Curriculum Vitae


Patricia C. Kornelis                                                               

240 Third Street NE

Sioux Center, IA  51250

(712) 722-1942




            May, 2004: Ed.D in Educational Administration: Adult & Higher Education, University of South Dakota, School of Education.


            December 2001: MA in Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Dakota, School of Education.


            September 1981 to May1985: Calvin College, BA in Secondary English Education, Minor in Psychology.   Certified to teach English/Language Arts 7-12 with Iowa Educational Certificate.


July 1996: Human Relations, 3 credits, Area Education Agency 4, Sioux Center, IA


July 1996: Survey of the Exceptional Child, 3 credits, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA


Spring 1993: The Bible As Literature, Children's Literature. 6 credits, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Spring 1992: Curriculum Construction, 3 credits, Concordia University, River Forest, IL


July 1989: Learning Styles, 3 credits, Antioch University, Seattle, WA


Winter 1989: Cooperative Learning, 3 credits, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA


Academic And Teaching Experience


September 2002 to present: Assistant Professor of Education, Dordt College.

·         Duties include teaching EDUC 135: Introduction to Educational Psychology, EDUC 201: Curriculum and Instruction, EDUC 236: Applied Educational Psychology for Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Instruction; EDUC 237:  Applied Educational Psychology for Developmentally Responsive Secondary Education; EDUC 540: Graduate Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction; EDUC 545: Graduate Middle Level Child;

·         supervising student teachers;

·         assisting in the supervision of EDUC 239: Service Learning Practicum;

·         Assessment Coordinator

·         Chairperson of the Graduate Education Committee

·         Member of the Student Learning Assessment Committee

·         Member of the Academic Administration Review Team

·         Former member of the Teacher Education Committee (2002-2003), Institutional Review Board (2003-2005)


September 2001 to May 2002: Teaching Assistant, School of Education, University of South Dakota.

·         Duties include supervising student teachers.


            September 1998 to May 2001 and  September 1994 to December 1994: Adjunct Instructor, English Department,  Dordt College.

·         Duties included teaching English 101.


September 1995 to August 1998: Teacher, Sioux Center Christian School.

·         Duties included teaching 7th  grade Language Arts, 8th  grade Bible


September 1992 to August 1994: Teacher, Watson Groen Christian School.

·         Duties included teaching  Junior High Literature, Literature 9-10, American Literature, British Literature, 10th Composition, Advanced Composition, Journalism, Drama,

·         Serving as advisor to yearbook staff,

·         Directing plays and musicals


September 1988 to August 1991: Teacher, Lynden Christian Schools.

·         Duties included teaching Psychology, Study Skills, Sophomore Writing and Research, English Literature, 7-8 English, 7-8 Communications, 7-8 Theater.


September 1986 to August 1988: Teacher, Chicago Christian High School.

·         Duties included teaching Freshman English, Sophomore English I and II, Junior English II, and Drama.

·         Directing musical


Related Experience


            July 1998 to 2002: Writer, copy editor, and consultant for Write Source.

·         Duties included working on revisions of Writers Express, Write Source 2000, and Writers INC, The College Writer, Write for Business  in addition to other writing projects.


            August 1997 to October 1998: Managing Editor of the Christian Educators Journal.

·         Duties included supervising all aspects of soliciting and publishing manuscripts for CEJ, compiling billing lists for each issue’s contributors, writing editorials, responding to all inquiries to CEJ, conferring with design editor, and proofreading final copy.


            January 1995 to May 1995: Academic Coordinator of International and Minority Students. Dordt College.

·         Duties included providing academic assistance by way of ESL tutoring, study skill tutoring, basic English and grammar tutoring and arranging tutors in other academic areas for international and minority students with language and cultural challenges.


November 1994 to June 1995: Public Relations Assistant, Dordt College.

·         Duties included writing news releases, feature articles, and advertising events for Dordt College faculty and students.


August 1991 to May 1992: Residence Director, Trinity Christian College.

·         Duties included supervising activities and residence living in East Hall Apartments.


Academic Awards


Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship, 2001-2002


Publications and Presentations


“Identifying the Teaching Self” –Dordt College faculty workshop – January 2006


“Understanding by Design” – workshop for Southwest Christian High School, Edgerton, MN – November 2005


“Differentiation in Christian Middle Schools: a celebration of diversity” – presentation at CSI Heartland Christian Schools Conference, October 2005


“Brain-based teaching and learning in Christian middle school” -  Conclave at Annapolis Christian Middle School, July 31- Aug 2, 2005


“The Power of Believing,” editorial for Christian Educators Journal, December 1997.


“The Heart of a Servant,” editorial for Christian Educators Journal, February 1998.


“In His Image,” editorial for Christian Educators Journal, April 1998.


“Out of the Comfort Zone,” editorial for Christian Educators Journal, October 1998.


“Writing Programs,” chapter for Writers Express Teacher’s Guide, Write Source Educational Publishing House, 35115 State St., Burlington, WI  53105


            “Workplace Writing,” chapter for Writers INC  handbook, Write Source Educational Publishing House, 35115 State St., Burlington, WI 53105


“Professional Learning Communities” – presented to Heartland Principal’s Club, Oct 1, 2003


“Faculty Members and Students’ Perception of Quality in Master of Education Programs Within Member Schools of the CCCU” – unpublished dissertation, May 2004


“Teambuilding with a Vision” – workshop conducted with Calvin Christian High School, Minneapolis, MN., August 2004



Professional Memberships


Association of Teacher Educators

National Middle School Association

Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development


Research Interests


Adult Education Curriculum Design, Effective Classroom Assessment Techniques in Higher Education, Differentiation, Motivation in Higher Education, Servant Leadership and Professional Development,


Teaching Interests


Curriculum and Instruction: Middle and Secondary, , Classroom Management, Middle Level Reading Methods, Middle Level Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Educational Psychology





Dr. Jasper Lesage, Dean of Social Sciences, Dordt College

Dr. Karen Card, Professor of Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota

Dr. Dennis Vander Plaats, Associate Professor of Education, Dordt College