May 28, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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)


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The Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations offers courses in 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 educator licensure. 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

Carolyn Pluim, Ph.D., Georgia State University, professor, chair
Kerry Burch, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, professor
Benjamin M. Creed, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor,
Daryl Dugas, Ph.D., University of Chicago, associate professor
Lynn Gibson, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, clinical assistant professor
Lindsay Harris, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, associate professor
Bradley Hawk, Ed.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, clinical assistant professor
Danny Oest, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, clinical assistant professor
Tiffany Puckett, Ph.D., J.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, assistant professor
Patrick Roberts, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, associate professor
Leslie A. Sassone, Ph.D., Purdue University, associate professor
Hidetada Shimizu, Ed.D., Harvard University, associate professor
Kelly H. Summers, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
James Surber, Ed.D., Ball State University, clinical assistant professor
Rebecca Surber, Ed.D., Illinois State University, clinical assistant professor
Cynthia Taines, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, associate professor
Stephen M. Tonks, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, associate professor
Teresa Wasonga, Ed.D., University of Missouri, Presidential Engagement Professor

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