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Eric Dickens


Joel Estes

Visiting Instructor and Chair of Educational Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Years at Knox: 2015 to present

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, 2015, Michigan State University.
M.A., Telecommunications, 2007, Michigan State University .
B.A., English, 2001, Texas A&M University.

Favorite Professor Award, Monmouth College Women's Basketball Team, 2013.
MSU Council of Graduate Students Conference Grant, 2011.
MSU Graduate School Research Grant, 2011.
Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding, 2010.
College of Education Graduate Fellowship, 2009.


Carr. C.T., Zube, P., Dickens, E., Hayer, C.A., & Barterian, J.A. "Toward a model of sources of influence in online education: Cognitive learning and the effects of Web 2.0". Communication Education, 62, 61-85, 2013.


"Rethinking Test Bias: A review of the literature on racial bias in standardized exams". Presentation at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, 2012.

"Silencing the oppressor: Teaching and learning from students ideologically resistant to the themes of social justice teacher education course". Presentation at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, 2011.

"Students' evaluation of service learning for social justice teacher education". Poster presentation at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 2011.

"The achievement gap in U.S. public schools". Presentation at Global Understanding Conference, Chongqing, China, 2010.


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