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School of Teacher Education Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

School of Teacher Education

Associate Lecturer Nikki Baldwin

Associate Lecturer
Early Care Center
307-766-4816 |

Professor Steven Bialostok

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
302 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6388 |
Research Interests: 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

Professor Cynthia Brock

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education, Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
166 Education Annex- Literacy Research Center and Clinic
(307) 766-3166 |

Professor Michelle Buchanan

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
307 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3211 |
Research Interests: Early childhood assessment; play and representation in early childhood education; early childhood special education: birth to five; school readiness

Associate Professor Andrea Burrows

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
314 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6735 |
Research Interests: Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) Partnerships; STEM Integration; Engineering Education

Associate Professor Alan Buss

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

Professor Scott Chamberlin

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
451 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-3070 |
Research Interests: 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

Professor Jeasik Cho

Professor of Educational Studies
216 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3128 |
Research Interests: 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'

Office Associate Koren Clark

Koren Clark

Office Associate
McWhinnie Hall 213
(307) 766-3130 |

Assistant Lecturer Karen Cloud

Assistant Lecturer
Wyoming Hall 451
(307) 766-6388 |

Associate Professor Lydia Dambekalns

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
218 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6502 |
Research Interests: 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

Assistant Lecturer Jennifer Geringer

Assistant Lecturer
318 McWhinnie Hall
307-766-0788 |

Associate Lecturer Kimberly Gustafson

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
309 McWhinnie Hall
307-766-4006 |

Professor Leigh Hall

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education
164 Ed Annex, Literacy Center
(307) 766-3219 |

Associate Professor Keonghee Tao Han

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
203 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6376 |

Associate Professor Chris Haynes

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
6 Education Building
(307) 766-6806 |
Research Interests: Student achievement in science and math through career and technology education; Science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM); Agricultural competency and literacy

Associate Professor Ana Houseal

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Science Outreach Educator - Science and Mathematics Teaching Center
449 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-4925 |
Research Interests: 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

Associate Professor Linda Hutchison

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
410 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-6852 |
Research Interests: Mathematics teacher education; Professional development in mathematics for rural teachers; Mathematics education; Using technology in mathematics teaching

Assistant Professor Joanie James

Assistant Professor
319 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-5732 |

Associate Professor Tricia Giovacco Johnson

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
303 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-4002 |
Research Interests: Early childhood education

Professor John Kambutu

Professor of Educational Studies
301 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3130 |
Research Interests: Multicultural Education; Transformative Learning; Rural Education

Assistant Lecturer Jason Katzmann

Assistant Lecturer of Educational Studies
Casper Campus Union/University Building 314
(307) 268-2583 |
Research Interests: Biology Education, Science Education, Place-Based Education, Field Science.

Richard Kitchen

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education
Wyoming Hall 458
(307) 766-6377 |

Office Associate Kristin Lanouette

Kristin Lanouette

Office Associate
316 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6371 |

Professor Jacqueline Leonard

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
204 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3776 |
Research Interests: Mathematics education

Associate Professor Steven Locke

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
224 McWhinnie Hall
307-766-6891 |
Research Interests: Multicultural and minority teacher education: Issues in Global Education

Associate Professor Patrick Manyak

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
203 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-2423 |
Research Interests: Literacy development; critical sociology of literacy pedagogy and sociocultural theory

Professor Peter Moran

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
311 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-2369 |
Research Interests: School integration; education and public policy; social studies education (history and geography)

Associate Professor Lydiah Nganga

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
305 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6326 |

Office Associate Alexis Ontiveroz

Alexis Ontiveroz

Office Associate
MW 313
307-766-6366 |

Assistant Lecturer Todd Reynolds

Assistant Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 214
(307) 766-6353 |

Associate Professor Amy Roberts

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
304 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-5327 |
Research Interests: International experiences in education

Assistant Professor Dana Robertson

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
301 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-2367 |
Research Interests: Teacher education & professional development; classroom discourse; struggling learners; comprehension instruction

Associate Dean Leslie Rush

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Director, School of Teacher Education
115 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-2163 |
Research Interests: Adolescent literacy; Multigenre writing; English teacher education; Literacy coaching in secondary schools; Professional development in reading and writing across the curriculum

Associate Professor Jenna Shim

Associate Professor of Educational Studies
204 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3126 |
Research Interests: Race, Culture and Curriculum Theory; Intercultural and Cross-cultural Pedagogies; Psychoanalysis and Education; Critical Social Theory; Second Language Teaching and Learning

Professor Tim Slater

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education
462 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-2334 |
Research Interests: Understanding cognitive mechanisms underlying conceptual understanding of Earth & space sciences, particularly for Native Hawaiians, undergraduate college students, and future teachers

Associate Lecturer Amy Spiker

Associate Lecturer
MW 309
307-766-4872 |

Assistant Professor Gabriel Swarts

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

Assistant Professional Lecturer Rod Thompson

Assistant Professional Lecturer of Secondary Education
111 Skelton Energy Institute- UW Casper Campus
(307) 766-2406 |
Research Interests: Technical teacher education; Worker shortages connected to declining technical high school programs; Technical student organizations and the increased academic achievement of student participants

Professor Allen Trent

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
310 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3610 |
Research Interests: Integration of the arts in education; democratic, culturally responsive teaching; teacher education; and qualitative and action research

Associate Professor Kate Muir Welsh

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

Office Associate Judy Yates

Judy Yates

Office Associate, Senior
Education Building 13
(307) 766-3275 |

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