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Professor and Chair of Educational Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Meet the Education Faculty
Diana Beck, Chair
Professor of Educational Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1997
"I am continuing to work on how children learn science-the cognitive processes of science learning. Most recently, I have begun to look at how Navajo children learn science."
Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007
"My research focuses on the development of talent in groups not conventionally viewed as gifted as well as instructional strategies that promote student creativity and problem solving skills."
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2004.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Ed.D., University of Illinois-Champaign, 2001
Lecturer in Educational Studies
M.S., Western Illinois University, 1979
Lecturer in Educational Studies and Coordinator of Clinical Experiences and Community Outreach
Ed.D. candidate, Illinois State University
"I am particularly interested in schooling that emphasizes the learner versus bureaucratic standardization that emphasizes the banking model of education."