Leitch selected as Wisconsin Teaching Scholar

August 11, 2015
Dr. Daniel Leitch

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Platteville Associate Professor of Education Dr. Daniel Leitch has been chosen as the 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar for the university.

Leitch completed his undergraduate degree in biology education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He then came to Wisconsin and earned his master’s in special education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He received his doctorate in continuing and vocational education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In 2008, Leitch began teaching at UW-Platteville. Currently, he teaches graduate courses, core education courses, and the inclusion program for children with disabilities, as well as travels to Wuhan, China to teach abroad.

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program is a statewide professional development program and each UW System school has its own nomination process.

The objective of the program is to connect exemplary early-career and late-career teachers into a mentor program. They will each work together and lead efforts to further their individual research.

“[Being accepted into the program] has validated my ideas and given me new energy to pursue the research of disabilities within the science, technology, engineering and math field,” Leitch said.

Leitch explained that his overall goal is to get his research published in a textbook and then move the format of his information on to teaching manuals and handbooks.

Leitch expressed that he will be using this experience by “having research-based concrete strategies that I can share with our pre-service teachers and share ideas within the School of Education and to advance the STEM program.”


Written by: Emalydia Flenory, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, 608-342-1194, flenorye@uwplatt.edu

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