Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2010
  • Master of Teaching, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science,Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993

Academic & Professional 

  • Program Coordinator, MEd Elementary Education, College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis University, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis University, 2013-present
  • Senior Researcher, Mid-continent Research for Education & Learning (McREL), 2008-2013

Public Teaching 

  • Elementary Teacher, Littleton Public Schools, CO, 1999-2004
  • Elementary Teacher, Henrico County Public Schools, VA, 1997-1999

Selected Professional Development

  • Regis University Leadership Institute, Denver CO (AY 2016/2017)
  • CITI Biomedical and Social/ Behavioral Research Investigator Training, Denver CO (September 2015)
  • Short Cycle R&D Methodology, Institute for Healthcare Improvement conducted at the Network for Innovative Education, Hampton, VA (December, 2013)
  • SASS/TFS Database Training Seminar, Institute of Education Sciences, Washington, DC (October, 2010)
  • NCER Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis Workshop; Institute of Education Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (August, 2008)
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Observer Training, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, Charlottesville, VA (2008)
  • ECLS-K Database Training Workshop, Center for Advanced Study for Teaching and Learning, Charlottesville, VA (December, 2007)

Regis University Courses Taught

  • EDRS 600 Educational Research and Critical Reflection
  • EDFD 601 Foundations of Education
  • EDEL 663 Nature and Practice of Elementary Mathematics
  • EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments
  • EDFD 404 Foundations of Education
Professional Memberships

  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Colorado Association of Teacher Educators (CATE)

Research & Scholarship

Selected Publications

Lehto, M., Igel, C., Steward, J., Cicchinelli, L. (2013). Initial validation of the North Carolina Standards-based Teacher Observation System using Rasch modeling. Denver, CO: McREL.

Cheryl, M., Maier, S., Igel, C. (2013). McREL’s Standards-based Teacher Observation System: Theory and logic model. Denver, CO: McREL.

Igel, C., & Urquhart, V. (2012). Generation Z, meet cooperative learning. Middle School Journal 43(5), 16-21.

Apthorp, H., Igel, C., Dean, C. (2012). Using similarities and differences: A meta-analysis of its effects and emergent patterns. School Science and Mathematics, 112(4), 204-216.

Waters, T., Davis, T., Igel, C., & Goodwin, B. (2012). 9-Questions to ask about personnel evaluation systems. Denver, CO: McREL.

Tatum, N.T., Bradley, R., & Igel, C. (2011). Therapeutic yoga to improve balance and floor transfer in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 27(2), 134-141.

Igel, C., Apthorp, H., & Beesley, A. (2010). Research methods. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 1-13). Denver, CO: McREL.

Igel, C. (2010). Cooperative learning. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 84-104). Denver, CO: McREL.

Igel, C., Clemons, T., & Apthorp, H. (2010). Setting objectives and providing feedback. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 105-113). Denver, CO: McREL.

Igel, C., Clemons, T., & Clark, T. (2010). Homework and practice. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 56-71). Denver, CO: McREL.

Tatum, N.T., Igel, C., & Bradley, R. (2009). Effect of therapeutic yoga on balance and the ability to transfer from the floor in an older adult population. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 19, 69-77.

Apthorp, H.S., Igel, C., Clark, T., Allen, J., & Gopalani, S. (2009). Updating the research base of Classroom Instruction that Works: A technical report of findings from relevant and rigorous studies published between 1998 and 2008. Denver, CO: McREL.

Harris, R.C., Igel, C., & Clemons, T. (2008). Promising practices in university-school district urban teacher preparation programs. Denver, CO: McREL.

Selected Referred Presentations

Igel, C. (2017, March). Engaging and empowering the professional community through the revitalization of teacher research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Tampa, FL.

Igel, C. (2016, July). Reforming the teaching of research in accelerated programs. Roundtable session conducted at the meeting of the Council for Accelerated Programs, Austin, TX.

Igel, C. (2016, March). Rethinking the way we teach research. Poster presented at the Annual Learning Technology Fair, Denver, CO.

Igel, C. (2014, August). Teaching mindfulness to build resiliency and improve student retention. Paper presented at the meeting of the Colorado Adult Learning Symposium, Denver, CO.

Igel, C. (2014, June). Incorporating mindfulness in teacher education. Roundtable session conducted at the Symposium on Mindfulness and Contemplative Education, Boulder, CO.

Igel, C. (2014, April). The effect of cooperative instruction on learning: A meta-analysis of high fidelity studies. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Igel, C., Davis, T. (2013, April). Teacher evaluation systems: Lessons learned from five years of implementation. Roundtable session conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools 6th National Summit, Denver, CO.

Allen, J., Cicchinelli, L., & Igel, C. (2012, April). The McREL educator effectiveness and evaluation system. In R. Halverson (Chair), Innovations in measuring and assessing instructional leadership in schools. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Shipp, S., Buxner, S., Dalton, H., CoBabe-Ammann, E., Boonstra, D., Ristvey, J., Halligan, E., Shupla, C., Wessen, A., Zimmerman-Brachman, R., Igel, C., Bleacher, L. V., & Scalice D. (2012, March).  Planetary science education and public outreach: How scientists can get involved. Presentation at 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, TX.

Hansen, U.J., & Igel, C. (2011, September). A framework for integrating student growth into teacher evaluations: Colorado’s educator evaluation system. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Evaluation Institute’s CREATE Conference, Oxford, MS.

Igel, C., Ewert, B., Lunsford, B., Englert, K., & Allen, J. (2011, June). Issues around the validation of evaluation systems. In C. Igel (Chair), Evaluation systems: Context, issues, and perspectives. Symposium conducted at the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment, Orlando, FL.

Igel, C. (2011, April). Using cooperative learning to promote a culturally responsive classroom.  Roundtable session conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools 4nd Annual Summit, Denver, CO.

Apthorp, H., McKeown, M., Igel, C., Clemons, T., Randel, B., & Clark, T. (2011, March). Proximal effects of robust vocabulary in primary and intermediate grades. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C.

Igel, C., Apthorp, H., & Clemons, T. (2010, June). Mid-study effects of Robust Vocabulary Instruction in high-needs elementary schools. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual IES Research Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Igel, C. (2010, April). Cooperative learning and K-12 student achievement.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Clemons, T., & Igel, C. (2010, April). The effect of the Elements of Reading (EOR) Vocabulary Program on third-grade vocabulary scores. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Mazzeo, D., & Igel, C. (2010, April). Language status as a moderating variable in a randomized control trial of robust vocabulary instruction. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Igel, C. (2010, April). The use of cooperative instruction to support learning and cultural differences.  Roundtable session conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools 3nd Annual Summit, Denver, CO.

Selected Invited Talks & Panels

Panel discussant for the use of socio-emotional outcomes in education; Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY (November, 2013)

Improving professional practice with short cycle research; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System, Saipan (February, 2013)

A short cycle research and development methodology for education; Summit for Innovative Education; McREL, Denver, CO (February, 2013)

Panel discussant for the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System; North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC (August, 2012)

Panel discussant for review of Colorado’s Educator Evaluator System; State Council on Educator Effectiveness; Colorado Legacy Foundation, Denver, CO (August, 2011)

A short cycle R&D methodology for high reliability systems; High Reliability Organizations Summit; Lockheed Martin; Orlando, FL (September, 2011)

Use and interpretation of effect size in educational research; Classroom Instruction that Works Facilitator Training; McREL, Denver, CO (August, 2010)


Awards & Recognition

Grants Awarded

Peekapak Program Effectiveness for Development of Social-emotional Skills $22,600. Gary Community Investments

Development and Validation of Classroom Climate Observation Instruments $650,000. Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Development and Delivery of Mindfulness-based Course for Teacher Residents. $10,000 Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, Public Education Business Coalition

Development and Validation of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System $3.4 million. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Evaluation of the NASA Planetary Science Education and Public Outreach Forum $50,000. NASA Science Mission Directorate

Development and Scoring of Case Studies for Teacher Performance $115,000. Institute for Education Sciences Regional Educational Laboratory Contract

Current Certifications

CITI IRB Certification (through 2018) – Social Behavioral Investigators and Key Personnel

CITI IRB Certification (through 2018) – Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK) Certification


Community Involvement & Service

Faculty Representative for Military Scholars Fund, Regis University 2017-present
Chair for College of Contemporary Liberal Studies Faculty Council 2016-present
Faculty Representative to President’s Advisory Council, Regis University 2016-present
Faculty Representative for Regis University Board of Trustees 2015-present
Member of Institutional Review Board, Regis University 2015- present
Board Member for Center for Practice Engaged Education Research (C-PEER) 2015-2016
Member of Education Programs Accreditation Committee, Regis University  2014-2016
Interim Faculty Chair for the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies 2015-2016
Representative to Faculty Council, College for Professional Studies 2013-2015
Member of Institutional Review Board, McREL 2011-2012