Debbie Stanislawski


Debbie Stanislawski

School of Education

Office: 222B Communication Technologies
Phone: 715/232-3195


Ph.D. in Education: Professional Studies, 2008
Dissertation: Supervisors' Perceptions on Using Course Management Software during Business Education Student Teaching Experiences
Capella University

Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications, 2003
Final Project: Visual and Instructional Design Portfolio
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Bachelor of Science, 1996
Major: Business Education
Minor: Accounting
Winona State University, Winona, MN

About Debbie....

Debbie Stanislawski is a Wisconsinite through and through. After growing up on a small dairy farm in rural Eleva she left Wisconsin several times, once for college and once for a teaching position, but always managed to come back to her roots in Wisconsin.

Although Debbie didn't realize it when her mother started to teach her how to type at home on the kitchen table and her high school business teacher gave her the opportunity to take independent study accounting, she started her journey to becoming a business teacher. Being a business teacher today means so much related to information technology (networking, computer hardware, web design, etc) and understanding business (global economics, e-commerce, leadership), but the fact remains that her passion was ignited for learning all those years ago.

Today, Debbie's passion for learning focuses on how to improve student learning both at the post-secondary level within her classroom and within the K-12 environment. This means Debbie spends time keeping up to date on the newest Web 2.0 tools and how to use them as a form of instructional technology. Who knew that "Delicious" was more than a word to describe a pizza from Ted's or that "Jing" would change what it meant to deliver a substitute lesson plan? Debbie's interest in improving student learning also motivates her to study the best methods to promote critical thinking and the use of School Based Enterprises within the business education curriculum.

Front of Mind Resources

The following are "front of mind" resources that I have recently read or visited.




  • Research report: A profile of school based enterprises within CTE disciplines
    • Techniques, March 2012
    • With U. Haltinner & C. Mooney
  • Haltinner, U., & Stanislawski, D. (2009, April).  Preparing teacher candidates to effectively engage CTSO’s in marketing education
    • Business Education Forum, April 2009
    • With U. Haltinner
  • Course management software use in business education student teacher supervision.
    • National Association Business Teacher Education (NABTE) Review, September 2009
  • Leveraging career and technical education student organization as pedagogy: preparing teachers to advise FBLA and DECA
    • Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, Fall 2009
    • With U Haltinner
  • Research report: Tracking the career paths of marketing and business education graduates.
    • Techniques, March 2006
    • With C. Mooney & U. Haltinner