Faculty & Staff

College of Education Administration

Administration

Colleen Mulholland, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

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Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Education
Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Kim Hanna
Director of Development, College of Education
Amy Mayer
RAPIL Coordinator
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Manager, Marketing and Communications
Karen Phillips
Secretary III, College of Education Dean's Office
HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Administration

Maxine Davis
Director, Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Neil Clopton
Academic Tech Support Manager
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Information Technology Specialist
Mindy Noble
Secretary III
COE Advising & Teacher Education Success

Administration

Benjamin Forsyth
Director, Educator Preparation, and Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

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Advisor and Student Support Specialist, 2+2 Program
Barb Gager
Academic Adviser
Kyle Haiman
Academic Advisor
Michelle Holland
Academic Adviser
Meredith Pecinovsky
Academic Advisor
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Clinical Placement Coordinator and Licensing Advisor
Colby Reinking
Academic Advisor
Ryan Scholl
Secretary II, COE Office of Advising
Heidi Seegers
Academic Adviser
Curriculum & Instruction

Administration

Robin Dada, Ph.D.
Department Head & Professor, Curriculum & Instruction; Interim Department Head, Special Education

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Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Dana Atwood-Blaine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Sarah Bryans-Bongey
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology
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Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
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Advisor and Student Support Specialist, 2+2 Program
Mary Donegan-Ritter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education & Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Program
Laura Edwards
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, EdD C&I ISA
Magdalena (Magda) Galloway, M.A.
Instructor, Instructional Technology
Nandita Gurjar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Marcia Klinefelter, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Karla Krueger, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School Library Studies
Mason Kuhn, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, Elementary Education Program
Brenda Hite Lage, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Linda McCartney, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Coordinator, Literacy Education
Shuaib Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Sarah Montgomery, Ph.D.
Professor, Elementary Education
Lori Norton-Meier
Director, Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy & Professor, Literacy Education
Allison Pattee, M.A.
Instructor, Early Childhood Education & Coordinator, Child Development Center
Marc Renning, M.A.E.
Instructor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, 2+2 Elementary Education B.A. Program
Denise Tallakson, M.Ed.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Joan Bessman Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School Library Studies & Coordinator, School Library Studies Graduate Program
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Secretary II, Curriculum & Instruction
Sarah Vander Zanden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Director, UNI Literacy Clinic
Beth Dykstra VanMeeteren, Ed.D.
Director, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education & Associate Professor, Literacy Education
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Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Carolyn Weber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Middle Level Education & Coordinator, Undergraduate Middle Level Education Dual Major Program
Alisa Weeks
Secretary II
Timothy Weih, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Abby Weiland
Instructor, Elementary Education
Nancy White, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Betty Zan
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Leigh E. Zeitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology & Coordinator, Instructional Technology Graduate Program
Teaching

Administration

Lyn Countryman, Ph.D., Department of Teaching
Head, Department of Teaching, and Professor

Megan Balong, M.A.
Field Experience Coordinator
Allison Barness
Assistant Professor and Field Experience Coordinator
Karen Breitbach
Field Experience Coordinator
Shelly Bromwich
Field Experience Coordinator
Cindy Cone
Omaha/Council Bluffs/Sioux City Center Student Teacher Coordinator
J.D. Cryer, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Nadene Davidson
Associate Professor
Mary Doyle
Field Experience Coordinator
Carrie Elser, Ed.D.
International/Out-of-State Student Teaching Coordinator
Beth Harris
Cedar Falls Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Becky Hawbaker, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor and Field Experience Coordinator
Leasha Henriksen, M.A.
Cedar Rapids Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Melanie Hill
Des Moines Student Teaching Coordinator and Instructor, Teaching
Sheri Hoffman
Field Experience Coordinator
Ashley Jorgensen
Field Experience Coordinator
Kady Korbel
Charles City/Mason City Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Sheryl Larson, M.A.
Northwest Iowa Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Amy Lockhart
Field Experience Coordinator
Kim Miller, M.A.
Field Experience Coordinator
Kathy Moore, M.A.
Northwest Iowa Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Neil Mullen
Northeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator and Instructor, Teaching
Curt Nielsen
Field Experience Coordinator
Secretary II
Kelly Rohlf
Southeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator
Mary Beth Rygh, M.S.
Waterloo Student Teaching Coordinator (Elementary)
Aaron Spurr, M.A.
Field Experience Coordinator
Jim Stichter
Field Experience Coordinator
Jody Stone, Ph.D.
Professor, Elementary Education
Steve VanderPol
Student Teaching Coordinator - Marshalltown Center
Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies

Administration

Robert Boody
Interim Department Head and Professor

Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D.
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-campus)
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Assistant Professor
Gregory Bourassa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Eva Chen
Assistant Professor
Kerri Clopton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
Deborah Deemer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
Suzanne Freedman
Professor, Co-chair of the COE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Anthony Gabriele
Professor
Timothy Gilson, Ed.D.
Assistant Department Head & Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, International Teacher Leader Program
Marcie Hagge, M.S.
Instructor
Kenneth Hayes, Ed.D.
Instructor, Principalship Program Coordinator
Kim Huckstadt, Ed.D.
Instructor, Educational Leadership
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Secretary III
Elana Joram, Ph.D.
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-line)
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Field Supervisor, Principalship Cohort
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Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Harun Parpucu
Instructor
Shelley Price-Williams
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Education
Ronda Reid, M.A.E.
Instructor
Ron Rinehart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Denise Schares, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, Superintendent Program
Dr. David Schmid
Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Stephanie Schmitz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Excellence, and Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
Nicole Skaar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Psychology Program
Desislava Stoycheva
Instructor
Matt Townsley
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, EdD Ed Lead ISA
Jere Vyverberg
Field Supervisor, Principalship Cohort
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Instructor
Kinesiology

Administration

Fabio Fontana
Department Head, Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education

Melanie Billington
Office Coordinator I
Kelsey Bourbeau
Instructor, Kinesiology
HyeYoung Cho
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
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Instructor, Kinesiology
Forrest Dolgener, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
James Hall, Ed.D.
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Program Assistant, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (Temp)
Kimberly Hurley
Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Mickey Mack, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Jacob Reed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Windee Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Health, Recreation and Community Services

Administration

Kathleen G. Scholl, Ph.D.
Department Head, Health, Recreation and Community Services; Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership and Intensive Study Area Program Coordinator

Intern Assistant/Fellow AthleticTrainer and Clinical Preceptor
Donald Bishop, M.A., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Director, Athletic Training Services
Disa Cornish
Associate Professor, Public Health
Diane E. Depken, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health
Michele Devlin, Dr.P.H.
Professor, Public Health & Director, Iowa Center on Health Disparities
Rod Dieser
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership; Affiliated Faculty: Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)
Holly Donohoe
Associate Professor and R.J. McElroy Professor of Nonprofit Management and Youth Leadership
Todd  Evans, Ph.D., ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Troy  Garrett, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Julianne Gassman
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership; Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
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Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Christopher L. Kowalski, Ed.D.
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Chelsea Lowe, M.S.E., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kaitlyn Maloney
Instructor, Athletic Training, and Assistant Athletic Trainer
Heather Olsen
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership & Director, Center for Playground Safety
Instructor, Athletic Training, and Assistant Athletic Trainer
Susan Roberts-Dobie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health & Graduate Coordinator, Community Health and Recreation
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Coordinator, Clinical Education
Kelli Snyder
Associate Professor, Athletic Training & Program Director
Kristin Soppe
Office Manager
Melissa Stueve, M.S., ATC/L, CSCS
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Intern Assistant/Fellow Athletic Trainer and Clinical Preceptor
Cari Zubke
Instructor, Athletic Training, and Assistant Athletic Trainer
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership

Holly Donohoe
Associate Professor and R.J. McElroy Professor of Nonprofit Management and Youth Leadership
Special Education

Administration

Robin Dada, Ph.D.
Department Head & Professor, Curriculum & Instruction; Interim Department Head, Special Education

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Instructor
Sandy Crain
Secretary III
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Professor
Deborah Gallagher, Ph.D.
Professor
David Hernandez-Saca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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NIIC Field Experience Administrator
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Associate Professor
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Professor
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Associate Professor
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Instructor