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Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications

Assistant Professor Colleen Hamilton has co-authored an article entitled "Bilanguaging Love: Latina/o/x Bilingual Students' Subjectivities and Sensitivities in Dual Language Immersion Contexts." 

This study has been published in the TESOL Quarterly Special Issue: Equity for Students Learning English in Dual Language Bilingual Education, Volume 54, Issue 3, September 2020, pp. 548-571. 

Dr. Hamilton's article is a product of her research collaboration on multiple language use by Latinx emergent bilinguals in elementary dual language immersion classrooms.

Dr. Pablo Ochoa (Ed.D. Teaching & Learning/Reading, Language and Literacy major '18) and Associate Professor Ruth Quiroa co-authored an article, "Transformative Learning in a Mexican American Mothers' Book Club," featured in The Reading Teacher, Volume 74, Issue 1, July/August 2020, pp. 19-28. 

This study, based on Pablo's dissertation, tells of a book club facilitated by an elementary school bilingual coordinator during which Mexican American mothers became conscious of and identified ways that they could scaffold their children's reading comprehension at home while also supporting their peers' use of comprehension strategies.

Dr. Jack Denny, Secondary Education, and Dr. Ayn Keneman, Early Childhood Education, presented at the 2020 Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ILASCD) Social-Emotional Learning Virtual Summit on July 30.  National, regional and local practitioners presented in over 50 breakout sessions to learn how students are gaining skills to understand and manage their emotions in the learning space.

The presentation titled "Social Emotional Learning and the Landscape of Teacher Preparation" focused on practical classroom applications for all diverse learners and SEL in the time of COVID-19.  Additionally, Dr. Denny invited one of his students, Kelly Grudzinski, to participate sharing her current SEL research. 

Associate Professor Todd Price has just been published in The Curriculum Journal, an international peer-reviewed publication of the British Educational Research Association.

The Book Review by Dr. Price begins with "A warm tribute to the King of Chaos."   This review is of the book Complexifying Curriculum Studies: Reflections on the Generative and Generous Gifts of William E. Doll, Jr., Molly Quinn (Eds), 2019 New York, NY, Routledge.

Dr. Price also co-authored "As the Virtual Dust Settles: Looking Back at and Beyond AAACS 2020," published in the Summer 2020 Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (JAAACS), Vol. 14 No. 1.  Dr. Price's article offers a reflection on the AAACS 2020 conference, with a theme that asked its membership "to articulate a 'language' of ethical engagement" and to take up a conceptually diverse range of educational issues from an ethical point of view.

Associate Professor Eun Kyung Ko has co-authored a chapter entitled "Exploring Pre-Service Teacher Learning through Teaching" published in International Perspectives on Knowledge Integration: Theory, Research, and Good Practice in Pre-service Teacher and Higher Education, Thomas Lehmann (Ed.), 2020, Brill | Sense.  The chapter's co-authors are Professors Emeritae Diane Salmon and Ruth Freedman and alumna Jill Zifkin (M.A.T. Elementary Education '93).


    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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