Lindsay Wexler

Assistant Professor of Education


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Dr. Lindsay Joseph Wexler is an Assistant Professor of Education. She grew up in Naperville and prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Wexler taught fifth grade in Palatine, IL. Her research focuses on ways to support novice educators during student teaching and the induction years, specifically looking at the role of the mentor(ing) in the learning to teach process. 

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Selected Scholarship

Wexler, L. J. (2021). Learning about social justice through literature circles in an elementary literacy methods course. Action in Teacher Education, 43(4), 464-478.

Guenther, A., and Wexler, L. J. (2021). “I've never really thought about social justice in a classroom”: White mentor teacher learning about social justice through sustained professional development. Teacher Education Quarterly, 48(3), 53-79.

Wexler, L. J. (2020). “Empowering her” instead of “crushing an idea”: How one mentor teacher promoted lifelong learning by letting a beginning teacher change classroom seating. The New Educator, 16(3), 265-278.

Wexler, L. J. (2020). How feedback from mentor teachers sustained student teachers through their first year of teaching. Action in Teacher Education, 42(2), 167-185.*  

*Winner of Editor’s Choice Award for the 2020 Outstanding Article

Stanulis, R. N., Wexler, L. J., Pylman, S., Guenther, A., Farver, S., Croel Perrien, A., White, K., & Ward, A. (2019). Mentoring as more than “cheerleading”: Looking at educative mentoring practices through mentors’ eyes. Journal of Teacher Education, 70(5), 567-580.

Courses Taught

EDUC 260

EDUC 460

EDUC 494