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Moscow

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

John Cannon, Assistant 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.
 
John Davis, Associate Professor of Geosciences and Science Education, is currently developing, with 2 colleagues, a new research agenda to examine the role of inquiry educational strategies and efforts at the post K-12 level, with a focus in the technical fields (e.g., geology, engineering, and food science [chemistry]).
 
Emily Duvall, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education-Department of curriculum and Instruction: Dr. Duvall’s research interests involve cultural-historical theory, language and literacy teaching and assessment, and pre-service teacher education through service learning.

Deanna Gilmore, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Literacy Education-Department of Curriculum and Instruction research interests include family structure literature, literature circles and teaching English as a Second Language. 

Sally Graves 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. 

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.
 
Anne Kern, Assistant 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). 

Janel Kerr, Lecturer-Department of Curriculum and Instruction, research interests include STEM education, curriculum change, K-12 outreach and engineering and technology education. 

Allen Kitchel, Assistant 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. 

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

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.

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, Assistant 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.