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Spokane, WA 99251
Office Location: Dixon Hall 304
Dennis Sterner is a professor of education and Dean Emeritus of the Whitworth School of Education. Sterner was a public-school science teacher and administrator prior to coming to Whitworth in 1988. He is active in professional education, having served as president of the Pacific Education Institute (PEI), as president of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE), as president of the Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE), as chair of the Washington State Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC), and as a member of the board of examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He received the Washington State Award for Excellence in Teacher Education in 1998, and was a national consultant for the Project for Excellence in Teacher Education (PETE).