Wendy Bedrosian, Ph.DAssistant Professor 404B White Hall
Area: TLC - ECDEwbedrosi@kent.edu
I have been teaching and working on program improvement with the Early Childhood faculty at Kent State for more than almost 15 years. I also served as the Field Experience Coordinator for the program. Courses taught at Kent include our child development course, guidance of primary-school children, the ECED survey course, and leading the student teaching seminar for teacher candidates in preschool settings, as well as the graduate seminar for the Masters of Arts in Teaching practicum. I feel that it is critical for future teachers to understand how the brain develops as it impacts wellness, behavior, and learning. It is my hope that our teachers will move into their careers with the knowledge and skills to apply contemporary brain research in their teaching practice. My research interests include teacher decision making, student teacher development & mentoring, and making teaching/learning visible to the families of young children. I earned my BA in Languages & Literature from Bard College, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Development & Intervention from the University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. in Special Education and Early Childhood from Kent State University. Previous professional experiences include: toddler and preschool teaching in family-centered, hospital-based, center-based, and home-based service agencies; early intervention program development; staff training/supervision for families of newborns in drug withdrawal in New York City; special education coordination for Maricopa County Health & Human Services' Head Start delegate; and developmental consultant/team leader with Child Protective Services.
Joanne Caniglia, Ph.DAssociate Professor 401N TLCS
Area: TLC - ADED - CIjcanigl1@kent.edu
Joanne Caniglia earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics at John Carroll University and her masters in mathematics at Youngstown State University. She was a secondary teacher and department chair in Niles and Akron, Ohio for 12 years and spent time as a graduate researcher at Kent State University where she received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education. She taught for 14 years at Eastern Michigan University where she was Professor of Mathematics Education. While there she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Governor's Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her research investigates effective professional development models in urban settings. She is a PI and Co-PI for many National Science Foundation and Board of Regents inititiatives.
Alicia Crowe, Ph.DAssociate Professor 404 White Hall
Area: TLC - ADED - CI - INSSacrowe@kent.edu
I am an Associate Professor of Middle and Secondary Social Studies Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. I love to teach and study teaching. It is wonderful to be a part of the growth of new and experienced teachers. I am very interested and do research in teacher education, social studies education, teacher learning, and technology integration in social studies education at both the secondary and pre-service levels.
Lisa Donnelly, Ph.DAssistant Professor 401 White Hall
Area: TLC - ADED - CIldonnell@kent.edu
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. I taught high school biology and K-8 informal science in Indiana before earning my doctorate in science education from Indiana University Bloomington. My research interests center upon the teaching and learning of evolution and the nature of science and how state biology standards support and constrain this teaching and learning. I regularly present and publish on these fascinating topics, and some of my work has appeared in Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Research in Science Education, and International Journal of Science Education. Here at Kent State, I very much enjoy teaching science methods for preservice undergraduate and MAT preservice teachers as well as graduate courses in science education.
Todd Hawley, Ph.DAssistant Professor 404 White Hall
Area: TLC - ADED - CI - INSSthawley1@kent.edu
Todd S. Hawley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. His research interests include rationale-development as a core theme of graduate and undergraduate social studies teacher education, and the transformative possibilities of justice-oriented social studies teacher education. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. he taught high school social studies for four years in the Atlanta Public Schools and for three years at Oglethorpe County High School.
Janice Hutchison, Ph.DAssociate Professor 401 White Hall
Area: TLC - CI - ADEDjhutchi1@kent.edu
I currently serve as the Coordinator of the Masters of Arts in Teaching program and am a non tenure track faculty member in secondary education. I have been a classroom teacher for over 30 years and started this career by teaching reading to incarcerated male convicts. Over the years, I have taught English to public school adolescents and instructional strategies and education research to college students. My undergraduate degree in secondary education (English, math and reading) is from Ohio University. I received my masters degree in Educational and Cultural Foundations and my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. Before retiring from Kent City Schools as the Coordinator of Staff Development, I served as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State. By working extensively in the two settings, I have developed a passion for teacher leadership.
William Kist, Ph.DAssociate Professor 404 White Hall
Area: TLC - ADED - CI - LEwkist@kent.edu
Michael Mikusa, Ph.DAssociate Professor 401 White Hall
Area: TLC - ADED - CImmikusa@kent.edu
I started my career as a middle school mathematics teacher in Columbus Public Schools after graduating from The Ohio State University. While teaching 5 different courses to an average of 195 students my first two years, I opted for a teaching position in the Mathematics department at OSU while working on a masters degree in Mathematics Education. After completing my degree (and getting married) I took a position teaching mathematics at Clearview high school in Lorain, Ohio. While in Lorain I also taught mathematics part time at Lorain County Community College. After 6 years in Lorain I started the PhD program and took a research assistant position for the Logo and Geometry project headed by Dr. Michael Battista at Kent State University. As research assistant I conducted over 500 clinical interviews with children grades K-6. I finished my PhD and have been a faculty member in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University for 20 years. My current research includes how students develop geometric reasoning, mathematics teacher professional development, and how web-based mathematics education can facilitate teachers and students learning of mathematics.
Dr. Kristine PytashAssistant Professor 404E White Hall
Area: TLC - LE - CI - ADEDkpytash@kent.edu
I received my B.A. in English Literature and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from John Carroll University. I taught high school English in Texas before earning a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. Upon my graduation, I accepted a non-tenure track position at Kent State University. In 2010, I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Adolescent Literacy Education at Kent State. My research interests include the literacy practices of young adults attending alternative schools and dropout prevention. I also have a special interest in disciplinary literacy.