Barbara Schirmer

Barbara Schirmer - Editor

Monroe Township, NJ, USA

Experienced Editor | Author 5 education texts + 35 scholarly articles | Two decades of experience editing dozens of books and dissertations

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Overview

I am a professor of education, researcher, and published author with extensive experience writing and editing for academic and public audiences. During my career, I have worked with dozens of practitioners, professors, doctoral students, and others in bringing their work to completion and ultimate publication.

I provide quick responses, always meet deadlines, offer steady guidance, and listen carefully to your vision and needs from concept to completion. I offer honest and supportive feedback, am available to talk with you as often as you need, and will help to balance your personal voice with the expectations of your target audience and the standard for quality writing in the profession.

I have edited and authored works in education, psychology, and reference. Just a few topics are evidence-based
practices, literacy and reading, special education, teaching and learning in online environments, learning theories, educational leadership, higher education, identity and personality, research methodologies, cognitive development, self-efficacy, assessment, linguistics, nutrition, and language acquisition.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Psychology

Certifications

  • New York State, Permanent Certificate, K-6 and Special Classes for the Deaf Council on Education of the Deaf, Professional Certificate, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

Awards

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement honoree from Marquis Who’s Who (2018)

Work experience

Contributing Faculty

Walden University
August, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

I work with doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. or Ed.D. as mentor and dissertation chair.

President and CEO

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

The Concenter Group offers solutions to issues on college and university campuses from discord on campus to scholarly and editing assistance to faculty and graduate students.

Professor of Education, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Defiance College and University of Detroit
July, 2004 – June, 2015 (almost 11 years)

I provided academic leadership at each university.

Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions

Miami University
July, 2001 – June, 2004 (almost 3 years)

I provided academic leadership to the School of Education and Allied Professions.

Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Special Services

Kent State University
July, 1997 – June, 2001 (almost 4 years)

I provided academic leadership to a department that included programs in special education, rehabilitation counseling, school psychology, cultural foundations, educational psychology, instructional technology, and evaluation and measurement.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Psychological, Social, and Educational Dimensions of Deafness

Barbara R. Schirmer

This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the major psychological, social, and educational issues affecting the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their families. Psychological, Social, and Educational Dimensions of Deafness presents an inclusive description of current research and practice that is complemented by the voices of indiv... read more

This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the major psychological, social, and educational issues affecting the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their families. Psychological, Social, and Educational Dimensions of Deafness presents an inclusive description of current research and practice that is complemented by the voices of indiv... read more

Language and Literacy Development in Children Who Are Deaf (2nd Edition)

Barbara R. Schirmer

The second edition of Language and Literacy Development in Children Who are Deaf provides the most current information about teaching language, reading, and writing to deaf children. Models and strategies are clearly described and supported by theory, current research, and numerous examples of how these models and strategies can be used in classrooms with deaf students. The book has been reorg... read more

The second edition of Language and Literacy Development in Children Who are Deaf provides the most current information about teaching language, reading, and writing to deaf children. Models and strategies are clearly described and supported by theory, current research, and numerous examples of how these models and strategies can be used in classrooms with deaf students. The book has been reorg... read more

Teaching the Struggling Reader

Barbara R. Schirmer

An innovative resource for literacy teachers, Teaching the Struggling Reader takes a novel approach to instruction--the reading program is based on the needs of the struggling reader, rather than the other way around. Most teachers plan their reading lesson and then work in the needs of a struggling reader. This book is for teachers looking for a more contemporary and inclusive way to teach re... read more

An innovative resource for literacy teachers, Teaching the Struggling Reader takes a novel approach to instruction--the reading program is based on the needs of the struggling reader, rather than the other way around. Most teachers plan their reading lesson and then work in the needs of a struggling reader. This book is for teachers looking for a more contemporary and inclusive way to teach re... read more

The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 1 (Oxford Library of Psychology)

Marc Marschark, Patricia Elizabeth Spencer, Peter E. Nathan

The field of deaf studies, language, and education has grown dramatically over the past forty years. From work on the linguistics of sign language and parent-child interactions to analyses of school placement and the the mapping of brain function in deaf individuals, research across a range of disciplines has greatly expanded not just our knowledge of deafness and the deaf, but also the very o... read more

The field of deaf studies, language, and education has grown dramatically over the past forty years. From work on the linguistics of sign language and parent-child interactions to analyses of school placement and the the mapping of brain function in deaf individuals, research across a range of disciplines has greatly expanded not just our knowledge of deafness and the deaf, but also the very o... read more

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (10th Edition)

William L. Heward

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for its innovation, strong research base and accessibility. The tenth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. Heward presents an informative and responsible introduction to the professional ... read more

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for its innovation, strong research base and accessibility. The tenth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. Heward presents an informative and responsible introduction to the professional ... read more

Review of Educational Research : The Matthew Effect in Early Childhood; Validity of Self Reported Grade Point Averages, Class Ranks, and Test Scores; Teaching Reading to Children Who Are Deaf ( Vol. 75, No. 1 Spring 2005)

Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H. Van Ijzenboorn, David Gijbels, Filip Dochy, Piet Van Den Bossche, Nathan R. Kuncel, Marcus Crede, Barbara R. Schirmer

What Is Special About Special Education: Examining the Role of Eveidence-Based Practices

Bryan G. Cook

What is Special about Special Education? Exploring the Role of Evidence-based Practices provides a thorough and insightful treatment of evidence-based practices in contemporary special education and their role in making special education truly special for students with disabilities. The book will be a useful resource to anyone concerned with optimizing the outcomes of students with disabilitie... read more

What is Special about Special Education? Exploring the Role of Evidence-based Practices provides a thorough and insightful treatment of evidence-based practices in contemporary special education and their role in making special education truly special for students with disabilities. The book will be a useful resource to anyone concerned with optimizing the outcomes of students with disabilitie... read more

Access Card for Online Flash Cards, to accompany Teaching the Struggling Reader

Robert Powell

Flash Cards, online (180 days). These third party Flash Cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your textbook or by themselves. and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Powell flash cards run in any modern browser on any device. Registrations are not transferable.

Flash Cards, online (180 days). These third party Flash Cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your textbook or by themselves. and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Powell flash cards run in any modern browser on any device. Registrations are not transferable.

Exceptional Lives (4th, 04) by Turnbull, Rud - Turnbull, Ann - Shank, Marilyn - Smith, Sean J [Paperback (2004)]

Turnbul

Exceptional Lives (4th, 04) by Turnbull, Rud - Turnbull, Ann - Shank, Marilyn - Smith, Sean J [Paperback (2004)]

Exceptional Lives (4th, 04) by Turnbull, Rud - Turnbull, Ann - Shank, Marilyn - Smith, Sean J [Paperback (2004)]

Exceptional Children: An Introduction To Special Education

William L. Heward

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education.

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education.

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Benita McLarin
Barbara is awesome! I highly recommend her!

Benita McLarin, November 2022

Barbara Schirmer
It was great collaborating with you.

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Geraldine Oades-Sese
Barbara is an exceptional editor!!! She is efficient, organized, and provides excellent feedback. I absolutely love working with her. Will hire her for all my future projects!

Geraldine Oades-Sese, April 2022


Yu Li
Barbara is a very professional editor. I have collaborated with her on several pieces of my academic writings, including my dissertation. She is very careful with every small detail in my style errors, word choice, and misleading phrasing. I strongly recommend Barbara as a proofreader for academic writings.

Yu Li, January 2022


Gregory Adrian
Helped with arranging book.

Gregory Adrian, January 2022


Karim Vellani
Prompt communication and turnaround

Karim Vellani, January 2022

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