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Jonathan Eckert, Ed.D. - Wheaton College. Wheaton, IL, US

Jonathan Eckert, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education | Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL, United-States

Dr. Eckert researches teaching effectiveness, compensation, and collective leadership.



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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.

Education (3)

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)

Collective Leadership Teaching Effectiveness Teacher Preparation Strategic Compensation

Academics and Published Research (2)

Courses Taught

- 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)

Beyond superheroes and advocacy: Teacher leadership development for school improvement Education Management, Administration, and Leadership

Smylie, M. & Eckert, J.


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Career pathways of teacher leaders: Adding and path-finding new professional roles Professional Development in Education, 42(5), 687-709

Eckert, J., Ulmer, J., Khatchatryan, E., & Ledesma, P.


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Three ways to be less boring Edutopia

Eckert , J.


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Science Education Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Patrick Schuermann New York: Oxford University Press

Eckert, J.


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Christian liberal arts teacher preparation for 21st century students Religion & Education, 41(2), 207-219.

Eckert, J.


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Teach like a novice: Classroom management lessons from beginning teachers Phi Delta Kappan, 96(2), 13-18

Eckert, J.


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