Dr. Pauline Skowron-Schmidt. Dr. Pauline Skowron-Schmidt earned her BS in English education from Buffalo State in 1996. She was an English teacher in the Holland Central schools before completing her Phd and moving to higher education. She was an assistant professor in the department of education at D’Youville for 5 years and is currently an Associate Professor at West Chester University (WCU). In 2020, she was awarded the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at WCU where she served as a co-advisor of the school's NCTE Student Affiliate. The organization was awarded the Affiliate of Excellence Award from NCTE in 2017, 2020, and 2021. She has co-hosted a podcast, Notorious Pedagogues, since 2019.