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College of Education Administration

Administration

Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie
Dean, College of Education & Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair, Leadership in Education
Terri Lasswell, Ed.D.
Department Head & Associate Professor, Department of Teaching & Associate Dean, College of Education
Karen Phillips
Secretary III, College of Education Dean's Office
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Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education & Associate Dean, College of Education

Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Education
Chris Opsal
Special Assistant to the COE Dean's Office & Program Manager, Center for Educational Transformation
HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Administration

Neil Clopton Headshot
Information Technology Specialist
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Director, Instructional Resources & Technology Services
Michael Helton Profile Picture
Library Assistant III
Mindy Noble
Secretary III
Curriculum & Instruction

Administration

Deborah Tidwell Ph.D.
Interim Department Head, Curriculum & Instruction & Professor, Literacy Education

Dana Atwood-Blaine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, Elementary Education Graduate Program
Instructor, Literacy Education
J. Bormann
Instructor, Instructional Technology
Courtney Clausen, Ed.D.
Instructor, Elementary Education & Educational Psychology and Foundations
Mary Donegan-Ritter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Lynne Ensworth, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Heather Ferden, M.A.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Linda Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Professor, Early Childhood Education
Salli Forbes, Ph.D.
Director, Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy & Professor, Literacy Education
Jane Frost, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Magda Galloway, M.A.
Instructor, Instructional Technology
Ping Gao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology
M. Gipson
Secretary II, Literacy Education
Nandita Gurjar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Professor Emerita, Instructional Technology
Jodi Johnson, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Elana Joram, Ph.D.
Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program
Farah Kashef, M.A.
Faculty Technology Integration Specialist, College of Education & Instructor, Instructional Technology
Gloria Kirkland Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Instructor, Literacy Education
Karla Krueger, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School Library Studies
Mason Kuhn, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Joseph Marchesani, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology & IT, Educational Technology & Media Services
Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Linda McCartney, M.A.
Instructor, Elementary Education
Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Shuaib Meacham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
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
Debra Rich, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy & Instructor, Literacy Education
Jennifer Schroeder-Van Cleve, M.A.
Instructor, Literacy Education
D. Snowden
Secretary III, Curriculum & Instruction
Jody Stone, Ph.D.
Professor, Elementary Education
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
Deanne Ubben
Secretary II, Curriculum & Instruction
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
Carolyn Weber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Middle Level Education & Coordinator, Undergraduate Middle Level Education Dual Major Program
Alisa Weeks
Secretary II, School Library Studies
Timothy Weih, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Nancy White, M.A.E.
Instructor, Literacy Education
Betty Zan, Ph.D.
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

Terri Lasswell, Ed.D.
Department Head & Associate Professor, Department of Teaching & Associate Dean, College of Education

Megan Balong
Field Experience Coordinator
Allison Barness
Field Experience Coordinator
Amy Brass
Des Moines Area Student Teaching Coordinator
Karen Breitbach
Field Experience Coordinator
Dianna Briggs
Assistant Professor
Shelly Bromwich
Field Experience Coordinator
Lyn Countryman
Professor
J.D. Cryer
Coordinator, Elementary Teacher Education
Nadene Davidson
Associate Professor
Field Experience Coordinator
Mary Doyle
Field Experience Coordinator
Council Bluffs/Omaha Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Lynn Dykstra
Student Teaching Coordinator
Carrie Elser
International/Out-of-State Student Teaching Coordinator
Stephen Foster
Northeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator
Beth Harris
Cedar Falls Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Becky Hawbaker
Field Experience Coordinator
Cedar Rapids Center 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
Northwest Iowa Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Amy Lockhart
Field Experience Coordinator
Kim Miller
Field Experience Coordinator
Kathy Moore
Northwest Iowa Center Student Teaching Coordinator
Curt Nielsen
Field Experience Coordinator
Kathy Oakland
Instructor
Secretary III
Secretary I
Mary Beth Rygh
Waterloo Student Teaching Coordinator (Elementary)
Aaron Spurr
Field Experience Coordinator
Mary Stichter
Field Experience Coordinator
Jim Stichter
Field Experience Coordinator
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Professor
Steve VanderPol
Student Teaching Coordinator - Marshalltown Center
Robert Weaton
Davenport/Southeast Iowa Student Teaching Coordinator
Lee Weber
Field Experience Coordinator
Elizabeth Zwanziger
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership & Postsecondary Education

Administration

Dr. Timothy Gilson
Department Head & Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, International Teacher Leader Program

Dr. Sue Alborn-Yilek
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, Principal Program
Carol Bean
Secretary III
Dr. Kim Huckstadt
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, PK-12 Doctoral Program
Loleta Montgomery
Program Assistant, Educational Leadership
Dr. Denise Schares
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Coordinator, Superintendent Program
Dr. David Schmid
Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Jere Vyverberg
Field Supervisor, Principalship Cohort
Dr. Michael D. Waggoner
Professor, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Dr. Kristin Woods 2017 headshot
Director, Student Success and Retention & Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
Educational Psychology & Foundations

Administration

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

Radhi Al-Mabuk
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-campus)
Robert Boody
Professor
Gregory Bourassa
Assistant Professor
Eva Chen
Assistant Professor
Courtney Clausen, Ed.D.
Instructor, Elementary Education & Educational Psychology and Foundations
Kerri Clopton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
Deborah Deemer
Associate Professor
Scott Ellison
Assistant Professor
Suzanne Freedman
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-line)
Anthony Gabriele
Professor
Marcie Hagge
Instructor
Deb Jacobs
Secretary III
Elana Joram
Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program (on-line)
Ronda Reid
Instructor
Ron Rinehart
Assistant Professor
Stephanie Schmitz
Associate Professor, School Psychology Program
Nicole Skaar
Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Psychology Program
School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Human Services

Administration

Mickey Mack
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education & Director, School of KAHHS

Melanie Billington
Office Coordinator I
Storekeeper II
Machelle Stickler
Secretary II, Athletic Training & Graduate Secretary, School of KAHHS
Athletic Training

Administration

Peter Neibert
Division Chair & Associate Professor, Athletic Training

Don Bishop
Instructor, Athletic Training & Director, Athletic Training Services
Todd Evans
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Troy Garrett
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
Chelsea Lowe
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Coordinator, Clinical Education
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kelli Snyder
Associate Professor, Athletic Training & Program Director
Machelle Stickler
Secretary II, Athletic Training & Graduate Secretary, School of KAHHS
Melissa Stueve
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Travis Stueve
Instructor, Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer
Health Promotion & Education

Administration

Michelle Devlin
Division Chair & Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Director, Iowa Center on Health Disparities

Barbara Bakker
Instructor, Health Promotion and Education
Disa Cornish
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Thomas Davis
Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Diane Depken
Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education
Susan Roberts-Dobie
Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Graduate Coordinator
Catherine Zeman
Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Director, Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center
Kinesiology & Physical Education

Administration

Robin Lund
Division Chair & Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Windee Weiss headshot
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education & Associate Dean, College of Education

Forrest Dolgener
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Jim Hall
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Deockki Hong
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Kathy Johnson
Secretary II
Mandy Masmar
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
LeaAnn Shaddox
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education & Program Assistant Director, Dimensions of Wellbeing & Internship Advisor
Jane Toerner
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Paul Waack
Instructor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Jennifer J. Waldron
Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Leisure, Youth & Human Services

Administration

Oksana Grybovych
Division Chair & Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services

Donald Briggs
Instructor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Rodney Dieser
Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Christopher R. Edginton
Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & R.J. McElroy Professor, Youth Leadership Studies
Julianne Gassman
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Christopher Kowalski
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Heather Olsen
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & Director, Center for Playground Safety
Karen Peterson
Secretary II
Kathleen Scholl
Associate Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services & M.A. Graduate Coordinator
Special Education