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Childhood & Adolescence Teacher Education Faculty

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty

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

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

Dr. Sue Robb Associate Professor and Associate Dean, 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 Pelttari 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 Rossi QAR Lecturer, Dept. of Education and Human Development
Bilingual Education

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

Dr. Peter Veronesi Associate Professor, Dept. of Education and Human Development
PhD, Science Education, University of Iowa, 1996
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 Wade Assistant 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 Wright Lecturer, Dept. of Education and Human Development,
MS, SUNY Buffalo, Elementary Education

Dr. Jie Zhang Associate 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 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 - 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. Francis M. Kozub - 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. Susan Petersen- Associate Professor, 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 Emeritus, 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. Balog, Professor, Department of Public Health and Health Education
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, Department of Public Health and Health Education and Associate Dean, Professional Education Unit
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-Wittman, Associate Professor and Chair, Public Health and Health Education, 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]

Darwin Prioleau,Professor, 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

School Counselor Education Faculty [dept link]

Robert Dobmeier, Associate 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

Patricia Goodspeed, 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, Interim Dean, School of Education, Health, & Human Services, 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, Associate 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]

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

James Tobin, Associate 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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