Steve Wojcikiewicz is a Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor at the Learning Policy Institute. He is a member of LPI’s Educator Quality team. Wojcikiewicz is a co-author of the book Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning and of several case studies of educator preparation programs that are part of that project. His focus is on initiatives related to educator preparation research, practice, and policy, including the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), an initiative of LPI and the Bank Street Graduate School of Education focused on teacher and leader preparation for deeper learning and equity.
Wojcikiewicz has 2 decades of experience in varied roles across the field of education. He started his career teaching high school social studies and band in Tulsa, OK, and has also worked as an experiential educator aboard sailing vessels around the country. After earning his Ph.D., he served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Western Oregon University, followed by positions as Assistant Director of Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, DC, and as Vice President of Policy for Deans for Impact in Austin, TX. Prior to joining LPI, he was the Director of the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education and a faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Oregon.
Wojcikiewicz has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Teaching from the University of Portland, and a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Notre Dame.