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Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

Assistant Professor; Chair of Teacher Leadership

Phone: 206-281-2593
Office: Peterson Hall 313

Education: BAE, Pacific Lutheran University, 1980; MA, Educational Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, 1988; EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2012. At SPU since 2002.

Dan Bishop is an Assistant Professor and serves as Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University. He is responsible for preparation of teachers and for supporting professional development needs of educators throughout Washington State, the nation, and the world.

His passion for improving learning has grown from 20 years of P–12 experience as a classroom teacher and principal inspiring a research agenda focused on linking effective teaching to effective learning and the system wide impact of policy and practice on the learning outcomes of P–12 students. The vision for improving learning is to improve the professional practice of educators by growing the competence of individuals preparing to be teachers as well as those already serving in schools. Serving some 8,000 educators a year, the CPE is a leader in the development, implementation, and evaluation of statewide programs focused on improving student learning. Professional collaboration and long-term professional partnerships are characteristic of CPE initiatives and critical to the preparation of highly competent, caring teachers with passion for learning and a heart to serve.

Please view Dr. Bishop’s CV (PDF) for a list of publications.

Daniel Bishop

Why I Teach at SPU

Daniel Bishop, Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education

“I teach at SPU to awaken in others the desire to learn.”