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Richard Hanzelka

Assistant Professor

Secondary Education

Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 208
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Specialize in the uses of writing for learning by teaching in National Writing Project institutes since 1978. Focus is on building the confidence of K-12 teachers in their own abilities as writers so that they will use writing as a tool for learning for themselves and for their students. Utilizes this same focus in each course listed below.


Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
English-Education (w/Reading and Administration)


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Secondary Curriculum
  • School Change
  • Whole Child Education 
  • International Education
  • Writing Across The Curriculum


Courses Taught

EDUC 301 History and Philosophy of Education
EDUC 336 Reading in the Content Areas
EDUC 368 Literature for Young Adults
EDUC 419 Secondary Student Teaching Supervision


Recent Publications

"Getting Away From Seat Time," ASCD, Educational Leadership Journal, November 2009, Vol 67, Number 3.

"High School Redesign in New Hampshire: Follow the Child," 2010, in Rowman and Littlefield, Breaking the Mold.

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Memberships and Leadership

Served as President of ASCD, an international education organization of 175,000 members in 135 countries and traveled extensively internationally for the organization

Member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Steering Committee Member and Member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Writing Project

Trustee for St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf, Iowa

The Katha School: Where Learning Matters," ASCD, Educational Leadership Journal, 2007, Volume 64, Number 8


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