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Dr. Patricia Bricker

Patricia Bricker

Associate Professor, CEAP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Email: bricker@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3352
Office: 201L Killian Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Biography

Dr. Bricker serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Her primary areas of disciplinary expertise are science education in elementary and middle grades, integration of science and literacy, and teacher professional development. Dr. Bricker has completed the <i>WCU </i><i>Leadership Academy, </i>the<i> WCU Women’s Leadership in Action program, </i>and the UNC system’s <i>BRIDGES: Academic Leadership for Women</i> professional development program. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the North Carolina Science Teachers Association Jo Duckett Wallace Award for Distinguished Service in Elementary Science Education, the WCU Chancellor’s Meritorious Award for Engaged Teaching, and the North Carolina Campus Compact Service Learning Award.

Education

  • EDD, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
  • MS, University of Rochester
  • BS, Cornell University

Teaching Interests

Dr. Bricker's teaching interests include science and STEM education, the integration of science and literacy, and elementary and middle grades education.

Research Interests

Dr. Bricker's research interests include science and STEM education, the integration of science and literacy, teacher professional development, and community engagement projects such as Farm to School.

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