Patty Horn

Higher Education Representative

Northern Arizona University

Dr. Patty J. Horn Education: Arizona State University
Elementary Education: Math and Science
Ed.D., 1980
Emphasis in Math and Science Education
Dissertation: "The Effects of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) on Reading Comprehension and  Vocabulary Achievement of First Grade Students"

Northern Arizona University
Elementary Education: Science
M.A., 1971

University of Oklahoma
Elementary Education; Music
B.S.,  1966


2019 to Present
Anchor Faculty for NAU Estrella Mountain Community College Cohort, Northern Arizona University, Avondale, Arizona, United States

1998 to Present
Professor of Education, College of Education, Northern Arizona University

Founder/Director, Teacher Induction Program at Northern Arizona University (2005 to 2011)

Founding Executive Director, Arizona K-12 Center, Northern Arizona University (1999 to 2005)

Associate Dean for Professional Development Programs, Center for Excellence in Education, Northern Arizona University (1998-1999)

1998 to Present
Dean Emeritus, Grand Canyon University, College of Education.

Publications and Presentations at local, state and national conferences on mentoring, induction, leadership, curriculum, teacher identity among other topics Founder of Teacher Induction Program (TIP) at Northern Arizona University from 2003 to 2006 and implemented TIP throughout Arizona from 2003 to 2012 which included diverse K-12 school districts in the inner city, suburban, rural, and Native American schools from 2007-2011. Over a nine-year period, there were 148 schools within 18 districts. Professional development was provided for 203 mentors and 2,162 first and second year teachers, which impacted 163,808 students. The association with full time mentors extended professional development for all stakeholders. The commitment of the partner districts to implement the components of the teacher induction program resulted in success for the districts, the mentors, the beginning teachers, and the students.


Elsie Toles Women in Leadership Award (2023); University Team Faculty Excellence in Global Learning (2023); Distinguished Administrator Award, Arizona School Administrators, Higher Education Division (2020); Inductee Hall of Fame, Arizona Rural Schools Association (2007)