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Hours

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

(773) 442-5500
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Dr. Tom Philion
Tom
Philion
Ph.D.
Dean
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
(773) 442-5500
Courses Taught
None
Research Interests
Teacher research, portfolio pedagogy and collaborative learning.
Education

Dr. Philion completed his Ph.D. in English and Education and M.A. in English Language & Literature at The University of Michigan and his B.A. in English at Fordham University.

Selected Publications

Book Sections

Philion, T. (Section Editor) (2004). Technology Partnerships in Teacher Education. In S. D. Lenski & D. Wisemann, (Eds.). Transforming Teacher Education Through Partnerships (pp. 233-327). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Book Chapters

Philion, T., Burney, N., Carter, A., and Meadows, E. (2005). Cultivating Democratic Learning Communities: Three Portraits of Roosevelt University’s Department of Teacher Education. In P. Jenlink & K. Jenlink (Eds.), Portraits of Teacher Preparation: Learning to Teach in a Changing America (pp. 113-131). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.

Philion, T. (2002). Frontiers of the Contact Zone. In J. Wolff (Ed.), Professing In The Contact Zone: Bringing Theory and Practice Together (pp. 79-101). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Philion, T. (1998). The Resource and Professional Development Portfolio Projects. In L. Reid and J. Golub (Eds.), A Focus on Reflecting and Connecting (pp. 165-170). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Refereed Articles

Philion, T. (2009). The Age of _______? Using Young Adult Literature to Make Sense of the Contemporary World. Young Adult Library Services: The Official Journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association, 7 (4), 46-49.

Philion, T. (2008). Fostering Global Awareness. Teacher Education and Practice, 21 (4), 240- 241.

Research Reports and Position Statements

C. Nelson, C. Main, and J. Kushto-Hoban, with Members of the Appraising Early Childhood Teacher Preparation in Illinois Work Group (2012). Breaking It Down and Building It Out: Enhancing Collective Capacity to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Preparation in Illinois. Chicago, IL: The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and The University of Illinois at Chicago.

CEE Policy Summit Social Justice Strand Participants (2009). Beliefs About Social Justice in English Education. Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/cee/positions/socialjustice.

Philion, T. (2002). Invisible Interventions: The Oppositional Practices of Urban Literacy Educators. Urbana, IL: Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Book Reviews

Philion, T. (2008). Review of Open Ice, by Pat Hughes. SIGNAL Journal.

Philion, T. (2007). Reviews of Out of Focus, by Margaret Buffie, and One Handed Catch, by MJ Auch. SIGNAL Journal.

Philion, T. (2006). Review of Book Club for Middle School, by Taffy E. Raphael, Marcella Kehus, and Karen Damphousse. NCTE Selects.

Background

Tom Philion is Dean of the Goodwin College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University. Prior to becoming dean in July 2022, Tom served as associate provost, dean, associate dean and chair of teacher preparation programs at Roosevelt University. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of English and assistant director of the English Education Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tom is a former middle school reading teacher; the author of more than 20 articles and reports on topics such as teacher research, portfolio pedagogy and collaborative learning; and is responsible for the acquisition of over $10 million in external grants and contracts over the last 10 years. Tom received his B.A. in English from Fordham University and his M.A. in English and Ph.D. in English and Education from The University of Michigan. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Room LWH 4044A
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5500
Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus
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Alberto
Lopez-Carrasquillo
Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Licensure Officer
Teacher Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5500
Expertise
Social studies education, multicultural and global education, and teacher education.
Courses Taught
ELED 304: Methods of Teaching Inquiry Social Studies
ELED 329: Student Teaching In Elementary Education
ELED-328B: Clinical Experience In Elementary Education
ELED-414: Principles Of Curriculum Development.
Research Interests
Drawing on Latino Critical theory, post-structural, post-modern and anti-oppressive education theory, I see myself helping new teachers asking questions about how the educational system helps in developing a social order, which is not always fair or democratic for all groups within society. In order to do this, new teachers have to be able to recognize social discourses, ideologies, and those social structures that promote oppressive relationships within society. My research is centered on the influences of social and institutional contexts on teachers' practice as well as the role of curriculum and teaching in building a democratic society in the face of the antidemocratic structures within society that promote social injustice and intolerance.
Education

The Ohio State University, 2016
Teaching and Learning: Early/Middle Childhood Education, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

-Flores-Marti, I. and Lopez-Carrasquillo, A. (2014). El sistema de evaluación en la educación física. EFDeportes.com, Revista Digital, 190.  Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://www.efdeportes.com/ Flores-Marti, I and Lopez-Carrasquillo, A. (2014). The evaluation system in physical education. EFDeportes.com, Revista Digital, 190. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (2013). Deconstructing the American Melting Pot: Promoting Civic Education and Ideals in the Bilingual Social Studies. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal 4(3).

-Hubbard, T., Lopez-Carrasquillo, A., Christenson, M., Dallme, D., & Dyer, J. (2012). Shifting Roles of the GAs. In M. Johnston-Parsons (Ed.), Dialogue and difference in a PDS: A 16-year sociocultural study of an experimental teacher education program. Charlotte: Information Age Publishers.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (2009). The planning process of a first generation Mexicana teacher in a bilingual social studies classroom in the United States. Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, 1(1), 83-91.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (1996). Prácticas de aceptación y rechazo de estudiantes Dominicanos y Puertorriqueños en una escuela elemental en Puerto Rico [Practices of acceptance and rejection among Dominican and Puerto Rican students at one elementary school in Puerto Rico]. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico [The University of Puerto Rico Social Sciences Magazine], 6, 141-164.

LWH 4039
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5500
Office Hours
By Appointment
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Laura
Nichols
Administrative Assistant II
College of Education
Expertise
Faculty contracts & scheduling.
Education

Northeastern Illinois University
Concordia University

Background

Faculty contracts & scheduling.

LWH 4044
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Varies
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Debra
Williams
MPA
Administrative Assistant
College of Education
Expertise
College expenses, budgeting and purchasing, financial analysis, and endorsement reviews.
Education

The Art Institute of Chicago
Design Analysis, Certificate

DePaul University
Computer Science / Information Systems, (Completed Coursework for M.S.)

Illinois State University
Business Administration, B.S.

Master of Public Administration

Background

Ms. Williams has extensive business experience and has held positions such as staff systems analyst and team leader in the financial services sector.

LWH 4044
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment
Marlena Kruk
Marlena
Kruk
GCOE Admissions Specialist
College of Education
Expertise
Business Management and Administration
Education

  

Background

  

LWH 4045
5500 North St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
M-F; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kenny Beyer
Kenny
Beyer
Assessment Coordinator and Data Analyst
College of Education
Expertise
Assessment Management Systems (Tk20 by Watermark), Learning Management Systems (Desire2Learn by Brightspace), Course Evaluation Systems (SmartEvals by Gap Technologies).

Using Excel features and functions to represent data in various ways based on the audience. Interpreting, and understanding various accrediting body requests and processes.
Education

Briar Cliff University

University of South Dakota

Background

I have been a higher education professional since 2004 working primarily on the technological side of education administering learning management systems.

Starting on February 18 2019, I started as the Assessment Coordinator and Data Analyst for the Goodwin College of Education. Some of these responsibilities include coordinating our various assessment activities, remaining current on accreditation requirements, updating and maintaining the GCOE quality assurance and assessment system, interfacing with programs engaged in assessment work and supporting the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) portfolio process.

Office Hours
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