Emeritus Faculty

James Ellis
Associate Professor, Accreditation Coordinator, Middle Science Education Program Coordinator
785-864-9847
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 346

Jim Ellis, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1997. Prior to joining the KU faculty, he worked for two years as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, for thirteen years as a senior staff associate at the... more

Mary Lynn Hamilton
Professor
785-864-9667
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 after receiving her PhD in teacher education from The University of Arizona. Since 2009 she has served as the Co-Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education, an International... more

Marc Mahlios
Professor
785-864-9666
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 437

Marc C. Mahlios is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, School of Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 66045-2340. His specializations are teacher education, teacher cognition and curriculum studies. Professor Mahlios has served as an academic administrator for teacher... more

Phil McKnight
Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 441

Phil McKnight, Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas since 1971, graduated with a B.A. in History and English in 1963 from the University of Kansas. His Masters and Ph.D work was taken at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1969. During 1970 he was a Leverhulme... more

Diane Nielsen
785-864-9664
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 446

Diane Corcoran Nielsen, professor, joined the KU faculty in fall of 1990. Nielsen earned her BA in Elementary and Special Education at the University of Iowa, MS in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Education at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction:... more

Barbara Phipps
Associate Professor
785-864-9685
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 309

Barbara Phipps, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Curriculum & Teaching and Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Kansas. She holds graduate degrees in microeconomics and family economics. She teaches economics concepts and teaching methods to educators and teacher... more


Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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