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Faculty Profiles : Dr. Jeanne L. Koehler

Jeanne L. Koehler
Jeanne L. Koehler, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of Academy for Scholarship in Education, Department of Medical Education

913 N Rutledge St., Rm. 1241
P.O. Box 19681
Springfield, IL 62794-9681
JKoehler53@siumed.edu
217-545-9502 (phone), 217-545-0120 (fax)

Educational Background | Research Interests & Projects | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 2013 Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ed.M. 2005 Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. 1996 English, Concentration in Secondary Education, Eureka College

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Koehler’s research projects include:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Educational Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship that Intersects with Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Educational Third Spaces
  • Organizational Change

Teaching Interests & Activities

Her teaching interests and experiences include:

  • Reflective Teacher Practice
  • Approaches to Teaching and Mentoring
  • Educational Inquiry (Self Study)
  • Teacher Assessment
  • Innovation and Social Change
  • Teacher Identity
  • Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research
  • Performance Based Learning
  • Classroom Management

Selected Publications & Presentation

Presentations

  • Koehler, J. L. (2014, May). Me-search, selfstudy, and teacher identity.  Paper presented at the 2014 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
  • Koehler, J. L. & Bresler, L. (2013, April).  Project-based, environmental curriculum in an urban, high-poverty setting: A case of a socially entrepreneurial teacher.  Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Koehler, J. L. (2012, May).  First year English teachers: A patchwork of reflections.  Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
  • Koehler, J. L. & Ellinger, A. D. (2012, February).  The “practice” of planned change.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Denver, CO.
  • Koehler, J. L. & Bresler, L. (2011, April).  Socially entrepreneurial teachers: Creating scientific engagement through social outreach. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Abd-El-Khalick, F., Bresler, L., Erickson, F., Gaffney, J. S., Gao, W., Haythornthwaite, C., Koehler, J., Lederman, N. G., Martin, A., & Price, R. L. (2011, April). Toward a framework for conceptualizing and effecting teacher entrepreneurial leadership for transforming STEM teaching and learning. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Koehler, J. L. (2010).  Who gave birth to whom.  Paper presented at the 2010 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
  • Koehler, J. L., Price, R. L., Gaffney, J., Bresler, L., Abd El Khalick, F., & Martin, A. (2010). EnLiST: Developing entrepreneurial teacher leaders. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation 2010 Math Science Partnership Learning Network Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Han, H. and Koehler, J. L. (2009).  Students’ perception and emotion in defining quality of online learning.  Poster session co-authored with Dr. Heeyoung Han at the American Educational Research Association 2009 Conference.


Grants/Honors

  • National Education Association.  $1000 grant for a collaborative service project with McLean County Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with IWU Student Education Association president (Fall 2013).
  • Structuring Faculty Work Around Student Learning (recipient of grant authored by Robin Leavitt and Leah Nillas for Educational Studies).  Teagle Foundation (Spring 2013).
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Course Development Grant for Reading Across the Content Areas (Fall 2012).
  • Contributor, Integration and Modeling of Instructional Technology in Teacher Education, PNC Foundation, with Robin Leavitt (primary author, Frank Boyd).  Recipient of $25,000 grant to embed technology in upper level Curriculum and Pedagogy course.
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Course Development Grant for infusing technology into a secondary education methods course (Fall 2011).

Scholarly Awards

  • Illinois Wesleyan University 2013 and 2014 Professor of the Year, nominated by the Student Senate.
  • Panhellenic Professor of the Year in Spring 2013, nominated by the sorority women of Illinois Wesleyan University.
  • The William Chandler Bagley Education award and scholarship, University of Illinois (2009).
  • The Donna Riechmann Education award and scholarship, University of Illinois (2008).