Meet the Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Dr. Meghan Kessler 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

Meghan Kessler Curriculum Vita

Email:  makessl2@uis.edu

Office phone:  217-206-7587


Dr. Jennifer Martin  Picture of 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

Podcast: eduCATE: Caring Activist Teachers for Equity

Jennifer Martin Curriculum Vita

Email:  jmart315@uis.edu

Office phone:  217-206-7007


Dr. Hanfu MiHanfu Mi Portrait

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

News and Notes

Hanfu Mi Curriculum Vita

Email: hmi2@uis.edu

Office phone: 217-206-8518


Dr. Ronda MitchellRhonda 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.

Ronda Mitchell Curriculum Vita

Email:  rmitche@uis.edu 

Office phone:  217-206-7008

 


Adjunct Faculty

Scott Doerr, Ph.D.

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education

 

 

 

Mike Finnell-GudweinMike Finnell-Gudwein

TEP 435 English Methods for Secondary

 

 

 

 

Michelle HellmanMichelle Hellman

TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers

 

 

 

Julie HoffmanJulie Hoffman, Ed.D.

TEP 423 Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts

 

 

 

Kara McElwrathKara McElwrath

TEP 305 Technology for Teachers

 

 

 

Rod McQualityRod McQuality

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education, TEP 222 Child Development for Teachers

 

 

 

Rick Stokes, Ph.D.Picture of Rick Stokes

TEP 426 Elementary Science Methods, TEP 437 Science Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels

 

 

Tyler TanakaPicture of Tyler Tanaka

TEP 223 Adolescent Psychology for Teachers