Brandon Bretl

Brandon Bretl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 903.566.7390


Brandon Bretl, Ph.D.

Brandon Bretl, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Education
Department: Education
Building: BEP 246
Phone: 903.566.7390


  • Ph.D. University of Kansas
  • M.S. Ed. Emporia State University
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Brandon Bretl began his teaching career traveling and teaching English abroad in countries including Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Upon returning to the US, he completed an alternative route to teaching certification and taught middle school and high school math and science in a variety of private and public schools. In 2016, he began work as a research assistant on the standardized science assessments in Kansas and completed his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Kansas in 2020. While there, he was awarded the Nona Tollefson Fellowship for Quantitative Research in Education.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUT 3370: Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
  • EDUC 5306: History of STEM Education
  • EPSY 3330: Child Development & Learning
  • EPSY 3340: Adolescent Development & Learning
  • EDUC 5389: Interdisciplinary Methods

Research Interests:

  • Social and cultural factors in science education
  • Advanced theories in educational psychology
  • Moral psychology
  • Adolescent social, emotional, and cognitive development
  • Intuition development
  • Research methods and psychometrics