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Department of Educational Studies
John Kambutu, Department Head
213 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-3130, FAX: (307) 766-2018
AUDREY KLEINSASSER, B.A. Augustana College 1973; M.A. University of South Dakota 1989; Ph.D. University of Kansas 1988; Professor of Educational Studies 2000, 1988.
KAY PERSICHITTE, B.A. University of Northern Colorado 1975; M.Ed. Colorado State University 1985; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado 1993; Professor of Educational Studies 2003; Dean, College of Education 2008.
ALLEN TRENT, B.S. Eastern Kentucky University 1986; M.S. University of Dayton 1992; Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2000; Professor of Educational Studies 2012, 2000.
JEASIK CHO, B.A. Taegu National University of Education 1991; M.Ed. Kyungpook National University 1993; Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2001; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2009, 2003.
ANGELA JAIME, B.S. California State University, Sacramento 1995; M.A. San Francisco State University 1997; Ph.D. Purdue University 2005; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2010, 2004.
EDWARD JANAK, B.S. Fredonia 1992; M.Ed. University of South Carolina 1996; Ph.D. 2003; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2012, 2004.
JOHN KAMBUTU, B. A. University of Wyoming 1991; M. A. 1992; Ph.D. 1998; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2008, 2003, 1999.
ELIZABETH SIMPSON, B.A. University of Wyoming 1984; Ph.D. Auburn University 2000; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2013.
AURORA CHANG, B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1995; M.E. Stanford University 1996; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 2010; Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 2012.
KEVIN ROXAS, B.A. University of Notre Dame 1992; M.A. University of San Francisco 2000; Ph.D. Michigan State University 2008; Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 2008.
JENNA SHIM, B.A. California State University - Los Angeles 1994; M.M. Manhattan School of Music - New York 1996; M.S. State University of New York - Albany 2006; Ph.D. 2009; Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 2010.
TERRY BURANT, B.S. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 1981; M.E.-P.D. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 1986; Ed.S. University of Arizona 1995; Assistant Lecturer of Educational Studies 2011.
Educational Studies encompasses curriculum designed to bring together courses offered in the academic areas of educational foundations (including introductory content in educational history, sociology, and policy), teaching and learning, assessment, multicultural education, and educational psychology (including developmental psychology). The department offers interdisciplinary, field-based courses for those candidates in the first two phases of the teacher education program. The connection between course work, multicultural education, educational psychology, and teaching and learning, along with field-based experiences, has the structural effect of bridging the gap between theory and practice.
The courses offered by the department are linked with the state of Wyoming's Professional Education Standards. In addition to striving to meet the state standards, the faculty works to engage students on issues of leadership, literacy, multiculturalism/diversity, special education, and technology. Authentic assessments are key aspects of department courses. Educational Studies courses are guided by the Wyoming Teacher Education Program (WTEP) Standards. These standards (www.uwyo.edu/ted/coe_standards.asp) are aligned with the state Professional Education Standards and are assessed via a series of WTEP Learner Outcomes. Additional information about learner outcomes and the Wyoming Teacher Education Program Assessment Plan can be found at ed.uwyo.edu/LearnerOutcomes.asp.
Masters and Doctoral degrees in education are available. The Educational Studies Department joins with the departments of Secondary Education and Elementary and Early Childhood Education to offer graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction. Additional information may be found in the Graduate Bulletin or on the Curriculum and Instruction Department's web page (www.uwyo.edu/c_i).