Shannon Beth Wanless

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Shannon Beth Wanless

Shannon Beth Wanless

University of Pittsburgh
5937 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-6946
Email: swanless@pitt.edu

Faculty

My research focuses on helping schools develop their readiness to (1) improve implementation of teaching strategies and (2) improve young children's social and academic outcomes. I view readiness as deeply rooted in the social-emotional culture of the school. Specifically, my lab focuses on implementation science, social-emotional learning, and increasing teacher capacity.

For more information about my lab, please visit http://www.theseedlab.pitt.edu/index.html

School Affiliations


Education

  • University of Virginia

    Aug 2011
    Post-doctorate in Education
  • Oregon State University

    Dec 2008
    PhD in Human Development & Family Sciences
  • University of Michigan

    Aug 2001
    MA in Early Childhood Education
  • Denison University

    May 1999
    BA in Sociology/Anthropology

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Recent Awards

  • Council of Graduate Students in Education “Extra Mile” Award

    Apr 2013

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Recent Presentations

  • Charting the pathways of high and low implementers of the Responsive Classroom Approach

    Apr 2013

    Wanless, S.B., Paxton, C., Patton, C., Rimm-Kaufman, S.E., Scharphorn, L.* (2013, April). Charting the pathways of high and low implementers of the Responsive Classroom Approach. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

  • Beliefs about discipline, teaching practices, and students among teachers and administrators in Taiwan

    Apr 2013

    Scharphorn, L.*, Wanless, S.B., Chiu, Y-J I. (2013, April). Beliefs about discipline, teaching practices, and students among teachers and administrators in Taiwan. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

  • Coaches' use of relational and strategic support for teachers implementing the Responsive Classroom® Approach

    Apr 2013

    Paxton, C. Wanless, S.B., Rimm-Kaufman, S.E. (2013, April). Coaches' use of relational and strategic support for teachers implementing the Responsive Classroom® Approach. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

  • Frameworks of fidelity of implementation in early childhood education

    Apr 2013

    Wanless, S.B., Susman-Stillman, A., Weiland, C. (2013, April). Frameworks of fidelity of implementation in early childhood education. In T. Halle (Chair), Definitions, frameworks and methods for assessing “Effective Implementation” of early childhood programs and systems. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

  • Context, perspective, and fidelity of implementation: What does coaching support look like for teaching implementing the Responsive Classroom approach?

    Mar 2013

    Paxton, C., Wanless, S.B., Rimm-Kaufman, S.E. (2013, March). Context, perspective, and fidelity of implementation: What does coaching support look like for teaching implementing the Responsive Classroom approach? Poster presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference, Washington, D.C.

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