Jeanne Koehler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois; Ed. M., University of Illinois; B.A., Eureka College

Jeanne Koehler completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Curriculum, Aesthetics, and Teacher Education. She started her career as a high school English and Desktop Publishing teacher in districts located in Louisville, Kentucky; New Albany, Indiana; and Normal, Illinois.  She also spent several years in the corporate environment at State Farm where she focused on training and development.  While completing her Ph.D., Jeanne served as the online program coordinator for Human Resource Education Online at University of Illinois. Throughout her career, her passion has been helping others learn and persevere, and this drives her current research interests in:

  • Educational Innovation in Resource Deprived Contexts
  • Social Entrepreneurship that Intersects with Education
  • Learning Spaces Beyond Traditional Classroom Settings Including Face-to-Face and Online Learning
  • Organizational Change

In her doctoral work, Jeanne conducted work with the University of Illinois EnLiST (Entrepreneurial Leadership in Science Teaching and Learning) project.  This  project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Jeanne has presented scholarly papers at the American Education Research Association, NSF Math Science Partnership Conference, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the Academy of Human Resource Development.  She is a member of American Education Research Association, Academy of Human Resource Development, Academy of Management, and American Society of Training and Development.




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