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:
  • Poetic Inquiry
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Multicultural Education
  • Arts-Based Inquiry
  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • 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 Office hours
Associate Professor
340C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Early Childhood Education

Lema Kabashi Profile of Lema Kabashi Office hours
Associate 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
Associate Professor
240C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

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

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

Science Education

Samantha Meister Profile of Samantha Meister
Assistant Professor
185B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Teacher Education

Cultural Competence Development

Reflective Journaling Practices

Novice Teacher Mentorship

Literacy Foundations and Teaching Methods

Narrative Inquiry

Lisa Pitot Profile of Lisa Pitot Office hours
Assistant Professor
300D Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Science Methods, Science Literacy, and Science Communication. Place-based / Project-based learning, and using Socio-scientific Issues to teach Science. 

Leslie Rogers Profile of Leslie Rogers Office hours
Assistant Professor
325B Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

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

A student taking Dr. Rogers' SPE 440 shared the following, 

"People always ask me why I want to be a special educator.  I’m quick to respond with, “I love to be around kids and I have an uncle who has down syndrome, whom I also love to be around, so I just thought I’d combine the two.”  However, I never really thought about the skills I actually need to practice in order to meet the needs of children with disabilities, until I stepped into SPE 440.  Excited I walked in, and excited I walked out, but never did I think about what actually happens behind the scenes of a child’s development in the special education program.  I walked in thinking that we were going to learn about specific disabilities and how to treat them, but instead it was a class more meaningful than most classes I’ve had thus far.  We learned about many strategies we can use when going through an IEP meeting to make it the most beneficial for the teachers, the parents and the student.  We interacted with many people via telephone or Skype, and discussed effective ways we can help children advocate for themselves in their lives.  We went through IEP’s and the legal rights children have when they receive special education.  To say the least, we covered many topics, but the most important skill we discussed was the importance of collaboration and communication between teachers and parents when meeting the basic needs of a child."

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

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

Teacher Leadership, Supervision, English/Language Arts/Literacy

Carol Zehms Profile of Carol Zehms Office hours
300A Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Inclusive Education

Early Literacy & Assessment

Professional Dispositions

Ashley Zehner Profile of Ashley Zehner Office hours
Lecturer - Special Education
300C Morris Hall
Specialty areas:

Special Education, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Alternative Education, Positive Behavior Support, Multi-tiered Systems of Support