Dr. Teresa Rishel, Ph.D

Submitted by mcieplin on August 27, 2014 - 10:06am

Teresa Rishel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction and Multicultural Education. Her educational experience includes serving as an elementary principal and teaching elementary and middle level grades. She earned her Master of Science in Elementary Education and her PhD in Curriculum Studies at Purdue University. Her undergraduate degrees include Elementary Education (St.

Dr. Sara Raven

Submitted by mcieplin on August 27, 2014 - 9:55am

I am an assistant professor in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. I taught science in an alternative high school in Georgia before earning my Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. My research interests focus on social issues in science education, such as bullying in the science classroom and bringing cultural and multicultural issues to the forefront of pre-service teacher education. I am also interested in the use of innovative technologies to teach science and science education.

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Submitted by mcieplin on August 27, 2014 - 9:48am

Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. He has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the best selling book on reading fluency entitled The Fluent Reader, published by Scholastic, and co-author of the award winning fluency program called Fluency First, published by the Wright Group. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle.

Dr. Kristine Pytash

Submitted by mcieplin on August 27, 2014 - 9:37am

Kristine E. Pytash is an assistant professor in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services, where she co-directs the secondary Integrated Language Arts teacher preparation program. She was a former high school English teacher. Her research focuses on disciplinary writing, the literacy practices of youth in alternative schools and juvenile detention facilities, and preparing pre-service teachers to teach writing.

Patrick O'Connor

Submitted by mcieplin on August 27, 2014 - 9:27am

I've been at KSU for 18 years focusing mainly on coordinating teacher education programming and leadership for the Career-Technical Education community primarily in North East Ohio. The main activities to this end have been in teacher preparation for initial licenses and continuing professional development as well as scholarship related to workforce education/development. My scholarly and publication interests are quite broad ranging from workplace literacy to leadership/organizational change. My primary teaching duties are at the master degree level.

Dr. Davison Mupinga

Submitted by mcieplin on August 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

I am a faculty member in the Career and Technical Teacher Education program, specializing in the preparation of career and technical teachers/instructors and trainers. I began my teaching career as a high school technical and business education teacher. Over the years, I have worked with trainers, pre-service, and in-service technical teachers from different parts of the world, including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, and South Africa.  I have held faculty positions at the University of Zimbabwe, State University of New York, Oswego, and Indiana State University.

Becky Morsefield

Submitted by mcieplin on August 26, 2014 - 4:17pm

I graduated from Kent State University with a degree in secondary education- comprehensive science. I enjoyed teaching chemistry, physics, environmental science and biology for ten years. When our first child was born, she was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after birth. Our family was suddenly introduced to the world of special education. I returned to Kent State to pursue a master's degree in special education.

Denise N. Morgan, Ph.D

Submitted by mcieplin on August 26, 2014 - 4:10pm

I received my B.S. from the University of Alabama in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and my M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois. I taught Kindergarten, second and fourth grade in Illinois before earning my Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Language, Literacy and Culture. Upon my graduation in 2001, I accepted a three-year post doctoral position at the University of South Carolina to work on a federally funded grant studying long term professional development.

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