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Traci Bliss

  • Accomplished Education Professor


    Throughout her career in academia, Traci Bliss established herself as a prominent education professor. Most recently, she served as a professor at the Idaho State University College of Education, where she taught graduate courses in subjects such as curriculum development, theories of learning, and teacher professional development and mentoring. Traci Bliss also taught undergraduate courses, including Elementary Social Studies Methods and Language Acquisition for Diverse Learners. Aside from her work as a professor, Traci Bliss served as the program coordinator of the Idaho State University satellite campus for teacher education. She also worked as the program director of Idaho Classrooms of Accomplished Teachers, where she secured nearly $500,000 in grant funding to produce award-winning documentaries that profiled teachers. The author of several books and peer-reviewed articles, Traci Bliss holds a Ph.D. in education and an M.A. in social studies and history from Stanford University. She also earned an M.P.A. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her B.A. is from Stanford University.

    Professional experience


    Idaho State University

    January 2006 - February 2008(2 years)


    Art History; Minor: History

    Stanford University

    January 1966 - January 1970(4 years)

    PhD, Dissertation focus: History of Education Reform, Minor: Political Science.

    Stanford University

    January 1981 - January 1986(5 years)

    M.A., Social Studies/History

    Stanford University

    January 1980 - January 1981(a year)


    LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin

    January 1974 - January 1975(a year)