Yvette Pye Ph.D.

Yvette Pye, Ph.D.

Core Professor
Ed.D. in Leadership

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 226    |    Campus Box: # 28
(612) 728-5139   |   ypye@smumn.edu


  • Courses Taught Recently at Saint Mary's

    Advanced Teaching Techniques for Adult Learners, Environmental Analysis, Communication in Adult Settings, Systematic Instructional Design, Theories of Adult Learning, Qualitative Research Design and Methods, and Non-Western Cultural Thought:  Implications for Leadership & Research, Getting Published, Memoir: Telling Our Story, Principles of Culturally Responsive Classrooms and Teaching, and Designing Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Education
    Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of Minnesota
    M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota
    B.Ed. in Elementary Education, Chicago State University 
  • Experience

    Yvette Pye is an Educator, IDI Qualified Administrator, and Change Leader

    She believes in the collective power of change.
    With more than 15 years in higher education and significant experience teaching adult learners in the Doctor of Leadership Program done so through online, blended, and traditional modalities. Elevated learning challenges excite her because in her words, “it's what I was born to do”!

    She is an award winning visionary educational practitioner. Resiliently forging collegial relationships toward closing opportunity gaps and optimizing potential through meaningful work is core to her vocation. Yvette is deeply fulfilled by inspiring system change through increasing cultural competence, inclusion, and equity courageously. For example, she led a team of professors to examine, alter and include principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) into their curriculum.

    Yvette’s is made richer through diverse research, empathic professional development, community and youth service for over 25 years. She is an author and educational consultant and has rich experiences in areas of: professional speaking, IDI, CRT, academic advisement, community/youth development, education and evaluation, curriculum and instructional design, qualitative research and housing.

    Yvette holds a PhD and a MA in Urban Social Geography from the University of Minnesota. She also has a background in K-12 education, receiving her teaching license in Illinois.

    Email: pye.yvette@gmail.com