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

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., Sephen 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

Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

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.

Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship

Professor and Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Education

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

Interests

English Language Learners(ELLs) in Math and Science; Bilingual Education; Bilingualism and Biliteracy; Rural Education for ELLs; Secondary Education; Language Awareness; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Adolescent ELLs

Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education

Family Sciences

Education

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

Interests

Technology Use and Integration; Early Literacy; Active Learning; Pedagogy; Teacher Action Research; Classroom Management; Early Childhood Development; Multiculturalism; Early Childhood Curriculum; Online Learning

Sarah K. McMahan, Ph.D.

Sarah K. McMahan, Ph.D.

Associate 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

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D.

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Library & Information Studies

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; MSIS, University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

Evidence-based Practice in School Libraries; Adolescent Health Information Literacy; Child and Adolescent Audio Literacy; Computational Thinking Skill Development for Youth

Diane Myers, Ph.D.

Diane Myers, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Teacher Education

Program Coordinator, Special Education

Teacher Education

Education

Ph.D., University of Connecticut; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; B.A., Connecticut College

Interests

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports; Supporting Teachers' Classroom Management; School-Level, Group-Level, and Individual Behavioral Interventions; Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Juvenile Justice

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMFT

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMFT

Ph.D. Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor

Family Sciences

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

Online Therapy; 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

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

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D.

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Reading

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

Program Coordinator

Educational Leadership

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

Interests

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