Christine Bahr, Ph.D.

Provost Christine BahrProvost and Dean of the University

Office: Wildy Hall 307

Phone: (618) 537-6810

Twitter: @ChristineBahr


Education


Ph.D. Special Education, Indiana University (1988)

M.S. Educational Administration and Supervision, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1984)

B.A. Special Education, Fontbonne College (1980)


Professional Interests


Special Education

Educational Technology

Assistive Technology

Literacy Instruction

Assessment of Student Learning

I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education, supervised student teachers, mentored doctoral students, and conducted research. As Provost at McKendree University, I provide leadership for all of our academic programs to ensure that we meet the learning needs of our students.


Teaching Philosophy


I believe that all students can learn if provided a high-quality educational experience that engages them actively in the learning process. Students learn best when they can apply what they see, hear, and read to authentic situations. To facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions, teachers must create learning experiences that interest and engage students actively, whether in a classroom setting, online, or in the field. Helping students learn is the most exciting and rewarding career one can pursue!


Professional Publications


     Nelson, N., Bahr, C., & Van Meter, A. (2004). The writing lab approach to language instruction and intervention. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

     Bahr, C. (2002). Technology for special education teachers. In H. Mehlinger & S. Powers, Technology and teacher education. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.

     Nelson, N.W., Van Meter, A.M., Chamberlain, D., & Bahr, C.M. (2001). The speech-language pathologist's roles in a writing lab approach. Seminars in Speech and Language, 22(3), 209-219.

     Bahr, C. (2001). Review of the book Young people, creativity, and new technologies [book review]. Educational Computing Research, 25(1), 105-109.

     McAlister, K. M., Nelson, N. W., & Bahr, C. M. (1999). Perceptions of students with language and learning disabilities about writing process instruction. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 14(3), 159-172.

     Hodges, D., & Bahr, C. (1997). Using computers to support teachers: A TAG project. MACUL Newsletter, 18(1), 14-16.

     Bahr, M., & Bahr, C. (1997). Educational assessment in the next millennium: Contributions of technology. Preventing School Failure, 41(2), 90-94.

     Bahr, C., Nelson, N., & Van Meter, A. (1997). The effects of text-based and graphics-based software tools on planning and organizing of stories. Reprinted in K. Higgins & R. Boone (Eds.), Technology for students with learning disabilities: Educational applications. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

     Bahr, C., Nelson, N., & Van Meter, A. (1997). The effects of text-based and graphics-based software tools on planning and organizing of stories. In K. Higgins & R. Boone (Eds.), Technology for students with learning disabilities: Educational applications [CD-ROM hypertext version]. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

     Bahr, C. (1997). Computer-supported writing: What difference does the software make? TAM Connector, 10(4), 4,8.

     Bahr, C., Nelson, N., & Van Loo, K. (1996). Computer-supported writing instruction. Education Today. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

     Bahr, C., Nelson, N., & Van Meter, A. (1996). The effects of text-based and graphics-based software tools on planning and organizing of stories. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29(4), 355-370.

     Bahr, C., Nelson, N., Van Meter, A., & Yanna, J. (1996). Children's use of desktop publishing features: Process and product. Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 7(3/4), 149-177.

     Okolo, C. M., Bahr, C. M., & Gardner, J. E. (1995). Increasing achivement motivation of elementary school students with mild disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 30(5), 279-286, 312.

     Bahr, C. (1993, July). Enabling technology center: The first year. College of Education R & D Connections. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

     Bahr, C. (1993, January). Research on technology training for teachers. College of Education R & D Connections. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

     Bahr, C., Kenney, S., & Hannaford, A. (1993). Inservice technology training: Overview of Project ICIP. In D. Carey, R. Carey, D. A. Willis, & J. Willis (Eds.), 1993 Technology and Teacher Education Annual (pp. 60-64). Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

     Okolo, C., Bahr, C., & Rieth, H. (1993). A retrospective view of computer-based instruction. Journal of Special Education Technology, 12(1), 1-27.

     Bahr, C., Kinzer, C., & Rieth, H. (1991). An analysis of the effects of teacher training and student grouping on reading comprehension skills among mildly handicapped high school students using computer-assisted instruction. Journal of Special Education Technology, 11(3), 136-154.

     Bahr, C., & Rieth, H. (1991). Effects of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic goals on student achievement using computer-based drill-and-practice. Journal of Special Education Technology, 11(1), 33-48.

     Bahr, C. (1991). Using computer assisted instruction effectively. In R. Gable & S. Warren (Eds.), Advances in mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Vol. 4(pp. 179-209). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd.

     Bahr, C. (1989). [Review of Beyond drill and practice: Expanding the computer mainstream]. Technology and Media Newsletter, 4(4), 9.

     Bahr, C., & Rieth, H. (1989). The effects of instructional computer games and drill and practice software on learning disabled students' mathematics achievement. Computers in the Schools, 6(3/4), 87-101.

     Fuchs, L. S., Bahr, C. M., & Rieth, H. J. (1989). Effects of goal structures and performance contingencies on the math performance of adolescents with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22(9), 554-560.

     Okolo, C., Rieth, H., & Bahr, C. (1989). Microcomputer implementation in secondary special education programs: A study of special educators', mildly handicapped adolescents', and administrators' perspectives. Journal of Special Education, 23(1), 107-117.

     Rieth, H., Haus, G., & Bahr, C. (1989). The use of portable microcomputers to collect student and teacher behavior data. Journal of Special Education Technology, 9(4), 190-199.

     Bahr, C. (1988). An analysis of the effects of goal structures on mathematics achievement, verbal interactions, and attitudes among mildly handicapped junior high school students using computer-based drill-and-practice. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University.

     Rieth, H., Bahr, C., Okolo, C., Polsgrove, L, & Eckert, R. (1988). An analysis of the impact of microcomputers on the secondary special education classroom ecology. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 4(4), 425-441.

     Vance, L. K., Bahr, C. M., Huberty, T. J., & Ewer-Jones, B. (1988). An analysis of variables that affect special education placement decisions. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 21(7), 444-447.

     Rieth, H., Bahr, C., Polsgrove, L., Okolo, C., & Eckert, R. (1987). The effects of microcomputers on the secondary special education classroom ecology. Journal of Special Education Technology, 8(4), 36-45.

     Rieth, H., Polsgrove, L., Okolo, C., Bahr, C., & Eckert, R. (1987). An analysis of the secondary special education classroom ecology with implications for teacher training. Teacher Education and Special Education, 10(3), 113-119.


Awards


Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (2001 & 2003)

Shining Star Volunteer, Voluntary Action Center of Greater Kalamazoo (1997)