Eleni Roulis portrait

Eleni Roulis

Teacher Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990
(651) 962-4837

Eleni Roulis is Professor of Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration. She received her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Minnesota, her M.A. in Literature from New York University, New York, and a B.A. degree in English with a minor in Secondary Education from St. John’s University, New York. 

She has worked at the University of St. Thomas for 25 years, and during this time she has been the chair of the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for 12 years, the founder and director of the Doctoral Program in Critical Pedagogy, and the Director of the Graduate Writing and Research Center.  As a professor, her areas of expertise are critical pedagogy, feminist studies, sociolinguistics, research and curriculum development. 

In her last position as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs she supervised the Institutional Review board (IRB), the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement, the Office of Global Initiatives, the Murray Institute Advisory Board, the Graduate Curriculum Council, the English Language Services and all special projects as directed by the president.

Eleni has worked for over 40 years in education, beginning as a Language Arts/Reading/French teacher in the New York City public schools, grades 5-12, for 13 years and as the associate department chair in English at the largest high school in the city, South Shore High. Here in Minnesota she has been adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis and Duluth) and at Augsburg College. She also worked as a Teacher Specialist and Licensing for the Minnesota Department of Education. Her work in higher education includes extensive program development, teaching, and consulting with business and educational institutions. 


Roulis, E., Voyager: Direction for Learning & Careers Series Volumes 2,3,4

Transforming Learning for the Workplace of the New Millennium: Students and Workers as Critical Learners, Three Volume Series, Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.

 Book 2 - Secondary Curriculum – The Journey Begins (January, 2004)

Book 3- Postsecondary Curriculum–Lifelong Learning (October, 2003)

Book 4- Voyager Community Resource and Handbook (May, 2003)

Roulis, E. (2002). Globalization and Feminism, in Moraes, M, Ser Humana: Quando a Mulher está em Discussão, DP&A Editora.

Roulis, E. Brookfield, S. & Preskill, S. (1999). Discussing Along Gender Differences, Chapter in Eds. Brookfield and Preskill, Discussion as a Way of Teaching.  Jossey-Bass Publishers and Open University Press.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 21st Century Community Learning Grant, MetroBLAST (Building Leaders and Skills for Tomorrow), $945,000 for New Visions Charter School and Cedar Riverside Charter School, 2009-2014.
  • 21st Century Community Learning Grant, MetroBLAST (Building Leaders and Skills for Tomorrow), $1,550,000 with Rockford School District, Cedar Riverside Community School, Skills for Tomorrow Charter School, and New Visions Charter School, 2004 -2009.
  • Distinguished Service Award for Leadership in developing and supporting Bahamas Master of Arts in Curriculum     and Instruction Graduate Program; University of St. Thomas; July 13, 1999.
  • Outstanding Curriculum Award for Voyager Curriculum; Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce; June, 1999.


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