Beverly Bryde, Ed.D., was a Cabrini faculty member from 1990 to 1995, and returned in 2006 because of her belief in the college’s dedication to service. She says she feels at home at Cabrini.
“I returned to Cabrini because I feel strongly about our mission of service to others and commitment to social justice,” says Bryde. “My values and beliefs are very much aligned with the Cabrini experience.”
Bryde employs a student-centered teaching style. Her courses are structured so that they rely heavily on student interaction.
“I expect students to take an active role in the classroom,” Bryde says.
The classroom is not the only place Bryde displays her passion for education. She also works with students in a campus chapter of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), and serves on the Faculty Development Committee at Cabrini.
She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Educational Administration from Villanova University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Widener University. Bryde has conducted research on attitudes of pre-service teachers, teaching and technology, and classroom management and coaching.
Technology is a recurring theme in Bryde’s research. Her presentations and publications on the international, national, state, and regional levels include:
When Bryde is not teaching, she volunteers in parish activities, or tries to keep active with youth sports. After years as an athlete, she has cut back on active participation but stays active by coaching and assisting youth sports teams in cross-country, track, and basketball. “I was a runner but my knees are worn out,” she says.
Originally from Brick, N.J., she moved to King of Prussia, Pa., after living in southern California for 11 years.
She jokes that she belongs to “the 'B' family,” along with husband Bruce, children Bryan and Bethany, and dogs Bunkers and Bogey.
Contact Information:Beverly R. Bryde, Ed.D.Chair and Associate Professor, EducationGrace Hall, Room firstname.lastname@example.org