Theresa Goss Dawahare is an instructor of developmental education. In her current position, Dawahare teaches courses in reading, first year studies, and education.
Dawahare joined the University of Pikeville faculty in June of 2012. Her primary research areas of interest include incorporating reading and study skills into core academic courses and the effect of student involvement in the community on academic success. She spends much of her time with UPIKE IMPACT, a student-run organization which focuses on forging a strong bond between campus life and the community through non-profit activities and participation in city events. Instructor Dawahare has been a guest speaker at the ACA Summit (Appalachian College Association) and is currently involved in a pilot program on UPIKE’s campus involving the integration of Developmental Reading with Entry Level College courses. She has recently been published in the Kentucky Association of Developmental Education Newsletter.
Before joining the UPIKE faculty, Dawahare served for 23 years as faculty and principal at St. Francis of Assisi School also located in Pikeville. Prior to her years at St. Francis, Dawahare taught in Louisville, ky., as a special education teacher and was instrumental in writing the curriculum for behavior disordered classrooms in Jefferson County Public Schools.
Dawahare received her bachelor of arts in education and learning and behavior disorders degrees from Bellarmine University in Louisville. Her master’s in education was earned from Morehead State University.
Dawahare resides in Pikeville with her husband, Frank. They are the parents of five children. Her hobbies include: reading, hiking, camping, storytelling and spending quality time with family and friends.