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Faculty & Staff


Aram deKoven

Associate Professor
Centennial Hall 3319
(715) 836-2304


  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction 2005, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • M.S. Education, 2002, Cornell University
  • M.S. Human Resourse Management, 1993, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • B.A. 1991, State University of New York Oswego, Oswego, NY

Areas of Expertise:

  • Implicit race-based bias
  • Culturally relevant teaching strategies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Inequality, social justice, and the U.S. educational system
  • Culturally relevant and asset-based immersion programs
  • Somali education and community

Research Interests:

  • The impact of race, class, gender, and affectional orientation on educational access and success
  • Effective culturally relevant teaching methodologies
  • The significance of trust in effective classrooms

Published the following:

  • Thorsen, C., deKoven, A., Pattee, D. Watson, D.C., and Collier, A (2011) "The Story of Addressing Disproportionality as told by a Collaborative Culturally-Responsive Coalition" Action In Teacher Education, vol. 33 no. 5-6
  • deKoven, A (2011) "Engaging White College Students in Productive Conversations About Race and Racism: Avoiding Dominant-Culture Projection and Condescension-Judgment Default" Multicultural Perscpectives, vol. 13 no. 3
  • deKoven, Aram (2007) "The Importance of Building and Maintaining Trust in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Education Classrooms and Hurdles to Open Communication" Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, September, vol. 51, no. 3
  • Posner, George J. & deKoven, A.; Chapter 1 "Types of Field Experience," in Posner, George J. (2005) Field Experience: A guide to reflective teaching, 6th, Edition, Longman, New York
  • Posner, George J. & deKoven, A.; Chapter 9 "The Classroom and the Curriculum," loc.cit
  • Posner, George J. & deKoven, A.; Chapter 10 "The Students," loc.cit
  • deKoven, A. & Trumbell, D.J.; (2002) "Scientific Outreach for Graduate Students: Participation Effects and Hurdles" Electronic Journal of Science Education, January, vol. 7, no. 1

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