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About the faculty
- All faculty are professionally and personally involved in the community.
- Many are consultants for area school districts
- All hold current Illinois teaching certificates.
- All are recognized specialists in their field of study.
- All have practical/applied experience in their field of study and teaching.
|Karen Walker, Ph.D|
Education Unit Head, Assistant Professor of Education
Karen P. Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Education. She has served as an educator and consultant in public and
private schools and holds State of Illinois teaching and administrator
certificates. Karen has a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy and a
Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.
She combines her experiences as a classroom teacher and school
administrator with her knowledge of literacy and educational leadership
to increase student achievement. Dr. Walker’s research interests are
focused on policy advocacy and independent student reading.
|Dr. Debra Dew|
Debra Dew is a former public school music teacher. She teaches middle and secondary education methods courses and specializes in effective practice related to teacher education. An active member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Dr. Dew has served on several national committees.
Lynn Stafford is the Director of SPED Programs and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. She specializes in inclusion, interventions and accommodations for the education and development of the exceptional child. Lynn has extensive experience in classroom teaching and the administration and development of special education programs.
|Robin Young, Ph.D|
Assistant Professor of Education
Office of Graduate Studies Staff
|Ms. Michele Mehren|
Training Coordinator/Assistant Manager