2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

School of Education Faculty

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

Christine Ashby, Professor; Director, Center on Disability and Inclusion
Ph.D. Syracuse University 2008
Inclusive education, disability studies, autism and communication

Thomas H. Bull, Assistant Teaching Professor
M.S., Syracuse University, 1989
Inclusive education, teacher preparation
Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Dean; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Ed.D., University of Maine, 1998
Adolescent literacy, content literacy, English education
Moon-Heum Cho, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008
Learning design, online learning, instructional design and evaluation
Jill Christian-Lynch, Assistant Teaching Professor
C.A.S., Educational Administration, 2000
Inclusive early childhood; childhood education

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

David DeAngelis, Assistant Professor
M.A., Eastman School of Music
Beginning instrumental and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education, specifically focusing on music teacher education.

Benjamin H. Dotger, Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006
Teacher preparation, experiential education

Sharon Dotger, Professor; Faculty Director of Teacher Education & Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. North Carolina State University 2006
Teacher preparation, science teaching, lesson study

Catherine M. Engstrom, Associate Professor; Faculty Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1991
Higher education, multicultural education, academic affairs

Beth Ferri, Professor; Associate Dean for Research
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1997
Disability studies, disability critical race theory, inclusive education, women with disabilities, women’s and gender studies, research methods

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

Nicole L. Fonger, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012
Mathematics education, research and practice in mathematics education
Leela George, Associate Teaching Professor
Ed.D., Syracuse University, 2015
Educational leadership, educational administration
Michael Gill, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Disability studies, feminist and queer disability studies, intellectual disability and sexuality, reproductive justice, masculinity studies
Duane Graysay, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania University, 2016
Mathematics education

Marcelle Haddix, Associate Provost; Distinguished Dean’s Professor
Ph.D., Boston College, 2008
English education, critical literacy, teacher preparation

Xiaoxia “Silvie” Huang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2007
Instructional design, technology-supported learning environments

Bong Gee Jang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2013
Literacy education, literacy motivation and engagement, literacy across disciplines, research methods
Dawn Johnson, Associate Professor, Chair
Ph.D., University of Maryland 2007
Higher education, campus climate, women of color in STEM
Sultan Kilinc, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016
Disability studies, inclusive education; educational equity
Eunjung Kim, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
women’s and gender studies, disability studies, Asian feminisms, queer theories
Tiffany Koszalka, Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Instructional design, technologies in instructional and learning environments, design of teaching and learning resources
Ja Youn Kwon, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016
Physical education, coaching, health

Heather Lavender, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2021
Social Justice, science education

Ahram Lee, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2022
Counseling, women’s and gender studies, clinical supervision

Jing Lei, Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
Instructional design, technology-supported learning environments, emerging technologies in education 

Yanhong Liu, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2015
School counseling, group work in counseling

Gretchen Lopez, Associate Professor; Director, Intergroup Dialog
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993
Intergroup relations, multicultural education, social identities

Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor
Ph.D. Syracuse University 2007
Counseling, clinical supervision, counselor education, group work in counseling, experiential education 
Jeffery Mangram, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2006
Social studies education, educational leadership
Joanna O. Masingila, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence 
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992
Mathematics education, teacher preparation and development 
Courtney Mauldin, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2020
Educational leadership, urban school governance and policy, educational equity, youth perspectives in education
Wendy Moy, Assistant Professor
D.M.A., University of Washington, 2015
Music education, culture of singing communities, choral conducting and methods

Beth Myers, Lawrence B. Taishoff Associate Professor of Inclusive Education; Director, Taishoff Center
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Inclusive education, disability studies, students with autism

Janine Nieroda, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2019
Diverse learning strategies, multicultural education theory and practice, digital literacy
Caroline O’Hara, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2014
Counseling, counselor education, clinical supervision
Rafael Outland, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2016
Counseling, clinical supervision
David Perez II, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Higher education, student success, Latino and black male undergraduates, anti-deficit research, research methods
Mario Rios Perez, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2012
History of education, urban education, immigration and education
Dalia Rodriguez, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2005
Sociology of education, policy studies, research methods

James Haywood Rolling Jr., Professor
Ph.D., Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 2003
Arts education, studio arts, urban education  

Derek X. Seward, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2009
Counseling, counselor education, clinical supervision, multicultural professional development

Scott L. Shablak, Research Professor
Ph.D, Syracuse University 1971
Program assessment and evaluation, organizational and professional development, grant design, educational leadership

Christina J. Sisson, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2023
Student engagement, music education, K-12 education, research skills

George Theoharis, Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
Educational leadership, inclusive education, teacher preparation

Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Anthropology of education; international education; migration; South Asia/South Asian diaspora

Qiu Wang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University 2010
Research methods, educational assessment, program evaluation, human-computer interaction

Julia M. White, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2007
Inclusive education and students with complex support needs, Disability Social justice, atrocity studies, disability studies, inclusive education

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