Patricia A. Sharp, Ph.D.
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 215
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Ph.D. in English Education, University of Iowa, 1980
M.L.S. in Library Science, Columbia University, 1969
B.A. in English and Education, Southwest Texas State University, 1964
A.A. in English, Victoria College, 1962
Sharp, Pat Tipton, Randy M. Wood and Dorothy Schleicher. Meeting the Standard? A Sample of Christian Schools Libraries/Media Centers in Texas. Journal of Research on Christian Education. Fall 2003, vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 243-258
Sharp, Pat T., Karen Estes, and Sheila Gloer, "Students' Perceptions of Middle School and Middle School Students", Holmes Conference, Washington, D.C., February 20-23, 2003
Sharp, Pat Tipton, and Dorothy Schleicher. (1999). "The Portrayal of Clergy as Parents in Juvenile Fiction over Two Decades." Children's Literature in Education, (Volume 30, no. 3, Sept. 1, 1999) pp. 203-212.
Conaway, Betty J., Susan A. Schafer, and Pat Tipton Sharp. (1997). "Preparing Teachers for Classrooms of Tomorrow", Partnerships in Education: Preparing Teachers for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Jon Reyhner. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University. pp. 41-49.
Sharp, Pat Tipton and Betty J. Conaway, "Collaborative Education Reform" at The Conference of the USA- SINO Teacher Education Consortium in Washington, D.C., April, 1996.
Sharp, Pat Tipton and Randy M. Wood, "Enhancing Multicultural and Global Perspectives in Preservice Teacher Education Students" at the Ninth Annual International Conference of the USA-SINO Teacher Education Consortium, Hong Kong, June, 1995.
Sharp, Pat Tipton, "Preparing Teachers for Public Schools in a Professional Development School: A Collaborative between University and Community" at Hong Kong Baptist University, June,1994.
Sharp, Pat Tipton, editor. Exploring the Southwest States Through Literature. Oryx Press, 1994.
Wood, Randy M. and Pat Tipton Sharp. "The Inclusion of Morals/Values in Selected Elementary Textbooks" in Texas Reading Report, (volume 16. no 4, May, 1994) pp. 6-11.
Sharp, Pat Tipton and Randy M. Wood. "Morals/Values: A Study of Selected Third and Fifth Grade Reading and Social Studies Textbooks", Religion and Public Education: The Journal of the National Council on Religion and Public Education (volume 19, no.2-3, Spring/Fall, 1992) pp. 143-153.
Philosophy of Teaching
Being an educator is a calling for me. I consider it an opportunity to meet and connect with students and their families in this worthy endeavor. We cannot accept mediocrity in learning, but must work toward helping each student fulfill his/her potential.
My research/scholarship grows from my interests in children's and adolescent literature, library science, and education. I love the process of research and writing.