For Immediate Release
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April 21, 1999
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New Dean of Education at Indiana University Northwest
Believes in Making A Difference

More than 30 years after receiving his first degree in education, Stan Wigle, Indiana University Northwest’s new Dean in the Division of Education, remains firm in his philosophy of making a difference in education.

Stressing the importance of teaching students to be good teachers, Wigle explains that by facilitating the growth and development of young people in education, the difference will not only be seen in the classroom – but as a nation as well.

“There is a large demand for teachers nationwide,” says Wigle. “With the recent focus on public education in the country, we don’t want just anyone to go into education, we want the highest quality of people teaching others.”

Wigle comes to IU Northwest from the University of Tennessee-Martin where he served as chairperson and associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies since 1995.

Prior to his position at UTM, Wigle served as associate professor and NCATE (National Council of Accreditation in Teacher Education) Coordinator for Continuing Education at Wayne State College in Nebraska from 1992 to 1995. From 1984 to 1992, Wigle served in various positions at Doane College in Nebraska, including chairman and associate professor in the Education Division. He also served as assistant professor at Kansas State University from 1983 to 1984.

Wigle has a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, an MS in special education, an MA in history and a BA in education. He resides in Crown Point with his wife, Mary Meduna, who works in the field of special education.

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