OU-Wisconsin Dean of Instruction

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, Wisconsin Dr. Joyce Caldwell has been with Ottawa University-Wisconsin for four years, and we are pleased to announce that she has been selected as the site’s new dean of instruction. Caldwell brings to the position more than 35 years of experience in education as a teacher, executive director, adjunct faculty member, and, over the last four years, faculty member for OU. She has extensive consulting experience in education, specifically in training, program development, and research and grant writing. Caldwell received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education-English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Master of Arts in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, from Marquette University. She earned a second Master of Arts in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. In 2009, Caldwell earned a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, with a concentration in Transformative Learning for Social Justice, from Fielding Graduate University. During her time at Ottawa University, Caldwell has served in many capacities, including as a faculty visitor to the Board of Trustees; as a member of the University Academic Council, Steering Committee for Higher Learning Commission Self- Study, Center for Professional and Personal Growth Faculty Council, Online Faculty Council, and Library Advisory Board; and as an active faculty member in the School of Education. She was also instrumental in the development of College Seminar I and II. OU-Wisconsin Campus Executive Wade Mauland says, “Joyce is a wonderful colleague and friend who brings a caring, compassionate and positive perspective to all she does for Ottawa University. She always has a smile on her face and an encouraging word for students, staff and other constituents. She provides crucial academic leadership to our Wisconsin site and Ottawa University in general, and we are blessed to have her here in Wisconsin and as a part of our greater Ottawa University family.”