Michelle Glowacki-Dudka

Michelle Glowacki-Dudka

Professor of Adult Higher and Community Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 809

About Michelle Glowacki-Dudka

Adult education, adult learning, teaching strategies, learning communities, community development, social capital, international issues in adult education, power and program planning, social justice, inclusive pedagogy, sustainability, transformative learning.

Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Ph.D., known as Shelly, has been working in the field of adult education since 1995. She completed her Masters from Northern Illinois University in 1997 and her Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1999. She has found adult education roles within continuing professional education in Illinois. While in Wisconsin, she studied a distance education program and the collaboration that undergirds program success. She worked with the state to implement a family literacy initiative grant, and was an adjunct professor for both NIU and UWM. In 2002, Shelly spent six months at a private woman¹s college in Saudi Arabia helping to establish the community of teaching and learning there with a diverse international faculty and administration. In 2003, she began working at Ball State University in Indiana in Adult, Higher, and Community Education. Achieving tenure in 2009, Shelly is active in teaching, research, and service. Her research centers on building communities of learners in multiple settings. She is active with AAACE as an editor of the Future¹s Column in Adult Learning Quarterly (AL), a SIG chair for Sustainability and Environmental Education, and a reviewer for AEQ, AL, and New Horizons. She has co-authored a how-to-book about teaching interactive online groups and a New Directions series book about embracing the margins of adult education, and multiple articles and conference papers.


Ph.D. in Continuing and Vocational Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

M.S.Ed in Adult Continuing Education

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

B.B.A. in General Business

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Doctoral Dissertatio 799 GD3 0000 - 0000
Doctoral Dissertatio 799 MD1 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Sem in Ad and Comm E 698 801 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Pract in Ad and Comm 730 801 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Sem Mgng Life Ed Prg 780 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Research Colloquium 705 001 0900 - 0950 M TBD, room TBD