Karin Sconzert

  • Chair, Education Department; Associate Professor of Education
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    Lentz Hall 323

    Karin Sconzert is chair of the Education Department and an associate professor of education. She holds a Ph.D. in Administrative, Institutional, and Policy Studies from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

    She was a 6-12 grade teacher of history, theater, and computer applications at the Latin School of Chicago, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Princeton Day School (NJ), and Forest Ridge Academy (IN) between 1987-1996. She conducted qualitative research with the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago from 1994-2001.

    She previously served on the faculty at Ursinus College (PA) and Loyola University Chicago, as well as the Urban Education Program of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Her research interests include charter and choice schools, and teaching science in U.S. schools. She also serves as a trustee of the Kenosha Public Library and a host of “Education Matters,” an interview program on Wisconsin Public Radio WGTD (Kenosha-Racine).

    • Ph.D. — Education, University of Chicago, 2001
    • B.A. — History, Lawrence University, 1987
    • EDU 1010 Education and Society
    • EDU 2570 Fostering Engagement and Positive Behavior in 6-12 Classrooms
    • EDU 4200 Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Social Studies
    • EDU 4310 Urban Issues in Education
    • CORE 1110 Intellectual Foundations II
    • GENERAL 675-T Teaching Evolution: Science, Society, and the Schools