William Demmert

Woodring College of Education hosted the second annual Honoring Dr. William G. Demmert, Jr. Lecture Series in May, bringing to campus guest speakers who share the late Dr. Demmert's committment to international indigenous education through language immersion and culturally based education.…

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski pays tribute to Bill Demmert from the senate floor on Feb. 1.

Demmert, who passed away on Jan. 19 at age 75, retired from his position as professor of education at Western Washington University in 2008. He first came to WWU in 1992.

Of Oglalla Sioux and…

Retired Western Washington University Education Professor William Demmert passed away quietly on Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, at the age of 75.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nora, and their four children.

Of Oglalla Sioux and Tlingit heritage, Demmert received his doctorate…

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