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Meet the Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology Faculty


Dr. Hsin-Te (Chuck) Yeh
Professor of Educational Technology, Department Chair


(303 615-1338



hyeh1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Yeh earned his B.Ed. in Elementary Education with a concentration in School Administration from National University of Tainan, Taiwan. He also earned his M.A. And Ph.D. in Educational Technology from University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Yeh enjoys teaching and spending time with students in both traditional and virtual classrooms. He believes in his teaching philosophy that no child (student) should be left behind! Dr. Yeh has also presented and published many research projects on technology integration, visual literacy, online learning, and other education-related topics in local, national, and international conferences and journals.



Dr. Sue Barnd
Professor of K-12 Physical Education


(303) 615-0162



sbarnd@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Sue Barnd is a Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Secondary/K-12 Education & Instructional Technology Department. She works with the K-12 Physical Education majors and specializes in elementary physical education pedagogy. This major is designed for students who are interested in becoming physical education teachers in public and private schools. Dr. Barnd teaches numerous courses including Introduction to Teaching Physical Education, Curricular Aspects of Elementary Physical Education, Measure and Evaluation of Human Performance and Sport, Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education, and the Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education. She also supervises student teachers and is the co-advisor for the Physical Education Teaching Majors Club.  In addition to teaching Dr. Barnd serves as the program director for the K-12 physical education program.

Dr. Barnd has over 30 years’ experience in teaching as she has taught at the elementary, middle school and University levels. She has also coached numerous athletic teams.  Dr. Barnd has published over 35 articles, and has presented at the local, state, region, national and international level. She has been actively involved on numerous local, state and national physical education committees.  She has also served as the Colorado Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance President.  Prior to MSU Denver, Dr. Barnd spent 11 years at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she served as a faculty member and head women’s fast pitch coach.



Dr. Philip Bernhardt
Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 615-0191



pbernhar@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Philip E. Bernhardt is a Professor of Secondary Education and Associate Director of the Honors Program. From July 2013 - August 2017 he served as the founding Chair of the Department of Secondary and K-12 Education and Educational Technology. Dr. Bernhardt has spent over two decades working in public schools, including eight years as a secondary social studies teacher working in co-taught classrooms. He also has extensive experience as an AVID teacher and coached soccer and basketball at a number of high schools in the Washington, DC Metro area. Dr. Bernhardt regularly presents on topics that include the barriers to higher education, academic tracking, teacher professional development, curriculum design and assessment, teacher education program design and teacher preparation, induction, and mentoring.

Dr. Bernhardt was selected to participate in the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Dr. W. Robert Houston Leadership Academy and in summer 2018, he was appointed as co-chair of a 3-year Association of Teacher Educators task force focusing on Effective Clinical Practice. In fall 2016 Dr. Bernhardt was also selected as an ATE Clinical Practice Fellow. From 2016-2018 he served as Co-Author & Senior Research Associate of a National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars grant and during the 2018-2019 academic year he served as Chair of Colorado's State level ACT organization. Dr. Bernhardt has published articles in numerous journals including The Journal of Educational Research and Practice, American Secondary Education, The Community School Journal, Current Issues in Education, The Qualitative Report, The Field Experience Journal, and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Bernhardt has chapters published in a number of texts including Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers, What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning, and The Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking Strategies in Pre-Service Learning Environments. He has also recently had three chapters published in the Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World: Education (Routledge). Dr. Bernhardt co-authored Digital Citizenship: Promoting Wellness for Thriving in a Connected World, a textbook designed to help secondary students better understand and address the unintended consequences of the habitual use of the internet and social media. He is also co-editing two different texts on preparing mentor teachers and university-based educators to effectively support teacher candidate learning. These texts will be published in summer 2020 through Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Bernhardt is also starting work on a co-edited textbook entitled, Developing Trauma-Informed Teachers: Creating Classrooms that Foster Equity, Resiliency, and Asset-Based Approaches (tentative). This text will focus on the systematic ways in which childhood trauma and resiliency development are being addressed in the preparation of teachers.

Dr. Bernhardt earned his M.A.T in Social Studies Education from Boston University and received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University in Washington, DC.



Dr. Susan Bertelsen
Professor of K-12 Physical Education


(303) 556-2969



bertelse@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
217

Campus Box Number:
21


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Dr. Miri K. Chung
Full Professor of Educational Technology


(303) 615-0291



mchung3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Chung was awarded a Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from the Department of Instructional Systems and Technology at the same university. Her research interest is developing teacher education technology curriculum, promoting critical thinking ability using technology, disseminating of technology in K-12 education and evaluating effectiveness of technology integrated K-12 projects.



Dr. Janelle Johnson
Associate Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 615-0644



jjohn428@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Janelle M. Johnson spent eight years as a classroom math and science teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools. Her primary areas of focus involve addressing disparities and improving learning outcomes for participants in both formal and informal STEM settings.  She is on the Leadership Team of the Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM, the GLOBE US Partner Forum Representative for the Southwest Region, a member of the Northwest Colorado Regional Environmental Education Council, and a leading consultant for the Increasing Marginalized Girls’ Access to STEM initiative of the National Girls’ Collaborative in partnership with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, the White House Domestic Policy Council and Council on Women and Girls, and the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Johnson is a published author and reviews for journals including Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (NCTM) and Anthropology & Education Quarterly, and serves as a Board Member with the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation. Before joining the faculty at MSU Denver, she worked as a STEM Equity Specialist at the Region VIII Equity Assistance Center. Her Master’s and PhD are from the department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona.



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Dr. Jose Martinez Molinero
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education


303-605-7196



jmart646@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Dr. Nhu Nguyen
Professor of K-12 Physical Education


(303) 615-0936



nnguye57@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Dr. Jan Perry Evenstad
Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 615-0396



evenstad@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Evenstad typically teaches Educational Psychology and Philosophy as well as Issues in Multicultural Urban Education. She also serves as the CO-Principal Investigator of MSU Denver’s Equity Assistance Center. Dr. Evenstad has worked in the area of educational equity for many years and is one of the co-founders of the Colorado Chapter of National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME).  Dr. Evenstad received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver in Education Administration where her doctoral research focused on educational equity and student assessment.



Dr. Todd Reimer
Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 615-1048



treimer@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Reimer earned his Doctorate from Northwestern University in the Learning Sciences, an interdisciplinary field focused on the intersections between cognitive science, instructional design, and educational policy.  Todd has worked supporting student engagement and learning for over twenty years.  He has researched and presented on a wide range of issues during that time, including research on learning communities, performance assessments, online blended learning, and student motivation.



Dr. Ellen Spitler
Associate Professor of Literacy


(303) 615-1184



espitle1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Dr. Spitler is Assistant Professor of Literacy Education. She taught middle and high school English in Tucson, AZ public schools for nine years before becoming an education professor. Her research interests focus on disciplinary and adolescent literacy in secondary classrooms; comprehension strategy instruction; metacognition; multimodal literacy instruction; teacher beliefs and teacher literacy identity transformation, instructional/pedagogical transformation, the design of literacy instruction and practice, and the design of teacher professional development in support of disciplinary literacy. Ellen received her B.A. in English and secondary licensure from Colorado State University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in adolescent literacy from the Department of Language, Reading and Culture in the College of Education at the University of Arizona.



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???Dr. Kathryn Young
Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 615-1340



kyoung42@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21


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Bio:

Before becoming a professor Dr. Young taught French for a year, then English, Math and Science in the Peace Corps, then went on to be a special educator specializing in working with students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. Her professional interests include disability studies in education, inclusive education, diversity in higher education and race in education. She researches intersecting factors which enable certain students to be included and others excluded in schooling systems. She connects her research to her practice through teaching future teachers and working closely with urban schools.



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