Education Faculty

School of Education Dean

  • Leif Gustavson, Interim Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor

Department of Teaching and Learning

  • Christina L. Ager, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
  • Erica R. Davila, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Middle School and Secondary Education
  • Clare Papay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Special Education and Graduate Special Education Certification K-8 and 7-12
  • Foram Bhukhanwala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Kimberly Dean, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Advising for Five-Year B.A./M.Ed. Programs (on leave 2013-14)
  • Kathy A. Trainor, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor and Director of Inclusive and Early Childhood Fieldwork
  • Augusto Macalalag, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of STEM Program
  • Priscilla Jeter-Iles, Ed.D, Visiting Professor 2013-14

Department of Curriculum, Cultures and Child/Youth Studies

  • Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Curriculum, Cultures, and Child/Youth Studies
  • Peter Appelbaum, Ed.D., Professor and Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Kira Baker-Doyle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D., Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair and Affiliated Faculty
  • Jodi Bornstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Fieldwork and the Equity Collaborative
  • Jeffrey Shultz, Ph.D., Professor
  • Kathleen Wirth, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, Director of the Arcadia Community Learning Center and Coordinator of Reading Certification Program

Department of Leadership for Educational Equity and Excellence 

  • Steven P. Gulkus, Ph.D., Chair, Associate Professor and Affiliated Faculty
  • Peggy Hickman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Masters in Special Education Program
  • Bruce Campbell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Educational Leadership M.Ed. and Certificates
  • Tanya Santangelo, Ph.D., Associate Professor and TITLE
  • Steven Dale Hooker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Advising
  • Marc Brasof, Ed.D., Assistant Professor and Affiliated Faculty

Office of School and Community Collaborations 

  • Janet Chance, Director
  • Christine Miller, Assistant Director
  • Jo-Ann Psoras, Secretary (part-time)


  • Patricia K. Szuhaj, Director of Administration
  • Mary Dress, Administrative Manager
  • Jo-Ann Psoras, Secretary (part-time) 



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