Douglas F. Warring, Ph.D. portrait

Douglas F. Warring, Ph.D.

Teacher Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1983
MOH 314 | Opus Hall
(651) 962-4877


  • Licensed Psychologist 1995-2001
  • Post-graduate work in Educational Administration
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology & Social Psychology (minor), University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Education, University of St. Thomas
  • B.A. Sociology & Psychology (minor), Bethel University

Teaching/Research Interests

Dr. Warring’s primary areas of focus for research, writing, and teaching are cultural diversity, accreditation, teacher development, identity development, multicultural education, curriculum, conflict management, cooperative learning, and teacher evaluations. He has over 400 professional presentations and publications in these areas.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to American Education/Education's Place in Society
  • Human Relations & Multicultural Education
  • Diverse Learners and Families
  • Topics Courses in Education, Curriculum Individualization, Teaching and Learning, and Educational Reform
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Theories of Cognition in Instruction
  • Multicultural Content in the Curriculum
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Practicum in Curriculum
  • Diversity Issues in Counseling
  • Workshop in Technology Integration
  • Multicultural Education
  • American Indian Language, Culture, and History
  • Communication, Conflict, and Decision Making
  • East Meets West: Cultural Studies in Hawaii
  • The English School and Family in Shenfield, England
  • The English School and Family in Isle of Dogs, England


Douglas F. Warring, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Education and has previously served as a Program Chair, Director of Continuing Education, Director of Student Teaching, and Associate Dean of Outreach. Formerly a licensed psychologist and school principal, prior to his employment at St. Thomas, he taught social studies in high school and a variety of courses at other colleges/universities. He also served in the U.S. Army (1972 – 1996) where he was an instructor trainer and led the instructor training section prior to retiring as a Master Sergeant. 

Dr. Warring serves as a member of the Board of Examiners on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE) and has served on, or chaired, thirty-two university evaluation teams in twenty states—as well as on 12 Board of Teaching teams in Minnesota. He is a past President of the Minnesota Association of Teacher Educators, past member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Teacher Educators and of the Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and on the North American Chapter of the World Council on Curriculum and Instruction Board of Directors.

He has been actively involved in a variety of levels and aspects of teaching for over forty years.


  • Warring, D. (2015). Teacher Evaluations: Value Added Analysis, Measures, and their Impact. Hawaii International Education Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Warring, D. (2015). Teacher evaluations: Problems and possibilities, International Journal Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume 6, Issue 2, ISSN 2042 6364 refereed.
  • Warring, D. (2014). Teacher Evaluations: Value added analysis, measures, and their impact. Ireland International Conference on Education Proceedings.

    Awards & Accomplishments

    • Campus Based Transformation Grant $90,000 from Bush Foundation, 2012
    • Data Capacity Grant from Bush Foundation $75,000, 2011
    • Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2) awarded $4.9 million from Bush Foundation as part of the collaborative, 2009

J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location