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Faculty Profile

Ellen Foster

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Teacher Education
Professor of Teacher Education
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318 Guyton Hall
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-3760
Joined UM: August 16, 2007

Areas of Expertise

  • COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
  • EDUCATION, LEARNING /TEACHING USING LITERATURE-BASED MATERIALS
  • EDUCATION, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION, STUDENT TEACHING
  • EQUITY IN TEACHER PEDAGOGY
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
  • GEOGRAPHY, HUMAN
  • HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE EDUCATION
  • MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
  • REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
  • REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
  • RURAL EDUCATION
  • SECONDARY EDUCATION, OF HIGH RISK STUDENTS
  • SECONDARY EDUCATION, TEACHER EDUCATION REFORM
  • SPATIAL PERCEPTION
  • STUDENT RECRUITMENT
  • STUDENT RETENTION
  • STUDENT TEACHER EVALUATION
  • TEACHING AND LEARNING

Brief Bio

Ellen J. Foster, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education - Social Studies, received her Ph.D. in Geography-Geographic Education from Texas State University- San Marcos in May 2006. Dr. Foster taught high school social studies for nine years in the Greater San Antonio area upon completion of her M.A. in Teaching (Trinity University, 1994). In addition, she served as adjunct geography faculty in the Alamo Community College District from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Foster joined the University of Mississippi in 2007 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies methods and geographic education. She was recently elected Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction for the National Council for Geographic Education and will serve as President in 2016. Ellen J. Foster joined the UM-SOE in August 2007 and currently serves as Professor of Teacher Education. Her current research interests include culturally relevant pedagogy, virtual reality experiences in the classroom, and recruiting/retention/development of teachers. Most recently, Ellen shared her talents with National Council for Geographic Education - GeoCamp Iceland program as co-leader for the 2017, 2019, and 2021 professional field courses. For more information on the program, visit: https://ncge.org/professional- development/geocamp-iceland/ In addition, she sits on the Mississippi Geographic Alliance (MGA) Steering Committee, the MGA Pre-Service Teacher Conference staff, and the Mississippi Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors. Ellen received her Ph.D. in Geography - Geographic Education from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2006. Before her transition to higher education, Ellen taught high school social studies for nine years in the Greater San Antonio area upon completion of her M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University. Ellen also served as an adjunct geography instructor in the Alamo Community College District from 2004-2007.

Degrees

BS
Agri Economics
Texas Tech University (1993)
MA
Education
Trinity University (1994)
PhD
Geography
Texas State University-San Marcos (2006)

Committee Memberships

School of Education - Recruiting
Other Kind of Committee