Faculty & Staff
Dr. Solomon Abebe
Professor of EducationOffice Location: Euler 006
Phone: (765) 998-5229
Specialties: Science (Biology), Curriculum & Instruction, Public School Administration, Conducting workshops, training teachers
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Ph.D. New Mexico State University 1987
Educational Management and Development, Curriculum and Instruction
Ed. Spe. Eastern New Mexico University 1983
MA Eastern New Mexico University 1982
BA Goshen College 1980- 81
Natural Science, Education
AA Hesston College 1978
2010 – Present Professor of Education, Taylor University
2001 - Present Conduct workshops for teachers in Indiana, Performance Learning Systems (PLS)
2000 - Present Associate Professor, Tenured (2005), Taylor University
2000 - Present Adjunct faculty, Graduate program, Indiana Wesleyan University
1997 - 2000 Assistant Principal, Richmond Schools
1996 - 1997 Director, School of Education & Associate Professor, Eastern New Mexico University
1996 - 2002 Adjunct Summer Faculty, IUPUI
1993 - 1996 Chair, Teacher Education Department and Asst. Professor, University of Indianapolis
1993 - 1996 Director, Collaborative Education Program –University of Indianapolis, IVY Tech, Martin University
1990 - 1992 Chair, Teacher Education Department and Assistant Professor, Manchester College
1989 - 1990 Director, Field Placement and Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University,
1988 – 1989 Director, Teacher Education Program, College of the Southwest
1986 – 1988 Chairman, District Science and Engineering Fair, Hobbs Public Schools
1986 – 1988 Secondary School Teacher, Hobbs Public Schools
1983 – 1994 Secondary School Teacher, Hobbs Public Schools
1983 – 1994 High School Coach, Hobbs Public Schools
1986 - 1988 High School Coach, Hobbs Public Schools
1975 – 1976 Assistant Supervisor, Community Development Project, Deder, Ethiopia
1974 – 1975 Middle School Teacher, Deder, Ethiopia
1973 – 1974 Acting Principal (6 month), Deder Middle School, Deder, Ethiopia
1971 – 1973 Elementary School Teaching, Deder, Ethiopia
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE LOAD
- Curriculum Management Committee (CMC)
- Edu 150 Foundations of Education;
- Edu 332 Middle/Jr. High
- Supervision of student teachers
- Facilitate EDU 553 Individual Assessment
- Conduct workshops on Assessment and Learning; Multiple Intelligence; Classroom Management; learning to Read for Comprehension, Reading across the curriculum, Differentiated Instruction
PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP
- IndianaAssociation of School Principals (1997 – 2002)
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development—Associate member for recruiting (1994-present)
- Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), National High Education Representative
- Indiana Association of Teacher Educators – Steering Committee (1991 – present)
- Indiana Association of Teacher Educators, President (2012 - 2014)
- Indiana Association of Teacher Educators—Vice President, (2010 - 2012)
- Indiana Coalition of Blacks in Higher Education (1990 – 2002)
- Association of Ethiopian Community of Indiana (1993 - present)
- Pi Delta Kappa (PDK) (1989 – present)
- National Association of Foreign Students (NAFSA) (2001 – 2010)
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS / ACTIVITIES
- Advise Education majors
- Advise international Students
- ATE-I Steering Committee member
- AILCATE Regional Representative
- ShalomMennoniteChurchOutreach and Welcoming Committee, Chair
- Shalom Mennonite Church Sunday School Teacher
- Curriculum Management Committee (MC ) member
- Lawrence Central High School Improvement committee member
- Lawrence North PASS Parent member
6+1 Model of DI for College Teachers, CTLE Presentation, April 2012
Stress and student teacher: Old wine in a new bottle”. ATE 2009 summer conference, Nevada
Reexamining the Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Principals as Agent of Change: The need for Professional Development. Midwest Conference, February 2008, Indianapolis
Reexamining the Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Principals as Agent of Change. August 2006, Philadelphia
Inclusion Revisited: How teachers evaluate for special education placement. (Co-presenter, Assegedech Hailemariam) ATE, Boston, MS, summer, 2004
Stress and Student Teachers. Presented at ATE Midwest April 2003. ATE (Co-Author, Joan Kitterman)
“Mentoring.” Training session for 20 staff members at Purdue University—Calumet, August 22, 1995
“Parents Opinion of the effects of Student Teachers on Their Children’s Performance.”
ATE Midwest Conference, April 1995
“Culturally Responsive Teacher Education: Lessons from the Past and Opportunities for the Future.” International History of Education Symposium, Northern Illinois University, July 1994.
“Collaboration: A Symptom of Healthy and Effective Schools.” Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, 6th Annual Forum, November 1993, Colorado Springs (Co-presenter—Dr. Weisenbach)
“What is Diversity?” Pulling Together for the Future. Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference, Wisconsin, summer 1992
“Multicultural Model: From Ethnocentric to Global Emphasis --Administrative and Curricular Implications.” Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Conference, El Paso, TX, November 1991.
“Multicultural Model: From Ethnocentric to Global Emphasis –Instructional and Assessment Implications.” Paper presented at the ATE Mid-West Spring Conference, Indianapolis, April 1993.
“Multicultural/Diversity Education Curriculum Infusion.” Paper presented at the Mid-West School Social Work Counsel, South Bend, Sept 30 to Oct. 2, 1993.
“Stress in New Mexico Public Schools.” Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Conference, Las Cruces, NM, Fall 1985.
“Classroom Instruction and Assessment with Multicultural Perspective.” Purdue University, March 1993.
“The Best Careers for Minorities in the 21 Century.” IVY Tech State College, June 1993.
“Understanding Human Diversity.” Convocation presentation, Manchester College, March 1992.
“Home-School Coalition for Education Reform.” Panel discussion at the 3rd Annual Parent Training Institute, ENMU, January 1990.
“Involving Parents of Culturally Diverse Students.” Symposium on Multicultural Students. ENMU, Spring 1990.
“Motivating Students to Learn: the Difference is a Caring Teacher.” First Annual Pacos Training Institute, Rosewell, NM, Feb., 1990.
“Cultural Diversity: Our Differences are Strengths.” College Exploration Day for Minority Students, Manchester College, November 1992.
Dissertation – “Understanding the Relationship between Teacher Stress and Absenteeism”, May 1987 (unpublished).
Thesis – “Comparative Analysis of Stress Related Factors.” July 1983 (unpublished)
Stress and student teachers. Spring, 2006. Eastern Education Journal. (Co-Author, Joan Kitterman)
An Interview with Diane Ravitch and Martin Haberman. Spring 2005. Eastern Education Journal. (Co-Author, Joan Kitterman)
Teacher Stressors and Potential Remedies from Pre-service Teachers’ and Cooperating Teachers’ Perspectives, Eastern Education Journal, V40, N1, spring 2011, (co-author, Assegedetch HaileMariam)
Transcendence in the public schools: The teacher as a moral model. Journal of College and Character, Volume 2, 2004. (Co-Author, Wanda Davis) http://www.collegevalues.org/articles.cfm?a=1&id=1285
Translation of a song by Gigi about soccer game. This was in reference to the 2008 African Cup. Co-translator, Befekadu A. Tsigie (2008) http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=383
Factors influencing Teachers’ decisions to refer students for special education services. ERIC,2008). (Co-author, Assegedech Hailemariam.)
“Strengthening the Teaching Profession: Preparing Educators to Cope with Stress. ERIC, Spring 2005. Co-authors: M. Shaughnessy and S. Y. Abebe.
“Reexamining the Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Principals as Agent of Change: The need for Professional Development”. Journal of Arts and Science, Winter 2010. Coauthors: Larry Lindsey and Mike Banner, (IWU).
“Reexamining the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Principal. Journal of Critical Issues in Education, Illinois State University. Spring 2008. Co-authors: Larry Lindsey and Mike Banner, (IWU).
“The woman at the well: An encounter of risk-taking. (In progress). Co-authors: Joan Kitterman and Chin Chang (Taylor University).
“An Interview with Martin Haberman.” (April 1999) Journal for Just and Caring Education, 5 (2); (Co-authors M. Shaughnessy, and M. Malone)
“What Parents Know and Say about Student Teachers.” ERIC Clearinghouse 1999, ED 038-103.
“Back to School: Shopping for Effective Schools. The Indianapolis Register. November 1995.
“Stress and Children: Old Wine in a New Bottle.” The Indianapolis Register. October 1995.
“Diversity as a Creative Process: A Multicultural Perspective.” ERIC Clearinghouse, Spring 1994. ED 359-155.
“Walk the Walk: A Teacher Education Program Moves Toward Diversity.” Promising Practices: Teacher Education in Liberal Arts Colleges. University Press of America: New York, 1994. (Co-author Dr. L. Weisnebach)
“Testing and Instruction: Partners in Educational Excellence.” ERIC Clearinghouse, fall 1993. ED 359-163.
“Wake-up Call on School Dropout: Problems and Solutions.” Teacher Education: Preparing Teachers for School Reform. ATE Mid-West 6th Annual Spring Conference proceedings, Pages 26-31, April 1992. (Co-author Bob Hessong)
“What is Diversity?” Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference, Wisconsin, summer 1992. (Video and audio tapes are available)
“Teacher Common Sense: The Personal Touch to Discipline Management.” The New Mexico English Journal, fall 1991.
“Prevention: The Missing Link in the Discipline Problem.” The New Mexico English Journal, fall 1989.
“Bust the Barrier by Communicating better.” New Mexico Journal of Reading, Spring 1985.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
- Attended Learning to Read Comprehension workshop, six-day workshop to improve comprehension (January-February 2006).
- Attended Differentiated Instruction workshop—six day training to improve instruction. (Spring 2007).
- Conducted workshop on Alternative Assessment, to St. Luke School Staff (October and November 2005).
- Conducted workshops for teachers at Goshen, Ft. Wayne and Kokomo on differentiated Instruction; and Learning to Read: Improving comprehension in June and July 2007, 2008, 2009
- ATE-I $500.00 2001
- CTLE $500.00 2005
- CTLE $300.00 2008