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Fall 2018 Commencement

VCU and SOE commencements held Dec. 8.

Building the future

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Innovative teaching combined with real-world experience, in a diverse urban environment.


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School of Education’s Latest News

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December commencement marks end of semester

Dr. Wehman featured as RTD guest columnist

Dr. Broda examines the impact of "light-touch" interventions

SOE facilitates STEM discussion with White House advisor

School of Education Faculty & Staff Profiles

They are known around the world as leaders in educational research and instruction, and they bring with them years of real-world experience in the classroom. Meet our faculty and staff below.

Faculty Profiles

Andrew P. Daire, Ph.D.

Dean

Colleen Thoma, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Kathleen M. Rudasill, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Joan B. Johnson, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Accreditation and Licensure

Al S. Byers, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar for STEM Education

Erin F. McClinton

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Lauren Mortensen

Curriculum Development Coordinator

Zakia Williams

Administrative assistant

Thomas R. Henry

Director, Office of Finance

LaCresha M. Yates

Fiscal Assistant, Office of Finance

Danise Harmon

Grants Fiscal Administrator, Office of Finance

Terri Dickerson

Director, Office of Human Resources

Kelsey Coleman

HR Coordinator, Office of Human Resources

Joncarlos Sevillano

HR Assistant, Office of Human Resources

Pam Moorehead

Director, Office of Information Technology

Kyle Welch

IT Specialist, Office of Information Technology

Angela P. Wetzel, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Assessment

David Spivey

Systems Analyst, Office of Assessment

Diana Burkett, APR

Director, Office of Communications and Enrollment Management

Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.

Recruitment Specialist, Office of Strategic Communications and Enrollment Management

Owen Wachter

Creative Lead and Web Manager, Office of Strategic Communications and Enrollment Management

Amanda Hall, Ph.D.

Interim Coordinator, Office of Strategic Engagement

Edward G. Kardos

Senior Director, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Corey Humphrey

Leadership Annual Giving Officer, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Meredith Melo

Development Specialist, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Sandra Mazzoli

Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Office of Graduate Studies

Kelly Winn

Doctoral Programs Specialist, Office of Graduate Studies

Jose Alcaine, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator, Office of Research and Faculty Development

Sean Carlin

Office Manager, Office of Research and Faculty Development

Jewell Davis

Director, Student Services Center

June Jones

Coordinator, Clinical Placements and Licensure, Student Services Center

Jewel D. Worthy, Ed.S.

Practicum Placement Specialist and Data Coordinator, Student Services Center

Michelle Rosario

Academic Advising and Teacher Preparation Admissions Specialist, Student Services Center

Donna M. Gibson, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Reggie Brown

Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Jason C. Chow, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Counseling and Special Education

Chin-Chih Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Abigail H. Conley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Serra T. De Arment, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Donna Dockery, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Practice and Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Donna L. Gilles, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Philip B. Gnilka, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Counseling and Special Education

Kristen Granger, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator, Counseling and Special Education

Mary A. Hermann, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Kaprea F. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Alison R. King, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

John Kregel, Ed.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Meera R. Mehtaji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Lynn Pelco, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Reuban Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Michelle M. Schmitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

LaRon A. Scott, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Christine Walther-Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Paul Wehman, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Naomi Wheeler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Yaoying Xu, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Whitney S. Newcomb, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Educational Leadership

Jamie H. Arkin, Ed.D.

Ed.D. Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Jonathan Becker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Online Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Risha R. Berry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Barbara Driver, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and M.Ed./PMC/Internship Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Tomika L. Ferguson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership

Nicholas Shipman

Administrative Assistant, Educational Leadership

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Ph.D. Concentration Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Jeffery L. Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

Maike Philipsen, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Foundations of Education

Lisa Abrams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Foundations of Education

Christine Lee Bae, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Foundations of Education

Michael Broda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Foundations of Education

Robert C. Harris

Administrative Assistant

Deborah Jonas, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty, Foundations of Education

James H. McMillan, Ph.D.

Professor, Foundations of Education

David Naff, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, MERC

Jesse Senechal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Foundations of Education

Kurt Stemhagen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Foundations of Education

Adai A. Tefera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Foundations of Education

Sharon K. Zumbrunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Foundations of Education

Joan Rhodes, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Teaching and Learning

Nora Alder, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Jean Bailey, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty, Teaching and Learning

Cortney Castleman

Administrative Assistant, Teaching and Learning

Lisa Cipolletti, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

Ross Collin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Katherine P. Dabney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Laura S. Domalik, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor and Elementary Program Chair, Teaching and Learning

Terry Dozier, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Elizabeth Edmondson, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, VISTA ELIS at VCU, Teaching and Learning

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Robin R. Hurst, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

W. Monty Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

Karen Mullins

Educational Program Coordinator, Teaching and Learning

William R. Muth, Ph.D.

Professor, Teaching and Learning

Hillary Parkhouse, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Gabriel Reich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Valerie Robnolt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Misti R. Wajciechowski, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

Lisa Webb, Ed.D., CRC

Affiliate Faculty, Teaching and Learning

884
Students Placed in Community Schools
16k
Alumni in 50 States and 15 Countries
$25m
Sponsored Research Awards
115
Teaching & Research Faculty

 

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At the VCU School of Education, we appreciate the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that each of our faculty, staff and students bring to the table.

Diversity at VCU

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Dr. Patricia Gándara: ‘Latino Students – Challenging Myths and Reframing Assets’

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TJ Joyce: Poverty’s Impact on Education

Panel Discussion: Race and Education, K-16 and Beyond

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