Jan Carpenter – Bio

Jan Carpenter, Ed.D.

EDU-jan-carpenter-sqAssociate Professor
Chair, Department of Education




Ed.D., Portland State University
M.Ed., Western Oregon State University
BS, Education, George Fox University

Classes Taught

Child Development & Learning Theory
Student Teaching


Jan Carpenter is a dedicated educator with 20 years of experience teaching and leading at the university and middle school levels. Most recently, she has served as the Director of the MAT Full-time Format at George Fox University. Her focus of her work has been the professional identity development of preservice teachers, middle level education, and supervision models for clinical practice. Additionally, Jan serves as the Chair of the Professional Preparation Advisory Committee for the Association of Middle Level Education and the Chair of the Oregon Middle Level Consortium.

Selected Publications

Carpenter, J. M., Musser, P. M., Samek, L. L., & Caskey, M. Common Planning Time in Oregon Middle Schools. In S. B. Mertens (ed.), Handbook of Research in Middle School Education. (2012).

Selected Presentations

Strengthening Teacher Preparation Through University/School Partnerships. Co-presented with Penny Howell and Jeanneine Jones. Association for Middle Level Education Conference, Portland, Oregon (November 2012)

Holistic Teaching and Learning: Back to the Heart of Education. Co-presented with William Greene, Marcia Ososke, Younghee Kim, Micki Caskey, Linda Samek, and Maureen Musser. Association for Middle Level Education Conference, Portland, Oregon (November 2012)