Sarah Rissler, PhD

Director of Student Success

Sarah teaches the Learning Strategies for Success course in addition to training peer tutors at the Student Success Center.

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa, Foreign Languages and ESL Education
  • MA, Middlebury College, Spanish
  • MAT, Clarke University, Teaching
  • BA, Clarke University, English and Spanish


Rissler, S. (2019). Foreign language curriculum design and promotion in community colleges in the Midwestern United States (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Iowa).

Wesely, P. M., Rissler, S., & DeVault, A. (2018). REVISING AND CREATING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS OF TEACHER CANDIDATES IN PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD LANGUAGE edTPA. Researching edTPA Promises and Problems: Perspectives from English as an Additional Language, English Language Arts, and World Language Teacher Education, 119.


Vasquez, L. & Rissler, S. (2020). Henry Miller and Letter - A Talk Over a Cup of Coffee. International Talk via Facebook.

Rissler, S. (2019). Culture at the Crossroad of Teaching English as an International Language. Venezuela via Zoom.

Armado, J. & Rissler, S. (2019). Higher Education Experiences in the United States. Argentina via Zoom.


Sarah Rissler, PhD

Student Success Center
Ambrose Hall, 1st floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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