2011-2012 Outstanding Faculty

Outstanding Teacher 2011-2012
Ann Schulte
Professor, School of Education

Ann Schulte

Professor Schulte earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the Department of Education at CSU, Chico in 2001. She has taught a variety of education courses, with an emphasis on access and equity and democratic education. Professor Schulte advises students in Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Integrated Teacher Core, Rural Teacher Residency, and the MA in education programs. She is a participant in the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, in which she agreed to serve as a mentor for five years.

Ann is viewed by her colleagues as a keen facilitator of classroom discussions, which are described as lively, rigorous, and culturally responsible. She was recently awarded a Conversations on Diversity Award, “Taking it to the Classroom,” which recognizes an outstanding faculty member who possesses the courage and creativity required to engage diversity issues in the classroom. Ann is passionate about issues of diversity and political action. One of her former students stated, “She exemplifies what it means to be a lifelong learner.”

Ann has authored many refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. She is an active member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME). She has served as the chair of the Self-study of Teacher Education Practice Special Interest Group at AERA.

Please join CELT in congratulating Dr. Ann Schulte for her selection as the 2011-12 Outstanding Teacher.

Outstanding Academic Advisor 2011-2012
Jed Wyrick
Chair, Department of Religious Studies

Jed Wyrick

With a PhD in comparative literature from Harvard University, Professor Wyrick joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 1999 and is currently the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He has served as the coordinator of the Modern Jewish and Israel Studies Program since 2006 and as the coordinator of the Humanities Program since 2007. Jed served on the Academic Senate from 2000 to 2009 in a number of roles, including chair of the Faculty and Student Policies Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee for three semesters. His knowledge of the governance of the University has given him valuable insight to helping students navigate the process of selecting and completing their major.   

Professor Wyrick has focused intently on the recruitment and advising of majors and minors in Religious Studies and the Humanities. He has sole responsibility for advising Humanities majors and minors and advises those in Cinema Studies, Classical Civilization, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Modern Jewish and Israel Studies. He has expanded his advising beyond the classroom and is an active leader in the ongoing discussion with fraternities and sororities on campus. He served on the university-wide committee on Greek Life, chaired a CELT panel on the “The Challenges of Greek Life at Chico State,” and is the faculty and chapter advisor to Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Jed has written several successful grants that have helped support ongoing curricular development and course offerings and sponsored visiting faculty members. He has undertaken 23 different course preparations and routinely carries the highest faculty load of supervision courses in the department. 

Please join CELT in congratulating Dr. Jed Wyrick as this year’s Outstanding Academic Advisor.