Dr Maureen Gillette
College of Education
Multicultural education, community-based teacher education, educational research.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D.



Dr. Maureen Gillette is Dean of the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago.  After thirteen years as a classroom teacher, she began her career as a teacher educator at The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY where she was Chair of the Department of Teacher Education.  She has worked as a teacher educator and researcher at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she was Associate Dean of the College of Education. Dr. Gillette has published more than 20 refereed journal articles and book chapters and has presented more than 35 scholarly papers.  She is co-author (with Carl A. Grant) of Learning to Teach Everyone’s Children:  Equity, Empowerment, and Education that is Multicultural. For the past thirteen years, Dr. Gillette has been engaged in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that recruit, prepare, and graduate first-generation, community-based teacher candidates for “hard-to-staff” urban schools. At William Paterson University, she developed Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow and at NEIU she leads the Grow Your Own Teachers program.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's and bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.



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