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Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications

Associate Professor Xiaoli Wen co-authored an article entitled, "Early Math Professional Development: Meeting the Challenge Through Online Learning," published October 15 in the Early Childhood Education Journal.

Assistant Professor JaNiece Elzy presented "A Literacy Processing View of Progress in Early Writing" at the Annual Conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers held November 7-10 in Corpus Christi, TX.

Several Faculty presented at the 69th Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, December 4-7, 2019 in Tampa, FL

  • Critical Literacy in Community: A Self-Study of Teacher Educators Across Contexts
    Sophie Degener
  • Not the Text, but the Task: Practice-based Principles to Improve Teacher Candidates' Guided Reading Implementation
    Sophie Degener
  • Student and Family Perspectives of Literacy Labs/Reading Clinics
    Mary Hoch and Adjunct Debra Gurvitz
  • Design-Based Research in Literacy
    Ryan McCarty
    Featured Presenter, Formative Experiments and Design-Based Research Innovative Community Group
  • Exploring Writing Instruction to Support Young Adults
    Ryan McCarty
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Helping Latinx Adolescents Excel in Advanced Coursework Through Dialogic Writing Instruction
    Ryan McCarty

2019 American Reading Forum Conference December 11-14, 2019 in Sanibel, FL

  • Critical Literacy as Classroom Practice
    Sophie Degener
  • "High Schoolers Want to Be Challenged": Helping Latinx Students Excel in Advanced Classes Through Design-Based Research on Writing Effective Warrants
    Ryan McCarty



    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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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