As lifelong learners our faculty are highly trained and have substantial experience in P-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

Eric Anctil, PhD
Associate Professor & Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs Program

Gary Beckley, PhD
PACE Assistant Dean

Katie Danielson, PhD
Assistant Professor

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

Joan Flora, MEd
Instructor & Director of Clinical Practice

Benjamin Gallegos, PhD
Assistant Professor

Randy Hetherington, EdD
Associate Professor

Sally Hood, PhD
Associate Professor

Julie Kalnin, PhD
Associate Professor

Deirdre (Katz) Hon, PhD
Assistant Professor

Teresa Ketelsen, EdD
Instructor, University Supervisor & Coordinator of Educational Leadership Network

Hillary Merk, PhD
Associate Professor

Nicole Ralston, PhD
Associate Professor

Rebecca Smith, EdD
Assistant Professor

Patricia Thompson, EdD
Instructor & Coordinator of Administrator Leadership & Catholic Leadership

Jacqueline Waggoner, PhD

School of Education Faculty with Concurrent Positions in Other Departments

David Houglum, PhD
Franz Center, Professor of Practice, Director of Leadership
School of Education
, Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

Eduardo Contreras, EdD
Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion
International Education, Diversity, & Inclusion
, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Michael Johnson, PhD
Institutional Research, Director of Institutional Research

Kerri Anderson-Linde, MS, LPC
Lincensed Professional Counselor and Adjunct Faculty