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Jeanne L. Koehler, PhD

Director of Academy for Scholarship in Learning, Assistant Professor


           Dr. Koehler’s research projects include:

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

    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


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


  • 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).