Rebecca Shargel

Associate Professor

Rebecca Shargel

Contact Information

Hawkins Hall, Room 413F


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) May 2008,
The William Davidson School of Jewish
Education, Jewish Theological Seminary
of America, New York, NY

Areas of Expertise

Class discussion, pedagogy of classical Hebrew texts, interdisciplinary learning


Dr. Shargel currently teaches educational research methods courses at Towson University for both graduate and undergraduate students. These courses include EDUC 605: Research and Technology in Education, EDUC 734: Action Research, and EDUC x: Qualitative Research in Jewish Education. In addition, she instructs courses in moral education and Jewish education. Dr. Shargel’s research interests include class discussion, dyadic learning, text-based discussion, and experiential education. Dr. Shargel has presented at both the national and international levels and has authored articles.


Shargel, R. (2015) (in press). Partner learning to discuss text. English Journal 104(6).

Shargel, R. (2014). "We saw it firsthand, not in a textbook!”: A case of interdisciplinary learning in history museums. Ohio Social Studies Review 51(2). 

Shargel, R. & Passe, J. (2013). Reconfiguring havruta tradition: Dyadic learning in the middle school social studies class. Ohio Social Studies Review 48(1), 1-11. 

Shargel, R. (2012). Genesis Encounters Darwin: A case study of educators’ understandings of curricular integration in a Jewish high school. Journal of Jewish Education 78(4), 34-57. doi:10.1080/15244113.2011.648898

Selected Presentations

Shargel, R. (2015, February). Understandings of evidence in a first year seminar. Paper presented at the Ethnography Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Shargel, R. (2013, June). Experiential learning in the high school field trip. Paper presented at the Network for Research in Jewish Education, New York, NY.

Shargel, R. & Passe, J. (2012, March). Dyadic learning in the social studies classroom. Paper presented to the Social Studies special interest group at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Outside Interests

Feldenkrais Method, Dance, arts integration.