Marcia Imbeau, professor of special education, curriculum and instruction, College of Education
and Health Professions. Imbeau’s research focuses on how classroom teachers at all
grade levels can tailor instruction to the diverse learning needs of their students.
Under her guidance, honors students have explored innovative approaches to support
English language learners, foster creativity in the classroom, and motivate young
children to read. She has directed 11 honors theses, served on 24 thesis committees,
and currently advises more than 50 honors students in the childhood education program
in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Imbeau serves on her college’s honors
council, where she chairs the curriculum/study abroad committee and helps to organize
the annual Honors Research Symposium.
Imbeau previously received Outstanding Teaching Awards (2000, 2003) and the Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award (2011) from the College of Education and Health Professions, and the Faculty Gold Medal from the U of A Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (2011). She is a member of the U of A Teaching Academy.