Faculty
Alese Affatato-Fortin
Affatato-Fortin, Alese
Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2004
Mark Bauman
Bauman, Mark
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • 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
  • 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
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
Literacy Interventionist, T. Bridgman & Associates
  • 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
Eric Calvert
Calvert, Eric
Associate Director, Center for Talent Development
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • MSE, Educational Psychology - Gifted Emphasis, Purdue University
  • BSE, Secondary Education, University of Central Missouri
  • EdD, Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
Maureen Cheever
Cheever, Maureen
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Dugas, Daryl
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University
  • PhD, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, 2013
  • MST, Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 2002
Research Interests
Teacher education, Transition to Adulthood, Classroom Management, Identity
Shanti Elliott
Elliott, Shanti
English Teacher, Francis Parker School
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • BA, MA, Comparative Literature, University of California-Berkeley
  • PhD, Comparative Literature , University of California-Berkeley
Ellen Esrick
Esrick, Ellen
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
Adviser, Elementary Teaching
  • MEd, Reading Specialist Degree, National Louis University, 1980
  • BA, English, Simmons College, 1966
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon
Haroutunian-Gordon, Sophie
Professor, Education and Social Policy
  • 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.
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Harper, Kit
Adjunct Lecturer, Undergraduate Program
Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program
  • MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University, 1979
  • BA, Psychology, Northwestern University, 1975
Research Interests
Differentiation of instruction, development and disorders of language and cognition, application of theory and research in practice
Kim Hufferd-Ackles
Hufferd-Ackles, Kim
Open Wings Learning
Director, and Math Coordinator
  • PhD, Human Dev & Social Pol, Northwestern University, 1999
Peg Kritzler
Kritzler, Peg
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
Adviser, NU-Teach Completers (Secondary) and Secondary Teaching (English)
James Lynn
Lynn, James
Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program
Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program
Executive Director of High School Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 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
Steven McGee
McGee, Steven
Research Associate Professor, Learning Sciences
  • MBA, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2000
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BS, Human Dev & Social Pol, Northwestern University, 1988
Research Interests
Science education, urban education reform, assessment, educational technology, curriculum design.
Dick Miller
Miller, Dick
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • MA, Education, National Louis University, 1988
  • BA, Education, DePaul University, 1972
Martha Mulligan
Mulligan, Martha
Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program
  • 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
  • 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
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • 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
  • 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.
Elizabeth Parkinson
Parkinson, Elizabeth
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • BA, Economics and Spanish, Vanderbilt University, 1981
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1985
Brian Reiser
Reiser, Brian
Professor, Learning Sciences
  • 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 pratices, and curriculum design frameworks.
David Renz
Renz, David
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
Adviser, Secondary Teaching and Teacher Leadership
  • MAT, Northwestern University, 1967
  • BA, History, Wittenberg University, 1966
Joseph C.  Senese
Senese, Joseph C.
Instructor, Master of Science in Education
  • 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
Director of Undergraduate Education, School of Education and Social Policy
  • 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.