Chinese Studies Program

Ron Byrnes

Ron Byrnes

Associate Professor in the School of Education

253-535-7286 (office)



Ph.D., University of Denver, 1993

MEd, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984


Ron was a high school social studies teacher in Los Angeles and Ethiopia before completing his Ph.D. in Curriculum Leadership at the University of Denver. His academic interests include international education, cultural globalization, and education reform. He writes curriculum activities for secondary social studies teachers, as well as reviews, essays, and commentaries about social studies education, international education, and education reform. In addition to his teacher education work, he enjoys teaching first year writing seminars and a course titled "Cultural Globalization" in the International Core.