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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Part of your education family

You know how when you work with a group of people for a while, they become like family? That’s what it’s like at the Teacher Education Program. These folks care about every aspect of your preparation to go into the noble profession that is teaching. They’re also there for you after you’ve been in the field awhile and you need help with renewals, additional certifications and navigating education's changing landscape. Call on them early and often. 

Below this list you’ll find links to the faculty and staff of the education studies and special education departments.

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A, Colorado State University
  • B.A., Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Former high school English teacher
Teaching Interests
  • English Education
  • Composition and Rhetoric
Research Interests
  • Writing Assessment
  • Teaching Reading
  • Technology
  • Educational Leadership
Donna Anders
  •  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, B.S. - Mathematics and Physics
Leslie A. Klay
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.A. - Professional Development
  • College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN, B.A. - Elementary Education
  •  DPI- Wisconsin Certified Elementary Teacher, Grades K-6
Joe Morin
  • Ed.D., Special Education, University of Toronto
Mickey Kolis
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University (Biology)
  • B.S., Knox College (Biology and Chemistry)
Teaching Interests
  • Science Education
  • Backwards Design and Essential Questions
  • Assessment Data and Curriculum Feedback Loop
  • Collaborative Leadership–Dispositions, Knowledges and Skills
  • Team–teaching and student cohorts


Our team, our family

The faculty and staff here are passionate about education and their students. They pass their love for learning and teaching on to each individual within their program.

Meet our amazing team

Faculty + Staff

Special education produces supremely skilled and prepared educators, ready to enter their own classrooms with the confidence and abilities to shape the lives of children. This happens for one reason--our incredible team of faculty and staff. Meet them!

Creating tomorrow's educators

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