Erica Ringelspaugh


Assistant Professor 


Ph.D.: Educational Leadership, Edwood College
                (expected 2021)
M.Ed.: Teaching and Learning, 
                 St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, 2009
B.S.:    English with Teaching Certification and Writing minor
                 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2004 

About Me

Professional Biography

Ringelspaugh taught high school English in a small, rural district for over a decade.  While teaching at the secondary level, she participated in leadership committees, hosted student teachers, and served as an instructional coach.  In 2016, she joined the English department at UWSP to work with the students learning to be English teachers.  She most loves being in the classroom with students of all ages.

Personal Biography 

Ringelspaugh loves to read pretty much anything, walk the Green Circle Trail, and quilt blankets she promptly gives away.  She hates ladybugs and is totally freaked out by hail.  She is almost always cold but hates wearing shoes.  She is the mom of two small humans.  Her favorite superhero is Super Grover.

Campus or community involvement

Connections Project Coordinator

Research and Scholarly Interests

Critical literacy, rural education, grading theory, balanced assessment, reading and writing workshop, trauma informed teaching, and generally tricking kids into learning.

Messages to Students

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Any day is a good day when I get to spend it with students.

What do you want students gain from your teaching?

I hope students come away from my classes with a lifelong love of reading and writing, even if they didn’t especially enjoy reading and writing before the class began. I hope they find their own voice and identity as readers, writers, and teachers.  I hope they feel empowered to make a difference in the world through their teaching, analysis, and words.

Contact Information
CCC 434
​Stevens Point

​Courses Taught

​ENGL 101
Freshman English
​ENGL 106
​Reading Fiction
​ENGL 250
Intermediate Composition
​​ENG 356/556
​Methods of Teaching Literature
(Middle and Secondary)
​​ENGL 381/581
​Reading for the English Teacher