Joe Ann HinrichsEducation

EdD, EdS, Northern Illinois University; MA, BA, University of Illinois Springfield

Research Interests

Electronic portfolios; reading and literacy; leadership in K–12 education


Dr. Hinrichs began as a substitute teacher and remedial reading aide and taught at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. She then worked as an elementary school principal, state education gifted director, assistant superintendent for a regional office in New York serving five counties, and superintendent of schools. Dr. Hinrichs’s higher education roles have included adjunct professor, chair of education, dean of education, associate dean of education, and educator.