Meet the Faculty
Dr. Meghan Kessler
Courses Taught: TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment, TEP 425 Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities, TEP 438 Social Studies Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels, TEP 448 Elementary and Middle Level Clinical Practice Seminar
Research Interests: Social Studies education, social justice education, teaching controversial issues, teacher professional learning and socialization, policies and practices of teacher evaluation
Office phone: 217-206-7587
Dr. Jennifer Martin
Courses taught: TEP 315 Managing the Diverse Classroom, TEP 419 Content Area Literacy Methods, 449 Middle Level and High School Clinical Practice Seminar
Research Interests: Culturally responsive teaching and leading, curriculum theory/critical theory, educational equity and multicultural education, English education and literacy, service-learning, urban education
Office phone: 217-206-7007
Dr. Hanfu Mi
Courses taught: EDL 592 Linguistics, TEP 419 Content Area Literacy Methods, TEP 423 Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts
Research Interests: Applied linguistics, global Englishes, assessment and accreditation, language acquisition, literacy development with an emphasis on sociocultural linguistic factors
Office phone: 217-206-8518
Dr. Ronda Mitchell
Courses taught: TEP 202 Introduction to Teaching as Service (PATI); TEP 211 Wellness for Elementary Teachers; TEP 207 Foundations of American Education; TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment; Director of Prairie Area Teaching Initiative (PATI, formerly Project Midstate Student Support for Teachers – MSS); and Chapter Advisor for Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Alpha Gamma Chapter(KDP).
Research interests: Portraiture methodology as it applies to career changers and first-generation/diversity college students; Paraprofessionals journey to licensure.
Office phone: 217-206-7008
Scott Doerr, Ph.D.
TEP 207 Foundations of American Education
TEP 435 English Methods for Secondary
TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers
Julie Hoffman, Ed.D.
TEP 423 Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts
TEP 305 Technology for Teachers
TEP 207 Foundations of American Education, TEP 222 Child Development for Teachers
Rick Stokes, Ph.D.
TEP 426 Elementary Science Methods, TEP 437 Science Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels
TEP 223 Adolescent Psychology for Teachers