Professor of Education
Office: EP 159
BA, Language Arts and Social Studies, 1974, University of Missouri; MA, Curriculum and Instruction, 1980, and Ed.S, Educational Administration, 1985, University of Missouri; Ph.D, Special Education and Instructional Technology, 1995, Utah State University.
Dr. Gassman has been a part of the educational system for over 30 years. His background includes teaching in one-room schools in rural Alaska with Yupik Eskimos and Athabascan Indians; evaluating educational program and magnet schools for the Kansas City (MO) Public School District; and teaching at the post-secondary education in Colorado, Utah and Oregon. He has written numerous federal, state and local grants; published articles related to teacher education, field-based experiences, and instructional technology. He is also an active member of numerous professional organizations. Currently, he is working in the Special Education Program and Master in Education Program. His professional interests are research on teacher training, instructional effectiveness, and authentic assessments; PK-18 partnerships and collaboration; and mentoring of preservice and inservice teachers.