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Faculty and Staff

Curriculum & Instruction

Administration:

Peter Moran, C&I Graduate Programs Coordinator • moranpw@uwyo.edu  • 307-766-6371
Cynthia Brock, PhD in Literacy Education Coordinator • cynthia.brock@uwyo.edu  • 307-766-3166
Richard Kitchen, PhD in Mathematics Education Coordinator • rkitchen@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6377
Alan Buss, PhD in Science Education Coordinator • abuss@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6388
Alexis Ontiveroz, Office Associate • curriculum@uwyo.edu • 307-766-6366

Directory by Program:

C&I Faculty and Staff Directory:

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) 766-6388 | smb@uwyo.edu

Cynthia Brock

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education, Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

166 Education Annex | (307) 766-3166 | Cynthia.Brock@uwyo.edu

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) 766-6388 | mlbuchan@uwyo.edu

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) Partnerships; STEM Integration; Engineering Education
314 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6735 | aburrow1@uwyo.edu

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) 766-6388 | abuss@uwyo.edu

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

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
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

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

309 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-4006 | kgustaf8@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education

164 Ed Annex, Literacy Center | (307) 766-3219 | lhall16@uwyo.edu

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

203 McWhinnie Hall | (307)766-6376 | khan@uwyo.edu

Associate 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
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

Angela Jaime

Associate Professor
Curriculum Studies; Multicultural Education Ethnic Studies; Native American Education
109 Ross Hall | (307) 766-6520 | jaimea@uwyo.edu

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education
303 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6388 | tjohns39@uwyo.edu

Professor of Educational Studies
Multicultural Education; Transformative Learning; Rural Education
301 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3130 | kambutu@uwyo.edu

Assistant Lecturer of Educational Studies
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

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education

458 Wyo Hall | (307) 766-6377 | rkitchen@uwyo.edu

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Mathematics education
204 McWhinnie Hall | 307-766-3106 | jleona12@uwyo.edu

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

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Literacy development; critical sociology of literacy pedagogy and sociocultural theory
203 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6388 | pmanyak@uwyo.edu

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
School integration; education and public policy; social studies education (history and geography)
311 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6388 | moranpw@uwyo.edu

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

305 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6326 | lnganga@uwyo.edu

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, and Director, Literacy Research Center & Clinic
Teacher education & professional development; classroom discourse; struggling learners; comprehension instruction
163 LRCC | 307-766-2367 | drober36@uwyo.edu

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

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
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

Senior Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

308 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6388 | aspiker@uwyo.edu

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Research Interests: Social Studies Education
210 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-6353 | gswarts@uwyo.edu

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 Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Integration of the arts in education; democratic, culturally responsive teaching; teacher education; and qualitative and action research
310 McWhinnie Hall | (307) 766-3610 | atrent@uwyo.edu

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


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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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