Linda Eilers is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Health Professions. She was appointed August 20, 2001 and teaches in the Childhood Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program. Prior to her appointment to the University of Arkansas, Dr. Eilers was an Assistant Professor at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS (1996 – 2001) and an Instructor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA (1990 – 1996). She taught elementary school in the Little Rock Arkansas School District for 14 years. As a classroom teacher she taught both primary (2nd) and intermediate grades (4th, 5th, and 6th). Her areas of certification include Classroom Teacher 1-6 and Gifted and Talented Certification K-12. In addition to classroom teaching, Dr. Eilers was a Gifted Curriculum Specialist for a performing arts elementary school during her tenure with the Little Rock School District.
- Reading Fluency
- Literacy Assessment
- Teaching Reading
- Action Research
- Mathematics Methods
- Ph.D., Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, 1996
- M.Ed., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1984
- B.S.E., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1973
- Eilers, L. (2004). Teachers’ perceived needs for professional development. SRATE Journal.
- Eilers, L., & Lincoln, F. (2004, May 4). Multicultural literature teaches the world to read. International Reading Association’s Convention. Reno-Tahoe, NV.
- Eilers, L., & Adams-Jones, R. (2004, April 24). Using literature to teach mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Philadelphia, PA.
- Eilers, L., & Lincoln, F. (2003). Making a difference with multicultural literature.International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.
- Eilers, L., Morrow, L., McGee, C., Sullivan, E., Colbert, J., & Doshier, M., (2003). Reflecting ten years as partners in teacher preparation. Professional Development School National conference, Orlando, FL.
- Adams-Jones. R., Roberts, T., Gilbert, R., & Eilers, L. (2002). Louisiana LINCS Poster Session. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
- Eilers, L., & Adams, R. (2002). It makes sense to me!: Using children’s literature to develop number sense. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Las Vegas, NV.
- Eilers, L. (2001). Exploring the NCTM Standards with Mickey and Minnie. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.
Linda Eilers teaches at least three graduate courses each semester and advises over 60 undergraduate, graduate and M.A.T. teacher candidates each semester. She has been nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award by the Student Alumni Board and Associated Student Government, the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Education and Health Profession, and has received the Outstanding Teacher Award for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Eilers has authored or co-authored eight manuscripts and made over ten presentations and/or conducted workshops at national, regional and state conferences in her academic areas of interest. She regularly conducts workshops for professional organizations and schools focusing on elementary teaching methods and elementary school curriculum. Additionally, she is a reviewer for E-Journal of Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings. Dr. Eilers was a co-principal investigator for an externally funded grant totaling approximately $ 30,000. She belongs to more than ten professional and academic associations at the local, state, national, and international levels. She is currently the state chair of the Committee for Student Membership for the Arkansas Reading Association.