Faculty and Staff
Interim Department Chair
Research Interests: Teacher and principal certification; organizational health; teaching and learning; case studies for professional development; school discipline; educational leadership.
Curriculum and Instruction
Research Interests: Teacher preparation; higher education leadership; partnership development; curriculum and instruction; multicultural education; discussion pedagogies; educational foundations; interdisciplinary curriculum design; scholarship of teaching and learning.
Research Interests: Improving student achievement; organizational evaluation and improvement; effective planning for future growth in student populations; legal issues impacting education and policy; media and public relations in schools.
Research Interests: Data-driven decision making; data-driven instruction; pedagogically appropriate use of technology in educational practice; new teacher induction; experiential learning.
Research Interests: Testing, certification and accountability; diversity issue in education; partnerships; new teacher induction; experiential learning.
Research Interests: Assessment and intervention practices; 21st century instructional strategies; teacher preparation and pedagogy; technology integration; high leverage teaching practices; new teacher digital induction and mentoring.
Research Interests: New teacher induction and mentoring; school/university partnerships
Research Interests: Culturally responsive teaching; urban education; engaging stakeholders; student-teacher culture gap; teacher learning
Denise Potter, MEd
Visiting Assistant Professor
Research Interests: The pedagogical possibilities television programming offer for visual culture studies and teacher education; curriculum studies; educational technology; multicultural education; serving the needs of English Language Learners; public pedagogy.
Cheryl Upvall, MEd
Visiting Assistant Professor
Minkowan Goo, PhD
Research Interests: Using technology (virtual reality and augmented reality) in teaching students with disabilities.
Jean Ann Joest, PhD
Research Interests: Teacher preparation; culturally responsive teaching; inclusive practices; mild/moderate disabilities; co-teaching; cultural and linguistic diversity; multicultural special education.
Research Interests: Teacher preparation; high leverage practices; simulated learning environments; technology in education.
Jerry Whitworth, EdD
Research Interests: Technology in education; test-taking strategies; inclusion; transition issues.
Bilingual and ESL Education
Melinda Cowart, EdD
Research Interests: Effective, equitable teaching of all children, particularly those with ethnic, linguistic and academic diversity; the appropriate preparation of new teachers for real-world schools; the proper training of teachers to successfully address the needs and requirements of immigrant, refugee and homeless children.
Research Interests: Parental involvement in K-12 education; bilingual/ESL teacher preparation and professional development; grant writing; ESL teaching methodologies.
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