Faculty & Staff

College of Education Administration

Administration

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

Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Education
Kim Hanna
Director of Development, College of Education
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
Information Technology Specialist
Mindy Noble
Secretary III
Academic Advisors

Administration

Robert Welch, Ed.D.
Director and Academic Adviser

Barb Gager
Academic Adviser
Michelle Holland
Academic Adviser
Frank R McMillan
Academic Adviser
Colby Reinking
Academic Adviser
Ryan Scholl
Secretary, COE Office of Advising
Heidi Seegers
Academic Adviser
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
Instructor, Literacy Education
Sarah Bryans-Bongey
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology
Stanley Ebede, Ed.D.
Program Manager and Student Support Coordinator, Teach Waterloo
Laura Edwards
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Lynne Ensworth, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Heather Ferden, M.A.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Linda Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Early Childhood Education
Magdalena (Magda) Galloway, M.A.
Instructor, Instructional Technology
Nandita Gurjar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Gloria Kirkland Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Jodi Johnson, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Farah Kashef, M.A.
Faculty Technology Integration Specialist, College of Education & Instructor, Instructional Technology
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
Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Coordinator, Ed.D C&I ISA
Shuaib Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Sarah Montgomery, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Marine Papanyan
Instructor, 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
Kathleen Schuhmacher, M.A.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Brandy Smith, Ed.D.
Instructor, Curriculum & Instruction
Denise Tallakson, M.Ed.
Instructor, Elementary Education
David Tallakson, M.A.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Joan Bessman Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School Library Studies & Coordinator, School Library Studies Graduate Program
Deborah Tidwell Ph.D.
Interim Director, Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy; Program Coordinator, Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Program; Professor, Literacy Education
Deanne Ubben
Secretary II, Curriculum & Instruction
Jill Uhlenberg
Professor Emerita & Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Sarah Vander Zanden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education & Director, UNI Literacy Clinic & Coordinator, Literacy Education Graduate Program
Beth Dykstra VanMeeteren, Ed.D.
Director, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education & Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Jason Vetter, M.A.
Instructor, Instructional Technology
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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
Abby Weiland
Instructor, Literacy 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

Mary Donegan-Ritter, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head, Department of Teaching & Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

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
Lyn Countryman, Ph.D.
Professor
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
Des Moines Student Teaching Coordinator
Sheri Hoffman
Field Experience Coordinator
Ashley Jorgensen
Field Experience Coordinator
Rick Knivsland
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
Northeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator
Curt Nielsen
Field Experience Coordinator
Secretary III
Mary Beth Rygh, M.S.
Waterloo Student Teaching Coordinator (Elementary)
Secretary II
Aaron Spurr, M.A.
Field Experience Coordinator
Mary Stichter
Field Experience Coordinator
Jim Stichter
Field Experience Coordinator
Jody Stone, Ph.D.
Professor, Elementary Education
Steve VanderPol
Student Teaching Coordinator - Marshalltown Center
Robert Weaton
Davenport/Southeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies

Administration

Benjamin Forsyth department head
Department Head & Associate Professor

Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D.
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-campus)
Assistant Professor
Carol Bean
Secretary III
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)
Loleta Montgomery
Program Assistant, Educational Leadership
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
Michael D. Waggoner, Ph.D.
Professor, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Instructor
Department of Kinesiology

Administration

Fabio Fontana photo
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
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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Kathy Johnson
Secretary II
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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Storekeeper II
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
Paul Waack, M.S.
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Windee Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Health, Recreation and Community Services

Administration

Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, Ed.D.
Department Head & Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services

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Instructor, Health Promotion and Education
Melanie Billington
Office Coordinator I
Donald Bishop, M.A., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Director, Athletic Training Services
Disa Cornish
Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Thomas Davis, H.S.D.
Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Diane E. Depken, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Michele Devlin, Dr.P.H.
Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Director, Iowa Center on Health Disparities
Rodney B. Dieser, Ph.D.
Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Christopher R. Edginton
Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & R.J. McElroy Professor, Youth Leadership Studies
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; Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Christopher L. Kowalski, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Chelsea Lowe, M.S.E., ATC, LAT
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Peter Neibert
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Heather Olsen
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & Director, Center for Playground Safety
Karen Peterson
Secretary II
Susan Roberts-Dobie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Graduate Coordinator
Kathleen G. Scholl, Ph.D.
Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & M.A. Graduate Coordinator
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Coordinator, Clinical Education
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, Health Promotion and Education & Director, Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center