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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
Associate Dean, Graduate Chair, School of Education
Kay Henry
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
Flora Herrera
Administrative Assistant
Faculty Emerita
Liberal Studies Co-Chair
Kimberly Van Lant
Student Teaching and Field Placement Coordinator
Mackenzie Ahmadinia
Credential Analyst and Academic Advisor
Associate Professor
Director of Special Education
Assistant Professor
Melinda Soto
Manager of Certification and Academic Advising
Instructor, School of Education
Professor and Faculty Emeritus
Yvonne Yuen
Special Education Administrative Assistant
Nancy Westra
Executive Assistant
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Liberal Studies Co-Chair
Overload, Online MS SS Cred
Adjunct, Online MS SS Cred
Jeanette Johns
Director of Elementary Education
Adjunct Professor
Overload, Online MS SS Cred
Supervisor, Teacher Prep
Adjunct, First Year Seminar
Adjunct, Teacher Prep
Kelly Sullivan
Field Placement Coord (temp)
Program Director of TESOL Department
Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL