Faculty and Staff
Interim Department Chair
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD
Interim Department Chair, Teacher Education
Research Interests: Teacher and principal certification; organizational health; teaching and learning; case studies for professional development; school discipline; educational leadership.
Curriculum and Instruction
Gina Anderson, EdD
Associate Dean, College of Professional Education; Professor
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.
Karen Dunlap, EdD
Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator
Research Interests: Data-driven decision making; data-driven instruction; pedagogically appropriate use of technology in educational practice; new teacher induction; experiential learning.
Rebecca Fredrickson, EdD
Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Research Interests: Testing, certification and accountability; diversity issue in education; partnerships; new teacher induction; experiential learning.
Sarah K. McMahan, PhD
Professor, Director of the Office of Clinical Practices
Research Interests: New teacher induction and mentoring; school/university partnerships
Aimee Myers, PhD
Research Interests: Culturally responsive teaching; urban education; engaging stakeholders; student-teacher culture gap; teacher learning
Denise Potter, MEd
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ludovic A. Sourdot, PhD
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
Jerry Ausburn, EdD
Associate Clinical Professor, ELO Program Co-Coordinator
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.
Jerry Burkett, EdD
Research Interests: Staff development, new teacher instruction, classroom management, mentoring, school finance, instructional technology.
Amanda Hurlbut, PhD
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Program Coordinator
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.
Minkowan Goo, PhD
Research Interests: Using technology (virtual reality and augmented reality) in teaching students with disabilities.
Jean Ann Joest, PhD
Randa Keeley, PhD
Research Interests: Teacher preparation; culturally responsive teaching; inclusive practices; mild/moderate disabilities; co-teaching; cultural and linguistic diversity; multicultural special education.
Maria Peterson-Ahmad, PhD
Research Interests: Teacher preparation; high leverage practices; simulated learning environments; technology in education.
Bilingual and ESL Education
Claudia Sanchez, PhD
Research Interests: Parental involvement in K-12 education; bilingual/ESL teacher preparation and professional development; grant writing; ESL teaching methodologies.
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