Chelsea Faase, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator (Literacy)
Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education | University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (2019)

Master of Science in Education | University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh (2013)

Bachelor of Arts in Education | St. Norbert College (2008)

Dr. Chelsea Faase has spent 12 years in K-8 education. She spent time teaching at the elementary level, teaching in general education, specifically 4th grade. She also taught English Language Arts at the middle school level, collaborating in a co-teaching experience with special education educators. During her K-8 teaching, she used picture books to enhance student learning, building empathy, and excitement for reading. This included participating in the 180 Picture book challenge multiple years throughout her teaching career. Ask her about her favorite picture books! Finally, she believed that we are all students should be constantly faced with opportunities to learn and grow, academically and personally, and it's the educator's job to foster that curiosity in education, to empower students to take learning upon themselves, and use that learning to foster new learning and curiosity.
Chelsea obtained her Ph. D. in Urban Education, specifically Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where her main research focused on how teachers plan for, and implement strategies that motivate adolescents to engage in literacy activities. Additional passions and research include children’s and adolescent literature, the importance of inclusive text and culturally relevant pedagogy, and expanding the definition of literacy to meet the needs of all learners.
Chelsea's undergraduate degree (B.A) is from St. Norbert College in Elementary/Middle education with minors in English, Spanish, and ESL. She then went on to pursue her Master's Degree (M.S) in Reading Education from our own program here at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.