Faculty

Faculty

Alese Affatato

Affatato, Alese

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MMus, Music, Northwestern University, 2001
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2004
Mark Bauman

Bauman, Mark

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MA, Spanish Literature, Roosevelt University, 2005
  • BA, Spanish, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996
Dagny Bloland

Bloland, Dagny

Instructor, Master of Science in Education

English Teacher, Whitney Young Magnet School


Degrees

  • MA, English, Northwestern University
  • PhD, English Education, New York University
  • BS, Education, Northwestern University

Research Interests

English teachers' constructs of teaching English

Terrie Bridgman

Bridgman, Terrie

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Literacy Interventionist, T. Bridgman & Associates


Degrees

  • EdD, Reading and Language, National-Louis University, 1994
  • MAT, Elementary Teaching, National College of Education, 1982
  • BA, Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1972

Research Interests

Word study, reading comprehension, professional development for teachers

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Burman, Laurel

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MA, Special Education, San Francisco State University, 1975
  • BS, Elementary and Special Education, Northern Illinois University, 1972
Eric Calvert

Calvert, Eric

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MSE, Educational Psychology - Gifted Emphasis, Purdue University
  • BSE, Secondary Education, University of Central Missouri
  • EdD, Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
Marcus Campbell

Campbell, Marcus

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, University of Illinois
  • MS, DePaul University
Maureen Cheever

Cheever, Maureen

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • BA, Elementary Education, minor in Math, Purdue University, 1978
  • PhD, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1986

Research Interests

Teacher and Principal Evaluation, The Changing Role of Principal, Teacher Leadership, Professional Development

Susan Corwith

Corwith, Susan

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • MS, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
  • BS, Secondary Education, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Timothy Dohrer

Dohrer, Timothy

Director, Master of Science in Education Program

Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, 1999
  • MA, English, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BA, English and Journalism, Indiana University, 1990

Research Interests

Leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and curriculum integration.

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Duffy, John

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Curriculum and Social Inquiry, National Louis University, 2011
  • CAS, Educational Leadership, National Louis University, 2003
  • MA, HIstory, Northern Illinois University, 1975
  • BA, History, Northern Illinois University, 1969
Shanti Elliott

Elliott, Shanti

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

English Teacher, Francis Parker School


Degrees

  • BA, MA, Comparative Literature, University of California-Berkeley
  • PhD, Comparative Literature , University of California-Berkeley
Ellen Esrick

Esrick, Ellen

Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adviser, Elementary Teaching


Degrees

  • MEd, Reading Specialist Degree, National Louis University, 1980
  • BA, English, Simmons College, 1966
Thomas Golebiewski

Golebiewski, Thomas

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Clinical Social Work, Institute for Clinical Social Work, 2007
  • MSW, Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, 1977
  • BA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1974

Research Interests

Altruism and the role of the helper, domestically violent men, school culture and climate, social and emotional wellness. 

Alison Gordon

Gordon, Alison

Adjunct Instructor, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Education Leadership, National Louis University, 2008
  • MS, Education Leadership, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1984
  • BS, Education, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1977
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Haroutunian-Gordon, Sophie

Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Chicago, 1976
  • MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1966
  • BA, Music, Religion/Philosophy, Cornell College, 1965

Research Interests

Philosophy of education, teacher education, interpretive discussion, philosophy of psychology.

Kim Hufferd-Ackles

Hufferd-Ackles, Kim

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Director and Math Coordinator, Open Wings Learning


Degrees

  • PhD, Human Dev & Social Pol, Northwestern University, 1999
Peg Kritzler

Kritzler, Peg

Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adviser, NU-Teach Completers (Secondary) and Secondary Teaching (English)


Degrees

  • MA, English: English Education Concentration, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Secondary Education: English , University of Kentucky
Carol Lee

Lee, Carol

Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, African American Studies


Degrees

  • PhD, Education (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Chicago, 1991
  • MA, English, University of Chicago, 1969
  • BA, The Teaching of Secondary School English, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1966

Research Interests

Cultural contexts affecting learning broadly and literacy specifically; teacher preparation and development; classroom discourse; urban education.

Kristin Lems

Lems, Kristin

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • ED, Reading and Language, National College of Education, 2003
  • BA, English/Creative Writing/Secondary Education, University of Michigan
  • MATESL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Literacy development in a new language, using songs and music for language learning, word formation and language change, the role of oral reading fluency to assess reading in English language learners, the role of orthographies in learning to read, and songs and music as bridges to literacy


James Lynn

Lynn, James

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program

Executive Director of High School Development, University of Illinois at Chicago


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Leadership, Northeastern Illinois University, 2004
  • MEd, Secondary Education, DePaul University, 1994
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • BS, English, University of Notre Dame, 1989
Mina Marien

Marien, Mina

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • Certificate, Educational Technology Leadership, DeVry University, 2014
  • MS, Education, Northwestern University, 2009
  • BA, Classics & Animate Arts, Northwestern University, 2008
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Morgan, Janis

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • EdD, Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Martha Mulligan

Mulligan, Martha

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, National-Louis University
  • BA, Dance and Education, Denison University
Michael Novak

Novak, Michael

Adjunct Faculty, Learning Sciences and MSEd Programs

Researcher, Center For Connected Learning


Degrees

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Research Interests

Instructional materials design, professional development of teachers, professional learning communities, scientific modeling, history of science, evolutionary mechanisms, visualization, computational thinking and agent-based modeling.

John O'Connor

O'Connor, John

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, English, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • AB, Philosophy/English, University of Chicago
  • MAT, English, University of Chicago
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

Professor, Education and Social Policy

Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1981
  • BA, Elementary Education, St. Xavier University, 1977

Research Interests

Talent development, accelerated educational programs, needs of special populations of gifted children.

Brian Reiser

Reiser, Brian

Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Cognitive Science, Yale University, 1983
  • MA, Psychology, New York University, 1979
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Research Interests

The design of learning environments and curriculum materials for science that support authentic practices including explanation, argumentation, and designing investigations. His research examines the cognitive and social interaction aspects of scientific inquiry, principles for scaffolding practices in software and curriculum materials, teaching practices, and curriculum design frameworks.

Dilara Sayeed

Sayeed, Dilara

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdLD, Education Leadership, Harvard University, 2015
  • MS, Education, Northwestern University, 2000
  • BS, Economics and Marketing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992
Joseph C.  Senese

Senese, Joseph C.

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • EdD, Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 1999
  • MEd, The Teaching of Language Arts, Northeastern Illinois University, 1980
  • BA, English, Knox College, 1973

Research Interests

Action research, self-directed learning, using teacher/student work to improve practice, self-study, and teacher education.

Miriam Sherin

Sherin, Miriam

Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Dean for Teacher Education

Director of Undergraduate Education, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1987
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1985

Research Interests

Mathematics teaching and learning; teacher cognition and teacher education.

Rebekah Stathakis

Stathakis, Rebekah

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Leadership, DePaul University, 2007
  • National Board Certification, World Languages for Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood, 2007
  • BS, Secondary Teaching, Northwestern University, 2002

Research Interests

World languages teaching and learning, teacher education and teacher evaluation

Denise Thrasher

Thrasher, Denise

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction , Northern Illinois University
  • MA, Special Education Administration , The Ohio State University
  • BA, Science Elementary and Deaf Education, Bowling Green State University
  • MA, Educational Leadership and Organizational Change, Roosevelt University

Research Interests

Reading instruction for students with disabilities

Cheryl Watkins

Watkins, Cheryl

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Special Education and Teaching, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
  • MEd, Special Education, Vocational Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992
  • BS, Special Education, Chicago State University, 1987