As lifelong learners our faculty are highly trained and have substantial experience in K-12 schools. Each of our faculty display intellectual vitality and competence in one or more areas of research. The faculty research is diverse and informs both the educational community and our own teaching. Faculty are currently involved in studies of school organization, metacognitive judgments, technology in teacher education, language disorders, science training in teacher education, and cultural responses to learning disabilities among others.

School of Education Full-Time Faculty

John Watzke, PhD
Dean & Professor

Bruce Weitzel, PhD
Associate Dean & Associate Professor

Ellyn Arwood, EdD

Eric Anctil, PhD
Associate Professor

James Carroll, PhD

Richard Christen, PhD

Karen Eifler, PhD
Professor & Co-Director, Garaventa Center

Thomas Greene, EdD
Professor & Provost

JoAnne Grote, PhD

Peter Hamilton, MAT
Coordinator, Educational Leadership Network

Randy Hetherington, EdD
Assistant Professor

Sally Hood, PhD
Associate Professor

Kimberly Ilosvay, EdD
Assistant Professor

Julie Kalnin, PhD
Associate Professor

Shirley Loesch, MEd
Director of Student Placements

Hillary Merk, PhD
Associate Professor

Patricia Morrell, PhD

Nicole Ralston, PhD
Assistant Professor

Peter Thacker, EdD
Associate Professor

Patricia Thompson, MAT & EdD

Jacqueline Waggoner, PhD

School of Education Faculty with Concurrent Positions in Other Departments

Eduardo Contreras, EdD
Director, Studies Abroad

David Houglum, PhD
Director for Leadership, Franz Center

Jeri Sara Janowsky, PhD
Executive Director, Saturday Academy

Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA HESA) Affiliated Faculty

Matthew Baasten, PhD
Associate Provost, Graduate School Dean, & Associate Professor of Theology

Eric Barger, MBA, CPA
Associate Vice President & Controller

Rikki Cor, PsyD
Licensed Psychology, Health Center

John Donato, CSC, JD
Vice President, Student Affairs

Bobbi Lindahl, MBA

Gerard Olinger, CSC, JD
Vice President, University Relations

Alan Timmins, MBA
Vice President, Financial Affairs

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