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Department Faculty

  • Rachel Ragland
    Professor of Education and Chair of Education Department

    Areas of Study: secondary education

  • Desmond Odugu
    Associate Professor (Sabbatical Spring 2019)

    Areas of Study: comparative and international education

  • Jacquelynn S. Popp
    Assistant Professor of  Education

    Areas of Study: elementary education

  • Beth Ahlgrim
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: secondary english

  • Kristen Carlson
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: literacy education

  • James Sullivan
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: secondary science education

Associated Faculty

  • Scott N. Edgar
    Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Music Education

    Areas of Study: music education, band

  • Holly Swyers
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology 

    Areas of Study: U.S. culture, American adulthood, 20th-21st century U.S. education, sports, community development and maintenance

  • Dawn Abt-Perkins
    Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success, Professor of Education, Chair of Self-Designed Major

    Areas of Study: secondary and multicultural education

Emeriti Faculty

  • Shelley Sherman
    Associate Professor of Education, Emerita

    Areas of Study: elementary education and educational studies

Education Advisory Council

The Education Advisory Council is an appointed committee consisting of faculty from all divisions of the college, local teachers representing school partners, alumni, and current education majors elected by their peers. The Council designs and implements a course of study consistent with expectations of the department.

Education Advisory Council 2018-2019

On-Campus Faculty

Josh Corey, English
Kathryn Dohrmann, Psychology
Scott Edgar  Music
Elizabeth Fischer, Chemistry
David Fernandez-Diaz, Modern Languages
Dan LeMahieu, History
Ann Maine, Biology
David Sanchez Burr, Art
Desmond Odugu, Education, Chair
Jacquelynn Popp, Education
Rachel Ragland, Education
DeJuran Richardson, Mathematics

Student Members

Melissa Kahn, ’19
Abby Novak ’19
Courtney Prais, ’19
Shannon Dacey, ’19

Local Teachers/ Alumni

Kathy Babcock ’85, Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL
Michele Bertola ’99, Warren Township High School, Gurnee, IL
Amanda Eder ’14, Lake Bluff Elementary School, Lake Bluff , IL
Carrie Huse ’14, Everett Elementary School, Lake Forest, IL
Frank McCormick ’10, Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL
Sarah Magsino ’14, Lake Bluff Elementary, Lake Bluff, IL
Carolyn Scaccia, Lake Forest, IL