Katherine Brandon, EdD

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

College of Education

Professor Brandon teaches Media and Technology for Teachers and Science Methods for both Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers. Among her research interests are philosophical orientations, decision-making, and school administration. Additionally, Professor Brandon is experienced in curriculum development, standards-based education, instructional supervision and assessment.

She helped design, develop and implement course support systems for students and instructors when they’re using WebCT. Before serving Concordia University Chicago, Professor Brandon worked as a middle school teacher at various Lutheran Church Missouri Synod schools, served as a lecturer in technology integration for education at Eastern Michigan University and was a professor and director of the off-site instruction for the graduate degree program at Concordia University Ann Arbor. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2009.


  • EdD, Education, Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • MA, Education, Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • BS, Elementary Education, Concordia University; Seward, Neb. 
  • AA, Liberal Arts, Concordia University; Ann Arbor, Mich.

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Tutorials on web site building, hypermedia construction, movie editing and lectures on technology integration, Eastern Michigan University website, 2004-2005.
  • “Editorial critiques to ‘Computer education for teachers: integrating technology into classroom teaching,’” McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2004.
  • Book review in Vitae Scholasticae, 1994.

Research Projects:

  • Dissertation: Principals' Decision-Making in Discipline Policy Implementation: The Lutheran Schools Perspective
  • “Studying principal decision making regarding philosophical perspectives,” 2004–current.
  • “Developing creativity and recognizing traits of gifted children” (with Starko, A.), Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich., 1995-1996.
  • “Comparing Teacher attitudes over time” (with Gardner, T.), Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich., 1995-1996.
  • "Attitude changes toward women through study of historical and current literature” (with Johnson, E.), Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich., 1995-1996.
  • “Effects of child abuse upon ability to learn” (with Jose-Kaefner, C.), Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Mich., 1995-1996.

Awards and Honors:

  • Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Included as a biographical candidate to the Empire Who’s Who of Women in Education, biographical candidate, 2005-2006.
  • Excellence in preparation of educational personnel, Teacher Education Department, Eastern Michigan University, 2005.
  • Award for Excellence in Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1996.


  • National Science Teachers Association, 2012 to present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1997–current.