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Tracy McNelly D.Ed.

Associate Professor, Education Department


  • Post Doctoral Studies, Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed. in Reading, University of Pittsburgh
  • D.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Secondary English Education, Duquesne University
  • Courses

  • CORE 1502 Adolescent Literature
  • ED 100 Foundations of Education
  • ED 101 Field Experience: PreK-4
  • ED 115 Educational Psychology
  • CL 129: Young Adult Fiction
  • ED 220 Reading, Writing and Differentiation in the Content Areas
  • ED 237 Teaching of Humanities for Middle and Special Learners
  • ED 301 Teaching of English, 7-12
  • ED 381Educational Testing
  • ED 410 Student Teaching, Field V
  • ED 411 Professional Seminar
  • GCRS 603 Foundations of Literacy
  • GCRS 613 Complex Text and Disciplinary Literacy
  • GCED 620 Assessment and Diagnostics
  • GCED 680 Supervision of Instruction
  • About Tracy McNelly D.Ed.

    Dr. Tracy McNelly is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at Saint Vincent College where she teaches courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and advises Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honor Society. Prior to entering her career in higher education, Dr. Tracy McNelly taught secondary English and journalism for several years and served as a reading specialist in a high school setting. Following her teaching career, she began a career in school administration where she held the position of junior and senior high assistant principal, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Director of Secondary Education and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, all in public school systems. Her areas of research include literacy, professional development and school leadership. Dr. McNelly has numerous scholarly publications related to her research interests and she has presented at both the national, state and local levels. 




    • English 7-12
    • Reading Specialist K-12
    • Secondary Principal
    • Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility
    • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction K-12