College of Professional Education - Faculty Profiles

Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Educator Preparation & Partnerships, TWU College of Professional Education

Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Teacher Education

Education

Ed.D., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; B.S., The University of Oklahoma

Interests

Educator Recruitment; Preparation; Retention; Partnerships; Educator Preparation Program Advocacy; Accreditation and Assessment; Curriculum Design

Linda J. Brock, Ph.D., LMFT-Supervisor

Linda J. Brock, Ph.D., LMFT-Supervisor

Associate Professor

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.B.A., North Texas State University (now University of North Texas)

Interests

Human Sexuality; Family of Origin; Grif, Loss, and Bereavement; Families and Agining; Family Therapy Theory; Qualitative Research

Rhonda R. Buckley, Ph.D.

Rhonda R. Buckley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Auburn University; M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Auburn University

Interests

Family Communication; Family Development; Relationship Dynamics; Research Methods

Amy Burke, PhD

Amy Burke, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Austin College; B.A., Austin College

Interests

Discourse; Sociocultural Theory and Literacy Practices; Critical Literacy; Literacy and Identity; Social Semiotics and Multimodal Composing; Qualitative Research

Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.

Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Education

Ed.D., University of Texas System : El Paso; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; B.S.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University

Interests

Data-driven decision making; Data-driven Instruction; Pedagogically Appropriate Use of Technology in Educational Practice; New Teacher Induction; Experiential Learning

Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D.

Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research, Inclusion & Innovation, College of Professional Education

Associate Professor of Bilingual & ESL Education, Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., Capella University; M.A., The University of Findlay; B.A., Universidad de Puerto Rico-Cayey

Interests

Teacher Education; ESL Education; Bilingual Education; Instructional Technologies; Culturally Relevant Education; Critical Pedagogy.

Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Professor & Coordinator of First Year Experience and P-16 Initiatives

Office of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships

Teacher Education

Education

Ed.D., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.Ed., University of Texas at Tyler; B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Interests

Mentoring; Bridging Theory to Practice; Experiential Learning; Academic Leadership; Recruitment; Accountability

Holly Hansen-Thomas, Ph.D.

Holly Hansen-Thomas, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research and Innovation

Dean of the Graduate School

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System: San Antonio; M.A., University of Texas: San Antonio; B.A., University of Texas: Austin

Interests

Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) in Math and Science; Bilingual Education; Bilingualism and Biliteracy; Rural Education for EBs; Secondary Education; Language Awareness; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Adolescent EBs

Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D.

Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., The University of North Texas; B.A., The University of North Texas

Interests

Adolescent Literacy; Digital Literacy; Young Adult Literature; Critical Literacy; Youth Participatory Action Research; Teacher Action Research; Qualitative Research

Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

ELDR Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; B.S., University of North Texas

Interests

Pre-Service Teacher Education; Online and Hybrid Learning Contexts; Pre-Service Teacher Data Literacy; High-Leverage Teaching Practices; Qualitative Methodology; Supervision of Student Teachers

Shann Hwa Hwang Ph.D., CFLE

Shann Hwa Hwang Ph.D., CFLE

Professor of Family Studies

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., Ashland Theological Seminary; B.A., Malone College

Interests

Fathering; Couple Conflict; Financial Stress; Parenting Processes; Asian American Families

Adam C. Jones, Ph.D.

Adam C. Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Therapy

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Texas Tech University; M.S., Utah State University; B.S., Weber State University

Interests

Sexual Communication; Sexuality; Psychophysiology; Couple Conflict; Dyadic Data Analysis; Structural Equation Modeling; Psychotherapy Training; Therapy Process; Family Therapy; Medical Family Therapy; Illness and Disability

Randa G. Keeley, Ph.D.

Randa G. Keeley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., New Mexico State University; M.A., Texas A&M- Commerce; B.S., East Central University

Interests

Teacher Preparation; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Inclusive Practices; Mild/Moderate Disabilities; Co-Teaching; Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; Multicultural Special Education

Amy Lanier, M.L.S.

Amy Lanier, M.L.S.

Instructor

Library & Information Studies

Education

M.L.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Information Behavior of Social Media Users; School Libraries; Small Community Libraries

Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Early Education

Department of Literacy and Learning

Education

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; M.S., University of Missouri; B.S., Oklahoma State University

Interests

Technology Use and Integration; Early Childhood Curriculum; Literacy; STEM activities including Coding and Robotics; Culturally Responsive Teaching

Rebecca Lucero Jones, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lucero Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Texas Tech University; M.S., Texas Tech University; B.A., Brigham Young University

Interests

Marginalized Populations; Mexican Americans; Bi-cultural Couples; Immigration; Trauma; Substance Use Disorders; Opioid Use Disorders; Sexual Relationships; Medical Family Therapy; Family Therapy; Qualitative Inquiry; Dyadic Analysis

Elizabeth M. McCarroll, Ph.D., CCLS

Elizabeth M. McCarroll, Ph.D., CCLS

Professor

MS Child Life Program Coordinator

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Other, Association of Child Life Professionals; M.S., Texas Tech University; B.S., University of Texas

Interests

Social and Emotional Development of Children; Peer Relationships; Impact of Chronic Illness and Health on Development and Peer Relationships; the Impact of Chronic Illness and Health on the Parent-Child Relationship

Sarah K. McMahan, Ph.D.

Sarah K. McMahan, Ph.D.

Professor

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., Texas Tech University; M.Ed., Abilene Christian University; B.S., Abilene Christian University

Interests

New Teacher Induction and Mentoring; School/University Partnerships; Learning Theory; Instructional Practices; Classroom Management; Mentoring

Aimée Myers, Ph.D.

Aimée Myers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; M.A., University of Central Oklahoma; B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Interests

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogies; Urban Education; Critical Literacy; Teacher Education; Curriculum Development; Equity and Inclusion; Underserved and Marginalized Students

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMFT

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMFT

Family Therapy Programs Coordinator

Associate Professor

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University; M.S., Kansas State University; B.S., University of Utah; B.S., University of Utah; Associate Degree, Weber State University

Interests

Telemental Health; Couples and Technology; Couples Relationships and Parenting; Couples and Military

Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

Library & Information Studies

Education

Ph.D., University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill; M.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; B.S., Friends University

Interests

Health Disparities; Critical Evaluation of Information; Scholarly Communication; New Roles for Librarians; Informatics; Evidence-Based Librarianship; Practitioner Research; Consumer Health

Katie K. Rose, Ph.D.

Katie K. Rose, Ph.D.

Professor, Child Development/Child Life

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University System : Purdue University; M.S., Purdue University System : Purdue University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., Baylor University

Interests

Parental decision-making about non-parental child care arrangements; child care quality; Professional development of child care providers

Claudia Sanchez, Ph.D.

Claudia Sanchez, Ph.D.

Professor

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&M University; B.A., Escuela Normal Superior de Coahuila; B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Interests

Parental Involvement in K-12 Education; Bilingual/ESL Teacher Preparation and Professional Development; Grant Writing; ESL Teaching Methodologies

Sharla Snider, Ph.D.

Sharla Snider, Ph.D.

Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Literacy and Learning

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.S., University of North Texas

Interests

Technology and Young Learners; Mobile Learning and Teaching Practices; Integrated Technology In Teaching And Learning; Multimodal Learning; Language, Literacy And Technological Thinking; Digital Citizenship; Early Childhood Classroom Practices; Pedagogy and Action Research

Ludovic A. Sourdot, Ph.D.

Ludovic A. Sourdot, Ph.D.

Professor Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University System : College Station; M.Ed., Texas State University; B.S., Arkansas State University; Masters Degree or Equivalent, Université Jean Monnet

Interests

Expertise; Teacher Education; Popular Culture; Pedagogy; Trends in Curriculum and Instruction; Technology Integration and Teacher Education; Education Policy

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D.

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.Ed., Texas Christian University; B.A., Texas Christian University

Interests

Adolescent Immigrants; Immigrant Advocacy; Second Language Literacy Development; English as a Second Language; Bilingualism

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

Interim Department Chair

Professor

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Austin Peay State University; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; Associate Degree, New Mexico Military Institute

Interests

Teacher and Principal Certification; Organizational Health; Teaching and Learning; Case Studies for Professional Development; School Discipline; Educational Leadership

Brigitte Vittrup, Ph.D.

Brigitte Vittrup, Ph.D.

Professor & Department Chair

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Austin; M.A., University of Texas System: Austin; B.A., Texas State University; B.S., University of Texas System: Austin

Interests

Child Development; Developmental Psychology; Parental Socialization, Children's Racial Attitudes, Racial/Ethnic Socialization Practices, Child Guidance; Media Influences on Children

Lindsay C. Webster, Ph.D., LPC, CSC, NCC

Lindsay C. Webster, Ph.D., LPC, CSC, NCC

Visiting Assistant Professor

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas;

Interests

Clinical Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling; Mindfulness-based Interventions

Vyacheslav (Slava) Zavalin, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav (Slava) Zavalin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Library & Information Studies

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.S., University of North Texas; Masters Degree or Equivalent, National Transport University; Graduate Certificate, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture

Interests

Data Science; Information Organization; Information Systems; Metadata; Cataloging; Classification; Subject Access; Subject Representation; Data Visualization; Digital Imaging; Linked Data; Smart Data; Big Data