Dr. Chris Stockdale is the Associate Dean for the College of Education. He earned his BS in English Education from Southern Illinois University, MA in English from Sonoma State University, and EdD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Dakota. Originally from southern Illinois, he served as a M1A1 tank crewman in the US Army before attending college. He has worked as a high school English teacher in California’s Central Valley, as well as teaching in a one-room schoolhouse on an American Indian reservation. His research interests concern the ways in which cultural values are both reflected and shaped by the content and context of education.