Dr. Mary Churchill

Dr. Mary Churchill
Dr. Mary Churchill
Mary Churchill Dr. Mary Churchill
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department Chair
office. SWEN 2063
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2010 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Education/Instructional Design for Online Learning - Capella University – Dissertation/thesis topic: At-Risk High School Students and Online Learning: Characteristics and Instructional Design Strategies

1993 - Master of Science (M.S.) - Education/Educational Administration - UW-Superior – Dissertation/thesis topic: Perceptions of School Violence Among Students, Parents, and Educators at Duluth East High School

1985 - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - English Education - University of Minnesota-Duluth

Current certifications/licensures:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Professional Development Plan Team Member:  IHE Representative, Minnesota Department of Education: Minnesota Professional License in 7-12 English/Language Arts, Coaching, and Secondary School Principal

Academic background:

I served the Duluth Public Schools as a high school English teacher, administrator, and district technology integrationist for 25 years prior to my time at UW-Superior.  I believe that students need to be guided to become responsible for their own learning so they become true life-long learners.  This is not a philosophy that can be assumed without work from both teacher and learner.  The teacher must take on the role of facilitator or guide and work with the learner to acquire critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  Learners must be able to access information as the facilitator will no longer be the primary source for content. I teach because I believe in the power of education. The rewards still outweigh the challenges, and I still feel I can make a difference in students" lives.  By helping students become life-long learners and by guiding them through the process of becoming responsible for their educations, doors will open that were previously closed.

Research interests:

My research interests center on K-12 education. This interest was most likely founded in my belief that all children have the right to a quality education and that I spent 25 years working for the Duluth Public Schools as a teacher and administrator. During my doctoral program, I focused my studies and research on instructional design for online learning. This led me to combine interests to conduct my doctoral research on at-risk high school students and online learning. It was a match that I enjoyed exploring.  In the future, I am also interested in looking at the use of technology in classrooms and within curriculums at both the both collegiate and K-12 levels as well as professional development for teachers focused on technology integration.

Non-academic background:

Outside of school, I enjoy gardening, camping, fishing, and spending time with my family and friends.

Notable awards:

2016 UW-Superior's Spirit of Superior Team Award, and 2014 UW-Superior's Teaching/Online Teaching Excellence Award

Mary teaches in the programs:

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Churchill, Mary K
Fall Semester 2018

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of June 21, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2018
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
T ED - Teacher Education
1986T ED 200Introduction to Education
View Books for this Class
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 13 of 15
E1 3.00  Online    0 of 20 open
Wait List:
13 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 13 of 15
1998T ED 407Middle School and Its Students
View Books for this Class
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E1 3.00  Online    5 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar