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Posted on: November 27, 2013

Dr. Heyman joined JIU this fall as the Dean for the School of Education.  We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Heyman to get to know her better.  Read on below to learn more about Errin!

Q: Tell us about yourself - where are you from, what universities did you attend, what did you study?

I am from Colorado Springs, CO, spending much of my childhood in Florissant, CO, before going to Denver (CU, Denver) to study English, where I...

Posted on: November 15, 2013

Wanda Underwood is currently working towards her Doctorate of Education with a focus on Adult Education.  Born in Indiana and now a Coloradoan, Wanda is a true believer in life-long learning.  After achieving her MA a few years ago she wasn’t quite satisfied.  She’s always wanted the third stripe on her regalia, but the timing was never right until she found herself recuperating from spinal surgery.  After a serendipitous introduction to JIU Admission Counselor Emita Samuels, Wanda knew her Doctorate...

Posted on: October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween JIU!  For recent grads, job seekers and job changers, often times the scariest thing on Halloween is not the ghosts and goblins – it is the prospect of their next job interview. Prepare for your next interview by thinking about the following common questions.  Here are a few typical questions and the  type of response your interviewer wants to hear.

Why do you want this job?

This question is your opportunity to show that you researched the company and the position.  Many...

Posted on: October 17, 2013

We are excited to welcome two new faces to the JIU School of Education academic leadership team.  Dr. Errin Heyman recently joined us to assume the role of Dean of the School of Education and Dr. Jeannette Amayo will hold the position of Faculty Chair for the School of Education

Dr. Errin Heyman founded West Coast University's (in Southern California) Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CELTA), where, as the Director, she led the charge to establish a sustainable...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

We often come across JIU graduates and students whose stories inspire us.  Ryan Job is the quintessential example as his is a story of courage, heroism, determination, and persistence.  Job grew up in Issaquah, Washington where he dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot like his grandfather who fought in WW II.  He worked part time to pay for flight lessons, earning his pilot’s license at age 17.  After three years at the University of Washington, Job dropped out of school to follow his dreams and become...