Nicholas Wysocki is an Associate Professor in the Education Studies Department at Winona State University. He holds a Ph. D in the Social Foundations of Education from The University of Iowa, and he has worked in higher education for over 20 years. Dr. Wysocki currently works with teacher candidates seeking a Minnesota teaching license. Students in his courses learn how historical, psychological, sociological, and philosophical forces, both past and present, impact teaching and learning. He developed the Multicultural Education Certificate Program designed to help working adults research equity issues in their respective professional sectors. He is also the author of the books, Cultural Reflections: A Transformative Approach to Teaching and Learning (2019) and Cultural Analyses: Transforming Teaching and Learning (2020). He is also a poet.