Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation in Urban Education

Faculty Associates

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Flores-Koulish

Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Education Specialties Department
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
410-617-5456
sfloreskoulish@loyola.edu

Stephanie Flores-Koulish is an Associate Professor and director of the Curriculum and Instruction program. Her primary area of expertise and research is Critical Media Literacy Education, an emerging education field in the US whereby students learn to become critical viewers, consumers and creators of media, from television to radio to the internet. She also has research interests in identity and adoption, education policy, creativity, spirituality, and critical multicultural education. Her research provides her with many opportunities to practice engaged scholarship in and around Baltimore City. Flores-Koulish is also an alumna of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT).

Jones

Kalinda R. Jones, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor
School Counseling Program
Education Specialties Department
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
krjones1@loyola.edu

Kalinda Jones earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Guidance and Psychological Services with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. Her dissertation examined elementary teacher self-efficacy beliefs related to working with students displaying chronic disruptive behaviors. She was awarded the Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers award in 2004 and 2005. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Educational Research Association, and the American School Counseling Association.

Sears

Kathleen A. Sears 

Coordinator, Professional Development Schools
Teacher Education Department
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
410-617-2122
ksears@loyola.edu

Ms. Sears is retired from Baltimore County Public Schools where she served as English teacher, ESL instructor, English Department Chairman, and high school assistant principal and master scheduler. Since coming to Loyola, she has taught Secondary Methods of Teaching, Methods of Teaching English, and Adolescent Literature. She has led professional development workshops in Classroom Management, Dealing with Difficult People, and Making Reading Enjoyable. She advises all secondary education minors.

Zisselsberger

Margarita Zisselsberger, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor
Literacy Education
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
410-617-5323
mzisselsberger@loyola.edu

Margarita Zisselsberger earned her doctoral degree in Language, Learning, and Literacy from Boston College. Her research focuses on the language and literacy development of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Current research includes attempts at understanding how classroom contexts play a critical role for CLD students writing development. Recent work has focused on exploring systemic functional linguistics as a theoretical and analytic tool to understand and capture the language features used by diverse CLD students.