Ron Shultz

Ron Shultz

Office Phone: (540) 432-4334

Cell Phone: (540) 820-1145


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 208


Education Dept

Ron Shultz is an instructor in Teacher Education and the coordinator for the PK-6 program. He earned a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts studies from Eastern Mennonite University with a PK-8 teaching certification, and a M.A. in Education from Millersville University. His previous teaching experiences include one year as a middle school teacher and five years as a fourth grade classroom teacher in Pennsylvania. Ron also taught fourth grade for two years in Virginia. He has served for six years as a teacher and administrator while helping to begin a Christian school in Cusco, Peru, working with students from preschool through sixth grade. Ron has been teaching in the Education Department at EMU since the fall of 2011. He also began his doctoral studies in 2012 at George Mason University with a focus on teacher education and multicultural/multilingual education.


M.Ed., Millersville University, 1998
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University, 1992


  • Sprague, D., Groundwater, S., Opfer, T., Shultz, R. & St. Pierre, T. (2015).
    Expanding PhD Students’ Knowledge-Base: Skyping with the Experts. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1062-1068). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

  • Shultz, R. (2014, August). Preparing pre-service teachers for effectiveness in a
    in a diverse classroom: The significant impact of a cross-cultural experience.
    Presentation at the Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Niagara Falls, NY.

Church, Community and Professional Service

  • Consultant and faculty resourcing for PROMESA Christian School, Cusco, Peru, June 1-20, 2017.
  • Facilitator for the Clinical Faculty and Mentor trainings, MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education, Nov. 9 and 16, 2016; Feb. 8 and 15, 2017.
  • Discipleship Community team leader at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, September, 2014 – August, 2016.
  • Consultant and faculty resourcing for PROMESA Christian School, Cusco, Peru, July 11-24, 2014.
  • Consultant and faculty resourcing for PROMESA Christian School, Cusco, Peru, June 11-20, 2012.
  • Worship Team member at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, September, 2011 – 2014.
  • Presented Education in a Cross-Cultural Setting for pre-service missions training, VA Mennonite Missions, July 25, 2011.
  • Consultant and faculty resourcing for PROMESA Christian School, Cusco, Peru, June 25 – July 7, 2011.
  • Missionary with Eastern Mennonite Missions in Cusco, Peru, as educator and support to the local church leadership, 2004-2010.
  • Youth Pastor at Powhatan Mennonite Church, Powhatan, VA, 1999-2003.

Professional Memberships

  • The Virginia Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (VANAME)
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
  • Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE)

Professional Conferences Attended

  • Symposium for Educators: Understanding and Responding to Poverty, hosted by James Madison University, organized by VANAME, October 28, 2016.
  • Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Niagara Falls, NY, August 3-4, 2014.
  • ATE-VA Spring Conference, Sweet Briar College, March 27, 2014
  • Response to Intervention Symposium, hosted by James Madison University, sponsored by the Virginia Dept. of Education, October 28, 2011.
  • Symposium on Immigration and Education, hosted by James Madison University, organized by VANAME, October 14, 2011.
  • VATESOL Annual Conference, Fredericksburg, VA, October 2, 2010.

New Courses Taught

  • EDUC 551 Creating Cultures of Change (Fall, 2016)
  • ED 411 Reflective Teaching Seminar (Fall, 2014)
  • ED 331 Math in the Elementary Classroom (Spring, 2012)
  • ED 332 Science in the Elementary Classroom (Spring, 2012)
  • ED 321 Management and Organization in Early Education (Spring, 2012)
  • ED 301 Needs of Diverse Learners (Spring, 2012)
  • ED 231 Organizing for Learning (Fall, 2011)
  • ED 232 Learning, Motivation and Assessment (Fall, 2011)
  • ED 341 Language Arts (Fall, 2011)

EMU Service

  • Teacher Education Department Field Placement Coordinator (2015 to present)
  • Committee on Teacher Education (2011 to present)
  • Teacher Education Admissions Committee (2011 to present)
  • Instructor for the EMU Intensive English Program, teaching English as a second
    language to adult students, May-June, 2011.

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