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Curriculum & Instruction Program Faculty at KU

The faculty members and instructors at the KU School of Education are dedicated to provide robust learning opportunities related to curriculum & instruction.  You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences working within classrooms to educate both children and fellow teachers. Prior to their time at KU, our faculty have served in professional roles within public and private school districts across the United States.

Our program faculty and instructors have also taught at Michigan State University, University of Arizona, University of Maryland at College Park, and other universities nationwide.  They have also secured millions of dollars in external funding from national organizations; designed and developed online resources serving thousands of learners; and have conducted research related to e-learning and other types of curriculum development and assessment.

Our curriculum & instruction program faculty also partner with professors from other academic departments at the University of Kansas to ensure that your graduate student experience and learning at KU are both interdisciplinary in nature and grounded in practical experience.

Curriculum Studies

Mary Lynn Hamilton
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 344

Mary Lynn Hamilton, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1989.

Steve White
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Curriculum & Teaching
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 330

Steven H. White, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1994.

Multicultural Education

Dorothy Hines Datiri
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 306

Differentiated Instruction

Carrie La Voy
Multi-Term Lecturer
339 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 339

Critical & Creative Thinking

Reva Friedman
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 446

Reva C. Friedman,  Associate Professor joined the KU faculty in 1978.

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Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
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