Faculty | University of Portland


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

Katie Danielson, PhD
Assistant Professor

Joan Flora, EdD
Instructor & Director of Clinical Practice

Randy Hetherington, EdD
Associate Professor

Deirdre Hon, MEd, PhD
Associate Professor

Sally Hood, PhD
Associate Professor

Julie Kalnin, PhD
Associate Professor

Teresa Ketelsen, EdD
Instructor & Coordinator of Educational Leadership Network

Hillary Merk, PhD
Associate Professor

Anna Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor

Nicole Ralston, PhD
Associate Professor

Rebecca Smith, EdD
Associate Professor

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

Michael Johnson, PhD
Institutional Research, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

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