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Dawn M. Shinew, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/Director
Phone: 419-372-7364
Email: dshinew@bgsu.edu
Address: 529E Education

Education
B.S., Bowling Green State University
M. Ed., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Interests
Teacher Education: Social Studies Education, Epistemologies and Learning, Equity and Diversity

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Lorie Morelock

Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 419-372-7336
Email: lmorelo@bgsu.edu
Address: 529C Education Building

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Wendy Walston-Vaughn

Position: Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7320
Email: wwalsto@bgsu.edu
Address: 529 Education

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Savilla Banister, Ph. D.

Position: Prof./Dir. of COE for 21st Century Educator Prep
Phone: 419-372-7297
Email: sbanist@bgsu.edu
Address: 438 Education

Education
B.S. Southwest Missouri State University
M.S. Indiana University
Ph.D. Indiana University

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Robert G. Berns, Ph.D.

Position: Professor Emeritus
Phone: 419-372-2904
Email: rberns@bgsu.edu
Address: 365 Education

Robert G. Berns received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and currently serves as a professor of Business Education and Marketing Education at Bowling Green State University. He also lends leadership to various aspects of the career-technical education. Dr. Berns' research interests include contextual teaching and learning, career-technical teacher education, business education, and marketing education. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas.

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Cynthia Bertelsen, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-4249
Email: bertels@bgsu.edu
Address: 558 Education

Education
B.A. Bowling Green State University
M.A. The Ohio State University
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Research Interests
Literacy Learning of Young Children
Interdisciplinary Literacy Programs
Inclusive Education
Learner-Based Assessment Practices
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Courses Taught
EDTL 300 Phonics, Word Recognition, and Language Skills
EDTL 320 Teaching Young Children II: Kindergarten-Grade 3
EDTL 321 Emergent and Beginning Reading
EDTL 322 Teaching Literacy across the Early Childhood Curriculum

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Jonathan Bostic Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-9667
Email: bosticj@bgsu.edu
Address: 135 Life Science

Education
B.S. College of William and Mary
M.Ed. George Mason University
Ph.D. University of Florida
Minor: Educational Psychology
Minor: Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Research Interests
Problem Solving
Multiple representations

Courses Taught
EDTL 3450 - Mathematics Instruction for the Middle Childhood Teacher
EDTL 3460 - Investigations in Mathematics for the Middle Childhood Teacher
EDTL 4840 - Advanced Seminar in Mathematics Teaching

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Daniel Brahier, Ph. D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0339
Email: brahier@bgsu.edu
Address: 124 Life Science

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Promoting National Standards in Mathematics Education
Assessment in Mathematics Education
Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers

Courses Taught
EDTL 274 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics
EDTL 323 Early Childhood Mathematics Methods
EDTL 345 Investigations in Mathematics for the Middle Childhood Teacher
EDTL 474 Mathematics in Secondary Schools

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Diann Brown, M.Ed.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7326
Email: debrown@bgsu.edu
Address: 309 Education

Education
BS in Music Education - Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
MS in Elementary Education - BGSU
+30 hours at various universities
Pathwise Trainer Training
Praxis III Assessor Training

Courses Taught
EDHD 201
EDTL 202
EDTL 325
Numerous and varied graduate courses

Advisor for the Collegiate Middle School Association

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Brigid M. Burke, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7324
Email: bburke@bgsu.edu
Address: 527 Education

Education

B.A. French Education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ed.M. Self-designed, Individualized Studies. Harvard University

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Language & Literacy, with Applied Linguistics option. 

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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Stacey Dudley, M.A.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-9954
Email: sdudley@bgsu.edu
Address: 541 Education

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Bowling Green State University

Research Interests
Emergent Reading and Writing, Children’s Literature.
Attitudes and Classroom Practices of Pre-service Teachers.

Courses Taught
Emergent Reading and Writing, Children’s Literature.
Attitudes and Classroom Practices of Preservice Teachers.

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Emilio Duran, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-1262
Email: eduran@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 Life Science

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Lena Ballone Duran, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9410
Email: ballone@bgsu.edu
Address: 122 Life Science

Education
B.S. Youngstown State University
M.Ed. University of Toledo
Ph.D. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Block Scheduling, Constructivist Teaching Practices, The Nature of Collaboration: The College of Education and The College of Arts and Science, Science Education, Science Reform/Professional Development

Courses Taught
EDTL 324 Science Methods for the Early Childhood Teacher
EDTL 348 Science Methods for the Middle Childhood Teacher
EDTL 475 Science in Secondary Schools
EDTL 367 Computer Utilization in the Secondary Classroom

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Nancy Fordham, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9819
Email: nfordha@bgsu.edu
Address: 525 Education

Education
B.S.
M. Ed.
Ph.D. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Teacher Education: Literacy, Multicultural Literature, Technology

Courses Taught
EDTL 320 Teaching Young Children II: K-3
EDTL 325 Social Studies for the Early Childhood Teacher

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Deb Gallagher

Position: Instructor
Phone: (419) 372-9188
Email: dgallag@bgsu.edu
Address: 545 Education

Education
B.S. University of Toledo
M.Ed. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Professional Development
Online Professional Development

Courses Taught
EDTL 320 Teaching Young Children II: Kindergarten-Grade 3
EDTL 323 Early Childhood Mathematics Methods
EDTL 324 Early Childhood Science Methods
EDTL 345 Middle Childhood Mathematics Methods
EDTL 346 Investigations in Mathematics
EDTL 348 Middle Childhood Science Methods

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Allison Goedde Ph.D.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7394
Email: agoedde@bgsu.edu
Address: 563 Education

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Larry Graser, Ed.S.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-9619
Email: larrygr@bgsu.edu
Address: 543 Education

Education
Education Specialist
Public School Administration and Supervision

Courses Taught
EDTL 684
EDAS 630
EDAS 730
EDAS 725
EDAS 736

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Jodi J. Haney, Ph. D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7361
Email: jhaney@bgsu.edu
Address: 137 Life Science

Education
Ph.D. (1994) The University of Toledo (Curriculum and Instruction: Science and Middle Level Education)
M.S. (1988) The University of Toledo (Exercise Science: Exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning)
B.A. (1984) Albion College (Biology and Physical Education)

Research Interests
Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practices
Professional Development Models for Teaching and Leadership
Problem-Based Learning

Courses Taught
EDTL 475 Science in Secondary Schools
EDTL 324 Science Methods for the Early Childhood Teacher
EDTL 348 Science Methods for the Middle Childhood Teacher
EDTL 680 Graduate Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction
EDFI 416 Philosophy of Environmental Education
ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENVS 415 Strategies and Resources for Environmental Education

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Tracy Huziak-Clark, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7363
Email: thuziak@bgsu.edu
Address: 121 Life Science

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Research Interests
Scientific Literacy
Teacher Education (in-service and pre-service)
Urban Education

Courses Taught
EDTL 324 Early Childhood Science Methods
EDTL 653 Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry

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Darlene Kelley, M.Ed.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7339
Email: dkelley@bgsu.edu
Address: 540 Education

Education
B.A. Indiana University Northwest
M.Ed. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Urban education
Literacy instruction
Use of young adult literature throughout the disciplines.

Courses Taught
EDTL 300 Phonics, Word Recognition, and Language Skills
EDTL 341 Content Literacy for Middle Childhood Educators
EDTL 347 Literacy for Middle Childhood Educators
EDTL 420/520 Developmental Reading in the Content Area

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DJ Kern-Blystone, Ed.S.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-2902
Email: djkern@bgsu.edu
Address: 365 Education

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Lan Li, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7335
Email: lli@bgsu.edu
Address: 521 Education

Education
B.A. ChongQing University
M.S.Ed. University of Nebraska-Kearney
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests
Technology-mediated peer assessment
Multimedia and second language learning
Teaching and learning with technology
Distance education

Courses Taught
EDTL 302 Computer Utilization for the Middle Childhood Classroom

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Sansanee Longbrake, M.A.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-5323
Email: slongbr@bgsu.edu
Address: 310 Education

Courses Taught
EDHD 201

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Gabriel Matney Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7357
Email: gmatney@bgsu.edu
Address: 116 Life Science

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Tim Murnen, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7983
Email: tmurnen@bgsu.edu
Address: 523 Education

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.A. University of Delaware
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Research Interests
Literacy, Composition, Classroom Discourse Analysis, Ethnography

Courses Taught
EDTL 340 Teaching for the Middle Grades
EDTL 347 Literacy for Middle Childhood Educators
EDTL 653 Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
EDTL 644 Seminar in Literacy Research
EDTL 680 Teaching & Learning with Digital Video

Websites
Personal Homepage (http://personal.bgsu.edu/~tmurnen)

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Nancy Patterson, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9379
Email: ncpatte@bgsu.edu
Address: 509 Education

Education
B.A. Baylor University
M.A. The Ohio State University
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Research Interests
Beginning Teacher Retention
Urban School Reform
Digital Democracy and Democratic Citizenship Education

Dr. Patterson (social studies education) is participating in three grants. Gear Up (Gaining Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is currently focusing on high school reform. A Civics Mosaic is a curriculum-writing effort and teacher exchange program with Russia. History Links is a social studies teacher professional development program.

Courses Taught
EDTL 476 Social Studies in Secondary Schools
EDTL 647 Inquiry in Secondary School Social Studies

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Susan Peet, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-4643
Email: speet@bgsu.edu
Address: 518 Education

Courses Taught
EDTL 302 Computer Utilization for the Middle Childhood Classroom

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Frederick Polkinghorne, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7334
Email: fpolkin@bgsu.edu
Address: 365 Education

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Cindy Ross, M.Ed.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7318
Email: rosscin@bgsu.edu
Address: 544 Education

Courses Taught
EDTL 302 Computer Utilization for the Early and Middle Childhood Classroom
EDTL 367 Computer Utilization for the Secondary Classroom
EDTL 631

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Marcia Rybczynski, Ph.D

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7330
Email: mrybczy@bgsu.edu
Address: 564 Education

Education
B.S. SUNY Buffalo
M.Ed. University of Buffalo
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Research Interests
Phonics
Early Childhood Literacy
Writing Instruction

Courses Taught
EDTL 300 Phonics, Word Recognition, and Language Skills
EDTL 610 Advance Language Arts
EDTL 621 Literacy Theory and Applications
EDTL 640 Methods of Teaching Writing, K-6

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Penny Soboleski, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-8004
Email: pennys@bgsu.edu
Address: 533 Education

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John Sorg, Ed.D.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-2697
Email: jsorg@bgsu.edu
Address: 542 Education

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Heidelberg College
Ed.D. University of Toledo

Research Interests
Literacy motivation
Reading psychology
Personality types and classroom management

Courses Taught
EDTL 242 Introduction to Literacy for the Middle Grades
EDTL 300 Phonics, Word Recognition, and Language Skills
EDTL 310 Literacy for Young Learners
EDTL 320 Teaching Young Children: K – Grade 3
EDTL 321 Emergent and Beginning Reading
EDTL 322 Teaching Literacy across the Early Childhood Curriculum
EDTL 341 Content Literacy for Middle Childhood Educators
EDTL 621 Literacy Theories and Applications

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Mark Stevens, M.Ed.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7346
Email: msteven@bgsu.edu
Address: 567 Education

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Sharon Subreenduth, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7510
Email: ssubree@bgsu.edu
Address: 513 Education

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Angela Falter Thomas Ph. D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-9546
Email: angthom@bgsu.edu
Address: 574 Education

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Teaching and Learning (Reading and Literacy)
Ohio State University, 2009

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction
Heidelberg University, 1993

B.S., Elementary Education
Bowling Green State University, 1989

COURSES TAUGHT
EDTL 3010:  Phonics, Fluency & Word Study
EDTL 3470:  Language Arts Methods
EDTL 4503 Upper Level Language Arts
EDTL 5503 Upper Level Language Arts


RESEARCH INTERESTS
Reading and Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, and Children's Literature

HONORS
National Board Certified Teacher (2007) Early Adolescent English Language Arts
National Board Certified Teacher (2004) Early Childhood Generalist

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Patrick Vrooman, Ph.D.

Position: ECCO Director
Phone: 419-372-9185
Email: vrooman@bgsu.edu
Address: 015 Kohl

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Eric (Rick) Worch, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7365
Email: eworch@bgsu.edu
Address: 123 Life Science

Education
BA - Biology, Indiana University, 1981
MAT - General Science, Indiana University, 1991
MA - Anthropology, Indiana University, 1995
Ph.D. - Anthropology and Curriculum & Instruction in Science Education, Indiana University, 1998

Research Interests
Play in human and nonhuman primates
Lesson study with preservice and inservice teachers
Acquisition of pedagogical content knowledge

Courses Taught
EDTL 324 Science Methods for Early Childhood