Christopher Strople, Ph.D.

Director, Master of Education

Director, Master in Teaching

Assistant Professor, foundations

Ph.D. in Education, Chapman University; M.A. in Education, Chapman University; M.A. in Teaching, Chapman University; B.A. in History with Asian Studies minor, Loyola Marymount University

Old Main 471
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Dr. Strople is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans the fields of art, education, and research methodology. His research interests include schools and society, social justice education, and arts based inquiry. He has over 20 years of teaching experience, including working as a volunteer adult literacy tutor, an elementary school teacher, and most recently as an assistant professor. Dr. Strople has taught numerous courses during his time at Saint Martin’s University, including teacher education undergraduate course in assessment, technology, social studies methods and educational law as well as graduate courses in foundations and the philosophy of knowledge. He also currently serves as Director of the MiT/MED graduate programs. Dr. Strople received his PhD in education with a cultural and curricular emphasis from Chapman University.