Education Chair Appointed to Professional Standards Council

Wisconsin DPI appoints Deb Dosemagen, Ph.D., to its Professional Standards Council.

MILWAUKEE (January 10, 2014) - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has appointed Mount Mary University education department chair and professor Debra Dosemagen, Ph.D. to its Professional Standards Council (PSC). She will serve a three-year term. Dosemagen previously served DPI as a member of its Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation Task Force.

As a PSC member, Dosemagen will advise the State Superintendent on policies and practices for school boards and teacher organizations, as well as procedures for the preparation and licensure of teachers. Additional responsibilities include evaluation methods for teaching excellence including National Board for Professional Teaching assessment.

Dosemagen has over 30 years of experience in education. In addition to serving as professor and chair of Mount Mary's education department, she serves as the education graduate program director. Prior to joining Mount Mary, she taught mathematics for over twenty years at Pius XI High School and also served as the school's Director of Instruction.

Dosemagen serves on several educational boards and committees including Co-Chair of Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee, Co-Chair of the Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium, and member of the Notre Dame Middle School Board of Directors and Education Committee. She received her Ph.D. from Marquette University, her M.A. from Mount Mary College, and her B.A. in mathematics and psychology from Alverno College.