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Dr. Joshua Schulze

Dr. Joshua Schulze

Assistant Professor, Division of Education and Leadership

503-838-9285 | schulzejm@wou.edu | RWEC 126

Ed.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst; MA University of Southern Mississippi
BA University of Richmond


Dr. Joshua Schulze completed his doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he specialized in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture. He has extensive K-12 teaching experience in the US having taught in Boston, Las Vegas, and Orlando as well as international teaching experience in Poland and China. An accomplished classroom teacher, he earned National Board Certification in Middle Childhood Literacy in 2004. His scholarship focuses on exploring how systemic functional linguistics can help educators understand the academic language demands of school to improve academic writing instruction for emergent bilingual students.  His research has been published in scholarly journals and he has presented his scholarship at international conferences in Cambodia, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, and Rwanda. In his spare time, he enjoys language learning, genealogy, reading, and travel.

Courses taught:


ED 481 Intro to ESOL and Bilingual Education

ED 484 First and Second Language Acquisition and Educational Linguistics



ED 636 Leadership in a Diverse Society

EED 681 Principles and Practices of ESOL and Bilingual Education

ED 683 Fostering Cultural and Community Connections in the ESOL Classroom

ED 684 Language Acquisition and Educational Linguistics

ED 691 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners

ED 692 English Language Development for ESOL/Bilingual Settings


Joshua Schulze