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Donna Wiseman

Professor and Dean
College of Education
Primary Expertise: 
Literacy Development
Teacher Research and Leadership

Donna Wiseman is dean of the College of Education and a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership. 

A former public school teacher, Wiseman's professional and scholarly interests include literacy development and instruction, school-university partnerships, teacher professional development, diversity in today's classrooms and equitable access to education. 

Wiseman's views on education have been featured in national education trade media, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

Wiseman has published numerous books and articles on literacy and teacher education. Her early scholarship centered on children's reading and writing development. Her recent work has focused on professional development for teachers who teach in diverse classrooms and connecting teacher education initiatives to public school student achievement. Over the past decade, Wiseman has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of more than $10 million in grants.

Wiseman served as interim dean of the College of Education during the 2007-08 academic year. Prior to that, she held the position of associate dean for academic programs and was responsible for student services and advising, international activities, outreach, teacher education and accreditation. 

Wiseman is involved with a number of professional organizations and agencies at the state and national level. She serves on the board of directors of the International Consortium on Teacher Education and APLU’s Science Mathematics Teacher Initiative. She was appointed to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.

Ph.D. Reading, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S.E. Reading, Arkansas State University
B.S. Elementary Education, Oklahoma State University