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Faculty Experts: College of Education

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Christian Anderson: Higher-education policy, history of higher education, international higher education, academic fiction
Jennifer Bloom: Academic advising, appreciative advising, appreciative inquiry, higher-education administrative career paths
Gloria Boutte: Early-childhood education, education for social justice, multicultural issues, multicultural and critical literacy, African-American children and families, culturally relevant pedagogy
William H. Brown: early childhood special education, early childhood education
Megan Burton: Elementary mathematics, university-school partnerships, differentiation of instruction
G. Nathan Carnes: science education (elementary and middle school), elementary-school education, middle-school education, inquiry, Professional Development Schools, school-university collaboration
James C. Carper: history of U.S. education, religion and education, private schools, homeschooling, school choice, vouchers
Katherine Chaddock: Higher-education policy (federal), higher-education history
Ed Dickey: mathematics education, use of technology for teaching and learning
Christine Ebert: Science education, inquiry, investigations in science, creative problem solving, and professional-development schools
Kathy M. Evans: school counseling, multicultural counseling, racial identity, career counseling, counseling women, guidance counselors, racial attitudes, race relations, racism, vocational guidance, career development, career choice, career change.
Bruce E. Field: history education (secondary school), social studies (secondary), teacher certification (secondary history/social studies), Professional Development Schools, school-university collaboraton
Joe Flora: Human-resources management, allocation of resources, school improvement, online instruction
Nancy K. Freeman: Preschool curriculum, childcare staffing, childcare regulatory issues, assessment of young children, ethical issues (of teaching), play, selecting quality toys
Josh Gold: school counseling, family counseling, life transitions, disenfranchised grief
Margaret Gredler: learning styles
James L. Hudgins: Planning leadership and institutional assessment for community colleges
Margo Jackson: Elementary education, classroom management, establishing community, integrated curriculum, Morning Meeting, ADEPT
Tambra Jackson: Teacher learning, multicultural education, teaching for social justice, Freedom schools
Rhonda Baynes Jeffries: school integration
Pamela Jewett: Children’s and young adult literature, reader response, action research
Zach Kelehear: Instructional leadership, supervision of teaching, staff development, personnel, arts leadership
Tasha Laman: Early childhood and elementary writing instruction and critical literacy
Christine Lotter: Secondary science, inquiry-based instructional strategies, teacher beliefs, nature of science
Christine Lotter: Secondary science, inquiry-based instructional strategies, teacher beliefs, nature of science
Heidi Mills: Literacy, inquiry-based instruction, university-school partnerships
Murray Mitchell: physical education, teaching behaviors, program assessment, safety and liability issues, teacher education (pre-service and in-service)
Julia López-Robertson: bilingual education, Latino children's literature, reader response theory
Beth Powers-Costello: Teacher education, early childhood education, curriculum studies, social justice, anti-based education
Michael Seaman: educational statistics, statistics education, nonparametric methods
Susan L. Schramm-Pate: racism (education and), sexism (education and), classism (education and), curriculum studies, feminist theory (and education), curriculum history, critical theory; qualitiative research methods, integrated curriculum development
Lucy Spence: English-language learners, writing assessment
Diane Stephens - reading, reading assessment
Mary E. Styslinger: reading, writing, speaking, listening, midd-school research, secondary-school research, gender (literacy and), literacy (gender and)
Kevin J. Swick: Parent-family involvement, parent education, family literacy, parenting, parent-child relations, family-school relations, service learning, teacher education, multicultural issues in education
Stephen L. Thompson: nature of science, how scientists approach scientific inquiry, inquiry-based teaching practices
Eva A. Monsma: sport psychology; motor development, with specific emphasis on the use of mental imagery as a performance-enhancement technique; role of puberty in the development of athletes, with special emphasis on aesthetic sports, such as figure skating, ballet and cheerleading; use of hand-held technology for measurement and evaluation in physical education
David Virtue: Comparative education, middle-level education, social-studies education
Kerrie Welsh: Childcare
Michael F. Welsh: Case-method instruction, philosophy of higher education, ethics in higher education, higher-education teaching and learning
Cheryl Wissick: Educational technology
Jane Zenger: Teacher Quality Collaborative program (for enhancing preservice clinical experiences in Professional Development Schools), elementary and secondary reading and writing , clinical supervision of student interns.


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Academic advising: Jennifer Bloom
Action research: Pamela Jewett
ADEPT trainer: Margo Jackson
Adolescent development: Eva Monsma
African-American children and families: Gloria Boutte
Allocation of resources: Joe Flora
Anti-based education: Beth Powers-Costello
Appreciative advising: Jennifer Bloom
Appreciative inquiry: Jennifer Bloom
Arts leadership: Zach Kelehear
Assessment of young children: Nancy Freeman
Ballet (physical development and): Eva Monsma
Bilingual education: Julia López-Robertson
Career change: Kathy Evans
Career choice: Kathy Evans
Career counseling: Kathy Evans
Case-method instruction: Michael F. Welsh
Certification: Bruce E. Field
Cheerleading (physical development and): Eva Monsma
Childcare: Kerrie Welsh
Childcare regulatory issues: Nancy Freeman
Childcare staffing: Nancy Freeman
Children’s literature: Pamela Jewett
Children's literature (Latino): Julia López-Robertson
Classism (education and): Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Classroom management: Margo Jackson
Community-college leadership: James L. Hudgins
Community establishment: Margo Jackson
Comparative education: David Virtue
Counseling (women): Kathy Evans
Creative problem solving: Christine Ebert
Critical literacy: Tasha Laman
Critical theory: Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Culturally relevant pedagogy: Gloria Boutte
Curriculum: Beth Powers-Costello, Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Curriculum history: Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Differentiation of instruction: Megan Burton
Early-childhood education: Gloria Boutte, William H. Brown, Beth Powers-Costello
Educational technology: Cheryl Wissick
Elementary education: Margo Jackson
Elementary-school education (science): G. Nathan Carnes, Stephen Thompson
Elementary mathematics: Megan Burton
English-language learners: Lucy Spence
Ethical issues (of teaching): Nancy Freeman
Ethics in higher education: Michael F. Welsh
Family-school relations: Kevin Swick
Family counseling: Josh Gold
Family literacy: Kevin Swick
Feminist theory (education and): Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Figure skating (physical development and): Eva Monsma
Freedom schools: Tambra Jackson
Gender (education and): Mary E. Styslinger
Grief (disenfranchised)- Josh Gold
Guidance counselors: Kathy Evans
Hand-held technology (in evaluating physical performance): Eva Monsma
Higher-education administrative career paths: Jennifer Bloom
Higher-education history: Katherine Chaddock
Higher-education policy (federal): Katherine Chaddock
Higher-education teaching and learning: Michael F. Welsh
Higher-education policy: Christian Anderson
History education: Bruce E. Field
History of higher education: Christian Anderson
History of U.S. education: James C. Carper
Homeschooling: James C. Carper
Human-resources management: Joe Flora
Inquiry-based teaching: Christine Ebert, Christine Lotter, Heidi Mills, Stephen Thompson
Instructional leadership: Zach Kelehear
Integrated curriculum: Margo Jackson
International higher education: Christian Anderson
Internships: Jane Zenger
Integrated curriculum: Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Integration, school: Rhonda Baynes Jeffries
Investigations in Science: Christine Ebert
Latino children's literature: Julia López-Robertson
Leadership and institutional assessment for community colleges: James L. Hudgins
Learning styles: Margaret Gredler
Liability issues: Murray Mitchell
Life transitions: Josh Gold
Listening: Mary E. Styslinger
Literacy: Heidi Mills, Jane Zenger
Literacy (family): Kevin Swick
Literacy (gender and): Mary E. Styslinger
Mathematics education: Ed Dickey
Mental imagery (as performance enhancement): Eva Monsma
Middle-school education: G. Nathan Carnes, David Virtue
Morning Meeting: Margo Jackson
Motor development: Eva Monsma
Multicultural issues in education: Gloria Boutte, Kevin Swick, Tambra Jackson
Multicultural and critical literacy: Gloria Boutte
Multicultural counseling: Kathy Evans
Nature of science: Christine Lotter
Nonparametric methods: Michael Seaman
Online instruction: Joe Flora
Parent education: Kevin Swick
Parental involvement: Kevin Swick
Parent-child relations: Kevin Swick
Parenting: Kevin Swick
Performance enhancement: Eva Monsma
Personnel: Zach Kelehear
Philosophy of higher education: Michael F. Welsh
Physical education: Murray Mitchell
Play: Nancy Freeman
Preschool curriculum: Nancy Freeman
Preservice clincical experience: Jane Zenger
Private schools: James C. Carper
Professional Development Schools: Christine Ebert, Bruce E. Field, G. Nathan Carnes, Jane Zenger
Program evaluation: Murray Mitchell
Puberty (role of, in development of athletes): Eva Monsma
Qualitative research methods: Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Race relations: Kathy Evans
Racism (education and): Susan L. Schramm-Pate, Kathy Evans
Racial identity: Kathy Evans
Reader response theory: Pamela Jewett, Julia López-Robertson
Reading: Mary E. Styslinger, Diane Stephens
Reading assessment: Diane Stephens
Reading (elementary level): Jane Zenger
Reading (secondary level): Jane Zenger
Religion and education: James C. Carper
Safety and liability issues: Murray Mitchell
Science education: G. Nathan Carnes, Christine Ebert, Stephen Thompson
School choice: James C. Carper
School counseling: Josh Gold, Kathy Evans
School improvement: Joe Flora
School-university collaboration: Bruce E. Field, G. Nathan Carnes
Secondary science: Christine Lotter
Service learning: Kevin Swick
Sexism (education and): Susan L. Schramm-Pate
Social studies: Bruce E. Field, David Virtue
Social justice (education for): Gloria Boutte, Tambra Jackson
Speaking: Mary E. Styslinger
Special education (early childhood): William H. Brown
Sport psychology: Eva Monsma
Staff development: Zach Kelehear
Statistics (educational): Michael Seaman
Supervision of teaching: Zach Kelehear
Teacher beliefs: Christine Lotter
Teacher certification: Bruce E. Field
Teacher education: Murray Mitchell, Beth Powers-Costello, Kevin Swick, Jane Zenger
Teacher learning: Tambra Jackson
Teacher Quality Collaborative: Jane Zenger
Teaching behaviors: Murray Mitchell
Technology, use of, for teaching and learning: Ed Dickey
Toys: Nancy Freeman
University-school partnerships: Megan Burton, Heidi Mills
Vocational guidance: Kathy Evans
Vouchers: James C. Carper
Writing: Lucy Spence, Mary E. Styslinger
Writing (elementary level)- Tasha Laman, Jane Zenger
Writing (secondary level)- Jane Zenger
Young-adult literature - Pamela Jewett


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SORTED BY DEPARTMENT

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICIES
Christian Anderson: Higher-education policy, history of higher education, international higher education, academic fiction
Jennifer Bloom: Academic advising, appreciative advising, appreciative inquiry, and higher education administrative career paths
Katherine Chaddock: Higher-education policy (federal), higher-education history
Joe Flora: Human-resources management, allocation of resources, school improvement, online instruction
Rhonda Baynes Jeffries: School integration
Zach Kelehear: Instructional leadership, supervision of teaching, staff development, personnel, arts leadership
Susan L. Schramm-Pate: racism (education and), sexism (education and), classism (education and), curriculum studies, feminist theory (and education), curriculum history, critical theory; qualitiative research methods, integrated curriculum development
Michael F. Welsh: Case-method instruction, philosophy of higher education, ethics in higher education, higher-education teaching and learning

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
William H. Brown: early childhood special education, early childhood education
James C. Carper: history of US education, religion and education, private schools, homeschooling, school choice, vouchers
Kathy M. Evans: school counseling, multicultural counseling, racial identity, career counseling, counseling women, guidance counselors, racial attitudes, race relations, racism, vocational guidance, career development, career choice, career change
Josh Gold: school counseling, family counseling, life transitions, disenfranchised grief
Margaret Gredler: learning styles
Michael Seaman: educational statistics, statistics education, nonparametric methods
Cheryl Wissick: educational technology

INSTRUCTION & TEACHER EDUCATION
Gloria Boutte: Early-childhood education, education for social justice, multicultural issues, multicultural and critical literacy, African-American children and families, culturally relevant pedagogy
Megan Burton: Elementary mathematics, university-school partnerships, differentiation of instruction
Mac H. Brown: early childhood, play, curriculum, kindergarten, preschool, primary grades, child care, families, school renewal and improvement, teacher education
G. Nathan Carnes: science education (elementary and middle school), elementary-school education, middle-school education, inquiry, Professional Development Schools, school-university collaboration
Ed Dickey: mathematics education, use of technology for teaching and learning
Christine Ebert: Science education, inquiry, investigations in science, creative problem solving, and professional-development schools
Bruce E. Field: history education (secondary school), social studies (secondary), teacher certification (secondary history/social studies), Professional Development Schools, school-university collaboration
Nancy K. Freeman: Preschool curriculum, childcare staffing, childcare regulatory issues, assessment of young children, ethical issues (of teaching), play, selecting quality toys
Margo Jackson: Elementary education, classroom management, establishing community, integrated curriculum, Morning Meeting, ADEPT
Tambra Jackson: Teacher learning, multicultural education, teaching for social justice, Freedom schools
Pamela Jewett: Children’s and young adult literature, reader response, action research
Tasha Laman: Early childhood and elementary writing instruction and critical literacy
Julia López-Robertson: bilingual education, Latino children's literature, reader response theory
Christine Lotter: Secondary science, inquiry-based instructional strategies, teacher beliefs, nature of science
Heidi Mills: Literacy, inquiry-based instruction, university-school partnerships
Beth Powers-Costello: Teacher education, early childhood education, curriculum studies, social justice, and anti-based education
Lucy Spence: English-language learners, writing assessment
Diane Stephens: reading, reading assessment
Mary E. Styslinger: reading, writing, speaking, listening, midd-school research, secondary-school research, gender (literacy and), literacy (gender and)
Kevin J. Swick: parent/family involvement, parent education, family literacy, parenting, parent-child relations, family-school relations, service learning, teacher education, multicultural issues in education
Stephen L. Thompson: nature of science, how scientists approach scientific inquiry, inquiry-based teaching practices
David Virtue: Comparative education, middle-level education, social-studies education
Kerrie Welsh: Childcare
Jane Zenger: reading and writing at elementary- and secondary-school levels, Professional Development Schools, student-teaching experience, literacy, teacher education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Murray Mitchell: physical education, teaching behaviors, program assessment, safety and liability issues, teacher education (pre-service and in-service)
Eva A. Monsma: sport psychology; motor development, with specific emphasis on the use of mental imagery as a performance-enhancement technique; role of puberty in the development of athletes, with special emphasis on aesthetic sports, such as figure skating, ballet and cheerleading; use of hand-held technology for measurement and evaluation in physical education