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Steve Wojcikiewicz

PACE, Director

School of Education, Faculty

Steve Wojcikiewicz



Franz Hall 427

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Steven Wojcikiewicz has been working in education since he joined the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Service Through Teaching program in 1997, after earning a bachelors’ degree in History and Economics summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.  Steve earned his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Portland in 1999 and, after three years teaching high school social studies and band at Bishop Kelly High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he went on to earn his PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University.  While in enrolled in his doctorate program, Steve worked for over two years as an experiential educator aboard sailing ships. After earning his PhD, Steve spent six years as professor of teacher education at Western Oregon University, earning tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2012, before moving into the world of education policy in 2013 as an Assistant Director of Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, DC, and later as Vice President of Policy for Deans for Impact in Austin, Texas. Steve began as the University of Portland School of Education’s Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) Director in February 2017, where he uses his broad experience to help the PACE program continue to thrive and build the next generation of Catholic educators in the U.S. He has published and presented on teacher preparation policy and practice, Deweyian educational theories in classrooms and experiential education settings, and pragmatic frameworks for learning theory.   


  • Doctor of Education, Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame


  • 2005-2007, Graduate Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 2000-2002, Graduate Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 1997, High School Teacher of the Month, Bishop Kelley High School

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association

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