Ronald D. Banfield
Campus Box 1183
Ron Banfield serves as Director of Teacher of Education and Academic Services by providing leadership, management, and coordination of all activities and programs associated with teacher education in Washington University’s Department of Education by: assisting education faculty who direct Arts & Sciences programs with advising and internships; overseeing field experiences and the teacher certification process; representing teacher education to internal and external bodies; as well as, leading and organizing the ongoing teacher education program accreditation process. He currently teaches Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Science, and has taught Elementary Science: Content, Curriculum & Instruction, as well as Contemporary Issues in Education & Society.
Ron brings over thirty years of classroom teaching, staff development, and public school administrative experience to university/school district partnerships and programs in both urban and suburban settings. His leadership and research interests are in the areas of science education, university/school district partnerships in diverse settings, professional development/coaching of teachers and school administrators, and the development of both local and national standards in educator preparation programs. Prior to his work in public school education, Ron served as an Epidemiologist/Health Program Representative with the U.S. Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control working in community health education and field epidemiology. Ron received his Doctor of Education in the Instructional Process, as well as Educational Specialist degrees from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, his Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics/Computer Studies from Webster University, his Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his Bachelor of Science in the Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine.