PhD Michigan State University: Teacher Education
Randi Stanulis, professor and OMERAD Director, leads faculty development on effective teaching and learning practices. She is also interested in working with physicians who mentor medical students/residents in clinical settings to enhance the effect of mentoring practices on physician learning. In 2007, Stanulis received MSU’s prestigious Outreach Scholarship Community Outreach Award for her partnership work with the Lansing School District to enhance the mentoring of new teachers.
Stanulis works directly with practitioners to design interventions that enhance teaching and learning. For 25 years, she has worked with urban school districts to support classroom teachers who mentor beginning teachers. She developed a professional development program to help beginning teachers and mentors improve by using discussion-based teaching. Results of her research have been published in journals that include Teachers and Teaching Education, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, and Journal of Educational Change. In OMERAD, Stanulis is co- designing a new medical education certificate program that will be piloted soon for physicians who teach in our new Shard Discovery curriculum. She is also co-leading support for medical students to develop explicit reading comprehension strategies for success with complex material.
Areas of Interest
Stanulis has taught undergraduate, masters and doctoral teacher education courses in teacher education, coordinates the content area reading class required by all secondary education majors, and leads the Mentors as Teacher Educators (MATE) project in the College of Education. In OMERAD, Stanulis serves as Director, and is interested in supporting the College of Human Medicine mission.