Spring on the York College campus


Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D.


  • B.A., University of Arizona (1970)
  • M.Ed., Kutztown University (1975)
  • Ed.D., Lehigh University (1980)


  • Elementary Education (K-6) certification
  • Reading Specialist (K-12) certification


  • Foundations of Reading
  • Topics in Children’s Literature
  • Teaching Elementary Science, Social Studies and Language Arts
  • Introduction to American Education

Research Interests

  • Effects of higher level questioning on student performance
  • Literature-based curricula
  • The nurturing and enhancement of creativity
  • Inquiry-based science methods


  • Orme School (Mayer, AZ) Distinguished Alumni Award (2005)
  • YCP Faculty Recognition Award, Student Education Association (2003)
  • YCP Student Senate Academic Advisor Recognition Award (1999-2000)
  • PSEA Innovative Development Award (1981)
  • Various writing and publishing awards (1984-present)

Recent Publications

  • Desert Dinosaurs: Discovering Prehistoric Sites in the American Southwest (Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2012). [Adult non-fiction book]
  • Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor (Washington, DC: Ruka Press, 2012). [Adult non-fiction book]
  • Walking with Dinosaurs: Rediscovering Colorado’s Prehistoric Beasts (Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 2012). [Adult non-fiction book]
  • Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions (St. Paul, MN: Jist Publications, 2012) [Adult non-fiction book]
  • Desert Night, Desert Day (Tucson, AZ: Rio Nuevo Books, 2011). [Children’s book]