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MIC Program Faculty


JUSTIN BATHON, Ph. D., Indiana University, Bloomington 

Dr. Bathon (vita in PDF) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. He joined the faculty in 2008. Justin came from Indiana University - Bloomington where he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and taught courses in educational law. Justin also has a Juris Doctor and Masters in Educational Leadership from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national & international levels, including time as a high school teacher in southern Illinois.  Justin's research explores (broadly) the intersections of education, law and technology, with occasional tangents like educational leadership preparation infrastructure.

 Professor Bathon teaches EDL 770


LESLIE DAVID BURNS, Ph.D., Michigan State University, English Eduation, Cohort Leader

Dr. Burns (vita in Word) joined the faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor of literacy. He began his career as a high school English language arts teacher in Kansas, and holds a BA in English Literature from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. Dr. Burns’s research interests include pre-service English education, teacher education curriculum and policy, teacher identity, adolescent literacy and literacy policy, cultural theories, critical discourse analysis, and the application of research and theory from the New Literacy Studies. Dr. Burns is chair of the English education program faculty.

Professor Burns teaches EDC 730 and EDC 635


ELINOR BROWN, Ph.D., University of Akron

Dr. Brown (vita in Word ) joined the faculty in 1999 as an associate  professor in teacher education and multicultural education. She holds an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, M.A. in multicultural education and M.S. in secondary education from the University of Akron, and a B.B.A. from Cleveland State University. Dr. Brown has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in teacher education, cultural diversity, and professional development at Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and the University of Akron. Her current research interests include International advances in education policies and practices that: foster equitable access to all levels of the educational continuum, educate all students to become ethical, non-exploitive transformation agents, and prepare disenfranchised and underrepresented students to become productive non-exploited 21st century citizens.

Professor Brown teaches EDC 777 and EDC 746


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ALAN J. DEYOUNG, Ph.D., Stanford University,  Professor and Department Chair

Dr Alan  DeYoung (vita in Word)  is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky.  He has two primary research interest areas:  Rural American education, and educational reform in the former USSR.   His focus in rural education has involved school consolidation.  He has written two books on this topic, analyzing the community impact of school closings and mergers – with particular focus on how these dynamics affects students and teachers.   Most of this research has taken place in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.  Since 1995 he has also focused upon secondary and higher education reform in Central Asia, particularly Kyrgyzstan.   He co-edited a book on post-Soviet education reform and change in Central Asia in 2004; co-authored a book on secondary education issues and problems in Kyrgyzstan in 2006; and this spring published a book on higher education problems there:  Lost in Transition: Redefining Students and Universities in the contemporary Kyrgyz Republic (Information Age Publishing, 2011).  DeYoung’s most recent fieldwork has just been completed in Khujand, Tajikistan, where gender and higher education is a primary focus. 

 Professor De Young teaches EPE 773

MEADE HALL, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

 Dr. Hall earned her undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation, a Masters and A.D.D. in Special Education from the University of Kentucky.  She is currently Project Director for the Community Based Work Transition Program through the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky.  Hall is also an educator with years of experience in the public schools.  Her areas of expertise include Transition IEP, Community Based Instruction (CBI), Using Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH) for Education Planning, and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities and Families.  Email:  meada.hall@uky.edu

 Professor Hall teaches EDS 558 


JOAN M. MAZUR, Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Joan Mazur (vita in PDF) joined the faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor in the Instructional Systems Design program. She had worked for six years at the Interactive Multimedia Group at Cornell University while pursuing her graduate degrees. Dr. Mazur holds a Masters in Educational Philosophy from Cornell and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from that same institution. After obtaining her B.A. in English from SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York she taught secondary English at several rural and inner city schools. Dr. Mazur's current research interests focus on interface designand the use of interactive multimedia to support learning, research, and teacher professionalism in a variety of instructional contexts.

Professor Mazur teaches EDC 777


MARGARET RINTAMAA, Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. Margaret Rintamaa joined the faculty in 2006. She is an assistant professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Research Projects Manager for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. She manages large-scale studies involving multiple schools, universities, and agencies.  Currently, she is managing two U.S. Department of Education Striving Readers evaluations.  Dr. Rintamaa began her career as a middle school science and language arts teacher.  Dr. Rintamaa teaches courses in classroom management and discipline for undergraduate and graduate students.


Professsor Rintamaa teaches  EDC 777


KATHLEEN OWINGS SWAN, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville

 Dr. Swan (vita in Word)  joined the faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the fall 2004. Dr. Swan came to the university after completing her doctoral degree in social studies education at the University of Virginia.  A former social studies teacher, she researches ways of effectively integrating technology into the K-12 social studies classroom. She is the recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education co-sponsored by the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) and the Society of Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Her research has appeared in the International Journal of Social Education, Social Education, The Social Studies and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education and is the co-creator of the Historical Scene Investigation Project (www.hsionline.org), the Digital Directors Guild (www.ddguild.org), Digital Docs in a Box (www.digitaldocsinabox.org)and Econocast (www.econocast.org).  She is also the advisor for the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Assessment Collaborative (SSACI) at the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO).

Professor Swan teaches EDC 632 and EDC 746


DOUGLAS C. SMITH, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Busines/Marketing Education

Dr. Smith (vita in PDF) joined our faculty in 1987. His primary assignment is in our Instructional Systems Design program where he teaches instructional computing and electronic authoring. His research interests include the roles of education technologists, gender equity, and computer based instruction. Dr. Smith also coordinates the business content core for the master's with initial certification program. Dr. Smith is chair of the business and marketing education program faculty.

Professor Smith teaches EDC 633 and EDC 746



MARGARET SCHROEDER, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Schroeder (vita in PDF) joined the faculty in 2006 as an assistant professor of mathematics education. She began her career as a junior high, high school, community college, and college mathematics instructor in Kansas. She holds a BSEd in Mathematics from Pittsburg State University of Pittsburg, Kansas, a MS in Mathematics also from Pittsburg State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University. Dr. Schroeder's research interests include pre-service teacher Mathematics Education, mathematics knowledge for teaching, and assessment.


Professor Schroeder teaches EDC 631 and EDC 746


Kenneth Tyler, Educational Psychology Program Chair

KENNETH TYLER, Ph.D. Howard University  

Kenneth Tyler (vita) received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Howard University in 2002. Dr. Tyler has broad areas of research interests that include culture, identity development, learning and socialization processes, motivation and school attachment, and minority student achievement. Dr. Tyler's current work focuses on 1) measuring the degree of alignment between home and school cultures of minority student populations and understanding its link to academic motivation and performance and 2) testing a conceptual model of African American male student identity development and its associations with psychological and school performance outcomes. Full member of the Graduate Faculty.  

 Professor Tyler teaches EDP 658