Dr. Lucas DeWitt

  • Program Director for Master of Education - Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction; Master of Education - Special Education; Master of Education - Educational Administration
  • Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Wartburg College; M.A., Iowa State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Lucas DeWitt is a certified K-12 teacher as well as school administrator. He has served as a high school and elementary school principal for 15 years. During his time as an elementary principal he was honored as the 2013 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year and received the National Association of Elementary School Principals Doctoral Scholarship in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University.

He received his BA in Elementary Education and History from Wartburg College, his MA in History from Iowa State University, Superintendent Certification from the University of Northern Iowa, and his Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University.

His dissertation was on the Barriers and Challenges in Implementing the Iowa Core. He is interested in school reform and educational improvement efforts. His focus at the graduate level is fostering teacher leadership and effective instruction.


Introduction to Graduate Study and Research; Learning, Development and Motivation; Leadership in a Changing Society and Culture ; Assessment and Evaluation of Classroom Learning; Effective Coaching and Instructional Design; Cognition and Instruction: Research Based Instructional Strategies; Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners; Instructional Leadership and Professional Development; Collaborating with Home, School and Community Partners; Capstone Portfolio