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Faculty and Staff

The School of Education team is made up of skilled faculty and dedicated staff members focused on helping our students succeed. Our fully doctored, full-time faculty have decades of experience in a variety of educational settings, and avidly conduct research and pursue advancements in the field of education. Their wide range of expertise, coupled with the support of our engaged staff, will ensure your experience at the School of Education is positive and enriching.


Dean, School of Education
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Graduate Chair, School of Education
Associate Professor
Kay Henry
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
Flora Herrera
Administrative Assistant
Associate Professor, Education
Assistant Professor
Kimberly Van Lant
Student Teaching and Field Placement Coordinator
Director of Elementary Education
Recruiting & Community Relations Coordinator
Dania Molina
Teacher Preparation Administrative Assistant
Mackenzie Ahmadinia
Credential Analyst and Academic Advisor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Melinda Soto
Manager of Certification and Academic Advising
Associate Professor
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood
Professor and Faculty Emeritus
Yvonne Yuen
Special Education Administrative Assistant
Nancy Westra
Executive Assistant
Director of Early Childhood Education