Office of the Dean
Leadership comes from all corners of the College of Education. Led by the Dean’s Office, represented across faculty and staff, benefiting from our advisory councils. Together, we create and steward the vision of our — and your— future. Most of all, we serve, support and encourage a flourishing community of students, scholars, advocates and friends.
Find your passion.
Make it happen.
What’s your passion? Maybe it’s a classroom full of kids. A community needing your guidance in areas ranging from public health to recreation to fitness. Organizations — school districts, nonprofit agencies, health systems — seeking future leaders.
The dynamic array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Education makes it all possible. We’re proud of our legacy and leadership in teacher education and beyond. We value the breadth and richness of our student and faculty backgrounds and interests. As dean, I’m excited about what’s to come in preparing the next generation. The future awaits. Join us.
College of Education Leadership & Dean's Staff
Colleen S. Mulholland, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Robert Boody, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head and Professor, Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Robin Dada, Ph.D.
Department Head & Professor, Curriculum & Instruction; Interim Department Head, Special Education
Mary Donegan-Ritter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education & Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Program; Chair, COE Faculty Senate
Fabio Fontana, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Kathleen G. Scholl, PhD
Department Head, Health, Recreation and Community Services
Professor, Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership & EdD Intensive Study Program Coordinator
Dean's Advisory Council
Bob Brown, Community Representative and Founding Council Member
Cary Darrah, CEO, Grow Cedar Valley
Anel Garza de Sandoval, Principal, Woodbury Elementary School
Rob Green, Mayor, Cedar Falls
Sara Grimm, Principal, Hoover Elementary, Mason City School District
Quentin Hart, Mayor, Waterloo
Erin Holstrom, Des Moines Public Schools
Roark Horn, Executive Director, School Administrators of Iowa
Tim Kraayenbrink, Iowa Senator, District 5
Bob Kressig, Iowa State Representative, District 59
Bailey Leitner, Undergraduate, COE Elementary Education Major
Joyce Levingston, Graduate Student, COE Doctoral Program, Allied Health, Recreation and Community Services
Megan McKenzie, Executive Director, R.J. McElroy Trust
Stephanie Mohorne, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services, Waterloo Community School District
Andy Pattee, Superintendent, Cedar Falls Community School District
Ron Rinehart, COE Faculty, Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Vicki Robinson, COE Emeritus Faculty
Helen Schumacher, Schumacher Elevator Company
Keith Stamp, Community Representative and Founding Council Member