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Dr.   Ty  R.  Frederickson

Assistant Professor
EDD Education Doctorate

Dr. Frederickson is a full-time Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Department of Doctoral Educational Leadership at Wilkes University.

He has twenty years of secondary classroom experience, eleven of which have been working in international education in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is a former Literature and Theory of Knowledge instructor for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

He has spent the last seventeen years developing social justice, service learning, and leadership development programs for secondary and post-secondary students, educators, and administrators. His research interests are focused on the acquisition of leadership identities for student-leaders in social justice organizations, the role of service learning programs in whole child development, and the effect of building relationships across schools in the international community.

He is an experienced advocate for the reduction of human trafficking and forced labor in the Middle East and is personally and professionally invested in building educational access programs, including technology integration, micro-financing, and livestock distribution, in rural Bangladesh to empower individuals and small communities to make informed, resource-driven choices.

He teaches the first year Ed. D. Residency Program, Educational Ethics, Social Justice and Diversity Issues, Leadership Theory, Contemporary Issues and Trends in Global Education, and Qualitative Methodologies to educational leaders working in the United States and in the international community.

Ed. D. 2016. Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dissertation: A Qualitative Case-Study of Student Leadership Identity Acquisition in a Social Justice-Oriented Student-Leadership Program. Advisor: Dr. Kurt Eisele

M.A. 2006. Wichita State University. Wichita, Kansas. Field: Literature

B.S.E. 1998. Emporia State University. Emporia, Kansas. Major: English Education.

Military Service
1990-1994. United States Navy. Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida. VFA-83

Publications

"A Qualitative Case Study of Student Leadership Identity Acquisition in a Social Justice-Oriented International Student Leadership Organization." Published by Infonomics Society (World Congress on Education), 2018.

“Building Bridges, Leadership, and Service Learning: The Bangladesh Education Initiative,” InterEd: The Journal of the Association for the Advancement of International Education. Fall 2017

Nadjurdeen’s Magical Garden: Non-Profit Children’s Book. December 2009

Professional Presentations 

“The Diversity Collaborative: Frameworks and Tools to Achieve DEI,” Near East South Asia Council of International Schools (NESA) Education Conference. Athens, Greece. October 2018

World Congress on Education: “A Qualitative Case-Study of Student Leadership Identity Acquisition in a Social Justice-Oriented International Student-Leadership Program." Dublin, Ireland. July 2018

Ethical Leadership and Global Mindedness for Educators and Administrators: USD #437 Professional Development Program. Topeka, Kansas. April 2018

Ethical Leadership and Service Learning: International Student Leadership Symposium. Westlake Academy. Dallas, Texas. March 2018

Keynote Speaker: International Mindedness Educators Symposium. Westlake Academy. Dallas, Texas. August 2017

Facilitating a Social Justice Dialogue in the Classroom: Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas. April 2017

The IB Core: Theory of Knowledge, CAS, and the Extended Essay in the Diploma Program, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas. April 2017

Student Leadership Symposium on Global Trade and Social Responsibility, Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing, China. March 2017

SAMR Model Technology Integration: What does Augmentation look like? Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas. February 2017

Student Leadership Symposium on Renewable Energy and Conservation, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. March 2015

“Integrated Technology and Teaching and Learning in a Developing Rural School in Bangladesh” Bridges Conference: K-12 Education and Higher Learning, New Jersey. April, 2014

“Inequality and Natural Resource Distribution” International Student Leadership Symposium on Water Conservation, Muscat, Oman: ABA-an IB World School. December 2013

“Life is Like That: Social Responsibility and Education” International Student Leadership Symposium on the Global Economic Crisis: Dallas, Texas: Westlake Academy. April 2013

“The Value of Service Learning and Education” European Council for International Schools (ECIS). Nice, France. November 2012.

“Service Learning as a Resolution to Poverty” International Student Leadership Symposium on Poverty and Education: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Riverside School. April, 2011

“Trafficking in the Middle East and the Education Dilemma” International Student Leadership Symposium on Human Migration, Muscat, Oman: ABA-an IB World School. December 2010

“Alpha-Beta: Navigating Differences and Conflict Resolution” International Student Leadership Symposium on Global Peace Initiatives, Oman: ABA-an IB World School. December 2007

“We Have a Story to Tell: Students discuss issues of prejudice and discrimination” American Counseling Association Conference, Kansas City, Kansas. April 2004

Journal/Book Review

Schiro-Geist, C. (2017). I Am an Educator: Voices from Underrepresented Minorities in Higher Ed.

"Lessons in and of Diversity: Multicultural Literature and Urban Teachers" International Journal for Multicultural Education. July 2008

Professional Membership

  • Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD)

Committee Service

  • Wilkes University School of Education Curriculum Committee: 2018-2019 Secretary
  • Association for the Advancement of International Education: Diversity Collaborative Research
  • USD #437 District Site Council Advisory (Supporting Local Community and Schools)

Service Learning Program Coordination

  • Social Justice Education and Service Learning: Making a Difference in High School and Middle School Partnerships. Four Sessions, Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
  • Bangladesh Education Initiative (Founder): 700-1500 K-10 students
  • International Service Team Leader
  • Bangladesh (2010-2017)
  • USA (2013-2015)
  • Argentina (2012)
  • China (2011)
  • Vietnam (2010)
  • Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award in the Spring 2019
  • Graduate / Professional School Graduation Student Speaker, Wilkes University: 2016
  • Educator of Excellence Award, Washburn Rural High School: 2016
  • Unsung Hero Award Recipient, Washburn Rural High School: 2016
  • Graduation Speaker, ABA-an IB World School: 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Superintendent’s Advisory Board Selection on Closing the Achievement Gap: 2006
  • USD 259 “Excellence in Public Service” Award District-Wide Nominee: 2005

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