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Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of educators who have years of experience in the realm of education and in the private sector.

Our faculty serve as models for those preparing to teach, thus playing a significant role in the preparation of educators for all levels and subjects.

Faculty also maintain contacts with government agencies as well as business and industry to facilitate student employment in settings outside of K-12 schools. To learn more about C&I's faculty members, follow the links below:

Dr. Heidi Bacon

Assistant Professor

faculty

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: hrbacon@siu.edu
Office: Wham 327
625 Wham Drive Mail Code 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Language, Literacies, and Culture Dr. Heidi Bacon became interested in education through volunteer work as a reading and mathematics tutor in an adult education program. She pursued secondary teacher certification and taught high school for eight years. She is a strong ...read full profile >>

Dr. Senetta Bancroft

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bancroft has expertise in science teacher professional development, qualitative research methods, and the use of critical theories to inform science education research and practice. Her research currently focuses on teacher beliefs about science instruction and the impacts of ...read full profile >>

Dr. Jerry Becker

Mathematics Education | Professor

Becker

Phone: (618) 453-4241
Email: jbecker@siu.edu
Office: 326E
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. - Math | Mathematics Education Consulting Areas: School curriculum development, teaching, and working with teachers who teach math through professional development.  Instructional Interests: Pre-service teacher education in mathematics; mathematics ...read full profile >>

Dr. Stanley Blank

Lecturer

TEACHING AREAS: Science Education | Off-Campus Programs Dr. Blank has been teaching Computer Science I/II/III, Chemistry I and II, Physics, and Physical Science at the high school level in the Wayne City school district for the past 25 years. He has also taught PE, Health, Anatomy and ...read full profile >>

Lisa Brown

Director, Southern Region Early Childhood | Instructor

Phone: (618) 453-4271
Email: lab63@siu.edu
Office: Quigley 121
875 S Normal Ave.
SIUC - Mailcode: 4633
Carbondale, IL 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Early Childhood Education

Dr. Lingguo Bu

Associate Professor

Bu

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email:lgbu@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323L
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. - Math | Mathematics Education Instructional Interests: K-12 mathematics teaching and learning, Dynamic learning environments in school mathematics. Research Interests: Mathematic cognition in dynamic learning environments, Model-centered learning and instruction in ...read full profile >>

Dr. Lavern Byfield

Assistant Professor

Byfield

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: byfield2@siu.edu
Office: Wham 322G
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. – Reading | Reading and Language Studies Dr. Lavern Byfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Instructional interests: Undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and language studies; language arts ...read full profile >>

Dr. Peter Fadde

Coordinator, Learning Systems Design & Technology | Coordinator, STEM Education | Professor

Fadde

Phone: (618) 453-4019
Email: fadde@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323J

625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Dr. Fadde studies expert learning and performance and has developed patent-pending computer applications for training expert perceptual skills in sports. His expertise-based training (XBT) approach, which adapts the laboratory methods of expertise researchers for training purposes, has been ...read full profile >>

Ann Garrett

Senior Lecturer

Garrett

Phone: (618) 246-8298
Email: agarrett@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323H

625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Teaching Areas: Elementary and Middle Level Education: Literacy, Inclusion, and Reading and Language Studies Mrs. Garrett holds a master’s degree from SIUC (1975) in Education; Eastern Illinois University (2003) in School Counseling; and SIUE (2008) Post Baccalaureate Certificate in ...read full profile >>

Dr. Harvey Henson

Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction and Geology | Interim Director, STEM Education Research Center

Henson

Phone: (618) 453-4214
Email: henson@siu.edu
Office: Pulliam 301A

625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Science Education, Geology, Applied Geophysics Henson’s research areas of interest include science education, earthquake seismology, and applied geophysics. Henson teaches undergraduate and graduate students in science and science education, mentors undergraduate ...read full profile >>

Dr. Dan R. Jones

Rend Lake College Marketplace Site Coordinator | Professor Emeritus

Jones

Phone: (618) 453-4233
Email: drdan@charter.net
Office: Wham 323D
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Education | Teacher Leadership | Curriculum Studies Dan R. Jones, Ed.D. (Indiana Universtiy) has been a faculty member at SIUC since 1978 in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. For 30 years he served as the off-campus Belleville Center Coordinator and for ...read full profile >>

Dr. Cheng-Yao Lin

Professor

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: cylin@siu.edu
Office: Wham 327
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. - Math | Mathematics Education Instructional Interests: Math education, Integration of technology into mathematics education. Research Interests: Integrating technology in math education

Dr. Christian Sebastian Loh

Professor

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Phone: (618) 453-4206
Email: csloh@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323F
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Dr. Loh is Professor of Learning System Design & Technology and the Director of the Virtual Environment Lab – a research lab created through the Defense University Research Instrument Program (DURIP) grant by the Army Research Office (ARO). His research and professional interests ...read full profile >>

Dr. John McIntyre

Professor Emeritus & Senior Visiting Professor for Curriculum Studies.

J.McIntyre

Phone: (618) 453-4223
Email: johnm@siu.edu
Office: Wham 329A

625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Teacher Leadership | Curriculum Studies D. John McIntyre, Ed.D. (Syracuse University) is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Visiting Professor for Curriculum Studies. His research interests are in teacher education, including school-university partnerships and teacher ...read full profile >>

Dr. Christie McIntyre

Department Chair | Coordinator, Elementary Education | Associate Professor

C. McIntyre

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: cherimc@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323M

625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREA: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Teacher Leadership, and Literacy Christie McIntyre, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and serves as the Department Chair. Her research interests include teacher development, assessment for ...read full profile >>

Dr. Grant Miller

Coordinator, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment | Associate Professor

Miller

Phone: (618) 453-4250
Email: gmiller@siu.edu
Office: Wham 323K
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Curriculum Studies | Elementary Education | Social Science Education Grant Miller has academic specialties in social studies education, universal design for learning, and sheltered instruction. Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. from Boston College in 2007. His courses in curriculum ...read full profile >>

Dr. Ed Pultorak

Professor

Pultorak

Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: pultorak@siu.edu
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Teacher Leadership | Curriculum Studies Ed Pultorak, Ph.D., is currently a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Teacher Leadership. The passion, drive, and dedication for helping individuals become the very best teachers has been his ...read full profile >>

Dr. Crystal Shelby-Caffey

Coordinator, Language, Literacies, and Culture | Associate Professor

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Phone: (618) 536-2441
Email: ccaffey@siu.edu
Office: Wham 327
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. - Reading | Language, Literacies, and Culture Dr. Crystal Shelby-Caffey is an associate professor of Language, Literacies, and Culture. She teaches literacy courses within the Teacher Education Program as well as courses in the Language, Literacies, and Culture ...read full profile >>

Louise Stearns

Senior Lecturer

Stearns

Phone: (618) 453-4249
Email: booklady@siu.edu
Office: Wham 327
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

TEACHING AREAS: Elementary Ed. - Language Arts | Reading and Language Studies | Social Science Education Ms. Stearns teaches children’s literature and elementary social studies methods courses. In addition to teaching summer classes including a workshop titled “Creative ...read full profile >>

Dr. Stacy Thompson

Coordinator, Early Childhood Programs | Professor

Thompson

Phone: (618) 453-4254
Email: stacyt@siu.edu
Office: Wham 322H
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Early Childhood Dr. Thompson has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Oklahoma State University, a M.S in Child Development and Family Relations from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Iowa State University. Her areas of ...read full profile >>