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UNO Advanced Placement® Summer Institute
UNO Advanced Placement Summer Institute



The 2016 Advanced Placement® Summer Institute will be taught by these UNO Faculty members and College Board® consultants:

Calculus AB/BC: Janice Rech

Chemistry: Edmund Tisko

English Language and Composition: David Peterson

English Literature and Composition: Charles Johanningsmeier

French Language and Culture: Juliette Parnell

U.S. History: Bradley Dyke



Calculus AB/BC

Janice Rech is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Her current interest is in the mathematical preparation of elementary teachers. Dr. Rech works closely with high school AP* Calculus teachers in the University’s dual enrollment program .

Edmund Tisko, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, teaches General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Dr. Tisko is a certified College Board consultant and has taught college preparatory chemistry at the high school level. He has given molecular modeling workshops to high school students and teachers, as well as AP Chemistry workshops. His interests include intramolecular forces and first-year college pedagogy.


English Language & Composition
David Peterson, a certified College Board consultant, teaches First Year Writing, Advanced Composition, Technical Communications and various literature courses. Peterson also administers the department’s Dual Enrollment Program and is currently working on several projects, which include a study of biased language and an examination of student writing in the online class environment.


English Literature & Composition
Charles Johanningsmeier, Professor of English, teaches American Literature, with a specialization in the period 1800-1915. Dr. Johanningsmeier, who has also taught high school English, is especially proud of a course he developed recently entitled "American Classics," in which secondary education majors and practicing high school English teachers have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understandings of those American novels most often taught in American high schools.


French Language and Culture

Juliette Parnel is an Associate Professor of French at UNO. She was raised and educated in France. Her research interests are French cultural studies and pedagogy. She is an IB and AP* reader in French. She has extensive experience in conducting AP* workshops in French Language nationally and regionally. She is also the Director of a UNO summer program in France for students and teachers of French in Besançon.


U.S. History

Bradley Dyke has taught U.S. History and Political Science at the high school and college levels; Dyke recently took early retirement from Des Moines Area Community College, where he served as the Program Chair of Political Science. Dyke is currently working on an undergraduate textbook on Terrorism; he is also a Civil War re-enactor, demonstrating the persona of a pre-Civil War "bushwhacker" from the Missouri-Kansas Border War period. Bradley Dyke is an active consultant for the College Board's AP U.S. History and teaches the AP U.S. History curriculum to high school instructors and is a reader for the AP* U.S. History examinations.