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The College of Education Faculty and Staff

ERNEST A. RAKOW, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Suzanne H. Lease, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Dean

Steven L. West, Ph.D., CRC, Chair
SARA BRIDGES (2001), Associate Professor: B.S., 1990, Indiana University; M.S., 1995, Butler University; Ph.D., 1999, University of Memphis
PAMELA COGDAL (2001), Clinical Associate Professor: B.S., 1981, M.S., 1983, Ph.D., 1989, Southern Illinois University
MELISSA FICKLING (2015) Assistant Professor: B.A., 2005, University of North Texas; M.A., 2009, Roosevelt University; Ph.D. 2015 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
LEIGH HARRELL-WILLIAMS (2014), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1997 Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A., 2004, University of Georgia; Ph.D., 2009, Virginia Tech
ALISON HAPPEL-PARKINS (2012), Assistant Professor: Ph.D., 2011, Georgia State University
LEIGH FALLS HOLMAN (2015), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1991, Memphis State University, M.A., 1997, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2009, Ph.D., Sam Houston State 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
CHLOE LANCASTER (2010), Associate Professor: B.A., 1995, University of Kent at Canterbury; M.S. Ed., 2003 Texas A&M University; Ph.D., 2009, Texas A&M 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
MICHAEL MACKAY (2012) , Instructor: B.Sc., 2005, University of British Columbia; M.Sc., 2009, University of Florida; Ph.D., 2013, The University of Memphis
LAURA REID MARKS (2015), Assistant Professor: B.S., 2005; M.A.E., 2010; Ed.S., 2010, University of Florida; Ph.D., 2015, Purdue University
CHRISTIAN MUELLER (2006), Associate Professor: B.S., 1991 Ohio University; M.A., 1999 University of Colorado, Denver; Ph.D., 2006, The University of Kentucky
VICKI MURRELL (2012), Instructor: B.A., 1983, Millsaps College; M.Ed., 1988; Ph.D., 2005, The University of Memphis
SUSAN N NORDSTROM (2013) Assistant Professor: B.A., 1999, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; M.Ed., 2004, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Ph.D. 2011, University of Georgia
ELIN OVREBO (2012) Assistant Professor: B.A., 1999, M.S., 2004, Ph.D., 2009, The University of Memphis
ERNEST A. RAKOW (1975), Professor, Associate Dean: B.S., 1964, Concordia Teachers College; M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1974, University of Chicago
ERAINA SCHAUSS (2014), Assistant Professor: B.A., 2002, Boston College; M.SC., 2003, London School of Economics & Political Science; M.Phil., 2004, Cambridge University; Ph.D., 2011, George Washington University
CHRISANN SCHIRO-GEIST (1974), Professor: B.S., 1967; M.Ed., 1970, Loyola University, Ph.D., 1974, Northwestern University
DOUGLAS STROHMER (2004) Professor: B.A., 1967; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1979 Michigan State University
KAREN WEDDLE-WEST (1989), Associate Professor, Provost: B.S., 1976, M.S., 1977, Ph.D., 1982, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
STEVEN L. WEST (2016), Professor: B.A., 1992, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ph.D., Texas Tech University
DENISE WINSOR (2008), Associate Professor: B.A., 1985, Duquesne University; M.A., 1990, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., 2008, University of Nevada
YONGHONG XU (2004), Associate Professor: B.E., 1993, Xï'An Jiaotong University, PRC; M.A., 1999,  M.S. 2001; Ph.D., 2003, University of Arizona
CHIA-CHEN YANG (2014), Assistant Professor: B.A., 2006, National Taiwan University; M.S., 2010; Ph.D., 2014, University of Wisconsin- Madison
STEPHEN ZANSKAS (2007), Associate Professor: B.A., 1977; M.S., 1979, University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee; Ph.D., 2007, Michigan State University

ANGILINE POWELL, Ph.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
JENNIFER BUBRIG (2015), Clinical Assistant Professor: B.A., 1997, University of Mississippi; M.Ed., 1998, University of Mississippi
LOGAN CALDWELL (2016), Clinical Instructor: B.A., 2003, University of North Carolina; M.S., 2011, University of Memphis; 2014, Endorsement University of Memphis
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
ANNETTE S. CORNELIUS (2005), Instructor: B.S., 1971, Lipscomb University; M.A.T., 1984, University of Memphis; Ed.D., 2013, University of Memphis
SHELLY COUNSELL (2012), Assistant Professor: B.S., 1983, Iowa State University; M.S., 1991, Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D., 2007, University of Northern Iowa
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
DUANE M. GIANNANGELO (1972), Professor: B.S., 1964, Edinboro State College; M.Ed., 1967, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., 1972, University of Iowa
WILLIAM C. HUNTER (2011), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1998, University of Cincinnati; MAT, 2007, Northern Kentucky University; Ed.D., 2011, University of Cincinnati
TORRE KELLEY (2009), Instructor/Coordinator: B.S., 1989, Lambuth College, M.A., 1997, Bethel College; Ed.D., 2010, Trevecca Nazarene 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
JAMES MEINDL (2011), Associate Professor: B.A.,2004 Lewis and Clark College; M.A., 2006, The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., 2011, The Ohio State University
CATHY MEREDITH (2004), Associate Clinical Professor: B.A.,1979 TN at Martin; M.S., 1981, The University of Memphis; Ed.D., 1996, The University of Memphis
NEAL DOUGLAS (2012), Associate Professor: B.S.,1997 Reed College; M.S., 2007, Simmons College; Ph.D., 2012, The Ohio State University
CLIF MIMS (2005), Associate Professor: B.A., 1993, M.Ed., 1994, Harding University; Ph.D., 2004, University of Georgia
DEANNA OWENS (2011), Assistant Professor: B.S., 2001, University of Iowa; MAT., 2004, University of Phoenix; Ph.D., 2010, Capella University
J. HELEN PERKINS (2005), Associate Professor: B.S., 1977, Southeast Oklahoma State University; M.Ed., 1983, Southeast Oklahoma State University; EdD., 1999,  Oklahoma State University
LINDA PAGE (2006), Instructor: B.S., 1975, Lambuth College; M.Ed., 1981, Memphis State University; D.E.L., 2005, Union University
ANGILINE POWELL (2004), Associate Professor: BSChE., 1982, University of South Alabama; ME.d., 1995 University of Alabama; Ph.D., 1999, University of Alabama
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
KAY REEVES (2005), Clinical Associate Professor: B.S., 1970, NC Wesleyan College; M.S., 2000, The University of Memphis; Ed.D., 2003, The University of Memphis
AMANDA J. ROCKINSON-SZAPKIW (2016), Associate Professor: B.S., 2002, Huntington University; M.A., 2004, Huntington University; Ed.D., 2009, Regent University
ROBERT. TAYLOR (2009) Instructor: B.S., 1972, University of Oregon; M.Ed., 1979, Memphis State University; Ph.D., 1982, University of Oregon
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
NICOLE L. THOMPSON (2011) Associate Professor: B.S., 1997, East Carolina University; MAT., 2001, East Carolina University; Ph.D., 2004, University of Georgia
BRIAN L. WRIGHT (2013) Associate Professor: B.S., 1995, Norfolk State University; M.A., 1996, New York University; Ph.D., 2007, Tufts University  

LEADERSHIP Reginald L. Green, Ph.D. Interim Chair

MARY BOUDREAUX (2011), Assistant Professor: B.S., 1996 University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.E. in 2001 University of North Florida; Post Masters, 2003 University of Houston-Victoria; EdD. 2007 Texas Southern University; Post-Doctoral, 2014 University of Houston-Victoria

JOHN TIMOTHY Fite (2010), Affiliate Research Professor; B.S.1975 Memphis State University; M.Ed., Memphis State University; 1994 ED.D., Vanderbilt University

LOUIS FRANCESCHINI (2003) Research Assistant Professor: B.A. 1972, Christian Brothers University; M. S. The Graduate School; 2004 Ph.D The Graduate School

REGINALD L. GREEN (1996), Professor: B.S., 1962, Tennessee State University; M.E., 1967, Memphis State University; Ed.D., 1975, University of Missouri, Columbia

WENDY GRISWOLD (2015) Assistant Professor: B.A. 1991 University of Kansas; M. S. 1994, Minnesota State University-Mankato; Ph.D. 2007 Kansas State University

CHARISSE A. GULOSINO (2012) Assistant Professor; 1995 B.A. University of the Philippines-Diliman, M.A. 1999, International University of Japan, 2006 Ed.D Teachers College, Columbia University, 2009 Postdoctoral Education, Brown University

DONALD L. HOPPER (2013) Visiting Associate Professor: 1959 B.A. Union University, M.A.1968 The University of Mississippi, 1976 PhD. The university of Mississippi

DONNA J. MENKE (2014) Assistant Professor: (2014) B. A. 1992 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S. 1999 University of Nebraska-Omaha, PhD. 2010 Kansas State University

JAMES B. MITCHELL (2012) Affiliate Research Professor

STEVEN L. NELSON (2015) Assistant Professor B.A. 2004, Louisiana State University, M.A. 2011 Xavier University of Louisiana, J.D. 2007 University of Iowa, Ph.D. 2014 Pennsylvania State University.

JEFFERY L. WILSON (2008) Assistant Professor, BA. 1998 Virginia Commonwealth University, MA, 2003 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD. 2007, University of Nevada-Las Vegas