Dr. Ron Dexter
Director, Career and Technical Education
College of Education
Ed.D., Oregon State University
M.S.T. Portland State University
B.S. Portland State University
Washington Supt. License, Washington State University
Oregon Administrative License, Lewis and Clark College
Ron started his career in education at Portland Public Schools teaching high school chemistry and physical science. After teaching and coaching for 12 years, he requested a sabbatical leave to complete his doctorate at Oregon State University.
Ron has held many school leadership positions including vice-principal at Lincoln HS, principal at Camas HS, director of secondary at the North Clackamas SD, director at the Sabin Skills Center, and associate superintendent for career and technical education at the Oregon Department of Education.
In 2003, Ron was hired at Concordia to develop a career and technical education (CTE) teacher training program because no other Oregon university provided an instructional training program for professional technical teachers. Concordia's CTE program provides a teacher licensure pathway for people who have the technical skills and work experience in 22 career areas such as computer technology, health services, manufacturing, architecture, automotive, and construction.
Ron enjoys teaching career and technical education classes and other graduate level classes in the College of Education. He supervises admin practicum students, recruits and advises students for the CTE program, and assists other faculty in helping Concordia students improve their interviewing skills in preparation for applying for a teaching position. He is the author of the book Teacher and Administrator Interviewing: 9 Steps to Success.
Ron's greatest joys are his grandchildren: Kristen, David, and Daegan. His wife Ann, a former elementary teacher, supervises Concordia student teachers. They enjoy traveling to Mexico, Europe, and other interesting places in America. Ron also enjoys fishing, bow hunting, and kayaking.