Deanna Schultz

School of Education

Office: 225B Communication Technologies
Phone: 715/232-5449


PhD: Education (emphasis in Community College Leadership)

Dissertation: College and Career Ready? Perceptions of High School Students Related to WorkKeys Assessments
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Master of Arts: Educational Technology
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Teacher Certification: Business Education
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Bachelor of Arts: Accounting
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Research Interests

Professional development for career and technical educators

Student transitions and career pathways

College and career readiness, particularly assessing readiness using ACT Work Keys tests

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 780 Action Research (online)
  • EDUC 745 Assessment for Learning (online)
  • EDUC 740 Research Foundations (online)
  • CTE 708 Issues in CTE (team taught)
  • CTE 902 Philosophy and Practice of CTE (online)
  • CTE 905 CTE Curriculum Systems
  • CTE 302/502 Principles of Career and Technical Education
  • CTE 405/605 Methods of Teaching CTE
  • CTE 408 Student Teaching in CTE


Following a brief career as a bank accountant, Deanna taught at the middle school and high school levels, and at the postsecondary level in both two-year and four-year institutions. In addition to teaching business education in Wisconsin and Iowa, Deanna has served as a regional career and technical education (CTE) consultant in Iowa and a state Tech Prep coordinator in Alaska. She also has experience as a CTE professional development coordinator and principle investigator for secondary and postsecondary Perkins grants.