Curriculum and Instruction

Marie Cheak, Ph.D.

Professor
Curriculum & Instruction
Office: WIU-Quad Cities, 1113
Phone: 309/762-3999, ext. 62264
Email: MJ-Cheak@wiu.edu


Dr. Cheak earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  She specializes in reading and language studies and environmental education.  She currently teaches reading courses in the department.  Dr. Cheak has an active research focus in the area of literacy, the integrated curriculum and critical thinking. She has worked as a consultant with local school districts in the evaluation of existing reading programs and has conducted many workshops on the engagement of students in critical thinking through the integration of literacy throughout the curriculum.  Her publications focus on her research on the influence of various curricula on critical thinking and literacy skills.