Faculty

A kindergartener working with math puzzles

As a part of 3toPhD®, Concordia’s College of Education has had the privilege to partner with Faubion School’s kindergarten through second-grade teachers to focus on improving math instruction for all students.  This is a year-long, grant-funded project sponsored by the Pacific General Electric (PGE) Foundation, in which members of the College of Education faculty and… Read More

We’re pleased to welcome Gary Railsback to the College of Education faculty team. As our new professor of doctoral studies and methodology coordinator, Gary will be working with EdD candidates and their faculty committees in the supervision of research methodologies for doctoral dissertation research. We interviewed Gary to learn more about him and his new… Read More

Teacher Preparation Program Coherence In an Emerging Professional Development School

By Stephanie Murphy and Angela Vossenkuhl March 22, 2019

In February 2019, Alisa Bates, Angela Vossenkuhl, and Stephanie Murphy from the Concordia University-Portland College of Education presented Teacher Preparation Program Coherence in an Emerging Professional Development School: Lessons for All Stakeholders at The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) conference in Atlanta. The presentation centered on our collaborative effort with Faubion and our pursuit of… Read More

An Army veteran and passionate teacher, Daniel Carpenter, PhD, is one of our highly regarded associate professors. Carpenter has served as a teacher, administrator, soccer coach, and university professor, as well as a consultant to organizations such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As well as helping educators advance… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Christopher Maddox, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team January 16, 2019

A world traveler and passionate servant leader, Christopher Maddox, PhD, is one of our highly regarded doctoral faculty chairs. Maddox has worked with students of all ages (from kindergarteners to doctoral candidates) and has served as a K-12 teacher, a librarian, and a professor. When he’s not helping educators advance through our MEd and EdD programs, he’s busy coaching educators… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Barbara Weschke, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team January 8, 2019

Barbara Weschke, PhD is a distinguished leader with expertise in educational administration, teacher leadership, and curriculum development, and we’re proud to say she’s one of Concordia University-Portland’s faculty chairs for our EdD program. Read on to learn about her work with educators, her advice for doctoral candidates, and more. As an instructor who has also led… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Maureen Morasch, Graduate Writing Center Chair

By The Room 241 Team December 8, 2018

Many doctoral candidates worry about the dissertation process, but Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program provides a wealth of support and resources to set you up for success. One shining example is Graduate Writing Center Chair Maureen Morasch, MLIS. We reached out to Morasch to find out more about her background and expertise, the type of support she provides,… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Mark Jimenez, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team December 7, 2018

Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program is full of experts who are eager to help education professionals become transformational leaders and change-makers. Mark Jimenez, EdD is one of Concordia’s doctoral chairs who is passionate about serving as a mentor and guide during the dissertation process. Read on to find out about Jimenez’s mentorship style, his advice for… Read More

One of Concordia University-Portland’s most popular master’s degrees is our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Trauma & Resilience in Educational Settings, and we’re excited to welcome a new adjunct instructor for this program. Morgan Jenkins, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor in Alabama with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She teaches our “Trauma-Sensitive… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Candis Best, Doctoral Faculty Chair

By The Room 241 Team October 18, 2018

With a wealth of experiences as a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and a CEO within one of the nation’s largest public hospital systems, Candis Best, JD, MBA, MS, PhD, is one of Concordia University-Portland’s highly accomplished doctoral chairs. Whether you’re currently enrolled in our Doctorate of Education program or considering your options, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy learning about Best as we… Read More

“The Teaching Moment That Changed My Practice”

By The Room 241 Team February 15, 2018

Most teachers have a powerful story of a student, a moment, or a class that changed their practice forever. We asked a few faculty members at Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education to share theirs. Read on for some moving stuff. “In one of my graduate classes, a student shared that throughout his entire K-12 education,… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Sarah Elliott, Adjunct Professor for STEAM

By The Room 241 Team December 15, 2017

Wrapping up our week of faculty Q&As, we’re excited to introduce you to Sarah Elliott, EdD. With a passion for STEAM and a love for both undergraduate and graduate teaching, Sarah is an adjunct faculty member you’d virtually meet in Concordia’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: STEAM program. Read on! What led to your calling… Read More

Prospective EdD candidates, there’s no question that you’ll be captivated by Angela Owusu-Ansah should you enroll in our Doctorate of Education program. An expert on intercultural competence, program assessment, and quantitative research methods, Angela has a wealth of teaching experience, including work in the U.S. and abroad. You may have already read about her on… Read More

Meet the Faculty: Julie Owens, Associate Professor

By The Room 241 Team December 13, 2017

If you’ve been eyeing Concordia’s online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education program, you may come across the faculty member in today’s Q&A. Meet Julie Owens, an associate professor with Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education. A quick background A Pacific Northwest native and Concordia alumna, Julie earned a BA in early childhood elementary/elementary education… Read More

In addition to reading about your potential professors, you’ll also be hearing from our on-campus professors—because even though you may not sit in their course, they have so much to share, so many insights on the field of education, and such an admiration for every Concordia student. So for today’s faculty Q&A, we spoke with Stephanie… Read More