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Dr. Alicia Wenzel

Dr. Alicia Wenzel

Associate Professor, Division of Teacher Education

(503) 838-8668 | wenzela@wou.edu | RWEC 224

Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies: Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
M.S.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, IL
B.S. in Elementary Education: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA




Alicia Wenzel is currently an Assistant Professor at Western Oregon University helping to prepare future teachers specializing in Curriculum and Assessment. She is an advocate for young adolescents, serving on professional organizations’ executive boards dedicated to middle level education.  Dr. Wenzel established the WOU COE Bridge Program in 2011which supports soon-to-be, beginning, and novice teachers and she continues to seek best practices that help K-12 teachers and students succeed. Research interests include supporting beginning teachers, technology in the classroom, and rigorous and relevant instructional and assessment practices. Alicia has been in higher education since 2004.


Prior to her work in higher education, she worked as a middle school and elementary educator for 10 years teaching primarily math and language arts to students in high needs, rural areas. Personal interests include traveling with her family, traveling, gardening, making soap and chap stick, kayaking, cooking (and eating), and playing badminton.


Courses taught:




ED 373 Introduction to Curriculum & Assessment
ED 411 Term 2 Field Experience
ED 413 Term 3 Field Experience
ED 418 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
ED 495 Term 4 Field Experience




ED 611 Learning Theories
ED 622 Curriculum, Assessment, & Management Part I
ED 623 Curriculum, Assessment, & Management Part II
ED 648 Advanced Curriculum and Assessment
ED 656 Professional Seminar I
ED 657 Professional Seminar II


Link to Current Vita