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Joanna B. Stegall

Associate Professor of Education, Department Head, Educational Specialties
Academic Background
Bachelor of Science, Francis Marion University
Master of Education, Clemson University
Doctor of Education, Clemson University
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2046
Joanna B. Stegall

What classes do you teach at Anderson?

EDU 206, EDS 335, EDS 420, EDS 452, EDU 511, EDU 597

When did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

The freedom to share my faith in Jesus with my students. Training current and future public school educators who find their strength and passion in God is extremely rewarding. These educators know that God places them with the exact students for whom He chose. It is very rewarding to watch these candidates continue to grow in their faith and pedagogical skills as God sustains their passions for teaching through the variety of ways that He meets their needs and the needs of their students. I am honored to get to be a very small part of their teaching story.


Time with family and friends, long walks with my Border Collie, flower and vegetable gardening

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Serve as a reviewer for peer-reviewed conferences, including the National Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Conference and Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children's Conference Awarded Teacher of the Year three times while teaching in public school

People might be interested to know I...

was awarded a South Carolina Improving Teacher Quality Grant. The grant, Elementary Teacher Training in Algebra, will provide training and materials for 26 local elementary teachers in algebra and related skills beginning in the summer of 2015.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

I wish that more people understood that students with learning disabilities and at-risk can be successful in school when taught using evidence-based strategies that match their learning needs.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My classes provide teacher candidates with opportunities to work with students in public schools. At these sites, candidates practice strategies and receive constructive feedback to improve their teaching. These field labs provide them with the confidence to know that they have the skills needed to teach children with learning disabilities and (children) at-risk effectively.


Stegall, J.B., Hodge, J. , & Mackiewicz, S. M. (2015). Supplemental algebra vocabulary instruction for secondary students with learning disabilities. (in review).

Stegall, J.B., Stecker, P.M., Mackiewicz, S.M., Baughan, C. (2015). Technical features of vocabulary-matching measures in a university course. (in preparation). 


National Presentations

Stegall, J. B., Hodge, J., Mackiewicz, S. (April, 2014). Increasing Vocabulary Knowledge in Algebra: Improving Academic Outcomes for Students with LD. Presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2014, Philadelphia, PA.

Zhang, D., Wang, Q., Stegall, J. B., Losinski, M. (April, 2014). The Construction and Initial Validation of the Special Education Teaching Efficacy Scale. Presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2014, Philadelphia, PA.


Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Grant for South Carolina (2015-2016). Title: Elementary Teacher Training in Algebra.