Patti Woodward-Young

Professor of Education, Head of Education and Social Sciences Division

Phone Number:
Office Location:
Wallace Hall 309
Office Hours:
Vary by semester.
1996 Ph.D. The University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa; Doctor of Philosophy degree, philosophical and sociological foundations of education/minor concentration higher education, summa cum laude

1987 Ed.M. Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education New Brunswick, New Jersey; Social and philosophical foundations of education, summa cum laude

1983 B.S. Milligan College – Milligan College, Tennessee; Elementary education/general science (biology concentration) major, cum laude

Patricia A. Woodward-Young, Ph.D. is Professor of Education at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She has been at Simpson since 1991. She currently teaches human relations in teaching, elementary methods of science and health education, and Simpson Colloquium. She also is division head of Education and Social Science, director of Interdisciplinary Studies, and coordinates student teaching. Prior to coming to Simpson College, Patti taught at the upper elementary levels in Tennessee, New Jersey, and Iowa. She has two daughters, two dogs, and two cats. Her passions are for equity in education, democracy in education, and embracing genuine student engagement through authentic pedagogy. She hopes that all Simpson College students will realize their potential as a force for positive change in our world.


Contact information:

Patricia A. Woodward-Young

Wallace Hall 309

Simpson College

701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125

515.961.1564 (office)

515.988.0980 (cell)

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