Dr. May Jadallah is an Associate Professor in the School of Teaching & Learning. She earned her PhD from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and she has been with Illinois State University since 2010. In 2019, she was awarded the Outstanding Research Award in the College of Education. Her two primary research areas focus on classroom discourse and digital mapping in the elementary classroom. Her two research strands have resulted in twelve journal articles, two book chapters, at least twelve presentations, multiple workshops for educators, and invitations and participation to serve on an NSF review panel and advisory boards. Congratulations to Dr. Jadallah for the recognition of her scholarship in the field of education.
Dr. Alice Lee is an Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching & Learning. She earned her PhD from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and she has been with Illinois State University since 2010. In 2019, she was awarded the Outstanding University Research Initiative Award. Her two primary research areas are developing African American centered pedagogy for Black Language speakers in early childhood and elementary school contexts, and broadening an empirical base for a theoretical framework called “Teacher Embodiment as Lived Pedagogy.” Both of her research strands fill gaps in educational research that are needed. She was recently awarded a Spencer grant to assist with her research on Lived Pedagogy of Teachers, and she was also part of the Scholar of Color Transitioning into Academic Research Institutions (STAR) Research Fellowship Program through the Literacy Research Association. She has published and presented individually and collaboratively in both areas. Congratulations to Dr. Lee for her recognition in research in the field of education by Illinois State University.