Jon comes to Wheaton with 12 years of experience teaching and coaching intermediate and middle school students outside of Chicago and Nashville. After completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, he was selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education where he worked in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues. His research interests include teaching effectiveness, evaluation and strategic compensation to enhance that effectiveness, collective leadership of teachers, administrators, and policymakers in the service of student learning, teacher preparation, and science education.
Vanderbilt University: Ed.D., Leadership, Policy and Organizations 2008
Benedictine University: M.Ed., Curriculum Technology-Integrated Instruction 2001
Wheaton College: B.A., Elementary Education 1996
Areas of Expertise and Research Interests (4)
Academics and Published Research (2)
- Education Policy
- Classroom Communication and Curriculum Integration
- Theories and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School Language Arts
- General Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School
- Science for Elementary Teachers
- Senior Seminar
- Statistics in Education
- Methods Practicum Supervision
- Student Teaching Supervision
- Teaching effectiveness and evaluation
- Strategic compensation
- Collective leadership
- Teacher preparation
- Science education
Select Articles, Chapters, Reviews, and Other Publications (6)
Smylie, M. & Eckert, J.
Eckert, J., Ulmer, J., Khatchatryan, E., & Ledesma, P.
Eckert , J.