Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Frances Steward

Frances A. Steward, Ph.D.

Curriculum & Instruction
Office: Horrabin Hall, 22A
Phone: 309/298-1694


Frances Steward earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading; Ed.S. (Administration, Supervision, Student Teaching Supervision and Reading Specialist) from Louisiana State University; Masters in Elementary Education from Mississippi College; and her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently serves in the role of Professor, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Literacy, and Parent and Community Involvement. Dr. Steward is the Historian for Kappa Delta Pi and is a member of the Illinois Reading Council International Project Committee. She actively presents at national and state conferences. Her national and state level publications and research interests are in reading, writing, and science methods, and pre-service teachers’ confidence level development.