2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
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2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Kal Alston, Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1989
Philosophy in education, gender and race; popular culture

Barbara Applebaum, Professor, Chair
Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, 1994
Feminist ethics, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory

Christine Ashby, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Syracuse University 2008
Inclusive education, disability studies, autism and communication.

James Bellini, Professor
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1995
Rehabilitation research, disability policy, rehabilitation evaluation

Sharif Bey, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2007
Community based arts programing, African-American art education history, unofficial Slovak art, post soviet art education reforms, conceptual art and its implications to art education.

Douglas Biklen, Professor, Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1973
Child advocacy, public policy, facilitated communication, inclusive education

Benita Ann Blachman, Trustee Professor of Education and Psychology
Ph.D. University of Connecticut 1981
Learning and reading disabilities; prevention of reading difficulties; early reading intervention; early language factors that predict reading achievement.

Marlene Blumin, Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1988
College readiness, cognitive strategies, technology and curriculum in undergraduate education, learning models in post-secondary settings

Rachel Brown, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1994
Reading, strategy, instruction, cognition, instructional technology

Tom Brutsaert, Associate Professor, Chair
Ph.D. Cornell University 1997
Human adaptation to high altitude, exercise at altitude, fetal programming and effects on muscle function and physical activity.

Diane Canino-Rispoli, Instructor
C.A.S. Syracuse University 1991 Educational Leadership
M.S. Reading Education Syracuse University
B.S. State University College at Buffalo
Elementary Education Research interests include instructional leadership as it relates to supporting teacher effectiveness.

Julie Causton, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
Special education, differentiation, universal design for instruction, professional collaboration, paraprofessional support

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Professor, Chair
Ed.D., University of Maine, 1998
Adolescent literacy, Content literacy, and English education

John Coggiola, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1997
Music education

Luis Columna, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University 2007
Adapted physical education, physical activity among families of children with disabilities, inclusive teacher preparation, diversity, multicultural education

Alanna Rochelle Dail, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 2004
Reading and Language Arts

Elisa DeKaney, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2001
Choral music, and conducting, Brazilian music, music and culture

Keith C. DeRuisseau, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002
Skeletal muscle physiology, sarcopenia, disusemediated skeletal muscle atrophy

Helen M. Doerr, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1994
Secondary mathematics education, teacher and student learning, mathematical modeling, and mathematical communication.

Benjamin H. Dotger, Associate Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006
Teacher professional development, educational administration

Sharon Dotger, Associate Professor
Ph.D. North Carolina State University 2006
Science teaching and learning, lesson study, writing in science.

Jodi Dowthwaite, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cambridge University, (Churchill College Cambridge, U.K.) 1997
Development of musculoskeletal strength and body composition across the lifespan, effect of exercise on skeletal growth and relative bone strength in girls, osteoporosis and fracture prevention

Jason Duffy, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Rochester, 2013
Counselor Education and development, clinical mental health counseling.

Timothy K. Eatman, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign, 2001
Educational equity; higher education; publicly engaged scholarship, faculty rewards; institutional planning and leadership; P-16; institutional collaboration; diversity, STEM success

Catherine M. Engstrom, Associate Professor, Chair
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1991
Student personnel administration, counseling, and personnel services

Gail Ensher, Professor
Ed.D., Boston University, 1971
Early childhood education of special-needs students

Beth Ferri, Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1997
Disability studies, inclusive education, women with disabilities, feminist and critical pedagogies and methods, qualitative and participatory research methods, narrative inquiry

Alan Foley, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2001
Curriculum and instruction, educational communications and technology

Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston College, 2008
English education, critical literacy, racial and linguistic diversity in teacher education

Wendy S. Harbour, Lawrence B. Taishoff Assistant Professor
Ed.D. Harvard University 2008
Disability in k-12 and higher education, disability studies, deaf studies, universal design.

Kevin Heffernan, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2008
Effect of acute exercise and exercise training on vascular and autonomic function in health and disease

Juliet Hess, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto, 2013 Anti-oppression education, music education for social justice, ethics in world music study

Nicole R. Hill, Professor, Chair
Ph.D. Ohio University, 2002
Clinical mental health counseling; counselor education and supervision; counseling adolescents and children; mental health and wellness; professional development

Kathleen A. Hinchman, Professor, Interim Associate Dean
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1985
Adolescent literacy and literacy teacher education

Dawn Johnson, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland 2007
Experiences of women of color in math, science, and engineering programs, the impact of social justice education courses on attitudes toward diversity

Stefan Keslacy, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Montpelier I School of Medicine (France), 2005
Cellular effects of exercise, inflammation and obesity, NF-kBand insulin resistance

Tiffany Koszalka, Professor, Chair
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Technology integration in K-12 science, math, geography; technology learning environments

Jing Lei, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
Learning, technology, culture

Gretchen Lopez, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993
Intergroup relations, multicultural education, social identities

Melissa Luke, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Syracuse University 2007
School Counseling program implementation and supervision, school-family-community partnerships to support college access for historically marginalized students.

Gerald M. Mager, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1978
Teacher education, career development, supervision and curriculum

Jeffery Mangram, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2006
Urban education and media literacy

Joanna O. Masingila, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Interim Dean
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992
Teaching and Leadership; Area Coordinator, Mathematics Education; Ethnomathematics,teacher education, multimedia case studies in teacher professional development; connecting mathematics practice in and out of school

Beth Myers, Research Assistant Professor
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Inclusive education; autism; critical disability studies; practitioner inquiry

Leonese Nelson, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D Syracuse University 2004
American politics, public administration, and student development in the STEM field for grades K-6

Michael L. Norris, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2013
Health and physical education pedagogy, teacher preparation; adapted physical education, coaching and preschool physical activity

Suzanne Oliver, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
Dance; kinesiology; Alexander technique; movement education

Elizabethe C Payne, Associate Professor, Part-time
Ph.D. University of Houston 2002
Sociology of education, qualitative research methodology, critical theory, youth culture, LGBTQ youth.

Mario Rios Perez, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2012
History of education, Latina/Latino history, urban education, race and immigration

Emily E. Robertson, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University 1981
Philosophy of education, moral and social philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences

Dalia Rodriguez, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2005
Racial inequality, qualitative research methods, policy studies

James Haywood Rollin g Jr., Professor, Program Chair
Ph.D., Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 2003
Studio arts as research practice, visual culture and identity politics, curriculum theory

Zaline M. Roy-Campbell, Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1992
Unpacking multicultural literal effective instruction for disenfranchised students, dimensions of content literacy for English language learners.

Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor
Ed.D., University of Rochester, 1976
Teaching for social justice, anti-racism, inclusive education, cooperative learning, and teacher education

Derek X. Seward, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2009
Counselor education, the experiences of graduate students of color in diversity courses, multicultural training methods

Scott L. Shablak, Research Professor
Ph.D, Syracuse University 1971
Program and training assessment and evaluation; organizational and professional development; grant design and development; leadership effectiveness; successful study and student motivational strategies

Joseph Shedd, Associate Professor
Ph.D., New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1989
Collective bargaining, organizational behavior

Corinne Roth Smith, Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1973
School psychological assessment and intervention practices, learning disabilities

Nick L. Smith, Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1975
Evaluation and applied field research methodology

Steven J. Taylor, Centennial Professor; Director, Center on Human Policy
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1977
Public policy, sociology of disability, advocacy, qualitative research

George Theoharis, Associate Professor, Chair
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
School leadership, inclusive education, elementary social studies

John W Tillotson, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996
Science teaching preparation, teacher beliefs

Kathleen Utter-King, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester 2007
Genetic epidemiology, evidence based practice in exercise and sports science

Linwood G. Vereen, Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Nevada-Reno, 2000
Clinical mental health counseling; counselor education and supervision; counseling, group counseling, humor in counseling

Qiu Wang, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University 2010
Research methodology; educational measurement; statistical modeling

Diane Wiener, Research Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2005
Critical disability theory; representations of identities in media; discourse analysis; learner-centered education

Louise C. Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology and Communication Sciences
Ed.D., Harvard University, 1974
Language and literacy learning, teacher education, education policy, qualitative assessment

Marion Wilson, Associate Professor
M.A. Columbia University 1990 & M.F.A. University of Cincinnati 1993
Public Art, Social Sculpture, Community and new genre art practices; Urban Education