Meet the Faculty
Dr. Cindy Wilson, Chair
Courses taught: TEP 419 Content Area Literacy Methods; TEP 423 Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts; TEP 435 Methods of Secondary English; TEP 448 ECCE: Clinical Practice Seminar (Elementary)
Research interests: Student teacher success, teacher-student interactions, classroom environment, Holocaust education.
Dr. Victoria Childs
Courses taught: TEP 207, Foundations of American Education; TEP 424, Methods of Elementary Mathematics; TEP 426, Methods of Elementary Science; TEP 436, Methods of Secondary Mathematics; TEP 437, Methods ofSecondary Science; TEP Clinical Practice Supervisor; UIS Co-Faculty Liaison for Golden Apple Foundation.
Research interests: Teaching and learning, attitudes toward mathematics instruction, the student teaching triad, social-emotional learning related to specific content areas.
Dr. Brian Kahn
Courses taught: TEP 207, Foundations of American Education; TEP 401, Middle School Concepts and Practices; TEP 425, Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities; TEP 438 Methods of Secondary Social Studies; TEP 449 ECCE: Clinical Practice Seminar (Secondary); TEP Clinical Practice Supervisor; edTPA Coordinator; UIS Co-Faculty Liaison for Golden Apple Foundation.
Research interests: Holocaust education, the student teaching triad, primary source documents.
Dr. Ronda Mitchell
Courses taught: TEP 211 Wellness for Elementary Teachers; TEP 318, Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment; TEP 423, Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts; TEP 425, Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities; TEP 419, Content Area Literacy; Director of project Project Midstate Student Support for Teachers; Chapter Adviser for Kappa Delta Pi.
Research interests: Portraiture methodology as it applies to career changers, use of biography in social studies education.
Dr. Gary Butler
Dr. Loretta Meeks
Dr. Theresa Sullivan-Stewart
Dr. Scott Doerr
Dr. Mary Loken
Dr. Rick Stokes