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Graduate Studies in Teacher Education Faculty & Staff

Dr. Andrea Berghoff
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Education

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, 2014
  • M.A., Special Education, West Virginia University, 2010
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Fort Lewis College, 2005

Expertise

  • Identifying and Serving Gifted Students
  • Visual Spatial Engagement and Learning

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Dr. Chiara Cannella
Associate Dean
Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Culturally responsive & anti-bias education 
  • Sociocultural research on education
  • Qualitative research methods  
  • American Indian education  
  • Social justice 
  • Race, culture & equity in education 
  • Academic identity 
  • Counter-hegemonic research methods  
  • Critical pedagogy 
  • Participatory action research and community-based research  
  • Youth development 
  • Civic identity and activism  

Education 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2009
  • M.A., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2004
  • B.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 1996

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Dr. Lorien Chambers Schuldt
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Elementary literacy development
  • Reading and writing instruction
  • Multilingual learners
  • Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching
  • Classroom discourse
  • Feedback and formative assessment

Education 

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University, 2014 
  • B.A., American Studies, Wellesley College, 1999 

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Dr. Jill Choate
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Behavioral intervention
  • Education administration
  • Elementary and middle school special education
  • Teacher education

Education 

  • Ph.D., Special Education Administration, University of Texas, Austin, 2012 
  • M.A., Special Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1996
  • B.S., Elementary Education/Special Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1992 

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Dr. Ana Diaz-Collazos
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education & Sociology

Expertise

  • Spanish
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching diverse students
  • Discourse analysis
  • Creative Writing

Education

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Colombia, 2006
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 2003

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Dr. Elizabeth Dorman
Chair and Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Contemplative, social emotional learning
  • Social justice education
  • Research on teaching
  • Teacher education
  • Graduate teacher licensure programs

Education 

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
  • M.A., Prescott College, 2000
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1987

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Dr. Mary Catherine Gabro
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Principal preparation
  • Instructional leadership
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Inclusive educational environments

Education 

  • Ed.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2002
  • M.Ed., Sam Houston State University, 1996
  • B.M.E., Texas Tech University, 1980

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Dr. Kristine Greer
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Child care and early childhood education 
  • Educational management 
  • Multicultural family focus 
  • Working with visually impaired children 

Education 

  • EdD, New Mexico State University, 2004 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, 1994 
  • B.A., California State University, Bakersfield, 1987 

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Dr. Suzanne Null
Professor of Education

Expertise 

  • Curriculum and instruction 
  • Teacher education 
  • Professional development 

Education 

  • Ph.D, The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010 
  • M.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997
  • B.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Di Ann Ryter
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise

  • Social sciences education
  • Multiculturalism
  • International education

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2012
  • M.Ed., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2006
  • B.A., Kearney State College, 1994

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Dr. Jenni Trujillo
Dean, School of Education

Expertise 

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Educational leadership and change

Education 

  • Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University, 2002
  • M.A., University Northern Colorado, 1998
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1993

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William Camp
Coordinator of Field Experiences
970-247-7281
camp_w@fortlewis.edu

Jonathan Smith
Coordinator of Teacher Licensure & Dual Enrollment
970-247-6032
jasmith3@fortlewis.edu

Shawn Whitehead
Coordinator of Graduate Studies & Outreach
970-247-7097
slwhitehead@fortlewis.edu