David BoersTitle: Professor, Teacher EducationE-mail: email@example.comDegree: Ph.D.Strengths: Connectedness, Learner, Intellection, Input, ConsistencyView Biography Dr. David Boers earned his Doctor of Education in Secondary Education from Ball State University, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. At Marian, Dr. Boers teaches a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate course he teaches is Foundations of Educational Systems, which investigates how the current system of American K–12 education operates. The graduate level courses are in both the DIAL Master’s Program and in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. One DIAL course, entitled Current Perspectives in American Education, investigates the history and the evolution of contemporary education. Dr. Boers is also the lead teacher for DIAL courses Effective Schools Research: What Works, Effective Classroom Strategies and Practices, and Analyzing Student Achievement in Diverse learning Contexts. Doctoral Program courses include Sociocultural Concerns in Education and Leadership and Advanced Curriculum Theory. Dr. Boers has a keen interest in the history of American education. His books, WISC, WISC 2, WISC 3 and The History of American Education describe his work in these areas. In addition, Dr. Boers’ research areas of interest include philosophy and techniques for encouraging discouraged learners. His books, Making the Difference, Happy Classrooms and Lost and Found: The CARTIE Model for Reclaiming Students, describe his ideas and research regarding these topics. Current research themes include issues regarding oppressed populations and, in particular, the plight of fugitive slaves. At present, Dr. Boers is working on his next book which will feature the freedom run of Wisconsin's first identified fugitive slave.