Master of Arts in Teaching Faculty and Staff
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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.
Faculty
Karen WalkerKaren Walker, Ph.D
815-394-5025

MAT Director, Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. 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

Dr. Debra Dew
815-394-5204
Dean of the college

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.



Dr. Debra DewKimberlee Wagner
815-226-4178
Education Unit Head & Assistant Professor of Education







Lynn Stafford

Lynn Stafford
815-226-4181
Learning Disabilities

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.



Dr. Robin Miller Young, Ed.D
815-226-4162
Director of Early Childhood Education








Office of Graduate Studies Staff


Michele Mehren
815-226-4041
Asst. Director of Graduate Programs




Elizabeth Johnson-Lovett
815-226-4046
Licensure Officer




Lauren Kepler
815-226-4021

Training Coordinator/Assistant Manager




Jacob Hardesty





Karen Ruffner


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