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Education Courses:

Full-Time Faculty:

Christine M. Maddy Christine Maddy, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Mentorship Coordinator
Office: 1447
Phone: 307-382-1764

Ed.D., Teacher Leadership and Administration, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012
M.Ed., Technology, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2007
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2003
A.S., Casper College, Casper, Wyoming, 2002

In the fall of 2013, Christine Maddy was hired as Associate Professor of Education. As a result, she has taught a full course load each semester until the spring semester of 2017 when she was hired as the half-time Mentorship Coordinator. Currently, her primary job responsibilities are as a part-time faculty member and a part-time mentorship coordinator.

A native of Wyoming, Christine earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming where she studied elementary education. She taught elementary education for nine years in Colorado where she also earned both a Master and Doctor of Education. Christine has presented at the Cowboy State Early Childhood Conference and Castle Rock Medical Center and currently serves on the Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council; furthermore, her research on self-efficacy has been published. Currently, she is working on another research project that includes teacher leadership and project-based learning. She teaches Literature for Children and Educational Psychology, as well as introductory leveled education, special education, and early childhood courses.

Because Christine's genuine enthusiasm for education leads her in everything she does, she accepted the position as Mentorship Coordinator in the spring semester of 2017. Her primary job duties include planning for and the implementation of research-based activities for incoming faculty through professional and personal support by way of mentoring relationships. This program will contribute to improving new and incoming faculty retention as well as enhancing academia at Western Wyoming Community College. Organization is one of Christine's strengths, so she is excited to see the fruits of her labor. View Dr. Maddy's curriculum vita.

Aaron Jensen Aaron Jensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: 1342
Phone: 307-382-1776

Aaron Jensen grew up in the state of Washington. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming. Aaron taught middle school in Oregon for 10 years. During his time in Oregon, he earned his Master of Arts from Walden University, specializing in Educational Technology. Aaron earned his Doctorate in Science Education from the University of Wyoming. At Western, Aaron teaches Classroom Management, Foundations of Education courses, and Teaching with Technology.

Adjunct Faculty:

Rob Andrus Rob Andrus, M.E.
Adjunct Instructor of Education
Phone: 307-922-1266

Rob Andrus has a passion for teaching, students, family, and baseball which keep him learning, positive, and excited about life. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Education degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He has taught in both high school and college settings since 2001. Rob teaches basic classroom management, safe-school fundamentals, age specific communication skills, professionalism, and teachings strategies as a Substitute Teacher Trainer.

Rhonda Gamble Rhonda Gamble, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor of Education

Rhonda Gamble grew up in California and Wyoming. Rhonda started her college years at WWCC and graduated with an Associate of Arts in the Social Sciences. She later earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming with an emphasis in Sociology and Psychology and then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education for the Social Studies. Rhonda continues to teach at Rock Springs High School where she has taught for 14 years. During this time, Rhonda earned a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and a Doctorate of Education in Learning, Design and Technology through the University of Wyoming.

Jason Doerr Jason Doerr, M.E.
Adjunct Instructor of Education

A native of Wyoming, Jason Doerr earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming where he studied elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood education. He taught elementary education for two years before returning to school to earn a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction and physical education from the University of Wyoming. He has taught junior high and high school physical education and health for the past 11 years. At Western Wyoming Community College Jason currently teaches introductory leveled education, special education, and early childhood courses. View Jason Doerr's curriculum vita.

Patty Willoughby Patty Willoughby, Ed.S., Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor of Education

Dr. Willoughby is a veteran educator having worked in public education in the Chicago area for five years before moving to Wyoming in 1982 where she has resided and taught. In addition to teaching middle school language arts for 30 of those years, she just completed her tenth year as the Induction Coordinator for UCSD#1 where she mentored new teachers as they entered the teaching profession. Most recently, Dr. Willoughby retired after 40 years and relocated to Ocala, FL. Patty has also been an adjunct professor for WWCC for 30 years as well as having taught several classes for the University of Wyoming. Dr. Willoughby has a BA in Theatre from Yankton College, a MS in The Teaching of Reading from Chicago State University, and both an Ed.S. in Middle School Curriculum as well as an Ed.D. from the University of Wyoming in Curriculum and Instruction.

Deborah Jensen Deborah Jensen, MPH
Adjunct Instructor of Education

Deb grew up in Washington state but has called Wyoming home for the last decade. Teaching has been Deb's home for the last 20 years. She received both her Bachelors of Science and her Masters of Public Health from Brigham Young University. She has taught in middle school, high school, and college classrooms in many western states. She is now happily teaching Biology and Physical Science at Rock Springs High School. Deb has a lot of varied interests. Subjects she has taught have ranged widely from Spanish to the sciences to the "how and why" of teaching strategies. She enjoys travel, learning, and adventure. Deb currently teaches Health for Elementary Educators online for Western Wyoming Community College. View Deb Jensen's curriculum vita.

Erin Edwards Erin Edwards
Adjunct Instructor of Education

Erin Edwards was born and raised in Rawlins, Wyoming. She earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and her Master's in Special Education from the University of Wyoming. She has taught in the public school system for more than 10 years as a special education teacher, a middle school reading/LA and social studies teacher. She transitioned into the Head Start program about 3 years ago and is currently the Education and Disabilities Specialist for the Head Start.

For more information, contact Aaron Jensen at (307) 382-1776 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181