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Jeanne L. Koehler, PhD

Director of Academy for Scholarship in Learning
Assistant Professor


Research Projects Include:

Qualitative Research Methods

Social and Educational Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship

Resilience and Adversity

Problem Based and Experiential Learning

Community and Organizational Change

Teaching Interests and Experiences Include:

Problem Based Learning Across Different Settings

Cognitive Development: Teaching and Learning Strategies

Fostering Resilience During Times of Difficulty and Adversity

Innovation and Social Change

Identity Development

Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, and Performance Assessment

Community Level Problem-Based Learning and Collaborative Research


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).