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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email:teached@uidaho.edu

Coeur d'Alene

Dr. Paul Gathercoal
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3080
(208) 885-5707

Dr. Anne Kern
College of Education
University of Idaho
Coeur d' Alene Center
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814-5497
(208) 292-1402

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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email: teached@uidaho.edu

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Current Faculty Research

Anne Adams, Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction- is involved with the LIMSST project which focuses on infusing literacy strategies into the mathematics and science curriculum to improve student achievement in mathematics, science, and literacy. She also works with and teaches courses for the Idaho Mathematics Initiative.

Julie Amador, Assistant Professor, focuses on the design and enactment of mathematics lessons with an emphasis on student thinking and reasoning.  She is specifically interested in how practicing and preservice teachers construct models of students mathematical thinking and engage in Lesson Study.

Melanie Brooks, Assistant Professor, has conducted research in Egypt, Thailand, the Philippines and the United States using sociological theories as a way to understand issues related to religion and conflict in education. 

John Cannon, Associate Professor, Career and Technical Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Idaho Boise Center: His research interest is in the area of Professional-Technical Education teacher professional development. Dr. Cannon was recently awarded the “Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award” by the Association for Career and Technical Research.

Janine Darragh, Assistant Professor, researches sociocultural issues in Children's and Young Adult literature, literacy, English as a New Language, and teacher preparation. 

Raymond Dixon, Assistant Professor, is working on creating a Regional Workforce for Rural Manufacturing.  A collaborative effort between NIMA, CEDA, LCSC and University of Idaho College of Education to train technology education, math, and science teachers in the use of a solid modeling software for teaching design. 

James Gregson, Professor and Assistant Dean for the College of Education, has researched socio-technical work education for over 25 years. In this focus he has studied and continues to study appropriate (i.e., socially, culturally, economically) technology. James also has infused his “green” construction background into Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for, through, in, and about the environment.

Alexandra Hollingshead, Assistant Professor, has research interests that include academic engagement of students with autism and severe disabilities, as well as topics related to instructional and assistive technology.  Her dissertation was on redefining engagement for students with severe disabilities to include not only behavioral, but also cognitive and emotional components. 

Anne Kern, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education. Anne’s research interests focus on science teaching and learning, science knowledge development, and science integration in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Royce Kimmons, Assistant Professor, seeks to bridge gaps between practice in K-12 schools and research in higher education institutions so that each may benefit from the perspective and resources of the other.  He also brings research know-how and innovation diffusion expertise relevant to scaling technology integration initiatives in higher education settings.  

Allen Kitchel, Associate Professor-Department of Curriculum and Instruction, research interests center on improving professional practice in education, with two specific foci. The first being to improve professional teaching practice in career and technical education through an investigation of professional development needs of practitioners. The second being to improve professional teaching practice of instructors of online courses through an investigation of the relationship between instructor immediacy behaviors and barriers to online learning.

Sally Machlis is a practicing artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work is primarily painting, books and mixed media--- focusing on the human need to organize information and visual symbols. After a recent sabbatical to Taiwan she has been creating large abstract paintings using the traditional Chinese materials of brush, ink and paper. 

Gwen Mitchell, Clinical Assistant Professor, is currently researching Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Brant Miller, Assistant Professor-Department of Curriculum and Instruction, research interests include the identification of science agency in K-12 students through culturally-based STEM curricular experiences; Adventure Learning; and authentic, sustained professional development for K-12 STEM teachers.  Read about some of his current research and expeditions

Margaret Vaughn, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education-Department of Curriculum and Instruction, research interests revolve around the intersection between adaptive teaching and student agency. Of particular interest are the ways in which elementary students develop their identities as readers and writers across the curriculum.  Read about her current studies.

Matthew Wappett, Associate  Professor of Special Education, uses a Disability Studies framework to investigate the social and policy aspects of inclusive education, with specific attention to the geography of disability within institutional spaces.

David Yopp, Associate Professor, is interested in proof and reasoning teaching and learning and the knowledge needed for effective mathematics instructional coaching in elementary and middle grades.