Carolyn Theard-Griggs, EdD

Associate Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy

Program Leader, Curriculum and Instruction

College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Dr. Theard-Griggs teaches Teacher as Practioner and Curriculum Construction course at Concordia University Chicago. Among her research interests are parental involvement in elementary schools, culturally responsive teaching writing instruction curriculum and the design of the early childhood education. Dr. Theard-Griggs became a faculty member in 2010.


  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction. Loyola University, Chicago.
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction. National-Louis University, Chicago.
  • BS, Elementary Education. University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • "Writing Destinations: Developing Thoughtful Writers through Dynamic Vocabulary (with Carry, D.)." Vernon Hills, ETA/Cuisenaire.