Ronald Ginn | University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Ronald Ginn, Ph.D.

Internal Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, AZ

M.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

B.S., University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN

Contact Information

Nazareth Hall, N3017
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Prior to coming to Northwestern, Ron Ginn worked in the public school system for 15 years teaching kindergarten, fourth grade, sixth grade, and high school driver education, primarily in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Following his work in the public school system, Ron served as a secondary principal for three years in a local, private Christian school.

Ron Ginn’s professional involvements at the University of Northwestern include Chairing the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and teaching in the School of Education. He has taught Educational Foundations, Education Ethics, Human Relations in a Cross-Culturally Diverse World, Seminar in Professional Issues, and Professional Competency Assessment. Ron received Northwestern’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.

He is an alumnus of Northwestern (B.S., 1990), and earned his graduate degrees from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (M.A. 2008), and Northcentral University, AZ (Ph.D., 2016).

Ron enjoys daily time with the Lord, following UNW athletics, riding motorcycle from state to state and coast to coast with his wife Dana, and doing anything and everything with his children and grandchildren.

Specialty Areas

  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Multicultural Education

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