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Dr. Frederick L. Yeo, Ed D., J.D.

Dean of the College of Education & Human Services

Yeo, Fred

Ed.D. – Univ. of North Carolina – Greensboro 1993

J.D. – Western State College of Law, Fullerton, CA – 1978

MA – Chapman College, Orange, CA – 1989

BA – University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 1970

Office: N/E 113

Phone: (920) 424-3322


Areas of Expertise:

  • Rural & Inner City Education

  • Higher Education Issues & Administration

  • School Law (K-12; Higher Education)

  • Cultural & Social Foundations of Education


Brief Bio:

Dr. Yeo completed his undergraduate degree in 1970 in biology at the University of California in Riverside, worked in banks in the Los Angeles area for several years, acquired a law degree and practiced in Southern California. In 1986, he became a science teacher in an inner city South Los Angeles middle school and acquired his teaching credential through Chapman University in Orange, California. In 1991, Dr. Yeo was accepted into the doctoral program in Cultural and Social Foundations of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating in 1993. In July 2005, after teaching in upstate New York, and at Southeast Missouri State University, where he also served as a Department Chair for five years, he came to Oshkosh as the Dean of the College of Education & Human Services.

Most of Dr. Yeo’s teaching, as well as his scholarship, before moving into higher education administration was in foundations of education, particularly social, historical and multicultural aspects of American education, particularly as to rural educational issues. Additionally, he taught graduate courses in Curriculum Theory, Higher Education Administration, and School Law. His focus has been the role of rural public schools in settings, within the context of rural communities and economic development, as well as the effects of institutional teacher education’s neglect. That background and his increasing concern for and interest in the role and future of American public higher education, specifically teacher education, led to his current position here at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

As an administrator, Dr. Yeo has chaired a 20+ member department, including through NCATE and Missouri state continuing accreditation, and created and administered one of the largest alternative education programs in the Midwest with over 400 active students at its largest. In July 2005, Dr. Yeo was appointed Dean of the College of Education & Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the largest of the comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. The College has eight departments plus four service or resource centers including Head Start, Project Success and the Reading Study Center. Along with normal administrative functions, his primary areas have been the development of outreach programs for the educational support of rural schools through the Wisconsin Rural Education Center and development and maintaining of broad-based linkages between the college, it’s departments, and statewide K-12 systems.


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: July 2005
Years of P-12 Experience: 5 years in middle school science

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