Postdoc Spotlight: Peter Wiens, Ph.D.

Peter Wiens

Dr. Peter Wiens, a Ph.D. graduate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia, came to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shortly after completing a grant that examined English as a foreign language in the West African country of Niger. A postdoctoral scholar, Wiens is currently a member of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the College of Education.

Since arriving at UNLV, Wiens has embarked on several research projects that focus on the outcomes of preservice teacher education. These include a preservice longitudal study with five years of stored data, the Clark County School District Peer Assistance and Review Program Study (PAR), and research that examines the introduction of video-based assessment during field placements. Wiens has also been teaching courses in social studies teaching methods.

"My experience at UNLV as been wonderful," said Wiens, "the faculty have been extremely welcoming and supportive, and the students are great."

When he finishes his posdoctoral fellowship, Wiens hopes to continue his work in academia and continue his research. He and his family are enjoying their new Las Vegas home.

For more information about Dr. Wiens and his research, check out his bio on the COE website or his ResearchGate profile.