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Campus Interviews

These sessions are open to all members of the WSU community. Campus sessions will be from 11:00am-12:00pm in Winona in Maxwell 257 and in Rochester CF103 (4/15) and AT 102 (4/17 and 4/24).

April 15 – Dr. Tarrell Portman
April 17 – Dr. Scott Page
April 24 – Dr. John Shoup

Dr. Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman

 Dr. Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman is currently the Administrator/Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice at the University of Iowa (2011-Present).  Additionally she currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Iowa (2005-present).  Prior to these appointments, Dr. Portman served as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Graduate Inclusion (2008-2013) at the University of Iowa and held the rank of Assistant Professor from 1999-2005.  In addition to these appointments, Dr. Portman is the Owner/Therapist of Riverside Counseling Services, PLLC (2012-present); served as President of Seven Feathers, Inc. (2/2005-9/2007); National Indian Fellow for the Department of Education in Washington, DC (1995-1997); Comprehensive School Counselor-Secondary for Neosho R-V Schools in Missouri (1992-1995); Mental Health Counselor for Heartland Hospital (1992-1994); Comprehensive School Counselor and school teacher for various schools in Missouri (1981-1992) and Program Coordinator for Continuing Education Office at Southeast Missouri State (1980-1981).

Dr. Portman received her B.S.Ed. (Education, Art [K-12], Elem. [K-8]) and MA.Ed. (Guidance & Counseling [K-12]) from Southeast Missouri State University and her Ph.D. (Counselor Education and Supervision) from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Dr. Scott M. Page

Dr. Scott M. Page is currently Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for Minnesota State University-Mankato (2012-present).  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Page has held the following positions at Minnesota State University-Mankato:  Professor and Coordinator of Professional Studies (2006-2012); Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator (2001-2006); and Assistant Professor of K-12 & Secondary Programs (1997-2001).  Prior to coming to Mankato, Dr. Page was an Associate Instructor at Indiana University (1994-1997); Curriculum  Consultant for South Dakota National Science Foundation Statewide Systematic Initiative (1993-1994); Teaching Assistant at South Dakota State University (1990-1993); High School Science Teacher at Lennox School District (1985-1990); and a High School Science Teacher at Salem School District, SD (1984-1985).

Dr. Page received his B.S. (Biology and Physical Education) from Dakota State University, South Dakota, his M.S. (Biology) from South Dakota State University, and his Ph.D. (Science Education) from Indiana University.

Dr. John R. Shoup

Dr. John R. Shoup is currently the Dean of the Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education at California Baptist University (7/2011-present) and holds the rank of Professor (7/13-present).   Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Shoup held the following positions at California Baptist University:  Associate Dean (2004-2011); Associate Professor (2009-2012); Assistant Professor (2003-2006) and Assistant Dean (2003-2004).  Prior to his coming to California Baptist University, Dr. Shoup served as Principal (2000-2003), High School Principal (1996-2000), and Dean of Students (1992-1996) at Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California.  Additional appointments that Dr. Shoup has held include Intern/Mental Health Counselor at Lake County Health Department in Grayslake, IL (9/91-5/92); Probationary Officer (part-time) for Anoka County Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes, MN (11/88 to 6/89), Youth Director (part-time) for Bethany Covenant Church in Stillwater, MN; and Student Counselor for Campus Crusade for Christ International (1/85-2/88).

Dr. Shoup received his B.A. (Social Work) from the University of Montana, a Master of Divinity and a M.A. (Counseling Psychology) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, and his Ph.D. (Educational Administration and Policy Studies) from the University of California, Riverside.

Winona State University
College of Education

Education preparation at Winona State has a long and storied national and international history of innovation and leadership. We were the first normal school west of the Mississippi, the first home of the National Education Association (NEA), and the source of the first teachers recruited 150 years ago by Argentina’s first democratically elected president, who promised to build that nation’s new democracy “with teachers and not soldiers.”

Since then, we’ve built nationally accredited and broadly respected preparation and in-service programs that have prepared tens of thousands of educators, teachers, counselors, coaches, and school administrators. Now our programs are offered on both the Winona and Rochester campuses and are integrated with each city’s greater educational community.

In 2009, WSU became part of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT), a small group of universities awarded ten-year multi-million dollar grants by the Archibald Bush Foundation to transform how we prepare educators. The Winona initiative is known as teach21. Faculty members, students, and staff from across the College of Education and the university have worked with public school teachers, principals, and superintendents to lay the groundwork for new and expanded teacher preparation programs that are shaped by research and that deeply connect our students with B–12 learners in communities and schools.


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