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Michele Jolivette

Michele Jolivette

Assistant Professorial Lecturer



Michele Jolivette, Ph.D., is an assistant professorial lecturer in education and a licensure officer at Saint Xavier University, teaching courses in early childhood and instructional methods. Jolivette earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at University of Illinois at Chicago with concentrations in educational psychology and early childhood education, and she earned her master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has managed Title I, II and III ISBE grants as well as Head Start and State Pre-K grants. Jolivette also acts as a consultant for Head Start organizations where she conducts CLASS observations, handles professional development and acts as a coach to classroom teachers.


The Culture of African American Female Administrators: Pantyhose and High Heels. Oxford Round Table. Oxford, England. March 2014.

Creating the Multicultural Classroom. National Association of Community College Teacher Educators. March 2009.

A Chicago Public School Teacher's Perspective on Poverty in a Chicago Public School. Comparative Education Society in Europe. Bologna, Italy. September 2000.

Curriculum and Planning: For Political Awareness and Democracy. Oxford International Conference on Education and Development. Oxford, England. September 1999.

A School Teacher's Perspective on Decentralized Education. World Congress on Comparative Education, University of Cape Town. Cape Town, South Africa. July 1998.

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

"Educating for Political Awareness and Democracy: Implications for Productivity in Social Studies Instruction." Urban Visions Journal. Fall 2000.