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Jean Erdman, Ph.D., Professor


Areas of Expertise:

  • Teacher Education

  • Curriculum (leadership, issues, differentiation, and middle school)

  • Poetry

  • Student Teaching


Brief Bio

I taught grades two through six prior to completing a doctorate at UW – Madison in curriculum and educational policy. I was a faculty member at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and Carroll College prior to coming to UW – Oshkosh. I’ve been the Curriculum and Instruction department chair, coordinator of the MSE: C& I graduate program, co-founder of the Fox Valley Writing Project, initiator of teacher licensure in ESL and Bilingual Ed Spanish or Hmong, and currently work as a fellow in COEHS for Inclusive Excellence. The goal of the latter is to increase the numbers and success of teacher ed students and faculty of color in COEHS. Recent publications include an article about RtI published in the Online Journal for Academic Leadership, and a number of poems in WI State Reading Association Journal. 


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: 1984

Years of P-12 Experience: 5 years


Classes Typically Taught:

  • Secondary Education Middle School Curriculum

  • Ed Leadership 714 Leadership in Curriculum Development

  • Elementary and Secondary Education 723 Issues in Connecting the Curriculum

  • Elementary and Secondary Education 716 Issues in Connecting the Curriculum

  • Elementary Education 405 Student Teaching in the Elementary School

  • Elementary Education 7## Language Arts

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