Joan Flynn Fee, Ph.D.

Joan Flynn FeeProfessor; Chair, EdD Program
Office Location: Institute 217
Telephone Number: (630) 844-6232
Email Address: jfee@aurora.edu

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy consists of five elements: (1) I respect students and require them to respect each other. (2) I try to provide a safe atmosphere, where students can take risks without fear of ridicule. (3) I set high standards for students but offer them the support they need to achieve those standards. (4) I design assessments and activities related to students’ academic and professional interests.  (5) I try not to take myself too seriously and to offer plenty of opportunities for laughter in the classroom.

Education
PhD, University of Chicago
MA, University of Chicago
BA, College of William and Mary
Exchange Scholar, St. Andrews University, Scotland

Areas of Specialization
Research Methods

Courses Taught
EDU7010/8010 Introduction to Educational Research
EDU7200/8200 Advanced Quantitative Dissertation Research
EDU7270 Assessment for Administrators
EDU7800/8800 Dissertation

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Recent Publications:
Fee, J. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions regarding the impact of sustained ESL/Bilingual professional development.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Education 13(1), 94-118.

Fee, J. (2012), Quantitative methods in action research.  In S. Klein (Ed.), Action Research Methods: Plain and Simple. New York: Palgrave.

Fee, J. (2011). Immigrant and guest bilingual teachers: Overcoming personal, professional, and academic culture shock. Urban Education. 46(3), 390-407.

Fee, J., Piro, J., Prolman S., and Thomas, J. (2010) Forging a diverse research community by marrying an odd couple: Qualitative research and business-oriented project management techniques.  Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education 6(1), 47-62.

Fee, J., Prolman S., and Thomas, J. (2009). Making the most of a small Midwestern university: The case of transfer students. College Student Journal. 43(4),1204-1216.

Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa
Woodrow Wilson Fellow
University of Chicago and National Opinion Research Center Fellowships
Pi Delta Epsilon Journalism Honorary and Writing Prize
Award of Merit for Computer-Based Documentation
Society for Technical Communication

Recent Professional Contributions:
National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, “Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding the Impact of Sustained ESL/Bilingual Professional Development.” February, 2014.

Presented with Dionnes Rivera; National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, February, 2012.

Advisory Board Member, Research Special Interest Group; American Educational Research Association National Conference, "Diversity and Dualism: A Marriage Made in Hell?" April, 2011.

Presented with Katherine Bradley, Sandra Prolman, and Jay Thomas; National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, February, 2011.

Co-chair of the Research Advisory Clinic with Kathryn Brooks, Butler University. Advisory Board Member, Research Special Interest Group; National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, ”Internationally-Educated Bilingual Teachers: The Challenges of Transition.” February, 2010

American Educational Research Association National Conference, “Educational Partnerships in the 21st Century: Expanding the Circle of Knowledge.” April, 2009.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Evaluator, AU’s Project Juntos and Advisory Board Member, 2011-present
Faculty Personnel Committee, 2011- present
Chair, Textbook Ordering System Project, 2013-2014
Chair, Aurora University Institutional Review Board, 2008-2011; Member 2003-08, 2012-2014
Evaluator, AU’s MA Program for Leadership in Mathematics with Science Connections, 2007-2011
Member, Aurora University Council on Licensing of School Professionals, 2005-present
Spartan Mentor, 2010-2011; Chair, College of Education Institutional Review Board, 2007-2014