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Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

On February 17, a paper summarizing a study by Sherri Bressman, Lisa Mozer, Kavita Matsko, and Jeffrey Winter was presented by Professor Winter at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 100th Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ.

The title of the paper is "More Than a Handbook and a Handshake: Considering the Relational Trust Between Cooperating Teachers and Student Teachers" and it is based on a study exploring how trusting relationships are formed as part of the mentoring process.

A study completed by Associate Professor Leslie Katch has been detailed in a published report entitled, "Use of Infant Crying Screening Tool Improves Family Support."

Dr. Katch and colleagues had developed a brief screening tool to identify families who need support with infant crying.  In this pilot study, funded by the University of Chicago-Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund, Dr. Katch's team analyzed the tool's utility in a pediatric clinical setting.

Assistant Professor JaNiece Elzy, NLU Reading Recovery Trainer, presented “Activating Oral Language: Why, When, and How” at the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference held February 8-11 in Columbus, OH.

This conference was sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA), a national reading association.  Dean Rob Muller serves on the 2019-20 Board of Directors for the RRCNA which also met.

Professor Kristin Lems presented "Music and Song Build ELL Language and Literacy" at the Opening Minds Early Childhood Education Conference held January 29-February 1 in Chicago, IL. 

In this session, Dr. Lems explored how English language learners get several benefits from environments that include music and song that go even beyond the benefits for children whose native language is English.

The Opening Minds Conference is a gathering place for people in the field of early education from all industries serving young children and families.

Edna Bazik, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, was an invited participant who attended the State Coordinators Conference for PAEMST at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. on January 26-28, 2020.  For the past five consecutive years, Dr. Bazik has served as the State Coordinator of Mathematics in Illinois for PAEMST, the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Please encourage your Mathematics and Science Teachers to be nominated by a colleague, parent or administrator for the K-6 PAEMST award in 2020 by going online at by March 1, 2020.  Mathematics and Science Teachers of grades 7-12 may be nominated for the PAEMST award in 2021.


    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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