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.
Ph.D., Curriculum Studies
M.S., Elementary Education
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