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David Roloff


David Roloff completed his doctoral program with a dissertation focused on feedback loops within Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and the features of such systems that lead to the greatest gains in teacher and student learning.  He works closely with students in the UWSP English Education Program. Professor Roloff said it is extremely rewarding to mentor pre-service teachers in multiple English methods classes, arrange and oversee student teaching placements, and regularly visit his newest colleagues in their classrooms.  He collaborated with educators from around the state in writing new Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction academic standards for the Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts, serving as a co-chair.


  • Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English – Executive Committee (2011-present)
  • Wisconsin English Language Arts Teacher Educators – Chair (2011-present)
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction English Language Arts Standards Review Committee – Co-Chair (2019-2020)


To make progress you must take learning risks and step into the uncomfortable and the unknown. To truly learn something, to truly own knowledge, you need to have internalized and reflected on the process, not simply memorized discrete bits of knowledge or completed tasks. This is what I want students to take away from our shared learning experiences.

David Roloff
Professor of English

CCC 436


Ed.D. - Teaching
University of Minnesota-Duluth

M.S. - Applied Learning and Leadership
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

B.A. - English Education
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Advanced Freshman English
English Education Practicum
Methods of Teaching Composition and Literature for Non-English Majors
​Seminar on Teaching for Student/Intern Teachers of English
Senior Seminar in English Education