Joy Towner | Department of Education | Judson University Christian College

Joy Towner Profile

Contact Information

Name:Joy Towner
Title:Assistant Professor
Department:Elemenary Education
Year Started:2007
Phone Number:847-628-1086
Office Location:Creekside 112


 B.S. in Elementary Education - University of Illinois
M.S. in Reading Education - Northern Illinois University
Reading Recovery Training - Governors State University


 Professor Joy Towner began teaching in District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.  While teaching fourth grade, she realized that she desired to know more about how to teach reading, so she began earning her master's degree in Reading Education.  After completing this degree, she became the building reading specialist and Reading Recovery teacher.  She began teaching as an adjunct professor at Judson in 2003.  She lives in Carpentersville with her husband and two children.  You may see her cheering on her son's basketball team or rooting for her daughter at an Irish Step dance competition.  She also teaches Sunday school and leads Awana at First Baptist of Elgin where she is a member.

Expertise / Involvements

Literacy, Reading adolescent and juvenile literature, Watching football

Professional Societies or Affiliations

 International Reading Association (IRA)
Illinois Reading Council (IRC)

Recommended Links (you can literally find anything here)

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World