Aug 19, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Simmons School of Education and Human Development: Faculty and Staff



Offices of the Academic Deans

Stephanie L. Knight, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean of Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Frank Hernandez, Associate Dean and Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair in Education Leadership

Rebecca Hood, Senior Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations

Kathryn Canterbury, Assistant Dean for Research and Grants Accounting

Yolette Garcia, Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach

Margaret Mahoney, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Administration

Patricia Addington, Director of Development

Lisa Bell, Assistant to the Dean

Eric Bing, Director of the Institute for Leadership Impact

Tony Cuevas, Director of Instructional Design and Learning Technology

Suzanne Frank, Director of The Writer’s Path

Akihito Kamata, Executive Director of the Center on Research and Evaluation

Michele Mrak, Director of Graduate Liberal Studies

Regina Nippert, Executive Director of The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education

Simmons Faculty

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Gashaw Abeza, Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.A., New Brunswick, CA

Jill Allor, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ed.D., Vanderbilt

Stephanie Al Otaiba, Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Caitlin Anderson, Senior Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Texas A&M

Dominique Baker, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Doris Baker, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Oregon

B. Harold Barkley, Jr., Clinical Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Department Chair, Ph.D., North Texas

Robert Barner, Lecturer of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., Fielding Institute

Sondra Barringer, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Arizona

Ann Batenburg, Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Iowa

Dan Berebitsky, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Michigan

David Bertrand, Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Baylor

Eric Bing, Research Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.D., Harvard

Watt Lesley Black, Jr., Clinical Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., North Texas

Roxanne Burleson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, M.S., Texas (Arlington)

Peter Carton Jr., Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, J.D., Seton Hall

Piotr Chelstowski, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.A., M.S., Warsaw

Anthony Cuevas, Clinical Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D. Florida State

Greta Davis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., North Texas

Scott L. Davis, Associate Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ph.D., Utah

Mario De La Garza Jr., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., North Texas

Karla del Rosal, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Colorado (Boulder)

Sherril English, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, M.S., Texas A&M

Brian Fennig, Senior Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, PhD., Texas (Dallas)

S. Kiersten Ferguson, Clinical Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Amy Ferrell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, M.Ed., Rutgers

Sarah Feuerbacher, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., Baylor

Denisa Gandara, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Georgia

Courtney Gedney, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., SMU

Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Texas Instruments Endowed Chair in Education, Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Oregon

Diane Gifford, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., SMU

Betty Iglesias Gilmore, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Psy.D., Alliant International

Donna Gober, Senior Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ed.D., Lamar

Michael S. Harris, Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ed.D., Pennsylvania

Thomas L. Hartsell, Clinical Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, J.D., Michigan State

Frank Hernandez, Professor, Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Susan Holland, Professor of Practice of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.A., Gonzaga (San Francisco)

Lynn Romejko Jacobs, Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Department Chair, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Johnitha Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Texas A&M

Francesca Jones, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., North Texas

Akihito Kamata, Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Michigan

Margaret Keeling, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., Texas Tech

Stephanie Knight, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Leon Simmons Endowed Deanship, Ed.D., Houston

Jan Mallett, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Texas A&M (Commerce)

Derek Marr, Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)

Gay McAlister, Clinical Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s

Angela Mitakidis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Bachelor of Laws, South Africa

Nancy Montgomery, Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ed.D., Texas A&M (Commerce)

Megan Murphy, Clinical Associate Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ph.D., North Texas

Ueline Newmon, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Indiana

Dawson Orr, Clinical Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Department Chair, Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Chalie Patarapichayatham, Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Chulalongkorn (Bangkok)

Alexandra Pavlakis, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison

Rosemary Perlmeter, Clinical Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, J.D., SMU

John Potter, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, O.D., Indiana

Abigail Pruitt, Clinical Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ed.D., George Washington

Sushmita Purkayastha, Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ph.D., North Texas

Meredith Richards, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Brenna Rivas, Research Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., SMU

Nancy Roberts, Professor of Practice of Teaching and Learning, M.Ed., North Texas

Laura Robinson-Doyle, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Texas Christian

Kelyn S. Rola, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Texas Christian

Diego Roman, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Stanford

Dara Rossi, Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., North Texas

Amy Gillespie Rouse, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Robert Rouse, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Mark Rudich, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., Baylor

Edita Ruzgyte, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s

Brandy Schumann, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., North Texas

Milan Sevak, Clinical Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ed.D., Harvard

Misty Solt, Clinical Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution and Counseling, Ph.D., North Texas

Kenneth L. Springer, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Cornell

Michael Stone, Professor of Practice of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Ph.D., Michigan

Ashley Tull, Clinical Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ed.D., Florida State

Candace Walkington, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Paige Ware, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Bradley Warren, Lecturer of Applied Physiology and Wellness, M.S., West Virginia

Beverly Weiser, Research Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., SMU

Peter G. Weyand, Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor, Ph.D., Georgia

Anne Wilhelm, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Paul Yovanoff, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Oregon

Simmons Emeritus Faculty

Shirley Corbitt, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s

Dale E. Davis, Professor Emeritus of Teacher Preparation

Deborah Diffily, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., North Texas

Paul Gordon Hook, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, Ph.D., North Texas

Jiang (JoAnn) Lan, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning, Ed.D., Northern Illinois

G. Reid Lyon, Professor Emeritus of Education Policy and Leadership, Ph.D., New Mexico

Patricia Mathes, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning, Ph.D., Vanderbilt

George McMillion, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education

William Pulte, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning

Bryan Robbins, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education

R. Jack Roberts, Professor Emeritus of Education

Patricia K. Webb, Professor Emeritus of Teacher Preparation, Ed.D., North Texas

Simmons Adjunct Faculty

Note: The list of faculty adjuncts provided here is advisory only. In any given term, a particular adjunct may not be able to teach because of other commitments. This is especially true because many of SMU’s adjuncts are professionals and scholars who are in high demand.

Janet Harris, Adjunct Lecturer of Lifelong Learning, Ph.D., North Texas

Karen Vickery, Adjunct Lecturer of Teaching and Learning, Ed.D., Texas A&M (Commerce)