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Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education is an academic department that provides a wide range of educational services and consultations to faculty and curricular units. Its major research and development programs are in the areas of educational outcomes, problem-based learning in education, performance-based assessment of professional competence, distance learning, educational technology, communication and cognitive science. Besides a full-time faculty, there are faculty with educational interests in many other departments in the School that have adjunct and cross-appointments in the department. The faculty of this department is willing to work with any faculty interested in any kind of educational development or research.

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Faculty Listing

beth dawson
Elizabeth Dawson, PhD
Research Professor
Professor, Emeritus in Medicine
913 N Rutledge, Room 1236
Springfield, IL 62702


linda distlehorst
Linda Distlehorst, PhD
Research Professor
913 N Rutledge, Room 1236
Springfield, IL 62702


debra klamen
Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE
Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum
Professor and Chair, Dept of Medical Education
801 N Rutledge, Room 3050


timothy koschmann
Timothy Koschmann, PhD
Associate Professor
913 N Rutledge, Room 1221
Springfield, IL 62702


nicole roberts
Nicole Roberts
, PhD
Director, Academy for Scholarship in Education
Assistant Professor, Medical Education
913 N Rutledge, Room 1241
Springfield, IL 62702



Research and Statistics

Jerry Colliver, Ph.D. (217) 545-4967
Professor, Statistical and Research Consulting

Mindy Conlee-Stevens (217) 545-7765
Editorial Writer for Teaching and Learning in Medicine Journal

Randy Robbs, MBA (217) 545-0091
Research Instructor, Statistical and Research Consulting

Steven Verhulst, Ph.D. (217) 545-4418
Research Professor, Statistical and Research Consulting Director