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; Department Head & 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
Stephanie Schmitz, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, and Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Administration

Maxine Davis
Director, Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Neil Clopton
Information Technology Specialist
Michael Helten
Library Assistant III
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Information Technology Specialist
Mindy Noble
Secretary III
Academic Advisors
Curriculum & Instruction

Administration

Robin Dada, Ph.D.
Department Head & Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Dana Atwood-Blaine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, Elementary Education Graduate Program
Allison Barness
Field Experience Coordinator
Sarah Bryans-Bongey
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology
J.D. Cryer, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Elementary Teacher Education
Mary Donegan-Ritter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education & Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Program
Laura Edwards
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Lynne Ensworth, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Magdalena (Magda) Galloway, M.A.
Instructor, Instructional Technology
Nandita Gurjar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Marcia Klinefelter, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Kathy Konrardy
Secretary III
Karla Krueger, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School Library Studies
Mason Kuhn, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Brenda Hite Lage, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Linda McCartney, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Shuaib Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Coordinator, Ed.D C&I ISA
Sarah Montgomery, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Elementary 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
Deborah Tidwell Ph.D.
Professor, Literacy Education
Deanne Ubben
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.
Assistant Professor, Middle Level Education & Coordinator, Undergraduate Middle Level Education Dual Major Program
Alisa Weeks
Secretary II
Timothy Weih, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Coordinator, Literacy Education
Abby Weiland
Instructor, Elementary Education
Nancy White, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Betty Zan
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education & Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Graduate Program
Leigh E. Zeitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology & Coordinator, Instructional Technology Graduate Program
Department of Teaching

Administration

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

Megan Balong, M.A.
Field Experience Coordinator
Allison Barness
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.
Coordinator, Elementary Teacher Education
Nadene Davidson
Associate Professor
Mary Doyle
Field Experience Coordinator
Lynn Dykstra
Student Teaching Coordinator
Carrie Elser, Ed.D.
International/Out-of-State Student Teaching Coordinator
Beth Harris, M.A.
Cedar Falls Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Becky Hawbaker, Ph. D.
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
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Northeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator and Instructor, Teaching
Curt Nielsen
Field Experience Coordinator
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Secretary III
Mary Beth Rygh, M.S.
Waterloo Student Teaching Coordinator (Elementary)
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Secretary II
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
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies

Administration

Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.
Department Head and Associate Professor

Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D.
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-campus)
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Assistant Professor
Robert Boody
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 & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-line)
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 Ed.D. Program Coordinator
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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
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.
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, and Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
Nicole Skaar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Psychology Program
Desislava Stoycheva
Instructor
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Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Jere Vyverberg
Field Supervisor, Principalship Cohort
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Instructor
Department of Kinesiology

Administration

Fabio Fontana
Department Head, Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education

Melanie Billington
Office Coordinator I
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Instructor, Kinesiology
Forrest Dolgener, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
James Hall, Ed.D.
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Kimberly Hurley
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Mickey Mack, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Mandy Masmar
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Assistant Professor

Physical Education Pedagogy

Sophia Min, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Instructor
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Jacob Reed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
LeaAnn Shaddox, Ed.D.
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education & Program Assistant Director, Dimensions of Wellbeing & Internship Advisor
Windee Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Health, Recreation and Community Services

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Instructor, Public Health and Education
Donald Bishop, M.A., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Director, Athletic Training Services
Disa Cornish
Associate Professor, Public Health and Education
Diane E. Depken, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health and Education
Michele Devlin, Dr.P.H.
Professor, Public Health and Education & 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)
Todd  Evans, Ph.D., ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Troy  Garrett, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Julianne Gassman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership; Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Department Head & Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
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Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Christopher L. Kowalski, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Chelsea Lowe, M.S.E., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Heather Olsen
Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership & Director, Center for Playground Safety
Susan Roberts-Dobie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health and Education & Graduate Coordinator, Community Health and Recreation
Kathleen G. Scholl, Ph.D.
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership and Intensive Study Area Program Coordinator
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Coordinator, Clinical Education
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Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kelli Snyder, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Athletic Training & Program Director
Melissa Stueve, M.S., ATC/L, CSCS
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Travis Stueve, M.S., ATC, LAT, CSCS
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Catherine Zeman, Ph.D.
Professor, Public Health and Education & Director, Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center