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Judy Pula




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Judith J. Pula


B.A., M.Ed., Frostburg State University
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Composition, Reading, and the Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities

315-C Dunkle Hall









Judy Pula, a Baltimore native, moved to Frostburg to earn her bachelor's degree and has remained in Western Maryland ever since. She taught in the Garrett County Public School System for 10 years, focusing on students
with learning disabilities as well as piloting a county-wide program for highly able readers and serving as one of the county's first Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teachers. Then she returned to Frostburg State to teach.

Dr. Pula specializes in teaching composition and reading, particularly to students with learning disabilities.  She believes the freshman-year experience lays a foundation crucial to success in college and beyond, so she strives to bring first-year students to a realization of themselves as self-empowered, independent writers and members of the academic community.

Formerly Associate Chair of Frostburg's Department of English, she has been recognized at campus and statewide levels for her teaching excellence and was honored as Higher Education Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Council of Teachers of English.  She co-authored Controversy: Issues for Reading and Writing (Pearson Prentice Hall), now in its third edition. Instructors at Frostburg State University and across the nation have used Controversy successfully in composition and reading classes that integrate advanced, regular, and underprepared students, as well as those with learning disabilities.