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Yeo, Frederick, Ed.D., J.D.


Ed.D. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1993
J.D. Western State College of Law, Fullerton, CA, 1978
M.A. Chapman College, Orange, CA, 1989
B.A. University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1970
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Areas of Expertise:

  • Rural & Inner City Education
  • Higher Education Issues & Administration
  • Cultural & Social Foundations of Education

    Brief Bio:

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

    Most of my teaching, as well as my scholarship, before moving into higher education administration were in foundations of education, particularly social, historical and multicultural aspects of American education. Additionally, I taught graduate courses in Curriculum Theory, Higher Education Administration, and School Law. My research and writing has been grounded in examining the social milieu and purpose of American education through the lens of a critical theorist centered on issues of sociocultural and educational change in both inner city and rural school settings. My focus has been the role of schools, in both settings, in perpetuating the margins of American culture. That background and my increasing concern for and interest in the role and future of American public higher education, specifically teacher education, in that focus has led  to my current position here at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

    As an administrator, I have chaired a 20+ member department, including through NCATE and Missouri State continuing accreditation, created and administered one of the largest alternative education programs in the Midwest with over 400 active students at its largest, and now serve as 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 six departments plus four service or resource centers including a large Head Start office (10 centers and 4 counties). Along with normal administrative functions, my primary areas  have been the deep redesign of curriculum and programs, they systematic development of outreach and virtual programs and development and maintaining of broad-based linkages between the department or college and local area 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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