Brenda Doll, Ph.D.

Photo of Brenda Doll, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 207

Phone: (618) 537-6925


Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Saint Louis University (2006)

M.A., Elementary Education, College of William & Mary (1993)

B.S., Elementary Education, Illinois State University (1975)

Prior Work Experience

2006-2009 Professor of Elementary Education, Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL)

2003-2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)

2000-2004 Associate Faculty Member, McKendree College (Lebanon, IL)

1976-2000 Elementary Teaching Career
Mt. Pulaski, IL Unit District (Grade 5, Grade 2)
Katy, TX Independent School District (Grade 3)
Trinity Lutheran School, Newport News, VA (Grade K)
St. Mary’s School, Mt. Vernon, IL (Grade 4)
Estelle Kampmeyer, O’Fallon, IL (Grade K)

Teaching Interests

Classroom Management

Methods of Instruction in Elementary Mathematics and Methods of Instruction in Elementary Social Studies

Scholarly Interests

Math Anxiety

Integrating Social Studies into Elementary Mathematics Curriculum (and vice versa)

Teacher Mentoring Programs

Surface Management Techniques for Classroom Management

Incorporating Movement into Elementary Curriculum

Publishing Experience

Contractual Program Development Specialist, Prescription Learning Publishing Co., Springfield, IL Developed a series of combination reading/mathematics skill books for use with junior high students

Developed four mathematics books of a seven-book series for use with elementary students having difficulties with problem solving

Completed various assignments in proofreading educational materials for publication


“New Strategies for Classroom Management” – Planned Presentation, ROE 45 Bi-County Teacher Institute, Waterloo High School, 2010

“Selecting/Using Textbooks in the College Classroom” – Panel Discussion, Teaching for Excellence Workshop, McKendree University, 2010

“The Winter Olympics: Math Review Through Active Learning” – Annual Regional Conference on Teaching Mathematics, SIU-C, 2010

“New to McK” – Teaching for Excellence Workshop, 2010 (co-presenter) “Classroom Procedures: Setting Your Students Up to Succeed" – SIEA Meeting, McKendree University, 2009

“How to Decrease Your Children’s/Grandchildren’s Math Anxiety” – Community Outreach Noon Lecture Series, Blackburn College, 2008

Committee & Advisory Team Participation

Faculty Senate, McKendree University

Admission Committee, McKendree University

Education Department Curriculum Committee, McKendree University

SPA (NCATE Accreditation) Assessment Committee, McKendree University

Co-Faculty Advisor for SIEA, McKendree University

Case for a Creator Weekly Book Club, McKendree University

Education Welcome Committee for Prospective Students/Families, Blackburn College

Curriculum Advisory Program Committee, Blackburn College

Admissions Committee, Blackburn College

Faculty Ethics Committee, Blackburn College

Faculty Peer Observation Committee, Blackburn College

Education Department Assessment Committee, Blackburn College

Curriculum Committee, Saint Louis University, Educational Studies Department

Freshmen Move-In Team, Saint Louis University

Student Teaching Evaluation Committee, Saint Louis University, Educational Studies

Department Conceptual Framework Justification Committee, McKendree College

Career Achievements

Member of Kappa Delta Pi, McKendree University

Recipient of the J. J. O’Brien Award, Education Studies Department, Saint Louis University – In honor of a former faculty member who, for over four decades, served as a mentor to scores of graduate students. Presented in recognition of scholarship, leadership, and service (Graduation, May 2007)

Member of Chi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Honorary Educational Sorority, SLU, 2004 - present

Highest Achievement Award, Dale Carnegie Course Graduate Assistant, Dale Carnegie Course Texas Career Ladder Teacher, Nomination during 1st year of teaching

Member of Kappa Delta Epsilon, Illinois State University, Honorary Educational Sorority

Personal Hobbies

Sewing Piano

Farm Antiques

Old Movies

Outings with Friends

Being the Best Mom I Can Be