Teresa Rishel

Teresa Rishel

Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 347

About Teresa Rishel

Teresa Rishel researches child and adolescent suicide in exploring sociocultural relationships, student alienation, bullying, diverse students, hidden curriculum, and leadership roles in schools. She focuses on critical theory and pedagogy, curriculum theory, global foci, and social justice. She works with persons and organizations interested in sharing experiences or difficulties of suicide related to school issues (bullying, alienation, academic struggles, etc.). Prior to her 16 years as a teacher educator, she served as an elementary principal and 16 years as a teacher in elementary and middle level grades. Her work is published in national journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor


Ph.D., Curriculum Studies

Purdue University

M.S., Elementary Education

Purdue University

B.S., Physical Education and Health K-12

Ball State University

Research and Publications

Rishel, T. & Chamness Miller, P. (2017). Stress and coping of english learners in the 21st Century, Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Rishel, T. (2016). And time stood still: Healing from suicide through research. Creative Approaches to Research, 9(1), 39-56.


Rishel, T. & Zuercher, D. K. (2016). Reciprocal-relational teaching: Culturally responsive pedagogy in the pacific islands. International Schools Journal, 36(1), 48-55.

Areas of Expertise

Critical Pedagogy

Social Justice

Youth Suicide

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Education in a Diver 644 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Princ of Diff Elem C 655 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Research in Elementa 676 801 0000 - 0000