Skip Navigation

Faculty

Jingjing Lou*, Associate Professor and Department and Certifying Chair, obtained a B.A. from Peking University (China) in Russian Language and Literature, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Russian and East European Studies, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University at Bloomington.   Jingjing's expertise is in international and comparative education. She has researched on girls’ education, migrant children’s education, and rural youth’s education and identity development in China. She has also done research on the privatization of higher education in Russia, US and China, and internationalization of education in US , China and Africa.  Currently, Jingjing is particularly interested in urbanization and its impact on rural and migrant Chinese youth and their education, and their perception of the change of the environmental, social and moral ecology surrounding them. In addition to teaching and research, Jingjing has also served as a research consultant for a few international and domestic NGOs. She received various fellowships and awards including a Spencer Fellowship (2007-2008), a Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad (2007-2008), and a few other research and travel grants. louj@beloit.edu , 608-363-2078. Her CV can be accessed from the following site: http://beloit.academia.edu/JingjingLou

JIngjing Lou 17 Jingjing's  Office is Located in Morse Ingersol 221

Office Hours Fall 2017 1-2pm on Tuesdays & Thusdays or by Appointment 

Sonja Darlington Professor of Education and Youth Studies, received her B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College, and an M.A. in English Literature and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Iowa State University.  She taught German Language and Literature at Ames High School and Grinnell College and was President of the National Teachers of German—Iowa Chapter. While serving as the Beloit College Faculty Advisor for the ACM Tanzanian and Botswana Study Abroad programs, she directed their Tanzania Program in Dar es Salaam (2004) and Botswana Program in Gaborone (2013).  Her research in African Literature, Gender Studies, and Curriculum includes presentations at conferences and universities in the US, Germany, Egypt, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.  Professor Darlington has published in Research in African Literatures, Journal of the Association of African Literatures, African Studies Quarterly, African Journal of Teacher Education, ALAN Review, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Middle School Journal, and Journal of International Literacy.  In the last five years, she has focused her scholarly interests and activism in the field of Youth Studies and taught a series of four special topic courses: Education in Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Urban Education: The Chicago Public Schools; Working Class Youth and Community Engagement; and Youth Resistance and Activism.  darling@beloit.edu. 608.363.2344.

Sonja's Office is located in Morse Ingersol 222

Office Hours Fall 2017: By appointment Only


William New, Professor of Education and Youth Studies, received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in history, and an M.A. (Reading), an M.Ed. (Neuroscience & Education), and a Ph.D. (Educational and Applied Developmental Psychology) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to becoming a college professor, he was a special education teacher and therapist in New York City for more than a decade. Professor New was on the faculty of DePauw University from 1993-1997, visiting professor at the ACM Urban Studies Program in Chicago in 2000, and led the ACM Central Europe Program in the Czech Republic in 2002.  He served as Senior Fulbright Fellow in Greece in 2003, and in Slovakia in 2010, where he taught university courses and conducted research on Romani education. Professor New has published and presented widely in the field of comparative education policy and law, focusing on immigrant issues in the United States, and Romani education in Greece and Central Europe. He is currently at work on a book exploring alternate frameworks of social justice in international educational context. Professor New is the founder and current board member of a local charter school. He teachers courses in educational psychology, literacy development, and education policy and law. newb@beloit.edu

Bill's office is located in MI 008

Office Hours Fall 2017: Tuesdays 8-10 am or By appointment

 

Ann Frkovich, (Visiting Assistant Professor) of Education and Youth Studies, received her B.A. in literature and language from Webster University, her M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies from DePaul University. Ann's early action research and published work centered around English teaching methods for creative writing and social justice. Ann's research agenda now more broadly engages the implications of globalization of education, focusing on largely ethnographic studies of the cultural constructions of teaching and learning for international students in the US classrooms and for English as a Foreign Language teachers in China and West Africa. Ann's most current qualitative study seeks to better understand the impact of high-stakes testing on school culture and the experience of school. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and has published peer-reviewed research articles in School. Frontiers of Education in China, and The English Journal. Ann has 16 years of English teaching and school leadership experience in K-12 schools, in Catholic schools, affluent independent schools, and high-needs urban public schools. She has also taught per-service, undergraduate, masters, and doctoral-level courses in curriculum studies, teacher education and education research at DePaul University (2015-2017). In addition to her teaching and reseach, Ann has worked as a curriculum and instruction consultant and school leadership coach for Chicago Public Schools (2015-2017), and she continues to work as a consultant in the development of school programs for international students in the US. She received the 2004 Kate and Paul Farmer Writing Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, was the 2013 DePaul University Meister Scholar for Community Service, and received a 2015 New Scholar Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. More detailed information can be found here:https://beloit.academia.edu/AnnFrkovichEdD.

Ann's Office is located in Morse Ingersol 217

Office Hours for Fall 2017: MWF, by appointment.  Phone conferences are also encouraged.  Please contact Ann to schedule a phone conference.

Email: frkovicha@beloit.edu

TomWarrenThomas F. Warren (Emeritus of Education)

Tom has dived into writing since his retirement from the College in 2001. Check out his website  for details. He also stays very active in Beloit and spends as much warm weather as possible at the family cabin on Lake Superior. Tom is presently well along on the second draft of a fictional novel called The Learner. It takes place in a town called Belle Waters, Wisconsin, modeled after you-know-where. The plot features a young man who is a beginning minister with all of the accompanying expectations. This "Pastor EK" is also challenged by trying to master golf and address homelessness in the town.

 Kathleen Greene (Emeritus of Education) professor of education and chemistry, obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in curriculum and instruction, with a focus on science education, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research and teaching interests span areas of higher education, science education, gender and schooling, and educational policy and practice for public democracy and social justice. greene@beloit.edu