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Kristen Nichols-Besel

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Instructor of General Studies
    General Education College of Arts and Sciences
  • Adjunct Instructor
    Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Graduate School
    Ed.D. in K-12 Administration Graduate School


Literacy Education - young adult literature, methods courses for English Education, practicum and student teaching supervision; Writing Center work; College Writing

Started at Bethel



  • University of Northern Iowa - B.A. in English Education, 2000
  • Iowa State University - M.A. in English Literature, 2005
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Education, 2015

Certificates and Licenses

Standard License (Issued by the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners): 5-12 English/Language Arts, 5-12 Reading, K-12 Athletic Coach [7/2/2013-7/31/2018]