Master of Arts in Teaching Dept.
Ken McChesney joined the School of Education as an assistant professor of education in 2010. An adjunct in the Master of Arts in Teaching program since 2007, Ken teaches in the MAT full-time format program.
He gained teaching experience the previous nine years at Amity Middle School in Oregon; before that, he taught at the high school level in Eugene, Ore., and Lacey, Wash. Ken began his 19 years of secondary teaching at the middle school in Kingman, Ariz. While in Arizona, Ken also taught English classes for Mohave Community College in Kingman and on the Hualapai Reservation in Peach Springs.
Ken has experience giving teacher workshops at George Fox and the University of Oregon as well as at the Oregon Small Schools Association Summer Institute. In Amity, Ken was honored as a finalist for Oregon Small Schools Association Teacher of the Year in 2005, and he was selected as the McMinnville Wal-Mart's Teacher of the Year in 2008. Ken coached cross country as well as track and field in both Amity and Kingman. At Amity High School, Ken received cross country Coach of the Year honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Ken earned a master’s degree in education from Western Oregon University in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana in 1990.