Deborah Tidwell, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Education & Professor, Literacy Education
(319) 273-2127

Faculty Office Information:
(319) 273-2983
107G Schindler Education Center

Areas of Expertise: 

Literacy Education
Literacy and Bilingual Education
Reflection and Classroom Practice

Courses Taught: 

LITED 3115 Methods of Teaching Early Literacy
LITED 4140 Assessment & Evaluation of Literacy
LITED 4193 Experience in Reading: Field
LITED 6238 Advanced Assessment & Evaluation of Literacy Development
LITED 6239 Advanced Studies in Literacy Education
LITED 6247 Remedial Reading
LITED 6292 Experience in Reading: Tutoring
LITED 6290 Practicum
LITED 6299 Research
ELEMECML 7354 Curriculum Implementation & Evaluation
INTDEPED 7326 Theory Into Practice

Research Interests: 

Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice
Classroom Practice and Reflection
Integrated Curriculum

Selected Publications: 

Books:

Dalmau, M. C. Guðjónsdóttir, H., & Tidwell, D. (Eds.). (2017). Taking a fresh look at education: Framing professional learning in education through self-study. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Kitchen, J., Tidwell, D., & Fitzgerald, L. (Eds.). (2016). ). Self-study and diversity II. Rotterdam: Sense.

Tidwell, D. L., Heston, M. L., & Fitzgerald, L. M. (Eds.). (2009). Research methods for the self-study of practice.  Berlin: Springer.

Book Chapters

Tidwell, D., & Guðjónsdóttir, H. (2017). The evolution of framing professional learning. In M. C. Dalmau, H. Guðjónsdóttir, H., & D. Tidwell (Eds.). Taking a fresh look at education: Framing professional learning in education through self-study (pp. 1-8). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Tidwell, D., & Staples, A. (2017). Self-study of practice as collaboration.  In M. C. Dalmau, H. Guðjónsdóttir, H., & D. Tidwell (Eds.). Taking a fresh look at education: Framing professional learning in education through self-study (pp. 89-112). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Kitchen, J., Fitzgerald, L., & Tidwell, D. (2016). Self-study and diversity: Looking back and looking forward. In J. Kitchen, D. Tidwell, & L. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Self-study and diversity II: Inclusive teacher education for a diverse world. Rotter

Tidwell, D. L., with Schwartz, P. T., & Dunn, J. T. (2014). Familial reality engendering feminism: The impact of a matriarchal upbringing on thinking about teaching and learning. In M. Taylor & L. Coia (Eds.), Gender, feminism, and queer theory in the self-study of teacher education practices. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Articles:

Griggs, T., & Tidwell, D. (2015).  Learning to teach mindfully:  Examining the self in the context of multicultural education. Teacher Education Quarterly, 42(2), 87-104.

Elliott-Johns, S., & Tidwell, D. (2013). Different voices, many journeys: Explorations of the transformative nature of the self-study of teacher education practices Studying Teacher Education. 9(2),  91–95.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17425964.2013.808043

Tidwell, D. L., Wymore, L., Garza, A., Estrada, M., & Smith, H. (2011). Creating a professional learning community through self-study. Studying Teacher Education, 7(3), 315-330.

Honors & Awards: 

2010 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa

Professional Affiliations: 

International Literacy Association
American Educational Research Association
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP)

Education: 

B.A. 1970 California State University - Chico
M.A. 1984 Western State College, Colorado
Ph.D. 1990 University of Arizona