Linda Kraemer

  • Professor of Education
  • Division: Education

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

I love interacting with the students through courses, advisement, Freshman Seminar, and clubs. You don't often get all these opportunities to get to know your students at larger colleges.

Academic Interests

  • Literacy

  • Elementary Education

  • Children's Literature

  • Mild Disabilities

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Peer Mediation

What I am working on

Currently, I am examining the needs of children with challenges that are not great enough to necessarily qualify them for services. I think all classroom teachers would benefit from the same "bag of tricks" typically used by Special Education teachers.

Educational Philosophy

I think children learn best by doing and by being personally invested in the work. Teachers today need to know how to make learning fun and interactive and not solely focus on standards and testing.

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Elementary Education- Queens College, CUNY, NY

  • M.S. in Reading- C.W. Post, Long Island University, NY

  • Ed.D in Instructional Leadership- St. John's University, NY

Additional Information

Moderator of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

  • Kraemer, L. A., McCabe, P.M, & Sinatra, R. (in press). The effects of read alouds of expository text on first graders' listening comprehension and book choice. Literacy Research and Instruction.

  • McCabe, P. P., Kraemer, L. A., Miller, P. M., Parmar, R. S., & Ruscica, M. B. (2006). The effect of text format upon underachieving first year college students' self-efficacy for reading and subsequent reading comprehension.  Journal of College Reading and Learning, 37(1), 19-44.