Department chair: Jill Heinrich  |  Contact info

Kerry Bostwick, Professor of Education, was an elementary teacher for nine years and is the recipient of an NCTE grant for teacher research. Her research interests are teachers as researchers, humanistic classroom environment, and pre-service teachers. B.G.S. elementary education, University of Iowa; M.Ed. curriculum and instruction, National-Louis University; Ph.D. educational psychology, curriculum, and instruction, The Union Institute

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Jill Heinrich, Associate Professor of Education, taught high school English for 12 years and has taught a variety of education, literature, and composition courses at the secondary through college level. Her research interests are masculinity and feminist studies; literature education; content area reading; and teacher education. B.A. English, Northern Illinois University; M.S. English education, Illinois State University; Ph.D. education,  University of Iowa

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Kate Kauper, Assistant Professor, taught middle and high school social studies for nine years as well as courses in mythology, health education, and anthropology. Her research interests include the history of American curriculum theory, educational criticism and connoisseurship, social and emotional learning, civic engagement, and equity and social justice in educational opportunity.  B.A. Anthropology, University of Colorado - Boulder; M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado - Boulder; Ph.D Social Studies Education, University of Iowa.

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Meg Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Education, was an elementary teacher for 15 years serving in the roles of classroom teacher, literacy coach and Title 1 reading teacher. Her research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, the role of identity and agency in learning, classroom discourse, the literacy practices of culturally and linguistically diverse learners underrepresented in schools, and the relationship between literacy, power, and inequality. B.A. Elementary Education; M.A. Developmental Reading; Ph.D. Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Iowa.  

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Meg Jacobs

Cindy Postler, Director of Teacher Education, taught high school English for three years,  and supervised student teachers for four years before joining Cornell in 2008.  B.A.  English Education  from  University of Northern Iowa. M.A. in  Educational  Administration from the University of Iowa 

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Jean Donham, Lecturer in Education, is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as College Librarian at Cornell College from 2000 to 2008. She is author of EnhancingTeaching and Learning, A Leadership Guide for School Librarians published in 2013. She has authored numerous journal articles and presented at regional, national, and international conferences.

Jean Donham

Anne Murphy, Student Teacher Supervisor, taught Special Education and Elementary Education for thirty-four years in the Dubuque, Iowa and Iowa City Community School Districts before retiring from the Iowa City Community School District in 2011.  She has supervised student teachers for Cornell since 2011. B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Iowa.

Anne Murphy

Joanna Morgan, Student Teacher Supervisor, was an elementary teacher for 35 years, and has supervised student teachers for four years at Cornell. B.A and  M.A. Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Joanna Morgan

Kari Broghamer, Student Teacher Supervisor, was an Elementary Teacher for 33 years, most recently as a Primary teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Iowa City, Iowa. She also served as a team leader and mentor for new teachers. Broghamer's special interest is using authentic children's literature throughout the curriculum. She was involved in numerous thematic writing projects. Kari is a graduate of Luther College. 

Kari Broghamer