Division of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP)

Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP) is one of two graduate divisions in the School of Education. The division consists of four areas: Educational Leadership, Organizations and Policy (ELOP); Instructional Technology, Mathematics Education, and Science Education (ITMS); Language, Literacy, and Learning (L3); and, Social and Cultural Studies in Education (SCS).

TLLP is home to over 30 faculty, 200 graduate students, and several degree programs across the four areas. As a division, we are principally focused on supporting a public P-12 school-system that provides equitable educational opportunities for all students and all families. Our community consists of students in professional licensure programs studying to become mathematics and science teachers and school principals, practicing elementary and secondary teachers pursuing a master’s degree as a means of professional development in literacy and special education, and doctoral students studying to be educational researchers who inquire into enduring and pressing issues in education. Though focused on P-12 schooling, many members of TLLP, such as those in instructional technology and social and cultural studies of education, also study teaching and learning in higher education as well as informal learning environments.


Educational leadership, organizations, and policy

Joanne Marshall (associate professor)
Anita Micich (clinical assistant professor)
Doug Wieczorek (assistant professor)
Debra Van Gorp (clinical assistant professor)

Instructional technology, mathematics education, and science education

Mathematics education 

Mollie Appelgate (assistant professor)
Ji Yeong I (assistant professor)
Christa Jackson (associate professor)

Science education

EJ Bahng (associate professor)
Gale Seiler (associate professor)
Kristina Tank (assistant professor)

Instructional technology

Evrim Baran (associate professor)
Denise Schmidt Crawford (associate professor)
Ben Gleason (assistant professor)
Connie Hargrave (associate professor)
Larysa Nadolny (associate professor)

Language, literacy, and learning

Learning sciences

Amanda Baker (assistant professor)


Connie Beecher (assistant professor)
Jeanne Dyches (assistant professor)
Emily Hayden (assistant professor)

Special education

Soo Ahn (assistant professor)
Anne Foegen (professor) 
Linda Lind (senior lecturer)
Angela Prince (assistant professor)

Social and cultural studies of education

Michael Bowman (assistant professor)
Katherine Richardson Bruna (associate professor)
Ellen Fairchild (senior lecturer)
Isaac Gottesman (associate professor)
Noreen Naseem Rodriguez (assistant professor)
Gale Seiler (associate professor)
Katy Swalwell (associate professor)