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School of Teacher Education Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Senior Lecturer Nikki Baldwin

Senior Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 306
307-766-4071 | nikb@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Culture and disability. Culturally competent teaching practices. The construction of emotion in classrooms & schools.

Professor Steven Bialostok

Steven Bialostok

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 302
307-766-6362 | smb@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Culturally competent teaching practices

Assistant Professor Ali Bicer

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education
McWhinnie Hall 318
307-766-5044 | abicer@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: STEM education, STEM schools, Informal STEM learning

Professor Cynthia Brock

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education, Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Education Annex 166 - Literacy Research Center and Clinic
(307) 766-3166 | cynthia.brock@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: The construction of emotion in classrooms & schools

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor Andrea Burrows

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Secondary Education
Education Building 14
307-766-3275 | Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: STEM Education, Engineering/Computer Science Education, Pre-Service and In-service Teacher Education 

Director of the School of Teacher Education Associate Professor Alan Buss

Director of the School of Teacher Education and Professor
McWhinnie Hall 113
307-766-3463 | abuss@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Partnerships and collaborations in grant work including: NSF, WDE, UW, and external funding. Summer STEM programs for K-12 teachers and students available at UWpd.org

Office Associate Victoria Carper

Victoria Carper

Office Associate
McWinnie Hall 113
307-766-6371 | vcarper@uwyo.edu

Professor Scott Chamberlin

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Education 327
(307) 766-3070 | scott@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Intersection of mathematics education and gifted education. Mathematical problem solving episodes and invests particular attention in student affect (feelings, emotions, and dispositions) and creativity.

Office Associate Heidi Cruz

Heidi Cruz

Office Associate
Education Annex 156
(307) 766-3156 | hcruz@uwyo.edu

Temporary Lecturer Lindsey Freemen

Assistant Professional Lecturer
Education 04
307-766-6806 | lfreema5@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Agricultural Education, Career and Technical Education, Agriscience, Student Motivation

Rebecca Geller Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
McWhinnie 210
rgeller@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Educational equity, teacher education, critical civic and political education, critical race theory, social studies education, research-practice partnerships, qualitative and historical methods

Assistant Lecturer Jennifer Geringer

Assistant Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 318
307-766-0788 | jgeringe@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Children's literature and early literacy development

Senior Lecturer Kimberly Gustafson

Senior Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 309
307-766-4006 | kgustaf8@uwyo.edu

Professor Leigh Hall

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education
Education Annex 164 - Literacy Research Center and Clinic
(307) 766-3219 | lhall16@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Adolescent Literature

Associate Professor Keonghee Tao Han

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 203
(307) 766-6376 | khan@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: The development of understandings of race/racism and its link to education among preservice teachers; Diversity in teacher education (preparation for teachers for sociopolitically responsive education and social justice for historically underrepresented students and faculty); Social justice education, ESL, and critical literacy preparation of teachers

Associate Professor Ana Houseal

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education; Science Outreach Educator - Science and Mathematics Teaching Center
Hill Hall 251
(307) 766-4925 | ahouseal@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Science education in formal (e.g. public schools) and non-formal (e.g. National Parks) settings. Understanding and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at all levels and ways that the National Park Service can serve as America’s Largest Classroom.

Associate Professor Linda Hutchison

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
McWhinnie Hall 314
(307) 766-5077 | lhutch@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Mathematics teacher education; Professional development in mathematics for rural teachers; Mathematics education; Using technology in mathematics teaching

Associate Professor Tricia Giovacco Johnson

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 303
307-766-5389 | tjohns39@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Early childhood education

Professor John Kambutu

Professor of Educational Studies
McWhinnie Hall 301
307-766-3241 | kambutu@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Teaching & Learning, Multicultural education, Globalization 

Assistant Lecturer Jason Katzmann

Assistant Lecturer of Educational Studies
Casper Campus Union / University Building 314
307-268-2583 | jkatzma1@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Biology Education, Science Education, Place-Based Education, Field Science.

Richard Kitchen

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education
Education 322
307-766-6377 | rkitchen@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Diversity and equity in mathematics education, school reform at urban schools that serve the poor, professional development of K-12 teachers in mathematics, and formative assessment of English language learners.

Assistant Lecturer Janet Lear

Assistant Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 207
307-766-6801 | jlear2@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Educational policy focused on teacher preparation; funding of educator preparation programs; beginning teachers’ perceptions of their teaching experience; coaching apprentice teachers in literacy instruction; literacy leadership in high-need schools; scale development to measure K-5 school principal knowledge and self-efficacy in reading instruction.

Professor Jacqueline Leonard

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

Associate Professor Steven Locke

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 208
307-766-6891 | slocke@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Multicultural and minority teacher education: Issues in Global Education

Associate Professor Patrick Manyak

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 205
307-766-6369 | pmanyak@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Elementary literacy instruction, vocabulary instruction, writing instruction

Academic Professional Lecturer Rochelle McCoy

Academic Professional Lecturer, UW at Casper
Casper College Student Union Building 313
307-268-2141 | rmccoy3@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Elementary Education, Science Achievement K-8, Art Integration, Student Sensory Needs, Flexible Instruction and Seating, Behavioral Studies

Office Associate Levi Moore

Levi Moore

Office Associate
McWinnie Hall 114
307-766-3130 | lmoore17@uwyo.edu

Director of the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design and Professor Peter Moran

Director of the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design and Professor
McWhinnie Hall 333
307-766-6392 | moranpw@uwyo.edu
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
McWhinnie Hall 305
307-766-6326 | lnganga@uwyo.edu

Office Associate Alexis Ontiveroz

Alexis Ontiveroz

Office Associate
McWhinnie Hall 115
307-766-6366 | aontive2@uwyo.edu

Assistant Lecturer Todd Reynolds

Assistant Professor
McWhinnie Hall 214
307-766-6375 | treynol6@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Dialogic instruction, disciplinary literacy, English education

Associate Professor Amy Roberts

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 304
307-766-5327 | aroberts@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: International experiences in education

Associate Professor Dana Robertson

Associate Professor & Executive Director of the Literacy Research Center and Clinic
Education Annex 162 - Literacy Research Center and Clinic
307-766-2367 | drober36@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Literacy coaching, professional development, comprehension, vocabulary, striving readers and writers

Interim Dean Leslie Rush

Interim Dean, Executive Director Trustees Education Initiative, Director Wyoming School University Partnership and Professor
Education Building 6
307-766-3145
Research Interests: Adolescent literacy; Multigenre writing; English teacher education; Literacy coaching in secondary schools; Professional development in reading and writing across the curriculum

Assistant Professional Lecturer Joseph Schroer

Assistant Professional Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 211
307-766-3128 | Joseph.Schroer@uwyo.edu

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor Jenna Shim

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor
Education Building 6
307-766-3145 | jshim@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Psychoanalysis and education, race, culture and education, teacher education of English learners

Professor Tim Slater

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education
Education 328
tslater@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Understanding cognitive mechanisms underlying conceptual understanding of Earth & space sciences, particularly for Native Hawaiians, undergraduate college students, and future teachers

Senior Lecturer Amy Spiker

Senior Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 308
307-766-5147 | aspiker@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Elementary Writing Instruction 

Associate Lecturer Rod Thompson

Associate Lecturer of Secondary Education
Skelton Energy Institute 111 - UW Casper Campus
307-268-2406 | rodt@uwyo.edu
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
McWhinnie Hall 310
307-766-3610 | atrent@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Art integration, elementary education, literacy, multicultural education, qualitative research 

Associate Professor Kate Welsh

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
McWhinnie Hall 202
307-766-2013 | kmuir@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Science Education with foci of place-based education and social justice

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