU 324: Teaching of Writing
EDU 344: Reading to Learn
EDU 425: Multicultural Literature
EDU 506: American Education in a Diverse Society


English methods, the teaching of writing, young adult and children's literature, multiculturalism in education and literature

Research Interests

Young adult and children's literature including sub-topics like the inclusion of violence and characters from mythology

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