School of Advanced Professional Programs
National College of Education (NCE)
Dr. Lukenchuk specializes in preparing teacher candidates to apply the knowledge of educational foundations and teacher inquiry to their professional practice. Dr. Lukenchuk brings a wealth of her expertise in paradigms of research and qualitative research methods to share with doctoral students pursuing degrees in curriculum, advocacy, and policy; disability and equity studies; reading and languages; and higher education leadership.
The following are the courses that Dr. Lukenchuk has been teaching recurrently:
ESR 505, Educational Inquiry and Assessment
ESR 514, Research in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
ESR 614, Interpretive and Critical Research I
ESR 618, Interpretive and Critical Research II
FND 510, Social Justice Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of American Education
FND 511, Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Lukenchuk has been pursuing research and scholarly interests in philosophy of education, paradigms of research, qualitative research methods, service-learning, online and blended education, and international and cross-cultural issues in higher education. Dr. Lukenchuk has been conducting workshops and seminars on the pedagogy of service-learning, paradigms of research, and qualitative research in several Midwestern Universities and internationally.
Antonina Lukenchuk is an Associate Professor at National Louis University where she teaches graduate courses in educational foundations and research. Dr. Lukenchuk is a member of several professional organizations, an editor of “Inquiry in Education” (i.e.) journal, an on-staff reviewer of manuscript submissions in several higher education journals, and a passionate advocate of service-learning. Dr. Lukenchuk is a native of Ukraine where she completed BA and PhD programs in general and comparative linguistics and Germanic languages (English) and worked as a public school teacher of English as a foreign language. At her leisure, Antonina loves to traverse the waters of the Pacific Ocean, to listen to a symphony in Ravinia, to dance under the starts, or to have a picnic with friends. Antonina holds the 1st-degree black belt in kajukenbo martial arts.
EdD, Adult Education. May, 2001
Leadership and Educational Policy Studies. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Dissertation: Reflections on the Nature of Self in the World and in Adult Education: A Search for Inclusive Ways of Knowing.
PhD, General & English Linguistics. June, 1993
English, General and Comparative Linguistics. Chernivtsi University, Ukraine
Dissertation: Evaluative Adjectives in Modern English.
MsEd, Foundations of Education. August, 1997
Leadership and Educational Foundations. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Thesis: Comparative Analysis of Western-European and Ukrainian Women Thinkers: Implications for Women’s Education.
BA, English Linguistics. June, 1987
Department of Romance and Germanic Languages. Chernivtsi University, Ukraine
Thesis: Pragmatic Aspects of Command in Modern English: a Means of Expression
Research and Interests:
Dr. Lukenchuk has been pursuing research and scholarly interests in philosophy of education, paradigms of research, qualitative research methods, service-learning, online and blended education, and international and cross-cultural issues in higher education.
Some of Dr. Lukenchuk’s recent publications include:
Lukenchuk, A. (Ed.). (2017). Outliving your dissertation: A guide for students and faculty. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Lukenchuk, A. (2016). Themes at the intersections of theory and practice in online and blended education. Distance Education, 37(1), 130—136.
Pitts, J., Sanders-Funnye, S., & Lukenchuk, A. (2014). The promise of hope: A study of educational opportunities for marginalized students of color. Journal of Transformative Education. DOI: 10.1177/1541344614550043.
Lukenchuk, A. (Ed.). (2013). Paradigms of research for the 21st century: Perspectives and examples from practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Lukenchuk, A., Jagla, V., & Price, T. (2013). Critical discourse analysis of service-learning perspectives and models: Transforming teacher education. In V. Jagla, J. A. Erickson, & A. Tinkler (Eds.), Transforming teacher education through service-learning. New York, NY: IAP.
Lukenchuk, A. (2012). Itinerary of the Knower: Mapping the ways of Gnosis, Sophia, and imaginative education. In I. Semetsky (Ed.), Jung and educational theory (Educational philosophy and theory special issues) (pp. 35-46). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
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