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Claudia Eliason, Associate Professor

Biography:

The school year 2004-2005 is my eighth year at Weber State University. During this time I have felt incredible professional growth. It has also been a privilege to work with excellent students and faculty.


Early in my career following public school teaching and earning my Master's Degree, I taught at USU in the department of Family and Child Development for seven years. After my marriage and during a number of years child rearing, professional experiences included preparing new editions of my early childhood textbook (I collaborated with a USU colleague on each of the seven editions), writing curriculum for the Utah State Office of Education, adjunct work in Child and Family Studies, and many community and church service opportunities.

In 1994 I decided to pursue doctoral studies at Brigham Young University. Just before defending my dissertation in November 1996, I was invited to teach in Teacher Education at Weber State University as a half-time, non-tenure track instructor. In 1998 I applied for and was given a full- time, tenure-track position in the Department of Teacher Education. While at Weber State University I have taught 13 different courses.

I am married to Dr. Glen Eliason, a dentist and we are the parents of six children. Three are married. Four of our six children have graduated from Weber State University and one will graduate Spring of 2005.

Education:

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from BYU (1996)

M.S. in Child Development from Utah State University (1969)

B.S. in Elementary Education and Minor in Language Arts and Reading from Utah State Univeristy (1967)

Responsibilties:

Responsibilities currently include:

• serving as Curriculum Director for the Department of Teacher Education

•teaching Ed 3240, Foundations, Methods and Asessment of Elementary Reading

•teaching MEDUC 6060 Instructional Strategies

•serving on a variety of committees including chair of the WSU Storytelling Committee

   
Weber State University, ED-222
Ogden, Utah 84408-1304
801 626-7719, celiason@weber.edu