Carolyn Glackin recently earned a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction.

Sioux City, IA – Carolyn Glackin, instructor in the Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside College, recently earned a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Dakota (USD). 

Glackin’s dissertation explored the understanding, training, and use of cost effectiveness analysis by curriculum leaders in the states of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. She worked with colleagues at USD including Garreth Zalud, her advisor and Division Chair for curriculum and instruction; Mark Baron, Professor Emeritus; Susan Gapp, associate professor of curriculum and instruction; and William Sweeney, professor of curriculum and instruction, to complete her research.

At the graduate level, Glackin currently teaches Instructional Design and Assessment, Elementary Science and Social Studies Methods, and Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. She has taught Diagnostic Teaching of Reading, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, and Methods of Teaching Language Arts at the undergraduate level. Glackin serves on the Academic Standards Review Committee, as a faculty advisor for Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for educators, and advises education majors at Morningside. Her scholarly interests include cost effectiveness analysis of reading interventions in elementary schools, impact of professional development and collaboration methods on student achievement within public school districts, and inductive methods of teaching in elementary classrooms. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Wayne State College and Master of Arts in Elementary Education – Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach at the University of South Dakota. In addition to her work at Morningside, Glackin is a Eucharistic Minister and chairs the Pastoral Council of Immaculate Conception Church in Moville where she also serves on the youth ministry committee and as a lector. 

The Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside College cultivates highly effective educators committed to teaching students of all backgrounds and skill levels. With extensive K-12 experience, ongoing research, collaboration with local educators and schools, and active participation with professional education organizations, Morningside’s education faculty is well-versed in innovative practices and ready to prepare the next generation of teachers. Learn more about the undergraduate and graduate education opportunities at Morningside by clicking the appropriate button below.