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Recent Faculty News

NLU Reading Recovery Trainer JaNiece Elzy was awarded Best Speaker, along with IDEC Director Jeff Brymer-Bashore, for their paper presentation entitled, "Being Intentional and Purposeful When Working with English Language Learners," at the recent SGEM Conference on Social Sciences & Arts in Albena, Bulgaria.

In addition to the presentation, JaNiece and Jeff also hosted a conference workshop on the Reading Recovery Teacher Professional Development Model.

Assistant Professor Xiaoning Chen has published an article titled, , "Selecting and Using Dual Language Books in Classrooms and Beyond," in the NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 1-7, a publication of the National Association for Bilingual Education.

Associate Professor Karen Tardrew presented "Applying the Visual for Teacher Transformation" at the 51st Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) held October 16-19 in Leuven, Belgium.

NCE representation in IVLA currently includes:

  • Karen Tardrew, Immediate Past President
  • Geri Chesner, Recording Secretary
  • Xiaoning Chen, Board Member and Assistant Editor, IVLA Book of Selected Readings

Associate Professor Todd Price has reported on the first stage of his Fall 2019 Sabbatical Leave.

Dr. Price is involved with a network of scholars in Reconnecting Education: Democracy and Pedagogy, an educational theorizing activity which centers on democracy and education and aspires to share knowledge, build cross-college collaboration, lead through conference presentations, and ultimately to stimulate innovative and creative curricular design efforts with co-researching and teaching in mind.

As part of this project, Dr. Price and his group presented at ECER 2019: Education in an Era of Risk - the Role of Educational Research for the Future, held in September on the University of Hamburg campus in Germany.  Their session, "Theorizing Education: A dialogue between philosophy, pädagogik/pedagogikk, and curriculum studies," was attended by a standing room only audience.  The paper Dr. Price presented at this session was entitled, "After Currere: The Meaning of Education in North American Curriculum Studies."

Following the conference, the project continued with a professional development collaboration, participation in a series of seminars, and several additional presentations. Through these opportunities, Dr. Price indicates that cross-institutional and national partnerships become more viable for advancing the respective fields of education.


    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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