Emeritus Faculty

Arlene Barry
Associate Professor
785.864.9661
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 447

Arlene Barry, associate professor, joined the University of Kansas faculty in the fall of 1992. Barry earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in curriculum with an emphasis in reading. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy at KU and served as a... more

James Ellis
Associate Professor, Accreditation Coordinator, Middle Science Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 344
Marc Mahlios
Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 437
Paul Markham
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 440

Paul Markham completed his doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1984.

He had taught foreign languages and ESL prior to that time in Idaho and Utah.

Dr. Markham came to the University of Kansas in 1990. Since that time, the program course offerings and the number of ESOL... more

Phil McKnight
Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 441
Diane Nielsen
785.864.9664
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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

Joe O'Brien
Associate Professor, Secondary History/Government Education Program Coordinator
785.864.9663
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 337

Joe O'Brien, an associate professor in middle/secondary social studies, joined KU's Curriculum & Teaching department in the spring of 1992. Prior to arriving in Lawrence, he was on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he directed the Virginia Institute for Law &... more


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