Loras College, 2012
B.A., St. Norbert College, 2001
M.Ed., University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee, 2005
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
A former high school English and middle school language arts teacher, Dr. Welsh joined the Loras faculty in 2012 after earning her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Modeling innovative, student-centered teaching strategies is her passion, and she enjoys spending time in the Dubuque area secondary schools to remain up-to-date in current issues in local schools. Her research interests include novice teacher induction, promising pedagogical practices, and teacher inquiry.