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Jan Woodcock

Associate Professor, Social Science

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  • 1140 Umpqua College Rd
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    Jackson Hall Room 5


  • 541-440-4706


Jan Woodcock has been a full-time faculty member at UCC for twenty years. She describes her faculty position as a wonderful job where she gets to learn with her students, laugh with them, and celebrate their many successes. She also loves working with some very fine people on an incredibly beautiful campus.

Jan grew up in Salem, but moved to Roseburg from Cambridge Massachusetts after finishing her Master’s degree in theological studies at Harvard University. She has done post-graduate studies at UofO, OSU, WOU, PSU, and Smith College School of Social Work. Her undergraduate degree from Westminster College is in English, Secondary Education, and skipping class to go skiing in great powder snow.

Past jobs include teaching and counseling in public school and hospital settings as well as various social work positions in the field of human services.

On state and regional levels Jan is Co-director of OILD (Oregon Institute for Leadership Development) and Past-President of the Oregon Chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges. She is also the Director of the Pacific Northwest Great Teaching Seminar for community college faculty from eighty different colleges. She has been teaching at UCC for twenty years, currently teaching psychology, human services, and world religions.

Even though the rivers, forests, and people of rural southern Oregon have been very good to her, she rarely passes up opportunities to travel in search of new ideas and best practices. According to the VIA Classification of Character Strengths survey, her strongest character strengths are curiosity and love of learning.

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