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The College of Education Faculty and Staff

ERNEST A. RAKOW, Ph.D, Interim Dean 
VIVIAN MORRIS, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
BONNIE J. CUMMINGS, M.Ed., Recruitment Coordinator


N.Dewaine Rice, Ed.D., interim Chair

SARA BRIDGES (2001), Associate Professor: B.S., 1990, Indiana University; M.S., 1995, Butler University; Ph.D., 1999, University of Memphis
PAMELA COGDAL (2002), Clinical Associate Professor: B.S., 1981, M.S., 1983, Ph.D., 1989, Southern Illinois University
YEH HSUEH (2000), Associate Professor: B.A., 1982, Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Ed.M., 1989, Ed.D., 1997, Harvard University
RICHARD KEITH JAMES (1977), Professor: B.S.E., 1964, M.Ed., 1966, Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., 1974, Indiana State University
SUZANNE H. LEASE (1991), Associate Professor: B.A., 1984, Wartburg College; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1989, Southern Illinois University
OWEN RICHARD LIGHTSEY, JR. (1992), Associate Professor: B.S., 1978, M.S., 1982, University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., 1992, University of Maryland
DANIEL LUSTIG (2003), Associate Professor: B.A., 1975, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S.W., 1979, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.A., 1984, Ph.D., 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison
ERNEST A. RAKOW (1975), Professor, Associate Dean: B.S., 1964, Concordia Teachers College; M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1974, University of Chicago
N. DEWAINE RICE (1975), Associate Professor: B.S., 1971, University of Central Arkansas; M.Ed., 1974, Ed.D., 1980, Memphis State University
KAREN WEDDLE-WEST (1989), Associate Professor, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies: B.S., 1976, M.S., 1977, Ph.D., 1982, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


LEE ALLEN, Ed.D., Interim Chair

LEE ALLEN (2004), Associate Professor: B.A., 1981 College of Santa Fe; M.S., 1994, University of New Mexico; Ed.D., 2005, Pepperdine University
REBECCA S. ANDERSON (1993), Professor: B.A., 1974, High Point College; B.Ed., 1976, Brandon University; M.A., 1977, Ed.S., 1979, Appalachian State University; Ph.D., 1993, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
CELIA K. ROUSSEAU ANDERSON (2002), Associate Professor: B.S., 1991, University of Memphis: Ed.M., 1992, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
JEFFREY BYFORD (2007), Associate Professor: B.S., 1994, M.Ed., 1995, Ph.D., 2002, University of Oklahoma
LAURA CASEY (2007), Assistant Professor: B.S., 1998, M.A., 2000, University of Alabama; M.S., 2003, Ph.D., 2006, Mississippi State University
MARK CONLEY (2008), Associate Professor: B.A., 1972 University of Rochester; M.A.T., 1977, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1983, Syracuse University
BEVERLY CROSS (2006), Associate Professor, Lillian and Morris Chair of Excellence: B.S., 1979, Alabama A&M University; M.A., 1980, Ph.D., 1992, Ohio State University
BONNIE SHIELDS CUMMINGS (1983), Instructor / Coordinator: B.S., 1970, M.Ed., 1972, Memphis State University
E. SUTTON FLYNT (2004), Professor, Director of Teacher Education: B.S.Ed., 1971, M.S., 1975, University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., 1979, University of Georgia
DUANE M. GIANNANGELO (1972), Professor: B.S., 1964, Edinboro State College; M.Ed., 1967, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., 1972, University of Iowa
ALLISON HENWARD (2010), Assistant Professor: B.S., 2002, Northern Arizona University; M.Ed.,2005, Ph.D., 2010, Arizona State University
DEBORAH L. LOWTHER (1991), Associate Professor, Interim Chair: B.S., 1980, M.A., 1988, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., 1994, Arizona State University
TREY MARTINDALE (2005), Associate Professor: B.A., M.S., Texas A&M University; Ed.D., Texas Tech University 
LAURIE MACGILLIVRAY (2006), Associate Professor: B.A., 1986, Rice University; M.A., 1987, Austin College; Ed.D., 1992, University of Houston
CLIF MIMS (2005), Associate Professor: B.A., 1993, M.Ed., 1994, Harding University; Ph.D., 2004, University of Georgia
VIVIAN G. MORRIS (1992), Professor: B.A., 1962, M.A., 1969, Alabama A&M University; Ph.D., 1973, Peabody College
RENEE MURLEY (2006), Clinical Assistant Professor: B.S., 1993, M.Ed., 1995, Freed-Hardemen University; Ed.D., 2003, University of Memphis
LINDA PAGE (2006), Instructor: B.S., 1975, Lambuth College; M.Ed., 1981, Memphis State University; D.E.L., 2005, Union University
MARY RANSDELL (2002), Clinical Associate Professor: B.S., 1982, University of Southern Indiana; M.A., 1986, Indiana State University-Terre Haute; Ed.D., 2001, University of Kentucky-Lexington
SATOMI I. TAYLOR (1993) Professor: B.A., 1970, Meijigakuin University; M.A., 1988, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., 1992, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



REGINALD L. GREEN (1996), Professor: B.S., 1962, Tennessee State University; M.E., 1967, Memphis State University; Ed.D., 1975, University of Missouri, Columbia
LARRY MCNEAL (2003), Professor, Chair: B.A., 1975, Dakota Wesleyan; M.A., 1976, University of Iowa; M.S., 1989, Ph.D., 1990, University of Wisconsin