Professor Ann Schulte, from the School of Education, earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the Department of Education at CSU, Chico in 2001. Previous to graduate school, Dr. Schulte taught elementary and middle school and coached high school debate. Since joining the School of Education at Chico State, she has taught a variety of teacher education courses, with an emphasis on access and equity and democratic education. Professor Schulte coordinates, advises, and supervises students in the Rural Teacher Residency and in the MA in Education programs. She is also a participant in the CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, in which she mentors a former MA student who is pursuing her doctorate.
Dr. Schulte has authored many refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. Her book in 2009 was titled Seeking Integrity in Teacher Education: Transforming My Student Teachers, Transforming My Self. Dr. Schulte is the co-editor of an upcoming book titled Self-studies in Rural Teacher Education, due out in 2015 with Springer Publishing. This book will highlight aspects of her yearlong sabbatical in Australia where she studied rural education.
As a member of the School of Education, Professor Schulte has served in many capacities including chair of the personnel committee. Additionally, Dr. Schulte is an active member of the Self-study of Teacher Education Practice SIG in the American Education Research Association, having served as its past president. She has also served in leadership roles for the National Association of Multicultural Education. In 2011, Dr. Schulte was awarded the Taking it to the Classroom Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011-12.