Academics

Dr. John Kolander, Provost

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 2002
  • Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wis., 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., 1981 

Experience

  • Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis., 2007-Present
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis., 2004-2007
  • Assistant Principal, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wis., 1998-2004
  • Instructor, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wis., 1992-1998
  • Principal and Upper Grade Teacher, Immanuel Lutheran School, Waupaca, Wis., 1989-1992
  • Principal and Upper Grade Teacher, Samuel Lutheran School of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Marshall, Minn., 1981-1989

Service in the Wisconsin  Ev. Lutheran Synod

  • Assistant Consultant, WELS Parish Assistance
  • Lead Consultant, WELS Forward With Lutheran Schools
  • Author/Instructor, Curriculum Development I, Martin Luther College To Serve as Leader Continuing Education Program
  • Author/Instructor, Curriculum Development II, Martin Luther College To Serve as Leader Continuing Education Program
  • Author/Instructor, The School as a Learning Community, Martin Luther College Masters Program
  • Board of Directors, Northwestern Publishing House, 1992-2004
  • Board of Directors, WELS Multi-Language Publications Committee, 2002-Present
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 2001-2004 

Congregational Service

  • Board of Education, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Appleton, Wis., 1997-2000, 2002-Present
  • Director of Senior Choir, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Appleton, Wis., 1993-1998
  • Mission/Vision Force, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Appleton, Wis., 2003 

Published Writings

  • Christian Education, Northwestern Publishing House Family Life Series (2003)
  • "Our World of War," Lutheran Parent: NPH, 09-10 (2003)
  • "2000 is Here…Now What?" Lutheran Parent: NPH, 01-02 (2000)
  • "Are We Now What We Were Then?" Lutheran Parent: NPH, 09-10 (2000)
  • "Flirting with the Past," Lutheran Parent: NPH, 01-02 (1997)

Recent Presentations 

  • Schools that Learn, Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod National Leadership Conference (2005)
  • Instructional Expectations for the Educator of the Future, Association of Area Lutheran High Schools (2003)
  • Strategies for Enhancing Comprehension and Critical Thinking, Wisconsin Lutheran High School In-service (2003)
  • Incorporating God's Word into the Curriculum, Shoreland Lutheran High School In-service (2003)
  • The High School Instructor of the Future, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School In-service (2003)
  • Developing a School’s Curriculum, WELS National Leadership Conference (2002)
  • We Have What Others Want – The Benefits and Blessings of Christian Education, Keynote Evergreen Lutheran High School Federation Symposium (2002)
  • Whose School Is It Anyway? Keynote of Western Wisconsin District Teacher’s Conference (2001)
  • Serving Students With Special Needs in the Lutheran Elementary School, WELS Jesus Cares Conference (2000)
  • Spiritualizing the Curriculum, Fox Valley Lutheran Federation of Teachers (2000)
  • A Sense of Time in History, Northern Wisconsin District Teacher’s Conference (1999)
  • The Process of a Curriculum Study, Fox Valley Lutheran Federation of Teachers (1998)
  • The Bifocal Principal, WELS National Leadership Conference (1996)
  • Using Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom, WELS National Teacher's Conference (1995)