Jillian Lederhouse, Ph.D.

Education

Professor of Education, Department Chair
On Faculty since 1978

Phone: (630)752-5764
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Education

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 they serve in private or public school classrooms, she is committed to preparing Christian teachers to be agents of change in the lives of their students, their schools and their communities.

In addition to her professional interests, Dr. Lederhouse serves in the music ministry, through teaching and on leadership committees in her church. She is married to Jonathan Lederhouse, aquatics director and coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams and the women’s water polo team at Wheaton. She and her husband enjoy their three adult children, Jamelyn, Jeremy, and Julia.

Courses Taught

  • Theories and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle Grade Students
  • Theories and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle Grade Mathematics
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Middle Grade Practicum
  • Special Education Practicum
  • 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
  • American Association of Colleges in Teacher Education
  • Illinois Association of Colleges in Teacher Education
  • Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges
  • Fellowship of Christian Educators
  • Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators

Research

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

Publications

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.

Lederhouse, J. N. (2008). Voice Lessons: Developing teachers who can lead students to balance obedience and advocacy, Part I: Strengthening whispering voices. [Monograph] Forum for Christian Teacher Educators: The role of Christian higher education with the K-12 Christian school: Training the future generation of leaders. Colorado Springs, CO: ACSI Monograph, 73-78.

Lederhouse, J. N. & P. Egeland. (2007). A tale of two city partnerships: Deepening perspective and growth in pre-service K-8 and 6-12 teachers. Critical Issues in Teacher Education XIV. 16-23.Brulle, A. R. & J. N. Lederhouse. (2007). Antecedent teaching. In C.R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen, eds. Encyclopedia of Special Education, 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 137-138.

Brulle, A. R. & J. N. Lederhouse. (2007). Antecedent teaching. In C.R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen, eds. Encyclopedia of Special Education, 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 137-138.

Brulle, A. R. & J. N. Lederhouse. (2007). Contingency contracting. In C.R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen, eds. Encyclopedia of Special Education, 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 546-547.

Lederhouse, J. (2006). How do I know they know? Evidences of intellectual development in the classroom. Christian School Education 10, 1. 14-16.

Lederhouse, J. (2005). Growing a kingdom heart in your staff. ACSI Leadership Academy 2005. Colorado Springs, CO: ACSI Publications, 8-16.

Lederhouse, J. (2005). Meet the parents. Teaching preK-8 36, 1. 66-67.

Lederhouse, J. (2005, Winter). Christians in the public school. Wheaton 8, 1. 60.

Lederhouse, J. (2004, Spring). Which values ought we teach in public schools, and can they be identical to ones taught at home? Discernment, 9, 1, 8-9

Lederhouse, J. (2003, April). The power of one-on-one. Educational Leadership, 60, 7, 69-71.

Lederhouse, J. (2001, June 13). Show me the power: How over-regulation of the profession creates its own teacher shortage. Education Week, XX, 40, 36, 38.

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