Alicia Okpareke

Assistant Professor of Education; Education Assessment Coordinator, EDN


Contact

630-637-5419

ajokpareke@noctrl.edu

Dr. Alicia Okpareke is an Assistant Professor of Education and the Education Assessment Coordinator.  She primarily teaches special education and assessment courses to undergraduate education students.  Her research focuses on strategies and practices that effectively prepare teacher candidates and improve in-service teachers competencies in working with a range of diverse student populations.  

As the Education Assessment Coordinator, Dr. Okpareke is responsible for overseeing data collection, management, and reporting for the department at the college and state level.

She also serves as the faculty mentor for the Women's Cross Country team and Project LEAD (Leaders in Education Advocating for Diversity).

Selected Scholarship

Wyche Okpareke, A. (in press). Inclusive education. In T. Heller, S. Parker Harris, C. Gill, & R. Gould (Eds.), Disability in American life: An encyclopedia of concepts, policies, and controversies (Vol. 1), ABC-CLIO.

Wyche Okpareke, A., & Salisbury, C. (2018). Exploring predictors of social actions by general education students towards peers with disabilities. Journal of Education and Learning, 7(2), 126-138. doi:10.5539/jel.v7n2p126

Jelinek, M.J., Lee, S.M., Wyche Okpareke, A., Wing, C., Koyner, J.L., Murray, P.T.,...O'Donnell, P.H. (2018). Predicting acute renal injury in cancer patients receiving cisplatin using urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and cystatin C. Clinical and Translational Science, 11(4), 420-427. doi:10.111/cts.12547