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Faculty & Staff


Jerry Worley

Associate Professor
Centennial Hall 3123
(715) 836-4084


  • B.S. 1990, Montana State University
  • M.Ed. 2001, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Ed.D. 2004, University of Southern Mississippi

Areas of Interest:

  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Social Studies Education, the Human Experience
  • Rapport, Trust
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Classroom Management

Research Interests:

  • Human Variable in Teacher Education
  • Social Relatedness and Connectedness
  • Diversity Issues
  • Effective Leadership Qualities


  • Journals Published In:

  • Dimensions of Early Childhood
  • Tribal College Journal
  • The Social Studies Review


  •  Books and Book Chapters:

    One edited book with several chapters on teaching

    Book: Perspectives on building rapport in higher education: A qualitative inquiry. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Press.

  • Worley, J.E. (2006). Because they had dreams of the best place to be.In A. Stramiello, M. Willingham, & C.R. Martray (Eds.), A joyful passion for teaching (pp. 156-163). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.


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