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Faculty Profiles

Kenneth Alonzo Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs
ASA 104

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction (2005)


Helen Bond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Director of CETLA 
iLab, Suite 244 

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Human Development (2001)

Research: Education in emergencies, international education and curriculum development, human rights and peace education, and the education of women and girls.


Wilma Bonner, Ed.D. 

Director of Teacher Education
Miner Building, Suite 101 

Ed.D., George Washington University, Educational Administration and Curriculum Development (1980)

Research: Instructional supervision, principalship, urban school reform


Marilyn M. Irving, Ed.D. 

Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education 
ASA 126 

Ed.D., Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, Higher Education Administration (1987) 

Research: Elementary and Secondary Science Education


James Jackson, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of the Special Education Program 
ASA 200 

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Special Education (1992) 

Research: Identifying stress in children and youth and how it impacts education and behavior; classroom ecology and its effect on learning; using the arts as a teaching tool for students in both regular and special education classes; and effective strategies to promote inclusive education for students with special needs.


Kellee D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education 
ASA 124

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Literacy, Language, and Culture (2011)

Research: The integration of discipline specific literacy as a part of a comprehensive school reform; the Influence of teacher beliefs about literacy instructional practices in the disciplines; community development through the use of literacy-focused programming; teacher preparation programs; adolescent literacy.


Deena Khalil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education 
ASA 208

Ph.D. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Urban Systems:  Urban Education and Math Education (2012) 

Research:   The challenges of recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers, particularly STEM teachers, who prefer to serve in either urban schools or in education systems with a predominantly marginalized student population.


Catherine Quinlan, Ed.D. 

Assistant Professor
ASA 206

Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, Science Education (2012)

Research: Using applied cognitive psychology theories to explore and explain student learning, self-efficacy, and identity in K-16 settings. Implications for understanding the nature of science, NGSS and best practices; implications for underrepresented minorities in science. Integrating the works of scholars of African origins into the STEM curriculum.