Liz Rudenga

Professor of Education

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
M.S., Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
B.S., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Special Education Certification, Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, Michigan

Associated Academic Programs

Special Education Education

Dr. Liz Rudenga returns to the classroom after 15 years in leadership positions at Trinity, including as provost and interim president. And she is looking forward to working with students again and pursing her academic interests at the intersection of students with special needs and literacy. “I love interacting with students, and seeing when they catch on—the ah-ha moment. I love to interact with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and see how their experiences contribute to the class. I get to see students’ confidence and competence grow and flourish.”

What drew her to Trinity:

Rudenga was first drawn to Trinity by the opportunity to teach special education courses as an adjunct.

Papers Published and/or Presented

Journeying: Integrating literacy instruction, several articles in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Research on Christian Education, Christian Educators Journal (1999)

Professional Development

The Department and Division Budget. Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. May 2014.  St. Louis, MO.

Challenges Ahead: Concluding Comments. Chief Academic Officers Conference. March 2013. Phoenix, AZ.

Understanding the Department/Division Budget.  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. April 2013.  St. Louis, MO.

Budget Fundamentals for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Affairs Officers: A 3 hour Workshop on the Budget. (with Lesage, J.)  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities (CIC) Chief Academic Officers Institute.  November 2013.  Pittsburgh, PA.

Budget Fundamentals for Chairs and Deans. Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. March 2012. Indianapolis, IN.

Budget Fundamentals for the Chief Academic Officer: A 3 hour Workshop on the Budget. (with Krejci, M.)  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities (CIC) Chief Academic Officers Institute.  November 2012.  San Antonio, TX.

Awards

Rich Kooy Award: 2012

Catherine Yonker Award: 2011

+ Expertise

Dr. Liz Rudenga returns to the classroom after 15 years in leadership positions at Trinity, including as provost and interim president. And she is looking forward to working with students again and pursing her academic interests at the intersection of students with special needs and literacy. “I love interacting with students, and seeing when they catch on—the ah-ha moment. I love to interact with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and see how their experiences contribute to the class. I get to see students’ confidence and competence grow and flourish.”

What drew her to Trinity:

Rudenga was first drawn to Trinity by the opportunity to teach special education courses as an adjunct.

+ Courses, Publications & Research

Papers Published and/or Presented

Journeying: Integrating literacy instruction, several articles in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Research on Christian Education, Christian Educators Journal (1999)

+ Awards & Memberships

Professional Development

The Department and Division Budget. Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. May 2014.  St. Louis, MO.

Challenges Ahead: Concluding Comments. Chief Academic Officers Conference. March 2013. Phoenix, AZ.

Understanding the Department/Division Budget.  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. April 2013.  St. Louis, MO.

Budget Fundamentals for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Affairs Officers: A 3 hour Workshop on the Budget. (with Lesage, J.)  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities (CIC) Chief Academic Officers Institute.  November 2013.  Pittsburgh, PA.

Budget Fundamentals for Chairs and Deans. Council of Independent Colleges & Universities Department Chair Workshop. March 2012. Indianapolis, IN.

Budget Fundamentals for the Chief Academic Officer: A 3 hour Workshop on the Budget. (with Krejci, M.)  Council of Independent Colleges & Universities (CIC) Chief Academic Officers Institute.  November 2012.  San Antonio, TX.

Awards

Rich Kooy Award: 2012

Catherine Yonker Award: 2011