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Made lifelong relationships with her professors and classmates

“From day one, the faculty and staff of Argosy University, Twin Cities did all they could to help me succeed,” says Dr. Heather Pederson, a graduate of the Doctorate of Education program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University.  "I knew the University was a good fit for me and I have made lifelong relationships with my professors and classmates.” Many of those relationships continue today as she serves as a full-time assistant professor of master and doctoral level education courses at Argosy University  - Online Programs.

Before completing her studies and beginning a career in higher education, Dr. Pederson worked for 11 years as a ninth through twelfth grade Language Arts teacher. During that time, she also served as a curriculum and instruction director and coached academic as well as athletic teams. She taught as an adjunct professor at both Argosy University -  Online Programs and Argosy University, Twin Cities before transitioning into her current role as assistant professor

In addition to her teaching duties at Argosy University, Online, Dr. Pederson is active in a number of dissertation committees and serves on the Institutional Review Board.  She is a volunteer ACT prep tutor and volunteers in the local PK-12 school district. She is certified as a ninth through twelfth grade Language Arts teacher in Wisconsin.

Dr. Pederson holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English education from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in education from Viterbo University.