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


Dr. Philip Bernhardt
Associate Professor of Secondary Education, Department Chair


(303) 556-2918

pbernhar@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Philip Bernhardt is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Secondary/K-12 Education & Educational Technology. Dr. Bernhardt’s professional development expertise includes co-teaching implementation, backwards instructional design, performance assessment, effective instructional practices, new teacher mentoring and induction, and supporting middle and high schools establish course placement policies, processes, and norms aimed at expanding student access to advanced-level coursework. Dr. Bernhardt has spent almost two decades working in public schools, including eight years as a secondary social studies teacher working in co-taught classrooms. He also has experience as a high school soccer and basketball coach at a number of schools in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Bernhardt has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on the barriers to higher education, academic tracking, teacher professional development, curriculum design and assessment, teacher education program design and teacher preparation, induction, and mentoring.

In fall 2016, Dr. Bernhardt was selected by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) as a Clinical Practice Fellow. Dr. Bernhardt has published articles in numerous journals including American Secondary Education, The Community School Journal, Current Issues in Education, The Field Experience Journal, and Educational Leadership. Dr. Bernhardt is currently collaborating on a textbook for middle school students entitled, Digital Wellness: Promoting Life Skills for Thriving in a Connected World and recently had a chapter accepted for publication in a text entitled, Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods 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. He currently holds a Colorado Professional Teaching License in Social Studies Education (7-12).



Dr. Myron Anderson
Full Professor of Education Technology


(303) 556-2422

mande118@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21

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Bio:

Dr. Anderson has served as Associate Chair, Director of the Education Resource Center, and as a member of MSU Denver’s faculty senate. Dr. Anderson’s research interests focus on distance education, teaching in virtual environments, and the intersection of micro-aggressions and workplace bullying. He has co-authored a student programming leadership workbook titled “Achieving Excellence” and presented a position paper entitled “Process to Policy: How to execute a climate survey that leads to “new organizational policies” at the 2013 Oxford Roundtable at the University of Oxford, Brasenose College.



Dr. Miri K. Chung
Full Professor of Educational Technology


(303) 352-4416

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
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 556-6953

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.



Dr. Jan Perry Evenstad
Associate Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 556-3337

evenstad@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21

Directory Profile

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
Associate Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 556-4847

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. Carmen Sanjurjo
Associate Professor of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education


(303) 352-5075

csanjurj@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
162

Campus Box Number:
21

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Bio:

Dr. Sanjurjo has been involved in education for over thirty years of her life. She has an M.A. , Ed.M., and ED.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in History is from the University of Puerto Rico. She was an Associate Dean at Boricua College in New York City and a bilingual teacher and librarian in Denver public schools. Dr. Sanjurjo teaches courses that will help prepare future culturally responsive teachers for US public schools and is involved in research projects on developing effective and culturally sensitive teachers for high needs schools.



Dr. Hsin-Te (Chuck) Yeh
Associate Professor of Educational Technology


(303) 556-3362

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. Kathryn Young
Associate Professor of Secondary Education


(303) 556-3653

kyoung42@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21

Directory Profile

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.



Faculty Projects

 

Puerto Rico Study Abroad Course

Dr. Carmen Sanjurjo, Dr. Jan Perry-Evenstad and Dr. Philip Bernhardt developed a study abroad course entitled, EDS 290A: Education, Culture and Diversity: A Puerto Rican Perspective, which focuses on the historical, cultural, and educational dynamics of Puerto Rico. The study abroad trip includes visiting and observing K-12 schools (public, private, urban and rural) to gain an understanding of teacher preparation, curriculum, and issues of accessibility and diversity, Historical and cultural institutions will also be visited to learn about the nuances, complexities, and development of what is known today as "Puerto Rican culture".

 

Summer 2015 Clinical Educators Seminar

Dr. Philip Bernhardt and Dr. Kathryn Young facilitate a professional development seminar focused on training Denver Metro area K-12 educators interested in or currently serving as a cooperating teacher. In addition to helping build stronger partnerships with local school districts, the professional development supports cooperating teachers' understanding of their role, responsibilities, and expectations, the learning needs of new teachers, and resources and strategies to guide and develop mentoring practices. The 2015 summer seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 10th.

 

Critical Educators Reading/Film Series

Dr. Kathryn Young and Dr. Philip Bernhardt facilitate a Critical Educators Reading/Film Series. The purpose of this group is to foster reflective discourse and collaborative action towards the creation of a more just society committed to promoting equity, increased access to resources, and critical awareness. The group meets 1-2 times a semester at Zook’s Coffee shop in Denver.

 

Colorado NAME Conference (2014)

Dr. Jan Perry-Evenstad recently hosted Colorado's National Organization of Multicultural Educators (NAME) annual conference on MSU Denver’s campus. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was the featured keynote speaker.

 

Rocky Mountain Chinese Society of Science and Engineering

Dr. Hsin-Te Yeh is currently President of Rocky Mountain Chinese Society of Science and Engineering (RMCSSE). RMCSSE regularly conducts seminars, conferences and other social activities for its members as well as provides awards and scholarships to members and their children.

 

 Space Between: Teaching + Learning + Policy

Dr. Todd Reimer is examining ways education faculty can use social media tools to support novice teachers in their first years in the classroom.  The curated website — an online magazine entitled “Space Between” focused on cognition, technology, and policy — is a collection of resources created to immerse new teachers in professional learning networks to support their developing identity and practice.

 

Diversity, Cultural Competence, and Inclusive Excellence Trainings

Dr. Kathryn Young and Dr. Myron Anderson facilitate Diversity, Cultural Competence, and Inclusive Excellence trainings for university units and industry. These trainings focus predominately on understanding microaggressions, microassaults and bullying in the classroom and workplace. Dr. Young and Dr. Anderson also work with participants to develop strategies to confront these behavioral actions that have an adverse effect on organizational climate. Recently they were the Keynote presenters for the United Sates Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission - Denver (EEOC) training institute where over 150 participants from all over the United States including lawyers, Equal Opportunity practitioners, and Diversity and Human Resource specialist received training on microaggressions and bullying and how they are catalysts for a toxic workplace.



 

Master’s Program of Learning Technologies & Design

Dr. Miri Chung, Dr. Todd Reimer, and Dr. Hsin-Te Yeh are developing a Master’s program of Instructional Learning Technologies & Design (ILT&D). This new Master’s program will integrate Learning and Technology, Design Theories, Educational Psychology, and Technology Production. The program aims to provide a relevant and engaging learning experience that is both practical and field-based, and meets the diverse needs of prospective students pursuing professional goals in either the for-profit or non-profit sectors.

 

Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Development

Dr. Philip Bernhardt has been selected to become a Professional Development Consultant with the Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Development – ASCD. As one of the largest nonprofit educational organizations, ASCD has more than 175,000 members from over 100 countries. It is quite an honor for Dr. Bernhardt to be selected as a faculty expert for ASCD. Visit the ACSD website for more information.

 

Faculty Research Reported On By UK Higher Education News Outlet

Dr. Kathryn Young and Dr. Myron Anderson wrote an article on "Hiererarchal Microaggression" that was reported on by Chris Havergal of Times Higher Education in the United Kingdom.  Check out the Times Higher Education article.  Read the original article here.  

 

President Elect of the International Division of the Association for Educational Communities and Technology

Dr. Hsin-Te Yeh of the Department of Secondary, K-12 and Educational Technology has been elected as President-Elect of the International Division of the Association for Educational Communities and Technology (AECT).  This article provides some background on Dr. Yeh, and although it states he is a nominee, he has since been officially elected.  Congratulations, Dr. Yeh!

 

PLA 2016: "Understanding Microaggressions: A Catalyst for Climate Change in the Workplace"

Dr. Myron Anderson and Dr. Kathryn Young led a session at PLA 2016 titled "Understanding Microaggressions: A Catalyst for Climate Change in the Workplace".  The session was popular enough to fill four conference rooms.  The panel employed skits, role-play, group discussions, hard data, and personal discussions to great effect. Care was taken to build foundational knowledge, defining microaggressions as “brief and commonplace indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostility or negative slights and insults that potentially have harmful or unpleasant psychological impact.” Read the full article for more. 

 


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