Elizabeth A. Wilkins, Ph.D.
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction

Research Interests

Professor Wilkins has been an educator in secondary schools and institutions of higher education for three decades, been an active ATE member for 20 years, and given more than 150 presentations and workshops at the national, regional, and state levels.  Her active research agenda focuses on supervision, induction practices, preservice education, and student teachers. Wilkins has published over 30 articles and co-authored two books, the most recent The Induction Connection: Facilitating New Teacher Success.


  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Curriculum and Instruction (specialization in Teacher Education, Supervision, and Leadership)
  • M.S. University of Illinois, Education
  • B.M.E. Illinois Wesleyan University, Music Education

Selected Publications

  • Wilkins, E. A. (2014).  Mentors as teacher leaders:  Their impact on beginning teachers in induction programs.   In N. Bond (Ed.), Perspectives on teacher leadership.  New York, NY:  Routledge. 
  • Hebert, L., & Wilkins, E. A. (2013).  Moving beyond one-to-one mentoring:  Collaborative structures and systems thinking.  In L. Searby & S. Brondyk (Eds.), Best practices in mentoring for K-12 teacher and leader development (AERA Global Research Network).  Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing.

Beth Wilkins


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