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Recent Faculty Publications

Empowering Readers Book cover Assistant Professor Mary Hoch, Director of The Reading Center at NLU, and Jana McNally, Adjunct, have co-authored a book, Empowering Readers: Integrated Strategies to Comprehend Expository Textspublished December 11 by Rowman & Littlefield.

To address Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for reading and language, today's educators strive to help their students develop higher-level understanding with challenging materials.  In this book, the co-authors share their method for implementing an integrated strategy approach for helping readers understand expository text.

Associate Professor Kamau Rashid authored an article entitled, "Beyond the Fetters of Colonialism: Du Bois, Nkrumah, and a Pan-African Critical Theory," published November 13 in Equity & Excellence in Education, DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2019.1672593.

The article seeks to explore the Pan-Africanism of W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) and its interconnections with the Pan-African thought and practice of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) with respect to the capacity of education to serve as an engine of social transformation.  Dr. Rashid contends that their ideas represent a liberatory philosophy of education, one that elucidates how education can serve the ends of social transformation.

Stefanie Shames, Adjunct Faculty, wrote an article entitled, "Simulations in Educational Leadership Internship Programs," published in the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Friday Facts on November 22, 2019.

Associate Professor Todd Price has co-authored, "PARTICIPATE! An Urban Civic Education Curriculum Promotes Active Citizenship," which has been published in Critical Issues in Teacher Education, the Journal of the Illinois Association of Teacher Educators, Volume XXVII, 2020.  Among the Editorial Consultants for this scholarly journal is Professor Emeritus Jerry Ligon, former NCE Associate Dean.


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