Jean R. Strait


Jean R. Strait is Director of the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching. She brings a wealth of first-hand experience in the classroom—having taught reading, literacy, and educational psychology in higher education for the past 20 years. She has also developed and led urban teacher programs with service-learning components at two-year and four-year colleges throughout the Twin Cities. In addition, Dr. Strait has created programs to train adults in the Dakota Language and has helped refugee teachers become licensed in Minnesota. “Literacy is at the heart of all my teaching,” she says.

Author's Books


Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses

Edited by Jean R. Strait and Katherine Nordyke
Foreword by Andrew Furco
E-Book (ePub)

The Future of Service-Learning

New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice

Edited by Jean R. Strait and Marybeth Lima
Foreword by Andrew Furco