Teaching

As a teacher-educator and disability scholar, my goal is to create an environment that provides students with tools to function not only as successful teachers, but also as informed citizens and advocates for social justice. Along these lines, I believe that it is essential for my students to take the theories that they are exposed to in my courses and apply them in practical and meaningful ways.

2016 Semifinalist for the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching, Villanova University.

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Villanova University (2012-Present)

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Trends and Issues in Special Education (EDU 8561)
  • Diversity & Inclusion (EDU 3263)
  • Senior Seminar in Student Teaching (EDU 4292)
  • Psychology of Teaching & Learning (EDU 3251)
  • IGR: Dialogue-Gender (COM 5300)

Courses Taught & Developed:

  • Critical Perspectives in Special Education (EDU 8400)
  • Introduction to Disability Studies (EDU 3264)

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania (2009-2012)

Courses Taught & Developed:

  • Teaching Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings (TFA Special Education Strand)
  • Teaching Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings (General Education Strand)

CHRISTA S. BIALKA

Department of Education and Counseling

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

christa.bialka@villanova.edu