Indiana University East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty in the School of Education to further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution. Two new faculty joined the school at the start of the fall 2012 semester.
Jamie Buffington-Adams, visiting lecturer of special education, received her Doctorate in Literacy, Culture and Language Education and her Master of Arts in Language Education from Indiana University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University.
Previously, she was an adjunct instructor for the Urban Principles Program in the School of Education at IUPUI. She was formerly a special education co-teacher for Thomas Carr Howe Community High School in Indianapolis and a middle school teacher at Kekionga Middle School in Fort Wayne. In summer 2009, she was the Cooperating Teacher for Indianapolis Teaching Fellow.
Her research interests include special education, disability studies, curriculum studies, multi-literacies.
Margaret McGranahan, visiting lecturer of education at Lawrenceburg, received her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Ball State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Education in Elementary Education from Hanover College in Hanover, Ind.
Previously, McGranahan was the assistant field study director for IU East in Lawrenceburg. She was also an adjunct instructor for the IU East School of Education in Lawrenceburg. Formerly, she was an elementary school teacher with Lawrenceburg Community Schools and Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools. She was the Jack Anderson Teacher of the Year in 2008 and 2010. McGranahan is also a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship recipient.
She is a member of the Ivy Tech Southeast Advisory Committee, International Reading Association, and the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.