Daniel J. Shelley, Ph.D.
University Professor of Education (Education)
412-397-6033 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 467

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Elementary/Middle School Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1986

Professional Background

  • Connellsville Area School District, 5th grade/gifted program teacher (1972-1987) Edinboro University, Professor of Education, Department Chair (1987-2002) Robert Morris University, Education Professor (2002-Present)

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Elementary Early Childhood Education Instructional Technology Online Learning Social Studies/American History


  • 2013 - Shelley, D. J. (2013). Classroom learning and social media in education: An examination of three popular social media applications and their effects on coursework in academia. Oxford Education Research Symposium, St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford, England, March, 2013. Invited Paper
  • 2012 - Cole, M.T., Swartz, L.B., Shelley, D.J. (2012) Enhancing online learning with technology: A survey of graduate and undergraduate business students on their use of social media in course work. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE-2013), January 6-9, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2011 - Cole, M.T., Shelley, D.J. & Swartz, L.B. (2011). Satisfaction with online education and issues of academic integrity: Viewed from the student?s perspective. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2011) July 11-13, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 204-212.
  • 2010 - Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2010). Students? Perceptions of Academic Integrity in the Online Learning Environment ?, E-Learn Conference, Orlando, Florida, October, 2010
  • 2009 - Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2009). Conference Presentation, Online vs. In-Class Teaching: Comparing and Analyzing Effectiveness, International Education Conference, Hawaii
  • 2008 - Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008). Online vs. In-Class Teaching: Comparing and Analyzing Effectiveness. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings (SITE). Paper ID # 20961, Las Vegas March 3-7 2008
  • 2008 - Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008). E-learning and E-pedagogy: How do we know it works? IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education proceedings (WBE 2008). ID# 610-079, Austria, March 17-19 2008
  • 2007 - Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2006). A comparative analysis of online and traditional undergraduate business law courses. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, WWW/Internet 2006, Vol. I, IADIS Press, 3-9. (Spain)