Associate Professor of Education
Phone: (712) 722-6225
Ryan Zonnefeld joined the department in 2009. He teaches undergraduate courses in methods of teaching mathematics, applied educational psychology (elementary), and graduate courses in educational leadership. Ryan is the director of the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program and the Core (general education) program. He is also serves as the co-director of the Teacher Education Program. His areas of interest include educational leadership, school board effectiveness, and elementary/middle school education. Ryan resides in Sioux Center with his wife, Valorie, a mathematics professor at Dordt College, and their three children.
Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership, Iowa State University, 2009.
M.A. in Educational Administration (Elementary), University of South Dakota, 2001.
B.A. in Elementary Education and K-12 Choral/Instrumental Music Education, Dordt College, 1997.
Three years college teaching experience at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.
Nine years of teaching and administrative experience in elementary and middle school settings.