Recent Searches

Loading Search Results...
Loading Directory Results...



Recent Pages

Recent Searches

EIU Department of Counseling and Student Development


Dr. Catherine L. Polydore, Associate Professor

Office: 2104 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-7237

Catherine Polydore's Vita

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

Facebook twitter

Frequently Taught Courses

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


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

Professional Organizations

APA Division 15


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

Selected Publications

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. 

Faculty/Staff Login to Update Info

Related Pages

Contact Information

Counseling & Student Development

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2400
Fax: (217) 581-7800

Take the next step

apply now
schedule a visit

Give to EIU

Every gift made to Eastern Illinois University -- whether it's big or small -- makes a difference. EIU's generous donors are helping our students fulfill their dreams every day, and you can be part of that.

Learn more about how to make your contribution today!