Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr.Jo Beth DeSoto
Work Phone: 806-296-6021 (H); 806-283-1821 (C) - Please do NOT call after 7 p.m. Central Standard Time
Office Location: Texas
Office Hours: M-F: 1 - 7 p.m. CST; S/Sun: 1 - 5 p.m. CST.
Notes: I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University, and a Doctorate in Special Education from Texas Tech University. I have 23 years of experience teaching in the public school system. In 2003, upon completion of my Doctorate in Special Education, I began teaching on the college level. I taught for 2 years at University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM, and am currently beginning my ninth year at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. I have been married to my husband, Richard, for 30 years, and we have 2 children, Libby – 27, and Ross – 23, and our first grandson, Caden, who is 1 year old. I taught special education because I was always one of those teachers determined to make sure students were learning.