Patricia Rieman

  • Associate Professor of Education
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    Lentz Hall 327

    Patty Rieman is an Associate Professor of Education at Carthage College. With her doctoral emphasis in Literacy Education, Prof. Rieman teaches several literacy education courses at Carthage for elementary education, special education, and content area/secondary education majors. Prior to her move to Carthage, Prof. Rieman lived in DeKalb, Illinois and taught several years at Northern Illinois University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Special Education/Social-Emotional Disorders and her Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Education. With her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, Prof. Rieman spent her early years teaching special education in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    In her free time, Prof. Rieman is a social justice activist who belongs to such groups as CUSH, Coalition for Dismantling Racism, and Olympia Brown UU Church Social Justice Committee. Prof. Rieman is proud to have earned certification at Carthage College as both a Safe Zone Ally and an Equity Warrior.

    In addition to her work and volunteerism in Kenosha, Prof. Rieman is also a Teacher Trainer for Population Education ( and also recently earned certification as a facilitator for Community Action Poverty Simulations ( In May 2018 Prof. Rieman was presented a Distinguished Leadership in Education Award from the Racine Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.

    Hear from Prof. Rieman: Why education?

    “Having grandfathers in the profession, teaching is in my blood. I’ve known since I was 5 years old that I wanted to be a teacher. I continue to learn, stretch, and grow every day. I love being with my students and colleagues and am passionate about fostering a lifelong love of reading and learning.”

    • Ed.D. — Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Illinois University
    • M.S. — Special Education, Northern Illinois University
    • B.S. — Special Education, University of Tulsa
    • EDU 1010 Education and Society
    • EDU 2130 Multicultural Children’s and Early Adolescents’ Literature
    • EDU 3220 Reading and Language Arts I
    • EDU 3230 Reading and Language Arts II
    • EDU 3520 Developmental and Content Reading
    • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience

    Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Leadership in Education Award by the Racine-Kenosha Counties Chapter 1123 of Phi Delta Kappa, International.