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Department Chair

Adrienne Loh Profile of Adrienne Loh
Epc - Associate Dean (Interim)
4016 Cowley Hall
Specialty areas:

Interim Associate Dean, School of Education, Aug. 2017-present                                                                                                     

Chair: Department of Educational Studies, Sept. 2014-present

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry: Physical & Biophysical Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, Peptide & Protein Structure

Academic Department Associate

Department people

J. Scott Baker Profile of J. Scott Baker Office hours
Assistant Professor
185A Morris Hall
Specialty areas:
  • Multicultural Education
  • Arts-Based Undergraduate Research
  • Poetic Inquiry
  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Curriculum Development
  • Speech & Debate Education/Interscholastic Contests
Alyssa Boardman Profile of Alyssa Boardman Office hours
Assistant Professor
340D Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Elementary Literacy

James Carlson Profile of James Carlson
Assistant Professor
160B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Literacy Studies; Teacher Inquiry; Teacher Identity

Wen-Chiang Chen Profile of Wen-Chiang Chen Office hours
Associate Professor
365B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

K-8 Literacy, Teacher Education, Critical Literacy, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Ann Epstein Profile of Ann Epstein
Associate Professor
340C Morris Hall
Specialty areas: Early Childhood Education
Lema Kabashi Profile of Lema Kabashi Office hours
Assistant Professor
300B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Video-Based Instruction
  • Single Subject Research Design

    • Multiple Baseline Design

      • Across Behaviors, Across Participants, Across Settings​

    • A-B- and A-B-A-B Design 

    • Parallel Design

  • Computer Skills  

    • Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint​

  • Learning Management Systems

    • D2L, BlackBoard

  • Technology 

    • Animoto​, VoiceThread, EdPuzzle, Google Drive/Site, Populr, TodaysMeet, Padlet, Wix, Skype, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast, YouTube Channel, PowToon, Pear Deck, Glogster, iMovie

Heather Linville Profile of Heather Linville Office hours
Assistant Professor
240C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Dr. Linville's main research areas are advocacy for English learners (ELs), critical language awareness, culturally reponsive pedagogy, standards, and curriculum design.

Roi Kawai Profile of Roi Kawai Office hours
Assistant Professor
160C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Urban Education, Multicultural Education, Middle Level Education, Social Justice Education, Social Studies/Civic Education, Critical and Poststructural Race Theories, Sociocultural Theory, Education Ethnography, Grounded Theory

Heidi Masters Profile of Heidi Masters
Assistant Professor
300E Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Science Education

Leslie Rogers Profile of Leslie Rogers Office hours
Assistant Professor
300C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

High Incidence Special Education, Parent Engagement, Formative Assessments, and Self-Regulation

Dawn Rouse Profile of Dawn Rouse Office hours
Assistant Professor
340B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Early Childhood Education, Vygotsky, Social Cognition, Embodied Play, Reggio Emilia, Infant and Toddler Curriculum, R.I.E , Administration & Accreditation of Child Care Programs

Joyce Shanks Profile of Joyce Shanks
Associate Professor
185B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Curriculum, Pedagogy, Supervision

Gary Willhite Profile of Gary Willhite Office hours
Associate Professor
320 Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Teacher Leadership, Supervision, English/Language Arts/Literacy

Ann Yehle Profile of Ann Yehle
Assistant Professor
266 Morris Hall
Specialty areas: Middle School, Foundations, Educational Leadership
Carol Zehms Profile of Carol Zehms Office hours
300A Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Inclusive Education

Early Literacy & Assessment

Professional Dispositions