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Jillian Lederhouse, Ph.D.

Professor of Education Emerita

On Faculty since 1978, Retired in 2021
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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