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Faculty and Staff|Curriculum & Instruction

C&I Faculty are experts in a broad range of educational research in three different departments: Educational Studies, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, and Secondary Education.

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Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Programs
Dept. 3374
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6371
Email: curriculum@uwyo.edu

Administration:

Peter Moran, C&I Program Coordinator • moranpw@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6366
George Kamberelis, PhD in Literacy Education Coordinator • gkamberelis@uwyo.edu • 307-766-3169
Linda Hutchison, PhD in Mathematics Education Interim Coordinator • lhutch@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6852
Alan Buss, PhD in Science Education Coordinator • abuss@uwyo.edu • 307-766-3972
Office Associate • curriculum@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6371

Directory by Program:

C&I Faculty Directory:

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Steven Bialostok

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Educational and linguistic anthropology; applying techniques and theory from linguistic anthropology and cognitive linguistics to uncover social positioning in apparently neutral talk; Foucault and Bourdieu social theory; systematic examination of metaphors to uncover cultural models of literacy among the middle class; risk society in advanced liberal (or neoliberal) democracies, particularly in educational settings; teaching anthropological strategies to classroom teachers of Native American students to help them better understand the families of the children they teach
302 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3165 | smb@uwyo.edu
Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Michelle Buchanan

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
early childhood assessment; play and representation in early childhood education; early childhood special education: birth to five; school readiness
307 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3211 | mlbuchan@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professional Lecturer of Educational Studies

Terry Burant

Assistant Professional Lecturer of Educational Studies
secondary content area literacy; classroom management
220 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3606 | tburant@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

Andrea Burrows

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) Partnerships; STEM Integration; Engineering Education
409 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-6735 | aburrow1@uwyo.edu
Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction PhD in Science Education; Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Alan Buss

Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction PhD in Science Education; Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
mathematics and science autobiographies of pre-service elementary teachers; strategies for integrating GIS and GPS technologies in the classroom
418 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-3972 | abuss@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Scott Chamberlin

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
use of mathematical problem solving with upper elementary and middle grade gifted students; student affect (feelings, emotion, and dispositions) as it relates to mathematical problem solving; effective assessment of student problem-solving tasks in mathematics; mathematical creativity; interplay between mathematical creativity, effect, and flow
451 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-3070 | scott@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Jeasik Cho

Associate Professor of Educational Studies
qualitative research; curriculum theory; classroom assessment; multicultural education; recent research projects are 'evaluating qualitative research'; 'critical performance race theory'; and 'transformative assessment: theory with practice'
216 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3128 | jcho@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Lydia Dambekalns

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Interdisciplinary connections between art and other subject areas, particularly science; How art relates to visual literacy concepts; Global studies and how international issues affect education
218 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6502 | lydart@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Jennifer Forrester

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

UW Casper | (307) 268-2274 | jforres5@uwyo.edu
Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education

Victoria Gillis

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education
disciplinary literacy, particularly in STEM and history (K-12, but primarily secondary); professional development; New Literacy Studies, particularly digital literacies; reflective practice of pre- and in-service teachers, particularly through new literacies
314 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3219 | vgillis@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Keonghee Tao Han

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

UW Casper | (307) 268-2056 | khan@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

Chris Haynes

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Student achievement in science and math through career and technology education; Science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM); Agricultural competency and literacy
6 Education Building | (307) 766-6806 | jhaynes4@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

Jason Hendryx

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
World language teaching methods & approaches; World language teacher professional development; Language play for teaching & learning; Heritage language instruction; Teaching and learning metaphors; Classical Chinese thought applied to modern educational contexts
201 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6854 | jhendryx@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Science Outreach Educator - Science and Mathematics Teaching Center

Ana Houseal

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Science Outreach Educator - Science and Mathematics Teaching Center
Student-teacher-scientist Partnerships; Citizen Science; Energy Literacy Curriculum and accompanying PD models; Integration of NGSS within school districts in Wyoming; National Park Service projects – focusing on education, interpretation and STSPs (and their outcomes) in the parks
449 Wyoming Hall | 307-766-4925 | ahouseal@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Linda Hutchison

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Mathematics teacher education; Professional development in mathematics for rural teachers; Mathematics education; Using technology in mathematics teaching
410 Wyoming Hall | 307-766-6852 | lhutch@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Angela Jaime

Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Curriculum Studies; Multicultural Education Ethnic Studies; Native American Education
324 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3991 | jaimea@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Edward Janak

Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Historical and sociological foundations of education; Educational biography/Life writing; Archival and oral history research methods; LGBT studies in education; popular culture in education
207 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3769 | ejanak@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Tricia Johnson

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
early childhood education
303 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-4002 | tjohns39@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor and Department Head of Educational Studies

John Kambutu

Associate Professor and Department Head of Educational Studies
Multicultural Education; Transformative Learning; Rural Education
UW Casper | (307) 268-2584 | kambutu@uwyo.edu
Temporary Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

Jason Katzmann

Temporary Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Research interests include letting nature teach using place-based educational approaches, the effects of high-stakes testing on classroom teachers, and integrating STEM initiatives via cross-curricular collaborations
UW Casper | (307) 268-2583 | jkatzma1@uwyo.edu
Professor of Educational Studies

Audrey Kleinsasser

Professor of Educational Studies
Research Literacies Assessment Cultures; The Geographies of School-University Partnerships
415 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-6358 | dakota@uwyo.edu
Director of Science and Math Teaching Center

Jacqueline Leonard

Director of Science and Math Teaching Center
mathematics education
454 Wyoming Hall | 307-766-3776 | jleona12@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Steve Locke

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Multicultural and minority teacher education: Issues in Global Education
224 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6891 | slocke@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Samara Madrid

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
gendered, social, and cultural aspects of teacher and child emotion within early childhood classrooms
305 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3241 | smadrid3@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Patrick Manyak

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Literacy development; critical sociology of literacy pedagogy and sociocultural theory
203 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-2423 | pmanyak@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Tammy Mielke

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
literacy education for children and adolescents
318 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-4972 | tmielke1@uwyo.edu
Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Kim Miller

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

308 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-4006 | kmiller1@uwyo.edu
Department Chair & Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; C&I Programs Coordinator

Peter Moran

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; C&I Programs Coordinator
school integration; education and public policy; social studies education (history and geography)
313 McWhinnie | (307) 766-6366 | moranpw@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Lydiah Nganga

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

UW Casper | (307) 268-3042 | lnganga@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Amy Roberts

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
international experiences in education
304 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-5327 | aroberts@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Dana Robertson

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
teacher education & professional development; classroom discourse; struggling learners; comprehension instruction
313 McWhinnie Hall | 307-766-2367 | drober36@uwyo.edu
Associate Professor of Secondary Education; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students

Leslie Rush

Associate Professor of Secondary Education; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students
Adolescent literacy; Multigenre writing; English teacher education; Literacy coaching in secondary schools; Professional development in reading and writing across the curriculum
115 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-2163 | lrush@uwyo.edu
Professor Emeritus

Tim Rush

Professor Emeritus
Preparation of teachers of American Indian children; Culturally relevant American Indian education; Indigenous culture and language preservation; occupational literacy
213 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-5705 | timrush@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Jenna Shim

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Race, Culture and Curriculum Theory; Intercultural and Cross-cultural Pedagogies; Psychoanalysis and Education; Critical Social Theory; Second Language Teaching and Learning
204 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3126 | jshim@uwyo.edu
Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education

Tim Slater

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education
Understanding cognitive mechanisms underlying conceptual understanding of Earth & space sciences, particularly for Native Hawaiians, undergraduate college students, and future teachers
462 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-2334 | tslater@uwyo.edu
Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Amy Spiker

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

309 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-4872 | aspiker@uwyo.edu
Assistant Professional Lecturer of Secondary Education

Rod Thompson

Assistant Professional Lecturer of Secondary Education
Technical teacher education; Worker shortages connected to declining technical high school programs; Technical student organizations and the increased academic achievement of student participants
111 Skelton Energy Institute - UW Casper | (307) 766-2406 | rodt@uwyo.edu
Professor of Educational Studies & Associate Dean for Teacher Education

Allen Trent

Professor of Educational Studies & Associate Dean for Teacher Education
integration of the arts in education; democratic, culturally responsive teaching; teacher education; and qualitative and action research
301 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3610 | atrent@uwyo.edu
Department Chair of Secondary Education; Associate Professor

Kate Muir Welsh

Department Chair of Secondary Education; Associate Professor
Equity, access, and social justice in education in general with an emphasis on science education
114 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-2013 | kmuir@uwyo.edu
Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Diana Wiig

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
astronomy; science education; ethnoastronomy; ethnoscience
452 Wyoming Hall | (307) 766-2515 | dwiig@uwyo.edu

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