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At UIndy, teaching counts! This is especially true in the Department of Teacher Education. Our faculty not only specialize in their content areas, but also are experts in the art and science of how to teach to all varieties of learners. UIndy faculty have an average of 16 years of experience in K-12 classrooms, so they know first-hand how challenging, yet rewarding, it can be. Most methods classes are taught on-site at area schools where UIndy professors collaborate with K-12 teachers to prepare our graduates with the knowledge, skills and characteristics needed in today's and tomorrow's classrooms. In recent years, many Teacher Education faculty members have been named Teachers of the Year by UIndy and/or their state professional organizations.

Dr. Terrence Harewood, School of Education

Dr. Terrence Harewood

Associate Professor
School of Education

Esch Hall, 244K
317-788-2104
tharewood@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
multicultural education, social foundations of education, multicultural school transformation, teachers' and school leaders' intercultural competency development

Background
Currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education and social foundations where his primary role is in the preparation of interculturally competent pre-service teachers and school leaders. Was named the University of Indianapolis Teacher of the Year in 2011. Conducts research in the area of intercultural competency development of pre-service and inservice teachers and also regularly serves as a site team member to audit various Mayor of Indianapolis Charter Schools. Serves as a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and was recently certified to be a national IDI qualifying seminar facilitator.

Research Interests
educators' development of intercultural competence; correlation between teachers' intercultural competence and the rate by which they refer students of color for discipline

Education
PhD, Educational Leadership/Multicultural School Transformation, Miami University 
MA, Mass Communication/Intercultural Communication, Murray State University
BA, Journalism, Murray State University

Fun fact
I am a former track standout and have represented my native Barbados at several international track meets, including the Pan American Games, World Senior Championships (Japan) and World Junior Championships (Bulgaria), where I led my 4x400-meter relay team to a fifth-place finish. I also facilitate student intellectual and cultural development by leading several travel courses, including a civil rights tour through the southern United States and several international trips to Barbados and Cuba.

Favorite thing about UIndy
Students, students, students. I am impassioned by my work in being a vessel of transformation.

Dr. Colleen Sheehy, School of Education

Dr. Colleen S. Mulholland

Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Interim Dean
School of Education

Esch Hall, 244C
317-788-3778
mulhollandc@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
media literacy, content area literacy, educational technology, young adult literature

Background
Taught middle school and high school English /Language Arts for ten years in the Orlando, Florida, area prior to earning her doctorate. Has taught in all of the Teacher Education programs at UIndy and has collaborated on grants, journal articles and curriculum development with colleagues and current K-12 teachers. Currently holds national board certification in adolescent/young adult English/Language Arts and researches many different aspects of literacy for the secondary teacher and learner.

Research Interests
media literacy to improve reading comprehension; text structure analysis and common core implications; pre-service teacher development

Education
EdD, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Central Florida
MA, Instructional Media/Technology: Instructional Systems, University of Central Florida
BA, Middle School Education, University of Kentucky

Fun fact
I once worked at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The ability to make connections with faculty all over campus and to maintain connections with students after they graduate.

Dr. Greta Pennell, School of Education

Dr. Greta Pennell

Professor of Teacher Education
School of Education

Esch Hall, 230H
317-788-3365
gpennell@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
developmental & educational psychology, gender, identity development, toy advertising, science education, conceptual change processes

Background
Directed the Masters program in Curriculum and Instruction. Was named Distinguished Educator of the year in 2003 by the Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Hosted a weekly radio program on educational issues. Served as Executive Director of UIndy's Honors College. A developmental/social psychologist by training, Pennell also has a strong interdisciplinary background that includes service learning, issues of social justice and community outreach. Involved with community groups and serves on various boards (e.g., Christel House International, IPS #65, Alliance for Democracy) and serves as president of the Association for Humanist Sociology. Previous experience includes seven years of science teaching (biology and physical science) experience at the middle and high school levels, leading workshops and enrichment programs designed to encourage young women in the sciences, and three years as the assistant curator of Science Spectrum, a hands-on science gallery at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

Research Interests
gender identity, children's toy preferences, school-related attitudes & achievement

Education
PhD, Developmental and Social Psychology, Rutgers University
MS, Developmental Psychology, Rutgers University
MA, Educational Administration, University of Massachusetts
MA, Secondary Education, Indiana University
BS Zoology, Iowa State University

Fun fact
My work as Santa Claus' chief elf was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine two years in a row.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The students

Kate Reinhardt, School & Field Liaison, School of Education

Kate Reinhardt

School & Field Liaison
School of Education

Esch Hall, 244R
317-788-3256
reinhardtkm@uindy.edu
Dr. Angelia Ridgway, School of Education

Dr. Angelia Ridgway

Professor of Secondary Education
Director of Secondary Education
School of Education

Esch Hall, 244B
317-788-4903
aridgway@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
modern language teaching methodology, adolescent development

Background
Extensive K-12 teaching experience in both public and private school settings. Published two books on instructional strategies. UIndy School of Education Teacher of the Year Nominee in 2010. Received the 2011-2012 "Collegiate Spanish Teacher of the Year Award" from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese for her contributions to preparing beginning Modern Language teachers.

Research Interests
secondary teaching methodology, engagement strategies, teacher development

Education
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana State University
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Secondary Education and Spanish
BA, Spanish Education

Fun fact
My family includes five generations of teachers!

Favorite thing about UIndy
The familial atmosphere of the campus