College of Education
Department of Curriculum
and Instruction

Educating students for the next giant leap

In the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, we are preparing the very best educators and professionals for positions in schools, higher education, and the workplace. We equip our graduates to take on the challenges facing the field of education today.

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Dr Lanette Jimerson | Visiting Assistant Professor, English Department

Lanette Jimerson is a visiting professor in English Education within the College of Education. Prior to coming to Purdue University, Jimerson completed an MA and PhD in Language, Literacy, Society, and Culture at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jimerson has served as the director of the Secondary English Credential and Masters Pathway at UC Berkeley and also as the program manager at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity at Stanford University. Her research encompasses 14 years of teaching secondary English in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Zeynep Akdemir | PhD Student / Research Assistant | Curriculum & Instruction

Zeynep Akdemir is a PhD student studying Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Born in Turkey, she worked as a research assistant at a private university in Istanbul before coming to Purdue.

“My research interests are investigating what motivates middle school students in learning STEM and science in particular,” Akdemir said. “Along this line, I am specifically researching how students’ achievement and motivation is linked to their engagement profiles.”

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