Graduate Faculty

The following faculty are eligible to serve on doctoral committees. To read more about faculty, view their vita, and get more detail on their research interests and classes that they typically teach check the Faculty Directory on the TEAL website.

Sarah Braden, Language Education, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis

Tye Campbell, Mathematics Education, Collaborative Learning

Steven Camicia, Social Studies

Amanda Deliman, Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy Education, Children’s Literature, Social Emotional Learning

Edgar Díaz, Bi/Multilingual Education, Language and Literacy, and Social Studies Education

Jake Downs, Foundational Literacy, Reading Comprehension and Text Complexity, Reading-writing Relationship, Reading Intervention, English Language Arts Curriculum, Science of Reading/Science of Reading Instruction (SOR/SORI)

Parker Fawson, Early Literacy, Teacher Education, Education Policy and Innovation

Michelle Frierson, Mathematics Education, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Social Justice Black joy

Cindy Jones, Literacy Teacher Education, Reading-Writing Relationship, Reading Assessment and Intervention

Suzanne Jones, Motivation and Emotions in Learning, Literacy, Conceptual Change, Collective Efficacy

Shireen Keyl, Foundations, Multicultural Issues in Education, Critical Theory, Anthropology and Education, Education of Women and Girls in a Global Context

Ryan Knowles, Social Studies Education, Quantitative Research Methods

Alyson Lavigne, Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Classroom Observation, Teacher and Student Motivational Dynamics, Dual Language Education

Max Longhurst, Professional Development/Learning, Science Education

Kimberly Lott, Science Education

Sherry Marx, ESL, Multicultural Issues in Education, Qualitative Research Methods, Teacher Research

Emma Mecham, Foundations of Education, Teacher Education, and Place Based Education 

Kathleen Mohr, Language and Literacy Development, English Language Learners, Accelerated Reading and Writing Instruction, Classroom Discourse

Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Mathematics Education 

Amy Piotrowski, Secondary English Education, 21st Century Literacies, Distal Literacies, Young Adult Literature

Nicole Pyle, Adolescent Literacy, Secondary Education, Intervention Research

Sylvia Read, Elementary Writing, Children's Literature, Content Area Reading & Writing

Kessa Roberts, Educational Leadership and Policy, Rural Education, Family-school-community Partnerships, Crisis Leadership

Marla Robertson, Teacher Education, Literacy, Writing

Jessica F. Shumway, Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics Education,  Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science Education

Mario Suárez, Queer and Trans Studies, Equity, STEM Perseverance, Curriculum Studies, Quantitative Research Methods

Amanda Taggart, Educational Leadership, Instructional and Cultural Leadership, Social Justice

Colby Tofel-Grehl, Science Education

Kathy Cabe Trundle, Science Education

Rachel Turner, Social Studies Education, Curriculum Integration, Qualitative Research Methods

Katherine Vela, Elementary Mathematics Education, STEM Education