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MSED Faculty New

Altshuler, Mari

Altshuler, Mari

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

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

Biography

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2010 and working in P-12 learning since 1997. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching Spanish at Glenbrook South High School.

Ban, Jennifer

Ban, Jennifer

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Roosevelt University
  • MA,Teacher Leadership/Administration, Roosevelt University
  • BS, Education, Drake University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2020 and working in P-12 learning since 1999. I train teacher leaders because I believe teachers deserve leaders who care about helping them grow and learn. We are stronger as educators when we learn from each other. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in Pleasantdale School District 107.

Bauman, Mark

Bauman, Mark

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2010 and working in P-12 learning since 1997. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching Spanish at Glenbrook South High School.

Bavis, Pete

Bavis, Pete

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois Chicago, 2010
  • MA, Secondary Education, DePaul University, 2000
  • BA, English, Tufts University, 1993

I’ve been working in P-12 learning since 1996 and teaching for the MSED program since 2016. I train teacher leaders because they are a critical voice in education. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Evanston Township High School.

Bramley, Scott

Bramely, Scott

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Concordia University Chicago
  • M.A., School Leadership, Concordia University Chicago
  • M.A., Curriculum & Instruction/Teaching & Learning, St. Xavier University
  • B.A., English & Secondary Education, Loyola University Chicago

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2020 and working in P-12 learning since 2003. I train teacher leaders because I believe conscious, antiracist educators are critical partners with their students and the community to disrupt systemic barriers in education. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m serving as the Associate Principal for Instruction & Literacy at Evanston Township High School.

Bridgman, Terrie

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2004 and working in P-12 learning since 1981. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m working with children in my clinic Banner Literacy Center. I also might be found in classrooms in the south side of Chicago working with teachers.


Research Interests

Word study, reading comprehension, professional development for teachers

Calvert, Eric

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
Campbell, Marcus

Campbell, Marcus

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, University of Illinois
  • MS, DePaul University
Cardenas-Lopez, Elizabeth

Cardenas-Lopez, Elizabeth

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • Ph.D., Reading and Language, National-Louis University
  • B.A., Education, Northeastern Illinois University
  • M.A., Bilingual, Multicultural Education, Chicago State University

Research Interests

K-12 Language and Literacy, Dual Language Education, Education of English Learners, Literacy Intervention and Supports for Striving Learners.

Cloud, Stacey

Cloud, Stacey

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.S.Ed, Childhood General Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • BA, Biology, Earlham College

This is my first year teaching for the MSED program, but I’ve been working in P-12 learning since 2000. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m parenting a nine year old and six year old twins.

Collins, Ben

Collins, Ben

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • Ed.D, School Administration and Supervision, Loyola University Chicago
  • MS, School Administration, Aurora University
  • MS, Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019 and working in P-12 learning since 2007. I train teacher leaders because they are the best hope for supporting great teachers and great learning in our school system. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m working at my job during the school year.

Corwith, Susan

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
Crawford, Sarah

Crawford, Sarah

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MAT, Reading with Reading Specialist Certification, Concordia University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, Loyola University Chicago

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching middle school humanities in a CPS school. 


Research Interests

Equity and diversity in teaching, school culture and climate, middle school ELA and social science

Fadda-Ginski, Fabiola

Fadda-Ginski, Fabiola

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.A., Education Leadership, American College of Education
  • Diploma in Translation, Interpretation and Foreign Correspondence, Scuola Superiore Interpreti e Traduttori, Rome, Italy
  • M.A., Urban Teaching, Columbia College
  • B.A., Organizational Management, Concordia University
  • M.A., Reading, Northeastern University
  • Ph.D., Reading and Language, National Louis University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2017 and working in P-12 learning since 1995. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m the World Language Programs Director for Chicago Public Schools


Research Interests

Language acquisition and teacher evaluation systems.

 Gordon, Alison

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2013 and working in P-12 learning since 1977. I train teacher leaders because strong and skilled leadership in schools influences positive culture, adult learning, and student growth and achievement. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m facilitating the Educational Coaching Network and providing Collaborative Leadership Coaching training, through IPA.

Goren, Paul

Goren, Paul

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • Ph.D. Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University School of Education
  • Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas-Austin
  • B.A. Political Science, Williams College

I have been teaching in the MSED program since 2021 and working in P-12 learning since 1986. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m serving as the Director of the Center on Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity at SESP. Prior to this I served as Superintendent of Evanston/Skokie District 65.

Hayes, Timothy

Hayes, Timothy

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.S.Ed. Educational Leadership, Northeastern Illinois University
  • M.A.T. Secondary English Instruction, Boston College
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, National Louis University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2017 and working in P-12 learning since 1995. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m…an English teacher, Student Activities Coordinator, and Equity Liaison for New Trier Township High School.

Hensler, Cecily

Hensler, Cecily

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Knapik, Meg

Knapik, Meg

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MEd, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Education Policy & Organization Leadership
  • MEd, National Louis University, Curriculum and Instruction
  • BS, Middle Childhood Education, Miami University (OH)

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2020 and working in P-12 learning since 2005. I train teacher leaders because teachers are our greatest chance at changing the world for the better through the impact teachers have on their students. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at GEMS World Academy Chicago.

Larison, Sarah

Larison, Sarah

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
  • MSEd Elementary Teaching, Northwestern University
  • BA Sociology, University of Iowa


I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019 and working in P-12 learning for 10 years. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m working on my dissertation proposal.

Lynn, James

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2010 and working in P-12 learning since 1993. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m working at UIC in my roles as the director of high school development, the interim director of undergraduate research, and as a senior program associate in UIC’s Learning Sciences Research Institute.

Matsko-Kavita

Dr. Kavita Kapadia Matsko

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Teacher Education

McGill, Tara

McGill, Tara

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education

Curriculum Development Specialist


Degrees

  • MAT, Secondary Science with Middle-Level Learning Endorsement, National Louis University
  • MS, Entomology , University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign
  • BA, Biology, Boston University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2017 and working in P-12 learning since 2008. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m doing grant-funded middle and high school curriculum-design work with Brian Reiser’s research team at NU. 


Research Interests

Design of scientific curriculum materials, professional development and cooperative learning

McGreal, Amy

McGreal, Amy

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Phoenix
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of Iowa

Research Interests

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in Elementary Classrooms

Morgan, Janis

Morgan, Janis

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Biography

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2016 and working in P-12 learning since 1986. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I am the Clinical Director at Cove School, a private school for students with significant learning disabilities.


I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2016 and working in P-12 learning since 1986. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I am the Clinical Director at Cove School, a private school for students with significant learning disabilities.


Research Interests

Social-emotional learning, diverse learners, instructional practices

Mulligan, Martha

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2013 and working in 9-12 learning since 1996. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m…teaching high school math in Chicago Public Schools.

Muskin, Carol

Muskin, Carol

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MS-PhD, Northwestern University, SESP, 1994
  • BA, Washington University, 1980, History and Literature; Secondary Social Studies Licensure

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2018. I also supervise NU Interns in Social Studies, English, and Elementary Education. I’ve been working since 2017 in P-12 learning. Most of my career has been in Teacher Education at the University level: National-Louis University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, and Northwestern University.

When I’m not teaching an MSED course, in the Fall and Winter I really learn a lot from mentoring NU Interns (usually English or SS and occasionally elementary education).  Other teaching related gigs include a weekly family and friends Sunday morning yoga class, tutoring for the Evanston District #65 Reading Fluency Program, creating and teaching enrichment sessions for AFS international high school exchange students, and creating/giving tours for K-12 students through the Chicago Architecture Center.  I am looking forward to the reopening of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian (MMAI), where I also give K-12 and adult tours.

Nabers, Jennifer

Nabers, Jennifer

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • B.A. English, Villanova
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2014

I’ve been teaching in P-12 since 1996 and for the MSED program since 2017. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching 7th grade English at the Latin School of Chicago


Research Interests

Middle School ELA best practices & curriculum and instruction.

Nelsen, Matt

Nelsen, Matt

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Political Science, Northwestern University
  • MA, Social Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • BA, Political Science, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies, St. Olaf College

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019 and working in P-12 learning since 2013. Prior to beginning graduate school, I worked as a fifth grade public school teacher within the San Antonio Independent School District. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching American Politics at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and am a Postdoctoral Scholar affiliated with the Department of Political Science and the GenForward Survey at The University of Chicago.

Novak, Dawn

Novak, Dawn

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, American College of Education
  • B.S., Elementary Education (Mathematics); Certificate in Science, Business and Language Arts, University of Iowa

Research Interests

Instructional coaching and how to develop strong professional learning communities.

O'Connor, John

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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2011 and working in P-12 learning in public, private, and independent schools since 1991. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I teach full time and I write. I’ve written two books on teaching: Wordplaygrounds; and This Time It’s Personal. My education essays have appeared in places like English Journal; Schools; and WBEZ. As Kent Brockman might say, you may know my poetry from such journals as Bennington Review; Cortland Review; and Poetry East. I’ve also written memoir essays for journals such as Sport Literate and Under the Sun. I am the creator and host of Schooled: the Podcast www.schooledthepodcast.com.

Pitvorec, Kathleen

Pitvorec, Kathleen

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Learning Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MST, University of Chicago
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Chicago

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2016 and working in P-12 learning since 1989. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I am researching how K-8 mathematics teachers learn and implement instructional practices that promote student agency and doing some consulting on mathematics curriculum development.

Roloff, Anne

Roloff, Anne

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD in Education Administration, University of Iowa
  • EdS in Education Administration, Western Illinois University
  • MS in Educational Administration, Western Illinois University
  • BA in French Education, University of Illinois

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2017 and working in P-12 learning since 1985. I train teacher leaders because I feel that they are the cornerstone of future leaders in education, and are under utilized in our current educational environment.


Research Interests

Leadership development and curriculum & instruction

Sahebi, Bahareh

Sahebi, Bahareh

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, 2019
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2017
  • Predoctoral Psychology Internship (APA accredited), The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 2017
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Adler University, 2012
  • B.A., Psychology, Sociology, Northern Illinois University, 1999

Dr. Sahebi is a trained scholar practitioner and has a vast interest in translational sciences related to intimate partner relationship health outcomes, cross-cultural psychological and family studies, and culturally-informed parenting practices. More recently, Dr. Sahebi has been involved in publications related to clinical practice and training efforts during the COVID-19 global pandemic. A number of Dr. Sahebi’s scholarships have also focused on  program development and expansion efforts within mental health agencies as well as in corporate settings.

Sheehan, Sharon

Sheehan, Sharon

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.S., Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • M.S., Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Santa Clara University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019 and working in P-12 learning since 1994. I train teacher leaders because teachers and leaders working at their best improve learning and outcomes for all students. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m an instructional coach and mathematics teacher at Glenbrook South High School.

Shulman, Elizabeth

Shulman, Elizabeth

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education 

English Teacher, Evanston Township High School


Degrees

  • M.Ed., Secondary Education, Loyola University Chicago, 2000
  • M.A., English and Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996
  • B.A., English and Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1992

I’ve been teaching since 2001 and for the MSED program since 2019. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching English at ETHS.

 Stathakis, Rebekah

Stathakis, Rebekah

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator

Student Advisor


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

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2014 working in P-12 learning since 2001. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m working in the MSEd program as an advisor and curriculum and assessment coordinator.


Research Interests

World languages teaching and learning, teacher education and teacher evaluation

Tyler, Judy

Tyler, Judy

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.S.Ed, Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., Biology, Western Illinois University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2019. I have worked since 1988 at the high school level teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics while coaching and sponsoring a variety of activities. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m serving on the Board of ICIC (Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches), Mentoring Golden Apple Scholar Teachers, and working for the Chicago Coaching Center leading & developing instructional coach trainings. 

 Wadle, Bradley

Wadle, Bradley

Assistant Director, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, Theater, Northwestern University, 1997
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2003

I’ve taught for the MSED program since 2009, though my role is primarily administrative. I’ve been working since 2003 in P-12 learning. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m doing a wide range of administrative tasks for the program.

Wallace, Corrie

Wallace, Corrie

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • M.A., Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
  • B.A., Spanish, Woman's Studies, University of Michigan, Anne Arbor

I’ve been working since 1993 in P-12 learning! When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m collaborating with my co-founders of the Illinois Coalition of Educational Equity Leaders or consulting on a range of projects from SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) to MSAN’s Intersectional Social Justice Collaborative for Middle and High School Students. I also lead professional learning and development for libraries, businesses and educational entities across the globe and am committed to cultivating opportunities for respectful reflection on identity through education.

Walls, Lanee

Walls, Lanee

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • Ed.D., Administration and Supervision, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A., Educational Administration, Governors State University
  • M.A., School Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Elementary Education and Special Education Teaching, Saint Xavier University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2017 and working in P-12 learning since 1994! When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m serving as Assistant Superintendent at a EC-8 school district in Lake County. 


Research Interests

Instructional Leadership and Principal Preparation, Building Teacher and Leader Capacity, Professional Learning Communities, Intervention-Based Instruction, Including Students with Special Needs, Racial Equity

Watkins, Cheryl D.

Watkins, Cheryl D.

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MEd, Special Education (Vocational Education), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Special Education (EMH), Chicago State University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2016 but I took a break for a couple of years. I’m happy to return in 2022. I missed NU!

I’ve been working in P-12 learning since 1988 with a focus on high quality instruction, school leadership, equitable access to education and specialized education. I prepare teacher leaders because they hold the key to the future of students who will then impact schools and classrooms and ultimately change the world.

When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m in seminary with hopes of becoming a hospital chaplain. And, when not taking classes, I  conduct professional learning sessions on emotional intelligence, leadership and issues of race and equity in education for school districts in Illinois.

 

Winchester, Corey

Winchester, Corey


Degrees

  • MA, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
  • MEd, Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
  • BS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2020 and working in P-12 learning since 2009. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m a History/Social Science Teacher at Evanston Township HS and a PhD Student in Learning Sciences in SESP.