College of Education & Human Services

Andrea M. Hyde, Ph.D.

Andrea M. Hyde, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Foundations

Department: School of Education
Room: QC Campus Bldg B, Room 1111
Academic Programs: MSEd in Educational Studies; MSEd in Curriculum & Instruction; Master of Arts in Teaching; Undergraduate Teacher Education (University Wide); Honors College
Research Areas: Mindfulness in Education; Democratic Schools; Critical Pedagogy
Phone: 309-762-9481 (x62242)

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About Me

As a professor in the School of Education, I teach courses in social and multicultural foundations of education and educational research. I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh in Social and Comparative Analysis of Education and hold additional graduate degrees in social science and social studies education. I have been with WIU since 2008.

My scholarship and research passion is twofold: The first is school-based mindfulness curriculum and mind-body practices in teacher education. I focus on how these practices align with state and national standards, equity goals, and wellness initiatives. The second is democratic education. I am interested in the civic mission of public schools, but also how democratic principles are enacted in alternative and independent schools.

Doctor of Philosophy in Administrative and Policy Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Emphasis: Social and Comparative Analysis of Education
April 2007
Master of Sciences in Education
Duquesne University
PA Instructional I Certificate: Social Studies
May 2000
Master of Arts in Social Sciences
California University of Pennsylvania
Emphasis: General Social Sciences
May 1996
Bachelor of Arts in the Humanities
California University of Pennsylvania
Emphasis: Humanities; Sociology
May 1992