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Recent NCE Faculty Publications

  • An article by Professor Kristin Lems, "New Ideas for Teaching English Using Songs and Music," has been published in the latest issue of English Teaching Forum, a publication of the U.S. Department of State's American English division. The article by Dr. Lems is also available on the American English website as a free download.
  • Assistant Professor James Fitzpatrick wrote a Letter to the Editor indicating that "the time is now to address gun laws."  Published in two southern Wisconsin newspapers, the letter is available to read in the Beloit Daily News and has also appeared in the Daily Jefferson County Union.
  • Assistant Professor Angela Elkordy and Adjunct Faculty Nicole Zumpano had their book chapter "Hive-Minded: Educators, Professional Learning Networks, and Knowledge Exchange in the Digital Age" published in Digital Workplace Learning.This chapter explores how, why, and when educators in K-20 contexts connect through digital knowledge networks. 
  • Distinguished Professor of Practice Carlos Azcoitia co-authored an article with Ted Purinton, former chair of NCE's Department of Educational Leadership, and Karen Carlson, NCE alumna.  "Deciphering the Magic of Community School Leadership" has just been published in Phi Delta Kappan, February 2018, Vol. 99, No. 5. The article explains that to build and maintain a genuine partnership between the school and those it serves requires sophisticated leadership. 
  • Assistant Professor Mariana Ricklefs has an article published, "(In)Compatibility between Educators' Linguistic Ideologies and its Influence in the Instruction of Latina/o Students in a Bilingual Program," in the peer-reviewed Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Instruction, Winter 2017, Vol. 19, pp. 28-51. This article is a qualitative research case study of educators' ideologies and their influence in an educational program for English Learners (EL) at an elementary public school in the Midwest. 
  • Associate Professors Jeffrey Winter and Todd Price have the lead article in the current issue of Critical Issues in Teacher Education: The Journal of the Illinois Association of Teacher Educators, Vol XXV, 2018. The title of their article is, "Consequential edTPA: Perceptions of Teacher Candidates Regarding edTPA Preparation and Implementation."
  • An article by Assistant Professor Mary Hoch was just published in the Illinois Reading Council Journal.  Entitled  Print to Screen, A Scaffolded Approach to Digital Literacy Development, this article highlights research conducted in The Reading Center at NLU during its Summer Reading Improvement Program in 2016.

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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