Vince Aleccia earned a bachelor of arts in English and History from California State University, Fullerton in 1975. He was awarded a master of arts in secondary education from the University of San Francisco in 1978. He earned another master's degree in English language and literature from California State University, Fullerton in 1981. In addition, he earned National Board Certified Teacher status (Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts) in 2002. He was awarded his doctorate in education from George Fox University in 2007.
He spent 29 years as a secondary English, journalism, and social studies teacher in California and Oregon, with one year as a Fulbright Teacher Exchange participant teaching in the United Kingdom in 1994-1995.
Currently, he teaches the College Instruction sequence (COIN 581: Workshop in College Teaching, COIN 571: Survey of Post-Secondary Education, and COIN 572: Strategies for Teaching Adults) as well as a variety of graduate foundation courses. He also teaches EDUC 201: Introduction to Education and EDUC 303: Foundations of Assessment.
He has been married since 1981 and has two grown children. His wife, JoNel, is a health reporter with the Seattle Times. They reside in Redmond, Washington.
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