Faculty Directory

Patrick McQuillan

Associate Professor


TESpECI Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction


  • McQuillan, P.J. (2013). Complexity Theory and Education.Sociology of Education.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Schall-Leckrone, L. & McQuillan, P.J. (2013). Collaboration within a Teacher Education Program: Preparing History Teachers to Teach English Learners. In J. Nagle (Ed.)Creating Collaborative Learning Communities to Improve English Learner Instruction: College Faculty, School Teachers, and Pre-service Teachers Learning Together in the 21st Century. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Cochran-Smith, M., McQuillan, P.J., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shakman, K., Terrell, D., Lam, K., Gleeson, A.M., Mitchell, K. (2012.) Teaching practice and early career decisions: Findings from a longitudinal cross-case study.American Educational Research Journal, 49(5): 844-880.   
  • Schall-Leckrone, L. & McQuillan, P.J. (2012). Preparing history teachers to work with English learners through a focus on the academic language of historical analysis.Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11: pp. 246-266.
  • McQuillan, P.J., Welch, M. J. & Barnatt, J.  (2012.) In Search of Coherence: ‘Inquiring’ at Multiple Levels of a Teacher Education System. Educational Action Research, 20(4): 535-551.   
  • McQuillan, P. J. (2011). Doing Organizational Complexity: A Review of Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership: Leveraging Nonlinear Science to Create Ecologies of Innovation by Jeffrey Goldstein, James Hazy, and Benyamin Lichtenstein. (Palgrave Macmillan). Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 8(2): 101-105. 
  • Zito, N. & McQuillan, P.J. (2010) Cheating themselves out of an education: Assignments that promote higher-order thinking and honesty in middle school. Middle School Journal, November, pp. 6-16.
  • Zito, N. & McQuillan, P.J. (2010). “It’s not my fault”: Using neutralization theory to understand cheating by middle school students. Current Issues in Education, 13(3),http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/190 .  
  • McQuillan, P. J. (2010). (Most) Everything You Want to Know About District-wide, Small School Reform: A Review ofAgainst the Odds: Insights from One District’s Small School Reform, by Larry Cuban, Gary Lichtenstein, Arthur Evenchik, Martin Tombari, and Kristen Pozzoboni. (Harvard Education Press). Education Review, 13(11).http://www.edrev.info/essays/v13n11.pdf