Dr.Rhoda

 
 
 
Ringa Girls.jpg
Profile pic.jpg

 
Educational Psychologist
     Wisconsin Lutheran College
     Dean of Student Success and
     Associate Professor of Education

 

Background

My mission in life is to help others find and accomplish theirs! In particular I get very excited about helping young people discover and utilize their personal  gifts to make their unique and significant contribution to the world.

I was raised in Tempe, Arizona and have migrated to Wisconsin due to my love for the mission of Wisconsin Lutheran College. I am a former High School English teacher and coach. When I am not teaching or meeting with students, I am often consulting with schools or conducting workshops with faculty and parents on the topic of student success. I have had the privilege of working with schools in over 20 states and 6 countries. I also serve as a Mentor in the Higher Learning Commission’s Academy for Persistence and Completion.

I also enjoy travel, sailing, golf, music, reading and walking with my dog, Kipper along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Teaching

  • Educational Psychology
  • Advanced Educational Psychology (Graduate course)
  • Foundations of Academic Success

Research Interests

  • Student Success
  • College Persistence
  • The Psychology of Thriving
  • At-Risk Learners
  • Christian Servant-Leadership
  • Faculty Development
  • Creating An Engaged Organizational Culture

Scholarly Works

College professors' description of the lived experience of working with first-year learners: A phenomenological study by Wolle, Rhoda S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2011, 172 pages; 3458038

Keys to College Persistence: What Can Professors Do to Increase Persistence? Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, 2012.

Here Is What Has Worked for Me: A collection of Strategies from faculty who teach first year-Learners. Mid-West First Year conference, 2011.

Engaging Students in Text Equals Student Retention. The International Teaching Professor Conference, 2012.

Service

  • Advisor to WLC’s Faculty Development Committee
  • President's Task Force for Diversity
  • Coach for the Christian Leadership Certificate Program
  • Board Member for Friends of China
  • Board Member for Kingdom Workers
  • Facilitated 150+ workshops for WELS churches, schools, youth rallies, and International ministries.

Education

B.S., Education, Martin Luther College (Minor in ENG)
M.A, Education, Marian University (Emphasis in Educating students At-Risk)
PhD, Psychology, Capella University (Specialization in Educational Psychology)

 

 
 
 

Prof. Marty

 
 
 
Martin Miller Pic (2).png
image.png

Assistant Professor of Education

Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Wisconsin Lutheran College 

M.A., School Leadership, Concordia University Chicago

Currently in Ph.D. program, Concordia University Chicago

Background

I have had the opportunity to teach abroad for one year in the Czech Republic, to serve as an administrator and teacher in central city Chicago for eight years, and to serve as an administrator and teacher in Bloomington, MN for five years before returning to my alma mater.  My wife, Diane, and I have been blessed with four children: Melissa, Michael, Stephen, and Sean.  It is a privilege to guide and direct students as they develop into servant leaders in the field of education.

Teaching

  • Education Diversity Courses
  • Instructional Methods Courses: Middle School, Math, Science

Research Interests

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Cultural Diversity in Education
  • Environmental Education

Scholarly Works

Wisconsin’s Plan to Advance Education for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability in PK-12 Schools. Contributor.

Service

  • WLC’s Faculty Development Committee, Chair
  • WLC’s Curriculum Committee, Chair
  • Presented 20+ presentations/workshops on a range of topics (diversity, methods, environmental education) to a wide range of audiences: IHE, teacher and principal conferences, and community and social organizations.