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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 and Education Center Room 103
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

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
302 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6353 | smb@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Culturally competent teaching practices

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

Professor Michelle Buchanan

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
307 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-5394 | mlbuchan@uwyo.edu
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) 766-5011 | Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: STEM Education, Engineering/Computer Science Education, Pre-Service and In-service Teacher Education 

Associate Professor Alan Buss

Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction PhD in Science Education; Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
418 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-5143 | 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

Professor Scott Chamberlin

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
452 Wyoming Hall
(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.

Professor Jeasik Cho

Professor of Educational Studies
211 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3128 | jcho@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Formative Assessment Theory, Qualitative Research, Curriculum Theory.

Office Associate Koren Clark

Koren Clark

Office Associate
McWhinnie Hall 213
(307) 766-3130 | kclark12@uwyo.edu

Assistant Lecturer Karen Cloud

Assistant Lecturer
Wyoming Hall 451
(307) 766-5044 | kcloud@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Critical Multicultural/Intercultural Education, Teacher Development 

Associate Professor Lydia Dambekalns

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
218 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-5395 | lydart@uwyo.edu
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 | jgeringe@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Children's literature and early literacy development

Associate Lecturer Kimberly Gustafson

Associate Lecturer of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
309 McWhinnie Hall
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
203 McWhinnie Hall
(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 Chris Haynes

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
04 Education Building
(307) 766-6806 | jhaynes4@uwyo.edu
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 | 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
410 Wyoming Hall
(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

Assistant Professor Joanie James

Assistant Professor
319 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-5732 | jkjames@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Student-Centered, Experiential Learning; Issues Related to Educational Accountability

Associate Professor Tricia Giovacco Johnson

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

Professor John Kambutu

Professor of Educational Studies
301 McWhinnie Hall
(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
Wyoming Hall 458
(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.

Office Associate Kristin Lanouette

Kristin Lanouette

Office Associate
316 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6371 | kherman@uwyo.edu

Professor Jacqueline Leonard

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

Associate Professor Steven Locke

Associate Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
208 McWhinnie Hall
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
205 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6353 | pmanyak@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Elementary literacy instruction, vocabulary instruction, writing instruction

Professor Peter Moran

Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
311 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6353 | 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
305 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-6326 | lnganga@uwyo.edu

Office Associate Alexis Ontiveroz

Alexis Ontiveroz

Office Associate
MW 313
307-766-6366 | aontive2@uwyo.edu

Assistant Lecturer Todd Reynolds

Assistant Lecturer
McWhinnie Hall 214
(307) 766-6353 | treynol6@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Dialogic instruction, disciplinary literacy, English education

Associate Professor Amy Roberts

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

Assistant Professor Dana Robertson

Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Education Annex 163- Literacy Research Center and Clinic
(307) 766-2367 | drober36@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Literacy coaching, professional development, comprehension, vocabulary, striving readers and writers

Associate Dean Leslie Rush

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Director, School of Teacher Education
113 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3463 | lrush@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Adolescent literacy; Multigenre writing; English teacher education; Literacy coaching in secondary schools; Professional development in reading and writing across the curriculum

Office Associate Heidi Schuenke

Heidi Schuenke

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

Associate Professor Jenna Shim

Associate Professor of Educational Studies
209 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3126 | 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
462 Wyoming Hall
(307) 766-6353 | 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

Associate Lecturer Amy Spiker

Associate Lecturer
MW 308
307-766-5147 | aspiker@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Elementary Writing Instruction 

Assistant Professor Gabriel Swarts

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
210 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3250 | gswarts@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: How adolescents form conceptions of community and  civic identities through experience and in educational contexts such as service-learning, study abroad, participatory action research, and reflective learning.

Assistant Professional Lecturer Rod Thompson

Assistant Professional Lecturer of Secondary Education
111 Skelton Energy Institute- 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
310 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3610 | atrent@uwyo.edu
Research Interests: Art integration, elementary education, literacy, multicultural education, qualitative research 

Associate Professor Kate Muir Welsh

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

Office Associate Judy Yates

Judy Yates

Office Associate, Senior
Education Building 13
(307) 766-3275 | jyates5@uwyo.edu


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