Ian P. Renga is a teacher educator and scholar of trends and traditions in teaching. His current work attends to the role of desire in teaching and teacher education. Prior to academia he served as an instructional assistant in special education classrooms and taught middle school science, math, and fine art. He holds a B.A. in fine art and B.S. in biology from Indiana University, a M.Ed. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder.