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Faculty Profile - Jillian Lederhouse

Jillian Lederhouse, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

On Faculty since 1978
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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, believing that the liberal arts serve as the best foundation for a teaching career. In addition to her professional interests, Dr. Lederhouse serves in the teaching ministry of her church and retirement communities. She is married to Jonathan Lederhouse, former aquatics director and coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams at Wheaton.

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

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

Wheaton College
B.A., Elementary Education, 1975

  • Moral Development of Teachers
  • Urban Education
  • Diversity in Educational Contexts
  • Early Mathematics Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diversity in educational contexts
  • Urban education
  • Early mathematics education
  • Moral development of teachers

Equipping the pre-service elementary Christian teacher to meet struggling learners’ needs, ACSI Higher Education Symposium for Teacher Educators
Lederhouse, J. N. & Morrison, S. E., 2017

Teach like a disciple: Exploring Jesus’ instructive relationships from an educational perspective, Wipf & Stock
Lederhouse, J. N., 2016

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

Antecedent teaching, Encyclopedia of Special Education
Lederhouse, J. N., 2014

Social justice in Christian teacher education, Faith integration and schools of education
Lederhouse, J. N., 2012

Personal faith and professional practice, Educational Horizons XC
Lederhouse, J. N., 2012