Gail Zieman, Ph.D.

zeiman.jpgAssistant Professor, Education

Office Location: Meyer Hall, Room 218
Telephone: 262-245-8576
Fax: 262-245-8565
Email Address:

We teach; we learn. In its most unlimited form, teaching is all about the capacity, willingness and freedom to give but just as importantly, to receive. I will remain a teacher only as long as I recognize that simultaneously I must be a learner too. I try to inspire my students to think and act to empower others' learning while continually growing as caring, committed teachers with a passion for transformative ideas and the empowerment to do something about them.  Most importantly, just as I avow to be a lifelong learner, I invite, and challenge, my students to be.

B.S.E., University of Wisconsin.-Platteville
M.S.E. with literacy emphasis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership, Marquette University

Areas of Specialization
Action Research in Education
Community Service

Courses Taught
Teaching Reading and Language Arts
Professional Research in Literacy Learning I
Professional Research in Literacy Learning II
Scholarship Applied to Teaching
Introduction to Educational Research
Practcium in Educational Leadership

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Speaker at Wisconsin State Reading Association
Panelist on WGTD's Education Matters
Community Speaker on literacy

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Originator/Coordinator of The Good Fortune Luncheon to benefit the Walworth County Literacy Council
Originator/Coordinator of Read a Little,: Read a Lot, early literacy program
Campus Representative for GWC Service Learning
Faculty Advisor for Student Wisconsin Education Association

Other Interests
Innovative ideas    
Social change
Transformative Learning