Rachel Eells, PhD
Department Chair / Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Eells teaches Educational Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development, Behavior Assessment and Management and Assessment courses at Concordia University Chicago. Among her areas of research interest are teacher efficacy, novice/expert teacher development, creativity and critical thinking.
Currently ,Dr. Eells is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club. For 12 years, she taught in Lutheran elementary schools. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2007.
- PhD, educational psychology, Loyola University Chicago.
- MEd, teaching the gifted and talented, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, Ark.
- BSEd, elementary special education, Concordia University Nebraska; Seward, Neb.
- “Shaping Identities Through Exploration, Self-Awareness, and Critical Thought: Psychology and Emerging Adulthood” at the October 2011 Annual Conference of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties in Austin, Texas. Dr. Eells also delivered a day long in-service entitled “Designing Assessments That Work” for the teachers at Christ Lutheran Church and School in Little Rock, Ark. in late October 2011.
- “Collective Teacher Efficacy and Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis“ will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver in April.