2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Kal Alston, Professor, Associate Dean
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, Emeritus 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.

Marlene F. Blumin, Emeritus Professor
PhD., Cornell University, 1998
College transition and learning, innovative pedagogies

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

Sharon (Sherrie) Bruner, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017
Persistence of traditionally marginalized students, qualitative research rigor, critical social theories in counselor education.

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

Thomas H. Bull, Assistant Teaching Professor
M.S., Special Education, Syracuse University 1989
Field Relations

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Ed.D., University of Maine, 1998
Adolescent literacy, Content literacy, and English education

Moon-Heum Cho, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008
Technology integration, on-line learning, engagement with innovative technologies.

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

Jason Curry, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017
Instructional design, evaluation, project management, front end analysis, and learning theory

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

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

Lara R. DeRuisseau, Research Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Florida, 2006
Neutral control of breathing in disease, neutral control of breathing across the lifespan, whole animal physiology, with particular emphasis on respiratory and cardiovascular function, and active teaching techniques.

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, Chair
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

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

Nicole L. Fonger, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012
Student’s conceptions and representational fluency; linking research and practice in classroom contexts; mathematics curriculum design; instructional design to support student engagement in mathematics problem solving

Leela George, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ed.D., Syracuse University, 2015
Building and maintaining relationships and teams; mentoring and cognitive coaching; collaboration and effective communication skills; strategic planning; instructional design; meeting facilitation
Michael Gill, Associate 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, Dean’s Associate 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

Kathleen A. Hinchman, Professor
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, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Disability studies; gender and women’s studies
Joon Young Kim, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015
Kinesiology; exercise physiology
David Knapp, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012
Music education; music teacher education; community music; music education and Islam
Sultan Kilinc, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016
Inclusive educatin; educational equity and social justice; creative drama in early childhood education; literacy; teacher education
Kristen F. Konkel, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), 2013
Athletic performance training, exercise immunology, global perspectives in human performance.

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

Stephen A. Kuusisto, University Professor
M.F.A., The University of Iowa, 1980
Poetry; creative nonfiction; disability studies; disability history

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

Yanhong Liu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2015
International adoption and counseling.

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

Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor, Associate Dean for Research
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; Ethno mathematics, teacher education, multimedia case studies in teacher professional development; connecting mathematics practice in and out of school

Beth Myers, 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

Christopher G. Neville, Research Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Rochester, 2008
Lower extremity biomechanics, concussion injury and gait mechanics.

Janine Nieroda-Madden, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2019
Instruction and assessment of diverse learning strategies, critical multicultural education theory and practice, multimodal and digital literacies in cross-cultural contexts, literacy and global health.

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

Caroline O’Hara, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2014
Multicultural counseling competence, advocacy (client and professional), ​micro aggressions, counselor preparation

David Perez II, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Student success in Higher Education; Latino and black male undergraduates; anti-deficit research and teaching praxes; socialization of student affairs practitioners; qualitative research

Hillary Ridgley, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Florida State University, 2017
Music literacy, the poetry of Sara Teasdale in choral music, community service partnerships and field experience for music therapy and choral music education students.

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

Charlotte J. D. Sharpe, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2016
Elementary math education

Derek X. Seward, Associate Professor, Chair
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, Emerita Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1973
School psychological assessment and intervention practices, learning disabilities

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

George Theoharis, Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
School leadership, inclusive education, elementary social studies
Gwendolyn A. Thomas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2010
Kinesiology; exercise science
Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Anthropology of education; international educatoin; migratoin; South Asia/South Asian diaspora

Qiu Wang, Associate 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