POSITION: Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT: Graduate Teacher Education, Harrisonburg
POSITION: Program Director
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 211
PHONE: (540) 432-4147
Paul J. Yoder is director of Graduate Teacher Education and an assistant professor of teacher education. Paul earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in social studies education from the University of Virginia. Paul is an EMU graduate with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in education. Before studying at UVA, Paul taught history at Thomas Harrison Middle School and English as a Second Language at Dayton Learning Center. Paul’s scholarship interests include the teaching and learning of history among culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Paul’s publications and conference presentations have additionally addressed issues related to Mennonite education, acknowledging trauma in education, language learning, student identity, and the enacted curriculum. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council for the Social Studies.
Paul is married to Katrina Yoder, a fourth grade teacher at Waterman Elementary School. They are the proud parents of two young children. The 2019-2020 school year (pandemic and all) was the first that they experienced public schools as parents, an experience that reinforces their appreciation for caring and passionate educators.
MED, Eastern Mennonite University (TESL Education)
PHD, University of Virginia (Social Studies Education)