The Ohio State University




Dr. Chris Zirkle is the UCWHRE Institutional Representative for The Ohio State University.

He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Workforce Development and Education (  within the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He presently serves as advisor for the college’s undergraduate program in Technical Education and Training. In addition, he is the primary advisor for the teacher licensure programs in Integrated Business Education and Career and Technical Education and the licensure endorsement program in Career-Based Intervention. He is also a member of the Ohio State University Teacher Education Council.

Dr. Zirkle has taught in a variety of positions at the middle school, high school, community college and university level. He also has experience as a building administrator at the high school level. He holds current Ohio teaching and administrative licenses in nine different fields. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central State (Ohio) University, a Master of Arts in Industrial Technology Education from Ball State University, a Master of Science in Business and Industrial Counseling/Management and an Educational Specialist Degree from Wright State University and a Ph.D. in Comprehensive Vocational Education from The Ohio State University.

Dr Zirkle’s research interests include teacher education, distance education and career and technical education leadership.