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Todd Lilly, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
Department: Leadership, Learning Design, and Inquiry
College of Education


  • Bachelor of Science: State University of New York, College at Brockport
  • Master of Education: Humanities/Liberal Arts, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. major: Secondary Literacy; Ph.D. minor: Composition and Rhetoric

Research/Areas of Expertise

Todd Lilly has more than 30 years of experience serving as a high school English and theater teacher and holds teaching certifications in New York and Wisconsin. Lilly’s areas of interest include a diversity of in-school and out-of-school literacy practices; personalized learning; increasing student engagement. Intertwined are issues of identity that both empower and marginalize students and teachers. Lilly is a life-long member of the American Federation of Teachers.



  • EDCS 721: Social Class Diversity and the Curriculum
  • EDCS 722: Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the Curriculum
  • EDCS 725: Principles of Curriculum Construction
  • EDCS 729: Organizational Change in Education
  • EDCS 899: Dissertation Preparation/Advising


  • EDEL 506: Integrated Curriculum in Elementary Schools
  • EDEL 306: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for the Elementary Classrooms

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.