Save the Date: 4th Annual CTE Executive in Residence – March 26 and 27, 2014


UW-Stout will be welcoming Dr. Robert Meyer, President of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, as the 2014 Career and Technical Education Executive in Residence. Dr. Meyer has served as President of WITC since 2009; prior to that time, he was Dean of the College of Technology, Engineering and Management, Director of the NWMOC/STTI, Program Director for Manufacturing Engineering and Professor in the Engineering and Technology Department at UW-Stout.

President Meyer will be on campus March 26 and 27, 2014, speaking to students and faculty in large and small group sessions. Share this information with your students and mark your calendars now and plan to attend the keynote presentation titled: The Gift of Leadership on Wednesday, March 26 from 4-5 p.m. in room 210 Applied Arts.

For those that you are off campus, we welcome you to make a trip to Stout to participate in the CTE Executive in Residence program. If that is not feasible for you, a special session for off campus students will be held Thursday morning at 8 am. We will facilitate a session using Blackboard Collaborate to provide you the opportunity to learn from and with Dr. Meyer. Check back in for more information – details to follow!

There will also be opportunity for you to spend time with President Meyer in a small group setting and class discussion. A complete schedule will be coming out soon!

About the CTE Executive in Residence Program: The Career and Technical Education Residency Program was developed to inspire, motivate, and showcase career successes of graduates of UW-Stout. A variety of distinguished leaders in Career and Technical Education volunteer their time and expertise for one or several days on the UW-Stout campus in order to facilitate student and faculty development via small group seminars, round table discussions, and presentations open to the campus. Residents are selected based on their demonstrated leadership, exemplary moral code, novel problem solving techniques, a proven record of exemplary team building and/or strategic planning, and demonstrated passion for serving as a role model.


Dr. Carol Mooney Receives Award


During the Advisory Board meeting on November 21st, Dr. Carol Mooney was presented with an award of appreciation for her dedication in launching the Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education. This award was presented by Dr. Melody Brennan, on behalf of the CTE Advisory Board and Dr. Mooney’s CTE colleagues.

Dr. Mooney both expressed her surprise and gratitude for the award during the meeting. She also would like to share that the launching of the Ed.D. CTE program was a joint effort from a very dedicated team of UW-Stout administration, faculty, students, and alumni. Many individuals played part in the research, proposal, Higher Learning Commission visit, curriculum development, and the behind-the-scenes work key to a smooth launch. Dr. Mooney shared, “Each of your efforts were seen and are much appreciated – Thank you.”

Ed.D. CTE – Inaugural Cohort


The Ed.D. CTE inaugural cohort has officially launched. The first class began October 25, with a reception to celebrate the program and honor the efforts put forth in its research, review, development, and approval. Attendees included the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services; Director and Assistant Director of the School of Education; Ed.D. CTE Program Director; as well as the Ed.D. CTE faculty and support staff. The most important guests however, were the doctoral students themselves. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome and congratulate them for being selected for UW-Stout’s first CTE doctoral cohort! The enrolled students are:

Brian Bartel, Michael Bird, Nancy Chapko, Shaun Dudek, Kinga Jacobson, Matthew Janisin, Brian Klinger, Shelly Olson, Jeffrey Pepper, Laura Reisinger, Matthew Simoneau, and Jeffrey Sullivan.

Present in the photo are the doctoral students and administration. Front to back, left to right: Michael Bird, Jeffrey Sullivan, Dr. Carol Mooney (Ed.D. CTE Program Director), Brian Bartel, Dr. Brian McAlister (Director, School of Education), Nancy Chapko, Shaun Dudek, Shelly Olson, Kinga Jacobson, Laura Reisinger, Jeffrey Pepper, Dr. Mary Hopkins-Best (Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services), Matthew Simoneau, Matthew Janisin, and Brian Klinger.

Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education Program Approved

Campus shots, Bowman Hall, Clocktower, Spring 2012

UW-Stout is proud to announce the approval of the university’s first doctoral program, the Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education. This program received final approval during a Higher Learning Commission Board Meeting September 23-24, 2013. This approval was the final step in a two-year process of research, assessment, development, and review.

University of Wisconsin-Stout has proudly delivered quality professional development for Career and Technical Educators since 1918. The Bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education has provided degree completion and attainment for WTCS faculty. The Master’s and Education Specialist in Career and Technical Education have provided faculty and staff with graduate education options. We have conferred literally thousands of graduates with degrees who serve as teachers and leaders within the Career and Technical Education community and beyond. The addition of the Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education (Ed.D. in CTE) completes our CTE program array.

Both students and graduates of the Master of Science and Educational Specialist in Career and Technical Education programs have a great deal to say about their programs here at UW-Stout:

“My UW-Stout CTE graduate education prepared me well for creating and managing a program.”
Tim Tewalt, MS CTE Graduate; Industrial Mechanics Program Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College

“The UW-Stout CTE faculty are excellent instructors; capable and enthusiastic educators.”
Pamela Schield, CTE Graduate Student;  Adjunct Instructor, Northcentral Technical College

“UW-Stout’s CTE graduate programs’ blended instruction is the right balance of accessibility to quality instruction, while maintaining a personal and professional life as a student.”
Daniel Kovach, CTE Graduate Student; Information Technology Specialist, School District of Ashland

We are now accepting applications for our inaugural cohort for the doctoral program. The Ed.D. in CTE will be delivered as a cohort, executive education model that incorporates face-to-face weekend and online classes. The target audience for the program is emerging leaders – in teaching and administration – at both the K12 and postsecondary levels of CTE. The first cohort starts this fall; applications are being accepted with priority review beginning October 11, 2013. The first course in the cohort will begin October 25, 2013. Additional information is available on the UW-Stout website:

Higher Learning Commission Visits UW-Stout Campus

In late June, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) sent two reviewers to UW-Stout to interview internal and external stakeholders that included various faculty, students, and staff, and members of the program advisory board,  as part of the Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education accreditation process. The event was comprised of a series of short meetings, many of which featured UW-Stout CTE students and alumni. In typical form, these individuals shone as outstanding members of our student body and the educational field. The reviewers were awed by their accomplishments, positions, and future goals. Once again, our CTE students have made the UW-Stout community very proud. We would like to thank each of you who attended, both in-person and remotely, for taking time from your busy schedules to support the growth of the CTE programs at UW-Stout.


This outstanding group (along with many others) traveled to campus to represent the graduates of the MS and/or EdS in CTE programs: (left to right) Tim Tewalt, Carmen Iannarelli, Matthew Simoneau, Debra Kjelstad, Devon VandenHeuvel. Due to a busy day, we were unable to photograph all students and alumni, but each of their contributions provided crucial support for the Ed.D. in CTE. Students and alumni also aiding in the HLC event included: Katie Wagner-Roberts, Shelly Olson, Daniel Kovach, Pamela Schield, Brian Bartel, Jeff Ylinen, Kinga Jacobson, Roger Stanford, Annette Severson, Andrea Schullo, Alex Birkholz, Jerri Brewer, Rich Denhart, and Nancy Chapko.

The HLC review was a very enlightening and positive experience for UW-Stout. We look forward to the hopeful approval of the Ed.D. in CTE.

Congratulations to the MS and EdS CTE Graduates!

We are happy to introduce to you our Spring 2013 MS and EdS graduates:

Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education
Spring 2013 Graduates: Jason Goeldner, John Kleven, Tracy Muthig, Leonard Pederson, David Shipley, Sonya Weiler, and David Wilhelms.


Pictured left to right are: David Wilhelms, Tracy Muthig, John Kleven, Dr. Carol Mooney (Program Director), Sonya Weiler, and Leonard Pederson.

Education Specialist Degree in Career and Technical Education
Spring 2013 Graduates: Paula Collins, Carmen Iannarelli, Cathi LaFontaine, Natalyn Marlaire, Diane Marcyjanik, Tom Steward, Rob Swegle, and Katie Wagner-Roberts.


Pictured left to right are: Paula Collins, Katie Wagner-Roberts, Tom Steward, Rob Swegle, Dr. Carol Mooney (Program Director), Carmen Iannarelli, and Cathi LaFontaine.

You are Invited: Dr. Susan May’s Presentation

On March 12 and 13, Dr. Susan May will be at UW-Stout as the 2013 Career and Technical Education Executive in Residence. Dr. Susan May is the President and CEO of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton–Wisconsin’s largest technical college. Dr. May is a two-time UW-Stout graduate, an exceptional strategic leader, and dynamic speaker. Her story and examples are inspiring. All are welcome!

Presentation by Dr. Susan May:
“From CTE Instructor to College President”

March 12th at 4:00 p.m.,
UW-Stout, Jarvis Hall Science Wing, Room 110