Assistant Professor, Early ChildhoodNatalie Conrad Barnyak is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Education at Pitt-Johnstown.
Dr. Barnyak completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1994 and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998.
After teaching preschool, kindergarten, and in the elementary grades, Dr. Barnyak completed her Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Within the Elementary Education Program, Dr. Barnyak teaches an elective early childhood course and literacy methods courses. She also supervises student teachers.
Her research and writing focuses on literacy, early childhood [development?], and parent/family involvement.
Dr. Natalie Conrad Barnyak was an original member of the UPJ Dance Ensemble and now serves as the advisor; she is also co-advisor of the Education Club.