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Southern Oregon University

Jo-Anne Lau-Smith, Ph.D. (2001)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., 1981, M. Ed., 1984, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2001, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Previous Work Experience: Education Department, Chaminade University; Educational Psychology Department, University of Hawaii.

Courses Taught: READ 590 Children's Literature; READ 570 Classroom Assessment and Reading Instruction; READ 509 Practicum; ED 562 Human Development, Cognition, and Learning; ED 563 Language and Literacy; ED 559 Action Research; Student Teaching Supervisor and Guide for MAT program.

Other Areas of Interest: Parent Involvement, Special Education, Multicultural Education, and Middle Level development and learning.

Younghee M. Kim, Ph.D. (1999)
Associate Professor of Education.
B.S., 1985, Sogan University, Seoul, Korea; M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 1996, University of Oregon.

Previous work: School of Education, Oregon State University (1996-1999).
Teaching and co-teaching: ED 560 Diversity, ED 566 Human Relations, ED 562 Human Development/Cognition and Learning, ED 557 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, ED 568 Integration projects. Supervisor and faculty guide for Early Childhood/Elementary MAT cohort.

Other interest areas: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education/Multicultural Education/Second Language Acquisition

 

Rebecca OlienRebecca Olien
Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, Masters Degree in Education, Michigan State University, B.Sc.

Work Experience
Schneider Museum of Art, education program coordinator;
Southern Oregon University, adjunct instructor, READ Oregon; Eau Claire Public Schools, Teacher (grades K, 4, 5); ScienceWorks Museum, early childhood program development; Educational Material Development for NASA, Science Netlinks, and  International Reading Association
Author of Children's books and teacher resource books including: Kids Care, Williamson, 2007; What Happened to the Dinosaurs? Capstone Press, 2007; Kids Write! Williamson, 2005; Peacefulness, and Patience, Capstone Press, 2005.

Photograph of HeidiHeidi Olivadoti, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A.E., 1990, Pacific Lutheran University;
M.S., 1997, Southern Oregon University;
Ed.D., 2012, George Fox University

Education Related Work Experience: 
Southern Oregon Education Service District, Oregon Mentoring Project; Professional Education Resources, Professional Development Educator; Anchorage School District, Title I Language and Math Specialist K-6; Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Child Field Researcher/Data Collector; Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, Third Grade Teacher; Grants Pass School District, First and Third Grade Teacher.

Other Areas of Interest:  New Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Strengths-based Leadership, Self-Determination Theory, and Multi-level Learning/Core Reflection