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The educators of education

It will not take you long to realize the faculty and staff we have within the education studies department is truly one–of–a–kind! We like to think of our department as more than just a team — we're family. The amazing individuals you will work with on a daily basis not only excel as educators in the classroom, they also have a wide range of experience in research, involvement and expertise at a local, state and national level.

Faculty + Staff

Michelle Bradley
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University (Reading Specialist K–12)
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University (Elementary Education–Language Arts)
  • Reading Specialist (E–CA), Wisconsin
  • Reading Teacher (E–CA), Wisconsin
  • Elementary/Middle Level Education (K–8), Wisconsin
Teaching Interests
  • Literacy
  • Literacy Assessment
Janine Fisk
  • Ed.D., University of the Pacific (Curriculum and Instruction/Reading)
  • M.A., California State University–Stanislaus College (Reading Education)
  • B.A., California State University–Stanislaus College (Biological Sciences)
  • Language Development Specialist
  • Multiple Subject Teaching
  • Single Subject Sciences
  • Reading Specialist Credential
Teaching Interests
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Technology
  • Teaching Methods
  • Curriculum and Instruction
Research Interests
  • Co–Teaching
  • Technology in Education
  • Reading & Literacy
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


Carol M. Koroghlanian
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University (Learning and Instructional Technology)
  • M.S., Arizona State University (Educational Media and Computers)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (Chemistry)
Teaching Interests
  • Instructional Design
  • Production of Instructional Materials
  • Assessment
  • Learning Theory
  • Multimedia Development
Research Interests
  • K–12 Technology Integration
  • Pre–service Teacher Education
  • Computer Skills and Confidence
  • Use of Multimedia and Hypermedia for Learning
  • Evaluation of Technology Integration in the K–12 Classroom
Amy Mitchell
Deborah Pattee
  • Ed.D., University of Saint Thomas (Critical Pedagogy)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Dip.C.S., Regent College–Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Christian Studies)
  • B.A., California State University–Fullerton (Liberal Studies)
Teaching Interests
  • Middle school issues
  • Diversity issues
  • Facilitating professional development
Research Interests
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Middle school girls
  • Bullying
  • Hmong and other Wisconsin immigrant groups
Rob Reid
  • M.A., University of Minnesota (Library)
  • B.S., Bemidji State University (English Education/Speech–Theater Education)
Teaching Interests
  • Children's literature
  • Literature for adolescents
Research Interests
  • Storytelling
  • Reader's advisory
  • Read–Alouds
  • Story programming for families
  • Humor in children's literature/folklore 
Victoria Rosin
  • Ed.D., University of Otago College of Education–Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education (International Education)
  • B.A., (Elementary Education and Religion)
Teaching Interests
  • Science content and pedagogy
  • Marine science
Research Interests
  • Elementary school science
  • Teacher acquisition of pedagogical content knowledge
  • Learning education outside the classroom
  • Foreign language acquisition in primary students
  • Graduate attributes developed in extra–curricular activities.
Eric Torres
Anjela Wong
Jerry Worley
  • Ed.D. The University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.Ed., The University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.S. Montana State University 
Teaching Interests
  • Social Studies Education
  • Values Clarification
  • The Human Variable in Education
Research Interests
  • Holistic Approaches
  • The Phenomenology of the Individual
  • Native American Curriculum
  • Social Studies Education
  • Privilege
  • Marginalization
  • Oppression
  • Power
  • Bias

Worley, J.E. (2016) Lesson plan idea: Geography Letters Home or, The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty. Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Forum, Summer, 2016.

Worley, J.E. (2014) Creating pathways to a better life. Tribal College Journal, 26 (2), pp. 18-22.

Worley, J.E. and Feldmann, D. (2014) Blind your ponies: Opening our social studies eyes to the human experience. The Social Studies Review 54 (1), pp. 90-97.

Watson, D.C. and Worley, J.E. (2013) Leveraging equitable literacy access:Using analytical tools of inquiry, Wisconsin Journal of Reading Association Journal, 51 (1) pp. 41-51.

Worley, J.E. (2013) Inspired art in the Bear's Paw Mountains, Tribal College Journal, 25 (1), pp. 31-32.

Worley, J.E. (2012). To speak in a clear voice. Tribal College Journal, 23 (3), pp. 60-61.

Worley, J.E. (2011):Lessons in education –and beauty. Tribal College Journal, 22 (3), p. 77.

Worley, J.E. (2010). Caring, sharing in the Big Sky: Writer, photographer explore five of Montana's tribal colleges. Tribal College Journal, 22 (2), pp. 14-22.

Worley, J.E. and Feldmann, D. (2010): Not found in a book: A quiet tiger engagement. The Social Studies Review, 49 (1). pp. 86-88. Spring-Summer, 2010.

Worley, J.E. (2010):A charging bull mentors through the howling, cold winds of change. Tribal College Journal, 21 (3), pp. 36-37.

Jones, R. and Worley, J.E. (2005). Hey teachers: Don't forget about trust when interacting with diverse families and communities! Dimensions of Early Childhood, 33, 3-8.


Worley, J.E., Weber, J., and Wolfe, L. (2016) The deep tracks: Building heart to heart relationships through social education. Boson: XanEdu Publishing.

Worley, J.E., and Fisk, J. (2014) Building relationships through the social studies. Boston: XanEdu Publishing.

Worley, J.E., Morris, M., Stramiello, A., (Editors) (2008) Sometimes I did all I could do:Authentic remembrances of teaching. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Worley, J.E. (2008) Perspectives on building rapport in higher education: A qualitative inquiry. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Press.

Book Reviews

Worley, J.E. Savage sunsets – by Adrian C. Louis. Book review completed for Tribal College Journal,

Bradley Shreve, Editor, 25-2, 2013.

Worley, J.E. White man's water: The politics of sobriety in a Native American community by Erica

Prussing. Book review completed for Tribal College Journal, Laura Paskus, Interim Editor, 2012.

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