Rachel Eicher, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Early Education

Program: Education

Phone: 419-783-2373

Email: reicher@defiance.edu

Rachel Eicher

TEACHING INTERESTS

Literacy, motivation as related to learning, early childhood education

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Efficacy of pre-service teachers

PUBLICATIONS

Barnes C., Griffes, K. & Eicher, R., (March 2015). Connecting to the community: Meeting the needs of P-16 learners and families. Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations, Columbus, OH.

Eicher, R., & Davis, C., (April, 2018). College and Community Initiatives, Ohio Council International Literacy Association, Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Eicher, R., & Higgins, C., (October 2018). Preparing Preservice Teachers for an Inclusive Middle Level Classroom, Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, Orlando, FL.

AWARDS & HONORS

Priority One Grant, Ohio Dean’s Compact, 2018-2019, Creating a Dual Middle Childhood/Intervention Specialist Licensure Program, $220,000

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning from University of Findlay (2017)
M.Ed. in Reading from Bowling Green State University (2009)
B.S. in Elementary Education from Defiance College (1991)