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EIU Master of Science in College Student Affairs

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Dr. Catherine L. Polydore, Chair, Counseling & Higher Education

Office: 2109 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-2400
Phone: 217-581-2400
Email: cpolydore@eiu.edu

Catherine Polydore's Vita

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”
Maya Angelou


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Frequently Taught Courses

Theories of Learning and Development for Secondary Teachers
Research Methods for College Student Affacirs
Human Development for Counselors
Appraisal for Counselors
Thesis
 

Education

Dr. Catherine Polydore graduated from Texas Tech University with her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Professional Organizations

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MWERA
APA Division 15
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Research

  • Equity in education, especially as it relates to minorities and underrepresented groups.
  • Alternative education.
  • Preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs.

Selected Publications

Polydore, C. L., Frederick, H. & Higgerson, P. (In press). Atkinson and Shiffrin stage theory. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Polydore, C. L., Higgerson, P. & Frederick, H. (In press). Twin studies. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Polydore, C. L., Frederick, H. & Somerville, T. (In press). Infant and caregiver interaction. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

 

Somerville, T., & Polydore, C. L. (In press). Adolescent thinking. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Somerville, T., & Polydore, C. L. (In press). Antidepressants. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Somerville, T., & Polydore, C. L. (In press). Birth order. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Sydney, M., Polydore, C. L., & Higgerson, P. (In press). Intelligence. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Frederick, H., Polydore, C., & Sydney, M. (In press). Sexual coercion. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Frederick, H., Polydore, C., & Sydney, M. (In press). Child abuse. In R. Summers (Ed.), Developmental Psychology:  How the Mind Grows and Changes over a Lifetime.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood.

Polydore, C. L. & Lucas, S. E. (2013). The development of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, xx,67-79.
 
Larson, H. A., Yoder, A.M., Brucker, S., Jiwon, L., Washburn, F., Perdieu, D., Polydore, C., & Rose, J. (2011).Effects of relaxation and deep-breathing on high school students: ACT prep.The Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2),16-27.
 
Siwatu, K. O., & Polydore, C. L. (2010). Resolving a cultural conflict in the classroom: An exploration of preservice teachers’ perceptions of effective interventions. Journal of Negro Education, 79(4), 458-472.
 
Siwatu, K. O., Polydore, C. L., & Starker, T. V. (2009). Prospective elementary school teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 4(1), 1-15.
 
Marbley, A. F., Hull, W., Polydore, C. L., Bonner, F. A., II, & Burley, H. (2007) African American millennial college students:  Owning the technological Middle Passage. National Association for Student Affairs Professionals Journal, 10 (1) 7-19. (Invited)
 
Radtke, C.W., Polydore, C. L., Cox, S.B. & Cobb, G.P. (2005). Vapor-phase analysis of isobutyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, n-propyl acetate and their respective alcohols using solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatography with a mass selective detector.  Journal of Chromatography A, 1066, (1-2), 225-230.
 
Polydore, C., Roundhill, D. M., & Liu, H. (2002). Nucleophile assisted hydrolysis of carbon–oxygen bonds in ethers. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 186 (22) 65-68. 

Selected Conference Presentations

International/National

Webb, A. J. & Polydore, C.L. (2019, March).  The Lived Experiences of Moderately to Highly Non-Traditional Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association in Boston, MA.

Polydore, C. L., & Frederick, H. (2012, November). A movement towards increasing the culturally responsive teaching competencies of in-service teachers in the rural Midwest.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Education in Philadelphia, PA.

Frederick, H., Polydore, C. L., & Marbley, A. F. (2011, November). Teaching multicultural courses in the college classroom: overcoming challenges and restoring hope.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Education in Chicago, IL.

Polydore, C. L., Olivarez, A., Siwatu, K. O., & Lan, W. Y.  (2009, April). Toward a model of high school completion: a modified socio-cognitive perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Burley, H., Olivarez, A., Polydore, C., Hamman, D. & Boroda, E. (2007, April). Factors influencing the decision of college students to become mentors of small children: preliminary results. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

State and Regional

 

Polydore, C. L., Collins-Ayanlaja, C., Swan, A., & Larson, H. (October, 2018). Increased Educator Mental Health Literacy as Social Justice: A Multidimensional Approach. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

 

Polydore, C. L., & Webb, A.  (October, 2018). Making Excellence Inclusive: Advancing Equity- Minded Practice. Workshop presented at the annual Student Success Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

 

Webb, A.  & Polydore, C. L. (September, 2018). What does the first year look like for a non-traditional student?  Paper presented at the annual Midwest First Year Conference, St. Francis University, Joliet, IL.

Webb, A., & Polydore, C. L. (September, 2018). Spotlight on Non-Traditional Students: How Can Advisors Aid Their Success? Workshop presented at the annual Illinois Academic Advising Association Conference, Springfield, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (October, 2017). The Engaging Professor: Using Polling Technology to Increase Student Engagement. Workshop presented at the annual Student Success Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Grissom, T., Polydore, C. L., & Dallas, L. (May, 2017). Are you still teaching with punch cards? Presentation, Faculty Summer Institute, May 23-24th, 2017.

Polydore, C. L. (April, 2017). Making Learning Stick in an Online Environment, Presentation at annual Brightspace Illinois Connection.

Roach, S. & Polydore, C. L. (October, 2016).  Summer Bridge Program Impact: Measures of Student Efficacy a Mixed Methods Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

 

Roach, S. & Polydore, C. L. (September, 2016). Mixed Methods Analysis of a Summer Bridge Program’s Impact on Self-efficacy, Poster presented at the Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Bloomington, IL.

Madeline Owens, & Polydore, C. L. (October, 2015). Students' Perceptions of Academic Advisor Effectiveness and its Relationship to Academic Outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Corray, D. & Polydore, C. L. (2014, November). Satisfaction and Importance Analysis of Features and Services to Nontraditional Students: A Mixed Methods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (2014, October).  Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-efficacy of Educators in Rural Illinois: A Mixed Approach. Poster presented at the Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Bloomington, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (2013). A mixed method examination of the culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy of teachers in rural Illinois. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Lucas, S. E. & Polydore, C. L. (2013, June).  Investigating Professional Self-Efficacy Development in Pre-Service Teachers. Poster presented at the Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Champaign, IL.

Polydore, C. L. & Lucas, S. E. (2012, November). The development of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Lucas, S. E. & Polydore, C. L. (2011, October). Understanding to Practice: An assessment of Illinois first-year teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, St. Louis, MO.

Polydore, C. L. & Lucas, S. E. (2010, October). Exploring pre-service teacher’s self-efficacy beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH.

Polydore, C. L. (2009, October). SES and life events: predictors of high school completion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, St. Louis, MO.

Polydore, C. L. (2008, February). The profile of an exemplary title I charter school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Polydore, C. L., & Siwatu, K. O. (2008, February). Perceptions of effective interventions: Working with culturally, diverse difficult-to-teach students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Polydore, C. L., & Siwatu, K. O. (2007, April). Confronting conflicts in the classroom: Exploring preservice teachers’ self-efficacy and sense of preparedness. Paper presented at the annual Texas Tech University College of Education Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Marbley, A., Hull, B. & Polydore, C. (2007, April). Charting the Course of Academic Excellence and Equity: College Students of Color and Technology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association for Multicultural Education, College Station, TX.

Polydore, C. L., & Siwatu, K. O. (2007, February). Predicting pre-service teachers’ efficacy to resolve conflicts with a culturally diverse, difficult-to-teach student. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Polydore, C. L., & Siwatu, K. O. (2007, February). Executing the practices of culturally responsive teaching: How efficacious are preservice teachers? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Starker, T. V., Polydore, C. L., & Siwatu, K. O. (2006, October). Prospective elementary school teachers’ culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH.

Polydore, C. L. (March, 2007). The general well-being of Afro-Caribbean students living in the United States. Paper presented at the annual Black History Month Conference, Texas Tech University.

 

University Level

Polydore, C. L. (2018, August). You’re here! Now what? ​Welcome to the US Classroom​. Presentation at International Students Orientation, Eastern IL University, Charleston, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (2017, February). Resolving interpersonal conflict in a multicultural society.  Presentation at EIUnity Diversity Conference, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (2016, November). Classroom polling. Presentation at Let’s Talk Do Teaching Workshop, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Polydore, C. L. (2016, October). Strategies for making it stick. Presentation at Let’s Talk Do Teaching Workshop, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Polydore, C. L.  (February 5, 2016). Coloring the Path:  Pathways to Graduate Education for Students of Color. Workshop presenter, EIUnity Diversity Conference.


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