May 27, 2019  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (EPFE, EPS, LEBM, LEEA, TLCI)


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The Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations offers courses in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational psychology, foundations of education, and school business management. The department engages students in the critical study of educational theory and practice, developing reflective educators who base their teaching, research, and policy decisions on historical, philosophical, psychological, and socialcultural perspectives. In addition, the department facilitates the development of leaders who actively shape organizational cultures, are sensitive to moral and equity issues, and can manage and lead complex and changing entities. The courses are essential for helping students become reflective practitioners while participating in undergraduate programs leading to teacher certification. The department also offers a course in education in a pluralistic society as part of the university’s general education offerings.

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations Faculty

Marc VanOverbeke, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, associate professor, acting chair
Helen Brantley, Ph.D., Columbia University at New York, professor
Kerry Burch, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, associate professor
Jon Crawford, J.D., Ph.D., Iowa State University, assistant professor
Joseph Flynn, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor
Christine Kiracofe, Ed.D., University of Georgia, associate professor 
Li-Jen Kuo, Ph.D., University of Illinois, assistant professor
Rosita Lopez, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor 
Linda O’Neill, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.,Stanford University, professor emeritus
Joseph Saban, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Leslie A. Sassone, Ph.D., Purdue University, associate professor
Jennifer Schmidt, Ph.D., University of Chicago, associate professor
David Shernoff, Ph.D., University of Chicago, associate professor
Hidetada Shimizu, Ed.D., Harvard University, associate professor
Lee B. Shumow, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Teaching Professor 
M Cecil Smith, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, professor 
James M. Surber, Ed.D., Ball State University, assistant professor
Cynthia Taines, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, assistant professor
Stephen M. Tonks, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, assistant professor
Carolyn Vander Schee, Ph.D., Georgia State University, assistant professor 
Teresa Wasonga, Ed.D., University of Missouri, associate professor
Elizabeth Wilkins, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, professor

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