Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Department Chair

Diane Myers, PhD
Associate Professor; Chair, Teacher Education
SH 114
dmyers1@twu.edu
940-898-2246 

Research Interests: Positive behavioral interventions and support at the school-wide, class-wide and individual student level; students with challenging behavior; supporting teachers' classroom management.

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Gina Anderson, EdD
Associate Dean, College of Professional Education; Professor
SH 202-G
ganderson@twu.edu
940-898-2980

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
SH 207
kdunlap@twu.edu
940-898-2764

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
Associate Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator
SH 215
rfredrickson@twu.edu
940-898-2238

Research Interests: Testing, certification and accountability; diversity issue in education; partnerships; new teacher induction; experiential learning.

Amanda Hurlbut, PhD
Assistant Professor
SH 209
amandahurlbut@twu.edu
940-898-2280

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.

Sarah K. McMahan, PhD
Associate Professor
SH 213-A
smcmahan@twu.edu
940-898-2828

Research Interests: New teacher induction and mentoring; school/university partnerships

Aimee Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor
SH 112
amyers8@twu.edu
940-898-2244

Research Interests: Culturally responsive teaching; urban education; engaging stakeholders; student-teacher culture gap; teacher learning

Ludovic A. Sourdot, PhD
Associate Professor
SH 213
lsourdot@twu.edu
940-898-2216

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.

Special Education

Mary Dell Donelson, EdD
Clinical Assistant Professor
SH 119
mdonelson@twu.edu
940-898-2267

Research Interests: Special education; special education evaluation/assessment; low-incidence disabilities.

Minkowan Goo, PhD
Assistant Professor
SH 118
mgoo@twu.edu
940-898-2047

Research Interests: Using technology (virtual reality and augmented reality) in teaching students with disabilities.

Jean Ann Joest, PhD
Instructor
SH 117
jjoest@twu.edu
940-898-2845

Randa Keeley, PhD
Assistant Professor
SH 111
rkeeley@twu.edu
940-898-2278

Jane Pemberton, PhD
Professor
SH 309-A
jpemberton@twu.edu
940-898-2218

Research Interests: Instructional strategies; curriculum-based measurement; gender equity issues; distance education; grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities.

 

Jerry Whitworth, EdD
Professor
SH 208
jwhitworth@twu.edu
940-898-2248

Research Interests: Technology in education; test-taking strategies; inclusion; transition issues.

Bilingual and ESL Education

Melinda Cowart, EdD
Professor
SH 214
mcowart@twu.edu
940-898-2154

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.

Jorge F. Figueroa, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor
International Education Partnerships
SH 118
jfigueroa2@twu.edu
940-898-2273

Research Interests: Bilingual/ESL teacher training with technology; gamification and game-based learning for bilingual/ESL instruction; augmented reality and virtual reality for ESL/EFL instruction; psychological and socio-cultural factors in L2 teaching and learning; distributed and multimodal teaching and learning; digital divide; leadership in higher education.

Holly Hansen-Thomas, PhD
Professor
SH 111
hhansenthomas@twu.edu
940-898-2265

Research Interests: ESL training for mainstream secondary level teachers; English Language Learners' development of academic language in mathematics and science; language awareness; teacher identity.

Luis Hernandez
Visiting Assistant Professor
SH 117
lhernandez34@twu.edu
940-898-2845

Research Interests: Using emerging technologies as constructionist tools to create meaningful learning and facilitate language acquisition; online learning; English Language Learners' academic language development; Bilingual/ESL teacher preparation and professional development.

Claudia Sanchez, PhD
Professor
SH 216
csanchez@twu.edu
940-898-2009

Research Interests: Parental involvement in K-12 education; bilingual/ESL teacher preparation and professional development; grant writing; ESL teaching methodologies.

Educational Administration

Peggy Malone, EdD
Associate Professor
SH 309-B
pmalone@twu.edu
940-898-2207

Research Interests: Giving effective feedback in an instructional setting; school leadership performance.

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD
Associate Professor
SH 210
ltrujillojenks@twu.edu
940-898-2447

Research Interests: Teacher and principal certification; organizational health; teaching and learning; case studies for professional development; school discipline; educational leadership.

Staff

Madyson Plummer
Senior Secretary
SH 115
mplummer2@twu.edu
940-898-2271

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