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Department Chair

Adrienne Loh Profile of Adrienne Loh
Epc - Associate Dean (Interim)
4016 Cowley Hall
aloh@uwlax.edu
608.785.8275
Specialty areas:

Interim Associate Dean, School of Education, Aug. 2017-present                                                                                                     

Chair: Department of Educational Studies, Sept. 2014-present

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry: Physical & Biophysical Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, Peptide & Protein Structure

Academic Department Associate

Department people

J. Scott Baker Profile of J. Scott Baker Office hours
Assistant Professor
185A Morris Hall
jbaker3@uwlax.edu
608.785.8131
Specialty areas:
  • Multicultural Education
  • Arts-Based Undergraduate Research
  • Poetic Inquiry
  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Curriculum Development
  • Speech & Debate Education/Interscholastic Contests
Alyssa Boardman Profile of Alyssa Boardman Office hours
Assistant Professor
340D Morris Hall
aboardman@uwlax.edu
608.785.8149
Specialty areas:

Elementary Literacy

James Carlson Profile of James Carlson
Assistant Professor
160B Morris Hall
jcarlson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8140
Specialty areas:

Literacy Studies; Teacher Inquiry; Teacher Identity

Wen-Chiang Chen Profile of Wen-Chiang Chen Office hours
Associate Professor
365B Morris Hall
wchen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8144
Specialty areas:

K-8 Literacy, Teacher Education, Critical Literacy, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Ann Epstein Profile of Ann Epstein
Associate Professor
340C Morris Hall
aepstein@uwlax.edu
608.785.8145
Specialty areas: Early Childhood Education
Lema Kabashi Profile of Lema Kabashi Office hours
Assistant Professor
300B Morris Hall
lkabashi@uwlax.edu
608.785.8143
Specialty areas:

 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Video-Based Instruction
  • Single Subject Research Design

    • Multiple Baseline Design

      • Across Behaviors, Across Participants, Across Settings​

    • A-B- and A-B-A-B Design 

    • Parallel Design

  • Computer Skills  

    • Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint​

  • Learning Management Systems

    • D2L, BlackBoard

  • Technology 

    • Animoto​, VoiceThread, EdPuzzle, Google Drive/Site, Populr, TodaysMeet, Padlet, Wix, Skype, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast, YouTube Channel, PowToon, Pear Deck, Glogster, iMovie

Heather Linville Profile of Heather Linville Office hours
Assistant Professor
240C Morris Hall
hlinville@uwlax.edu
608.785.8326
Specialty areas:

Dr. Linville's main research areas are advocacy for English learners (ELs), critical language awareness, culturally reponsive pedagogy, standards, and curriculum design.

Roi Kawai Profile of Roi Kawai Office hours
Assistant Professor
160C Morris Hall
rkawai@uwlax.edu
608.785.8146
Specialty areas:

Urban Education, Multicultural Education, Middle Level Education, Social Justice Education, Social Studies/Civic Education, Critical and Poststructural Race Theories, Sociocultural Theory, Education Ethnography, Grounded Theory

Heidi Masters Profile of Heidi Masters
Assistant Professor
300E Morris Hall
hmasters@uwlax.edu
608.785.8129
Specialty areas:

Science Education

Leslie Rogers Profile of Leslie Rogers Office hours
Assistant Professor
340E Morris Hall
lrogers@uwlax.edu
608.785.8142
Specialty areas:

High Incidence Special Education, Parent Engagement, Formative Assessments, and Self-Regulation

A student taking Dr. Rogers' SPE 440 shared the following, 

"People always ask me why I want to be a special educator.  I’m quick to respond with, “I love to be around kids and I have an uncle who has down syndrome, whom I also love to be around, so I just thought I’d combine the two.”  However, I never really thought about the skills I actually need to practice in order to meet the needs of children with disabilities, until I stepped into SPE 440.  Excited I walked in, and excited I walked out, but never did I think about what actually happens behind the scenes of a child’s development in the special education program.  I walked in thinking that we were going to learn about specific disabilities and how to treat them, but instead it was a class more meaningful than most classes I’ve had thus far.  We learned about many strategies we can use when going through an IEP meeting to make it the most beneficial for the teachers, the parents and the student.  We interacted with many people via telephone or Skype, and discussed effective ways we can help children advocate for themselves in their lives.  We went through IEP’s and the legal rights children have when they receive special education.  To say the least, we covered many topics, but the most important skill we discussed was the importance of collaboration and communication between teachers and parents when meeting the basic needs of a child."

Dawn Rouse Profile of Dawn Rouse Office hours
Assistant Professor
340B Morris Hall
drouse@uwlax.edu
608.785.5412
Specialty areas:

Early Childhood Education, Vygotsky, Social Cognition, Embodied Play, Reggio Emilia, Infant and Toddler Curriculum, R.I.E , Administration & Accreditation of Child Care Programs

Joyce Shanks Profile of Joyce Shanks
Associate Professor
185B Morris Hall
jshanks@uwlax.edu
608.785.8657
Specialty areas:

Curriculum, Pedagogy, Supervision

Gary Willhite Profile of Gary Willhite Office hours
Associate Professor
320 Morris Hall
gwillhite@uwlax.edu
608.785.8130
Specialty areas:

Teacher Leadership, Supervision, English/Language Arts/Literacy

Ann Yehle Profile of Ann Yehle
Assistant Professor
266 Morris Hall
ayehle@uwlax.edu
608.785.8139
Specialty areas: Middle School, Foundations, Educational Leadership
Carol Zehms Profile of Carol Zehms Office hours
Professor
300A Morris Hall
czehms@uwlax.edu
608.785.8135
Specialty areas:

Inclusive Education

Early Literacy & Assessment

Professional Dispositions