2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate 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, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Syracuse University 2008
Inclusive education, disability studies, autism and communication.

Tiago Barreira, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University, 2010
Reliability and validity of human behavior (physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep), body composition, and cardiovascular disease risk factors

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

Sharif Bey,  Associate 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.

Benita Ann Blachman, Emeritus 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.

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

Tom Brutsaert, 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
Instructional leadership as it realtes to supporting teacher effectiveness.

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

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Associate Dean for Research
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, Program Coordinator
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 Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1994
Secondary mathematics education, teacher and student learning, mathematical modeling, and mathematical communication.

Benjamin H. Dotger, 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, Associate 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
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, Director, Center on Human Policy
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2001
Curriculum and instruction, educational communications and technology

Michael Gill, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Disability studies; intellectual disability; feminist theory; film theory including melodrama and masculinity; representational history of disability; theories in sexuality
Duane Graysay, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania University, 2016
Mathematics education; diverse student populations

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

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

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, Associate Dean
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1985
Adolescent literacy and literacy teacher education

Bong Gee Jang, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2013
Reading education; literacy motivation and engagement; digital literacies, adolescent literacy/disciplinary literacy, literacy in education global contexts; qualitative research methods

Dawn Johnson, Associate Professor, Chair
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

Eunjung Kim, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Disability studies; gender and women’s studies
David Knapp, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012
Music education; music teacher education; community music; music education and Islam

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

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

Joanna O. Masingila, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Dean
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992
Teaching and Leadership; Area Coordinator, Mathematics Education; Ethnomathematicsteacher 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 & M.F.A. University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
Dance; kinesiology; Alexander technique; movement education

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

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

James Haywood Rolling 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, Associate 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

Gwendolyn A. Thomas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2010
Kinesiology; exercise science

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

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

Julia M. White, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2007
Inclusive education and students with complex support needs, Disability Studies in Education, special/education policy, Romani Studies

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