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Meet the Faculty: Maureen Morasch

Meet the Faculty: Maureen Morasch, Graduate Writing Center Chair

By The Room 241 Team December 8, 2018

Many doctoral candidates worry about the dissertation process, but Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program provides a wealth of support and resources to set you up for success. One shining example is Graduate Writing Center Chair Maureen Morasch, MLIS. We reached out to Morasch to find out more about her background and expertise, the type of support she provides,… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Mark Jimenez, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team December 7, 2018

Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program is full of experts who are eager to help education professionals become transformational leaders and change-makers. Mark Jimenez, EdD is one of Concordia’s doctoral chairs who is passionate about serving as a mentor and guide during the dissertation process. Read on to find out about Jimenez’s mentorship style, his advice for… Read More

One of Concordia University-Portland’s most popular master’s degrees is our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Trauma & Resilience in Educational Settings, and we’re excited to welcome a new adjunct instructor for this program. Morgan Jenkins, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor in Alabama with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She teaches our “Trauma-Sensitive… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Candis Best, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team October 18, 2018

With a wealth of experiences as a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and a CEO within one of the nation’s largest public hospital systems, Candis Best, JD, MBA, MS, PhD, is one of Concordia University-Portland’s highly accomplished doctoral chairs. Whether you’re currently enrolled in our Doctorate of Education program or considering your options, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy learning about Best as we… Read More

“The Teaching Moment That Changed My Practice”

By The Room 241 Team February 15, 2018

Most teachers have a powerful story of a student, a moment, or a class that changed their practice forever. We asked a few faculty members at Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education to share theirs. Read on for some moving stuff. “In one of my graduate classes, a student shared that throughout his entire K-12 education,… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Sarah Elliott, Adjunct Professor for STEAM

By The Room 241 Team December 15, 2017

Wrapping up our week of faculty Q&As, we’re excited to introduce you to Sarah Elliott, EdD. With a passion for STEAM and a love for both undergraduate and graduate teaching, Sarah is an adjunct faculty member you’d virtually meet in Concordia’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: STEAM program. Read on! What led to your calling… Read More

Prospective EdD candidates, there’s no question that you’ll be captivated by Angela Owusu-Ansah should you enroll in our Doctorate of Education program. An expert on intercultural competence, program assessment, and quantitative research methods, Angela has a wealth of teaching experience, including work in the U.S. and abroad. You may have already read about her on… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Julie Owens, Associate Professor

By The Room 241 Team December 13, 2017

If you’ve been eyeing Concordia’s online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education program, you may come across the faculty member in today’s Q&A. Meet Julie Owens, an associate professor with Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education. A quick background A Pacific Northwest native and Concordia alumna, Julie earned a BA in early childhood elementary/elementary education… Read More

In addition to reading about your potential professors, you’ll also be hearing from our on-campus professors—because even though you may not sit in their course, they have so much to share, so many insights on the field of education, and such an admiration for every Concordia student. So for today’s faculty Q&A, we spoke with Stephanie… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Alisa Bates, Assistant Dean

By The Room 241 Team December 11, 2017

Here on the Room 241 blog, we always welcome educators outside of Concordia’s community who value the idea of public scholarship and want to contribute their insights and ideas. But we also think it’s important to highlight the faculty members at Concordia. Should you choose to apply to any of our College of Education programs,… Read More

Teaching a student to read and helping them succeed looks easy in the movies. There’s a struggling student, a montage where the teacher helps the student, and then miraculously that student can read and they’re successful in every way. As educators, we know that so much more goes into literacy and how exactly we help… Read More

‘Intercultural competence’ is the ability to appropriately engage with people from other cultures—to successfully interact with people from other ethnic, religious, and geographical backgrounds. As you can imagine, it’s a critical skill for teachers, students, working professionals, anyone to have in today’s interconnected world. It breeds compassion, understanding, and opportunities to learn new ideas and… Read More

To anyone following world events, the need for ethical leadership seems more pressing now than ever before. Recognizing this need, Concordia University-Portland offers a unique array of undergraduate and graduate-level courses examining ethical leadership. These timely classes are designed to teach Concordia students how to make an ethical impact in their careers and in the… Read More