Meet the Faculty

Full-time Faculty:

 

Dr. Cindy Wilson, Chairoffice1

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); TEP Clinical Practice Supervisor

Research interests:  Student teacher success, teacher-student interactions, classroom environment, Holocaust education.

E-mail:  cwils1@uis.edu

 

Dr. Brian Kahn

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 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.

E-mail: briankah@uis.edu

 

Dr. Ronda MitchellRhonda Mitchell

Courses taught:  TEP 211 Wellness for Elementary Teachers; TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment;  TEP 425 Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities;  Director of 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.

E-mail:  rmitche@uis.edu


 

Adjunct Faculty:


Dr. Patricia Braun

TEP 419 Content Area Literacy

 

 

 

 

Sharon Casner

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education; TEP 227 Educational Psychology for Teachers; TEP 436 Mathematics Methods Grades 5-12

 

 


Dr. Scott Doerr

TEP 227 Educational Psychology for Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Finnell-Gudwein

TEP 435 English Methods Grades 5-12

 

 

 


Michelle Hellman

TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

Kara McElwrath

TEP 305 Technology for Teachers

 

 

 

 

 


Rod McQuality

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education, TEP 222 Child Development for Teachers; TEP 227 Educational Psychology for Teachers; TEP 401 Middle School Methods, Concepts, and Practices

 

Lyle Rigdon

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education;

TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment

 

 

 

 


Tyler Tanaka<

TEP 223 Adolescent Psychology for Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rick Stokes

TEP 426 Elementary Science Methods; TEP 437 Science Methods Grades 5-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Gary Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Loretta Meeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Theresa Sullivan Stewart