The Illinois Education Research Council engages and supports SIUE faculty who conduct research aligned with the IERC mission: to support Illinois P-20 education policy making and program development. Our faculty fellows receive a 1-semester course buy-out or other funding support as well as research support from the IERC staff to conduct a research project during their fellowship year. The fellowship culminates in presentation of the fellow’s research at a professional research conference of the fellow’s choosing and at the IERC symposium and subsequent submission of a joint grant proposal. Through these collaborations we intend to elevate faculty research in the area of education practice and policy and form partnerships with SIUE faculty. If you are interested in the work of our faculty fellows or in applying for a FY16 faculty research fellowship, follow the links below.
SIUE Faculty Fellow Awardees
Sosanya Jones, Ed.D, Educational Administration and Higher Education-SIUC
Fengxia Wang, PhD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering
Intelligent Scaffolding to Improve Students’ Cognitive Learning in STEM Fields
Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Lisle, IL, October 8-9, 2015.
Alison Reeves, PhD, Educational Leadership, School of Education
Melodie Rowbotham, PhD, Family Health and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing
The Impact of Faculty Development on Teaching Perspectives, Self-Efficacy, and Retention,
Peer reviewed podium presentation at the Magna Teaching Professor Conference. May 30-June 1, Boston, MA
The Impact of Faculty Development on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Teaching Skills, and Retention
Presented at the Twelfth Annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Bloomington, IL, October 7-8, 2014.