Jillian Lederhouse, Ph.D.


Faculty and Staff

Professor of Education
On Faculty since 1978

Phone: (630)752-5764


Ph. D., Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998

M. Ed., Reading and Learning Disabilities, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1978

B. A., Elementary Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1975

About Jillian Lederhouse

Dr. Lederhouse came to Wheaton after teaching regular and special education students in the Chicago Public Schools. Although she has enjoyed serving on the faculty of the Department of Education at Wheaton College for over thirty years, her love for the urban classroom continues to develop through a college partnership with Cleveland School, a highly multicultural K-8 public elementary school in Chicago. Whether our graduates serve in private or public school classrooms, Dr. Lederhouse is committed to preparing Christian educators to teach all students to flourish.

In addition to her professional interests, Dr. Lederhouse serves in the music ministry and through teaching adults in her church. She is married to Jonathan Lederhouse, aquatics director and coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams at Wheaton. She and her husband enjoy their three adult children and grandson.

Courses Taught

  • Theories and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle Grade Mathematics
  • Methods of Teaching Cross-Categorical Special Education
  • Learning Behavior Specialist I Practicum B
  • Methods Practicum
  • Senior Seminar
  • Student Teaching Supervision

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Pi Lambda Theta (Educational Honors Society)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • International Christian Community for Teacher Education


  • Diversity in educational contexts
  • Urban education
  • Early mathematics education
  • Moral development of teachers


Lederhouse, J. N. (2016). Teach like a disciple: Exploring Jesus' instructive relationships from an educational perspective. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.

Lederhouse, J. N. (2014). Teaching and leading for human flourishing: Creating a liberal arts framework for teacher preparation. AILACTE Journal XI, 1, 1-18.

Lederhouse, J. N. (2014). Antecedent teaching. In C. R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen, eds. Encyclopedia of Special Education, 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 653-654.

Lederhouse, J. N. (2014, Spring). [Review of the book Educating all God's Children: What Christians can–and should–do to improve public education for low-income kids, by N. B. Fulgham.]. Christian Scholars Review 43, 4, 297-300.

Lederhouse, J. N. (2012). Social justice in Christian teacher education. In M. Pacino & M. Fowler, eds. Faith integration and schools of education. Indianapolis, IN: Precedent Press.

Lederhouse, J. N. (December 2011/January 2012). Personal faith and professional practice. Educational Horizons XC, 13-15. (Nominated for an Association Media & Publishing EXCEL award in the feature story category.)

Morrison, S. E. & Lederhouse, J. (2011). A discourse of possibility: Questions that transform teachers' practices. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, XVIII, 30-41.

Lederhouse, J. (2010). Constructivism in an era of accountability: A case study of three Christian public school teachers. In H. Lee, Ed. Faith-based education that constructs: A creative dialogue between constructivism and faith-based education. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock. 156-168.

Lederhouse, J. (2008). Four challenges of high needs schools: Equipping teacher candidates to deal with less-than-ideal conditions. AILACTE Journal 5, 1. 61-74.

Lederhouse, J. (2008). Life Lessons through a Teacher’s Eyes. Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design Publishers.

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