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Faculty Roster & Qualifications

Childhood & Adolescence Teacher Education Faculty
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Health Science Teacher Education Faculty
Dance Teacher Education Faculty
School Counselor Education Faculty
School Leadership Faculty

Childhood & Adolescence Teacher Education Faculty [dept link]

Dr. Jennifer AshtonAssistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education
Special Education/Disability Studies


Dr. Sandra Cimbricz , Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Elementary & Interdisciplinary Education, K-12, University at Buffalo
Secondary English Language Arts & Literacy

Dr. Mary CoreyAssociate Professor,  Dept. of Education and Human Development
BS, The College at Brockport, MA and PhD, University of Rochester
Social Studies Education, American History, Women's Studies

Dr. Moira FallonAssociate Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Psychological Foundations of Education, University of New Mexico
Special Education

Dr. Tom GiblinProfessor,  Dept. of Education and Human Development
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, University  of Florida
Administration, English Education

Dr. Donald Halquist, Dept. Chair, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, The University of New Mexico
Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Qualitative Research Methods

Dr. Christine E. Murray, Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University
Teacher Professionalization, Educational Change, Teacher Union Reform

Dr. Younkyeong NamAssistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Science Education, University of Minnesota, 2011
EdM, Science Education, Korea National University of Education, 2004
EdM, Science Education, Pusan National University, 2000
BSc, Earth Science Education, Pusan National University, 1997

Dr. Sue NovingerAssociate Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
BSE, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Truman State University; MA, Educational Administration, Truman State University; PhD, Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri
Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy, Action Research

Dr. Carole PelttariVisiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
EdD in Curriculum and Instruction: Specialization in Literacy, Northern Illinois University
Childhood and Adolescence Literacy

Mr. Frank RossiQAR Lecturer, Dept. of Education and Human Development
Bilingual Education

Dr. Janka Szilagyi,  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, University of Buffalo, Elementary Ed/Early Childhood

Dr. Peter VeronesiAssociate Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Science Education, University of Iowa1996
MSEd, Science Education, Clarion University, 1992
BS, Secondary Education, Science, Clarion University, 1986

Science Teacher Education; use of video analysis for reflective practice

Dr. Carol WadeAssistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2011-2012, Science Education Department 
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education, 2011
MA, Secondary Mathematics Education, 2002
BS, Science Teaching Mathematics, 1991

Dr. Christian WilkensAssistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development

Ms. Allison WrightLecturer, Dept. of Education and Human Development
MS, SUNY Buffalo, Elementary Education

Dr. Jie Zhang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Tennessee Technological University, Philosophy, Exceptional Learning

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education [dept link]

Dr. Douglas Collier - Associate Professor,  Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
PhD, Indiana University, 1993
Teacher education, adapted physical education and motor development, Positive and proactive approaches to dealing with difficult behavior, inclusion, and education in urban areas.

Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson  - Professor and Associate Chair, Student Teaching Coordinator, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
PhD, Oregon State University
Teacher education, adapted physical education, and early childhood physical education, Peer tutors, early childhood, and inclusion

Dr. Alisa James  Associate Professor and Teacher Certification Coordinator, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
EdD, University of Massachusetts
Teacher education, assessment, and instructional alignment, Assessment, instructional alignment and urban physical education

Dr. Ferman Konukman  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
Ph.D, Virginia Tech, Division of Health & Physical Education: Physical Education Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Pedagogy, Physical Education Teacher Education, Teaching & Coaching effectiveness, Teaching sport skills to children with autism

Dr. Francis M. Kozub  Associate Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Teacher education, Pedagogy

Dr. Lauren Lieberman  - Distinguished Service Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
PhD, Orgeon State University
Adapted physical education, especially children with sensory impairments, Children who are blind, deaf, deaf-blind in physical education, sport, recreation, and inclusion strategies

Dr. Eugene Orbaker  Associate Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
EdD: West Virginia University

Dr. Susan Petersen  - Chair, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
EdD, Teachers College, Columbia Univ
Teacher education, curriculum development and instruction, secondary physical education, Building and maintaining outstanding programs, State Learning Standards, Urban teachers

Dr. Sheri Treadwell - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)
PhD, University of Northern Colorado
Teacher education, curriculum development and instruction, secondary physical education

Dr. Joseph Winnick  Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE) 
EdD: Temple University
Regular and adapted physical education, Physical fitness for individuals with disabilities

Health Science Teacher Education Faculty [dept link]

Joseph E. BalogAssociate Professor, Department of Health Science,  Visiting Scholar, Yale University and The Hastings Center 
Ph.D. University of Maryland - Health Education 
MSHYG University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health - Maternal and Child Health Care Administration 
Areas of interest and expertise - ethical issues in public health and health education, health promotion and health behaviors, childhood obesity 

Linda F. Balog, Associate Professor,Ph.D., CHES 
Executive Director of Professional Education, CAEP Coordinator, &  Associate Professor, Department of Health  Science 
Ph.D. University of Maryland - Health Education 
M.A. University of Maryland - Physical Education
B.S. University of Pittsburgh - Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
Areas of interest and expertise - stress management for children and adolescents, mental health, school health education, teacher education, professional dispositions

Jennifer Boyle, Assistant Professor, Ph.D

Darson L. Rhodes, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., CHES
Education: PhD - Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Health Education
Research interest: the relationship among personal and social competence, engagement in youth health risk behaviors, and academic success

 

Dance Teacher Education Faculty [dept link]

Jacqueline DavisProfessor Emerita, Dept. of Dance
Dance education, Alexander Technique, Laban Movement Analyst (CMA), Dance improvisation, development of individual style, and composition in addition to Laban Movement Analysis, movement theories, and movement and self awareness

William Evans ,  Visiting Professor (Guest Artist) and Undergraduate Program Director 
Certified Laban Movement Analyst with both Integrated Movement Studies and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Evans Modern Dance Technique and repertory; improvisation; choreography; rhythm tap technique, improvisation and repertory; Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals; dance conditioning/applied kinesiology and dance pedagogy

Maura KeefeAssociate Professor, Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, MFA Graduate Dance Program Advisor 
Dance historian and dance writer, Scholar-in-Residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. relationships between dance and sports, critical dance studies and choreography.

Darwin PrioleauProfessor, Dean-School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Dance education, Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre (as a merit scholar and apprentice) and the International Center de Danse in Cannes, France (as a merit scholar), soloist with The Nat Horne Company, Contemporary Dance Spectrum and Ed Kresley Dance Company, and featured dancer in several off-Broadway musicals, free-lance modern and jazz dance choreographer, expertise include jazz, modern, dance pedagogy and choreography

Juanita Suarez , Associate Professor and MA Graduate Dance Program Advisor 
Dance research, history, and education, collaborations with Luz y Fuerza (Mexico) and El Corazon, a migrant ensemble, performed for Legends of China 2000, Chicana dancemaking as a rising aesthetic within modern dance, co-founding member of the Latina Dance Project

Kevin S. Warner , Director of Arts for Children Interdisciplinary Program, Visiting Associate Professor of Dance
Role of dance in teaching and learning across all subject areas, including arts integration and the arts as whole-school reform, Teaching Artist Training model

School Counselor Education Faculty [dept link]

Robert Dobmeier , Assistant Professor, Dept of Counselor Education 
PhD, LMHC, CRC Univseristy of Bufaflo
spirituality in the counselor education curriculum and as a resource in counseling, expression of spirituality among diverse groups, risk factors for mental health problems on college campuses, alcohol and drug relapse, counselor educators’ views of counseling as a single profession and investigated the need for school counselors in elementary schools

Kathleen Fallon , Assistant Professor,  Dept of Counselor Education
PhD, NCC, IMH University of Florida
crisis counselor, outpatient substance abuse therapist, emergency screener, career counselor, and had a private practice, sexual orientation issues and personal growth issues, theoretical framework incorporates creativity and spirituality and is informed by feminist, narrative, motivational interviewing, and cognitive lenses

Bellah KitekiVisiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counselor Education
PhD, , Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MA, Community Mental Health Counseling, Bowling Green State University, 2005
MA, Linguistics and African Languages, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1998

Patricia Goodspeed Grant  , Associate Professor, Dept of Counselor Education 
Ed.D., LMHC, NCC University of Rochester
hermeneutic phenomenological exploration of the meaning of work for unemployed professionals, qualitative methods, specifically for the field of counseling, lived experiences of separation and divorce, social class and the counseling process, to creativity and its relationship to both counseling process and counselor education, and work-family issues, and how these areas are practiced in the international counseling community

Thomas J. Hernandez Department Chair and Professor, Dept of Counselor Education 
EdD, LMHC University of Rochester
Areas of difference in the counseling process: issues of gender, culture and disability in social context. Issues of technology in counseling and the impact of technology on children in schools

Summer Reiner , Assistant Professor, Dept of Counselor Education
Ph.D., LMHC, NCC University of Connecticut
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor

School Leadership Faculty [dept link]

Carol T. GodsaveDepartment Chair and Visitng Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Administration
CAS
Former Director of Special Education 
Area of interest: Interactive teaching and learning

Jeffrey LinnAssociate Professor, Dept. of Educational Administration
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University
Research interests:  teacher supervision, leadership and equity in education issues


James Tobin, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Administration
Ed.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Research Interests:  professional development of school superintendents and principals, principal and school counselor collaboration, superintendent and principal leadership and management.

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Last Updated 9/17/13