Faculty

Teaching Faculty

  • Rachel Ragland
    Associate Professor and Chair of Education

    Areas of Study: secondary education

  • Desmond Odugu
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Areas of Study: international and comparative education

  • Laura Grandau
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Areas of Study: Elementary Education and Mathematics

  • Dawn Abt-Perkins
    Director of Writing Programs, Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty and Professor of Education

    Areas of Study: secondary and multicultural education

  • Nancy Latka
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study:  teacher evaluation and instruction

  • Judith Lindgren
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: teacher evaluation and instruction

  • Alan Wahlert
    Lecturer in Education

    Area of Study: Secondary Social Studies

  • Debra Fitzsimmons
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: K – 12 Art Education

  • Judy Lafferty
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of study: Elementary and Middle School Education

  • Marilynn Menuey
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: Special Education

  • George Pryjma
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of study: math education

  • Jeanne Schellin
    Lecturer in Education

    Areas of Study: Secondary and English Education

Associated Faculty

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

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

  • Catherine Sardo Weidner
    Senior Lecturer in History

    Areas of Study: American history

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 2014-2015

On-Campus Faculty


Lois Barr
, Spanish
Josh Corey, English
Kathryn Dohrmann, Psychology
Scott Edgar, Music
Elizabeth Fischer, Chemistry
Laura Grandau, Education
Karen Kirk, Biology
Jake Lundberg, History 
Desmond Odugu, Education 
Rachel Ragland, Education
Eli Robb, Art 
Jill Van Newenhizen, Mathematics

Student Members

Jordyn Cohen, ’16
Madison Dieleman, ’16
Courtney Gora, ’16
Nicole Ostro, ’16

Local Teachers/ Alumni

Kathy Babcock ’85, Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL
Nicole Hain ’01, Woodlawn Middle School, Long Grove, IL
Melissa Konkol ’05, Shabonee School, Northbrook, IL
Elizabeth Leonard-Waller ’03, Highland Park HS, Highland Park, IL
Frank McCormick ’10, Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL
Carolyn Scaccia, Lake Forest, IL

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Faculty

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Internships

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Alumni

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