Katherine Wieseman

Dr. Wieseman is currently teaching in the educational leadership doctoral program at JIU and in an alternative K-12 school program for home-schooled youth. She has been a Professor of Education at Western State College of Colorado. For the last three decades, she also served as a secondary public school teacher and adult educator in urban and international schools in a variety of disciplines, including ESL, K-12 science education, foreign language education, elementary math education, elementary social studies education, curriculum and assessment, and graduate level educational research design.

Dr. Wieseman has earned awards for teaching excellence at the University of Georgia and received a National Science Foundation/Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) fellowship grant for researching science teachers’ professional development in Japan. Her scholarship has been interdisciplinary in nature, with publications and grant work in the fields of technology integration, general teacher education and science education. Most recently, she served as co-editor and author of the monograph,Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities: Becoming and Being. As a “third culture kid/adult,” she has maintained a strong professional interest in K-adult ESL schooling and education.