Dr. Aspen Easterling

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Advising Coordinator for Professional Education

Office/Department: Professional Education, Department of

Location: Bensen Hall 323

Phone: (218) 755-3781

Box #: 35

Email: aspen.easterling@bemidjistate.edu


Raised in Texas, Dr. Easterling began her college career at a large university in Texas, which was not a good fit for her. She found her home at Bemidji State University, where she fell in love with higher education. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education, she moved to Colorado where she taught middle school technology classes. She returned to BSU in 2013 to serve as the Advising Coordinator for Bemidji State University’s Department of Professional Education. She also serves as a Licensure Certification Officer, recommending program completers for their teaching licenses.


Doctor of Education
Major: Educational Administration and Leadership
St. Cloud State University (May 2021)

Master of Science
Major: Education
Cognate: Technology Enhanced Education

Certificate: Electronic Writing
Bemidji State University

Bachelor of Science
Major: Elementary Education
Specialty: Middle School Communication Arts & Literature
Bemidji State University

Research Interests

  • Digital Game-Based Teaching
  • Educational Technology