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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
Interim Director of Elementary Education
Associate Dean, Graduate Chair, School of Education
Kay Henry
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
Liberal Studies Chair
Kimberly Van Lant
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant
Mackenzie Ahmadinia
Credential Analyst and Academic Advisor
Associate Professor
Director of Special Education
Adjunct, Mathematics
Joyce Yang
Melinda Soto
Manager of Certification and Academic Advising
Chair of Early Childhood
Professor and Faculty Emeritus
Program Coordinator for Special Education & LS
Executive Assistant
Director of Secondary Education
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Adjunct, Online MS SS Cred
Induction Coach
Teaching Adjunct
Faculty Emerita
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct, Online MS SS Cred
Student Teaching Supervisor
Asst Professor, Teacher Prep
Program Director of TESOL Department
Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Associate Professor
Teaching Adjunct
SPED Intern Supervisor
Adjunct, Summer
Adjunct, School of Education
Associate Professor, Music Education
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Instructor of Mathematics
Adjunct Faculty, School of Education & Spiritual Director for the Center for Spiritual Renewal
Student Teaching Supervisor
SPED Intern Supervisor
Student Teaching and Field Placement Coordinator
Steven Shin
Program Coordinator & Admissions Liaison
Adjunct Professor and Administrative Assistant of MS/SS Programs