Edward Podsiadlik III, PhD, works with undergraduate teacher candidates and focuses his research and clinical work on coaching literacy and defining authentic teacher identity.
Joshua Radinsky's research applies cultural-historical activity theory to the study of teaching and learning with data visualizations, with a focus on historical and social inquiry.
Dr. Rao's current teaching responsibilities focus on issues of multiculturalism and effective pedagogy in the urban elementary classroom.
Taffy E. Raphael is professor of Literacy Education. Raphael’s research interests include strategy instruction in comprehension and writing, and frameworks for literacy curriculum and instruction (e.g., Book Club Plus).
Aria Razfar coordinates the Project ELMSA grant, preparing Chicago-area teachers to deliver culturally relevant instruction, while his personal research interests focus on the sociocultural dimensions of language and its meaning to human development.
Redding taught for 16 years in elementary and university settings across multiple school districts and has a deep interest in educational programs that partner with communities and professionals who together ensure that every child has the certainty of gaining college readiness.