Faculty experts

Poonam Arya, Ph.D.

Professor of Reading, Language & Literature
Teacher Education Division

Eye movements/eye tracking
Literacy education
Teacher reflection
Video methods

parya@wayne.edu, ay3185@wayne.edu

 


Shadin Atiyeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Counselor Education
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Career counseling
Immigrants
Multicultural counseling
Refugees
Trauma

fz8816@wayne.edu


Katie Baleja, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
Teacher Education Division

Digital literacy
Digital teaching
Educational technology
New literacies
Screen casting
STEM education

Kbaleja@wayne.edu, hb7461@wayne.edu


Elizabeth Barton

Associate Professor - Research
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Educational psychology
Academic achievement
Anti-bullying/bullying
Conflict resolution
Diversity education
Violence prevention

ac2913@wayne.edu


Krista Clancy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Applied Behavior Analysis
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

BCBA
BCaBA
Applied behavior analysis
Autism
Verified course sequence
ABA training

kclancy@wayne.edu, bx4655@wayne.edu


Roland Sintos Coloma, Ph.D.

Professor of Teacher Education
Teacher Education Division

Accreditation
Curriculum
Educational policy and politics
Globalization and transnationalism
History of education
Immigration
LGBT and sexuality
Race, race relations and anti-racism
Teacher education
Urban education

rscoloma@wayne.edu, gr4674@wayne.edu


Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Reading, Language and Literature
Teacher Education Division

Accreditation
Children's literature
Elementary education
Inquiry based curriculum
Literacy education
Writing process and practice

kmcrawf@wayne.edu, ay2367@wayne.edu


Sameerah S. Davenport, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Counselor Education
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Counselor education
Crisis intervention
Psychological resilience
Psychological trauma

sameerah.davenport@wayne.edu, ab8665@wayne.edu


Gina DeBlase, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English Education
Teacher Education Division

Literacy education

GinaDeBlase@wayne.edu, ag6519@wayne.edu

 

 


Jazlin Ebenezer, Ed.D.

Professor, Charles H. Gershensen Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Science Education
Teacher Education Division

Conceptual change
Curriculum discourse
Innovative technologies
Interpretive research
Scientific practices
Students' conceptions

aj9570@wayne.edu

 


Mariane M. Fahlman, Ph.D.

Professor of Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Eating and physical activity behaviors
Exercise in elderly populations
Exercise and immune function
School health education

aa1673@wayne.edu


Holly Feen-Calligan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art Therapy
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Art therapy

hfeen@wayne.edu, aa3597@wayne.edu


Susan Gabel, Ph.D.

Professor of Special Education
Teacher Education Division

Curriculum studies
Disability studies in education
Inclusive education
Inclusive teaching
Intellectual and developmental disability

susan.gabel@wayne.edu, ah8051@wayne.edu


Christine Hancock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education
Teacher Education Division

Discourse analysis
Equitable collaboration
Family-educator decision-making
Family-educator partnerships
Home visiting
Inclusive early childhood education
Mixed methods research

christinehancock@wayne.edu, fd5388@wayne.edu


Tamara Hew-Butler, DPM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Bone density sports
Fluid balance
Hydration
Hyponatremia
Rhabdomyolysis
Sweat sodium

tamara.hew-butler@wayne.edu, gr7894@wayne.edu


Alisa Hutchinson

Assistant Professor of Learning Design & Technology
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Creativity
Design education
Design thinking
Faculty development
Instructional design in higher education
Learning design
Needs assessment
Professional identity in design

alisa.hutchinson@wayne.edu, dd0354@wayne.edu


Linda Jimenez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Learning Design & Technology
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Entrepreneurship and business development
Program measurement and evaluation
Human performance improvement

Jimenez.L@wayne.edu, af8225@wayne.edu


Kristen M. Kaszeta, M.A.

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
Kinesiology Health & Sport Studies

Childhood obesity prevention
Health interventions
Health school transformations
Nutrition
Obesity prevention
Physical activity
Lifestyle fitness activities
Group fitness

Kristen.kaszeta@wayne.edu, au4972@wayne.edu


Leah R. Ketcheson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Autism spectrum dDisorder
Children/preschool
Health disparities
Motor interventions
Motor skills
Neurodevelopmental disabilities
Physical activity
Trajectories

leah.ketcheson@wayne.edu, gf9458@wayne.edu


Sarah Kiperman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Theoretical & Behavioral Foundations

Student mental health
LGBTQ youth
Social support
Coping skills
Cultural humility

sarah.kiperman@wayne.edu, ba7857@wayne.edu

 


Noel Kulik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Community Health
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Community health
Childhood obesity prevention

ab7564@wayne.edu


Qin Lai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Information process
Motor control
Motor learning
Motor neuroscience
Muscle fatigue
Postural control

af5531@wayne.edu


Sarah Lenhoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Charter schools
Educational equity
Educational policy
Instructional reform
Improvement science
Policy development
Policy implementation
Professional learning
Racial equity
Research partnerships
School attendance
School choice
School improvement
School reform
Student attendance and absenteeism
Teacher effectiveness
Teacher quality
Urban education

sarah.lenhoff@wayne.edu, fj6428@wayne.edu


Jennifer Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Teacher Education Division

Teacher education
Professional development
Lesson study
Mathematics education
Urban schooling
Culturally responsive teaching
Elementary education
Middle school
Teacher learning
Relational learning
Social-emotional learning
Online teaching
Teacher evaluation
Principal learning
STEM education

jmlewis@wayne.edu, ek4612@wayne.edu


Shirley Mack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Counselor Education
Theoretical & Behavioral Foundations

Child abuse
Grief and loss
Life transitions
Post-partum depression
Sex abuse

shirley.mack@wayne.edu, ad0849@wayne.edu

 


Jeffrey Martin, Ph.D.

Professor of Exercise Physiology
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Exercise psychology
Disability
Disability sport and exercise
Exercise
Health
Paralympics
Physical activity
Physical activity psychology
Psychology
Sports

aa3975@wayne.edu


Nate McCaughtry, Ph.D.

Professor, Assistant Dean and Director of CHCI
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Center for Health and Community Impact
Childhood obesity prevention
Cultural competence
Cultural relevance
Culturally relevant pedagogy
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Health interventions
Health school transformations
Nutrition
Obesity prevention
Physical activity
Physical education
Professional development
Teacher development
Teacher education
Trauma-informed practices
Urban education
Urban health
Urban health equity and disparities

aj4391@wayne.edu


Amanda Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Teacher Education Division

Youth perspectives
Inclusive education
Family-school-community partnerships
Intersecting oppressions (e.g., ableism, racism) in education
Critical qualitative inquiry
Discourse analysis
Visual methodologies
Participatory action research

almiller@wayne.edu, hf7098@wayne.edu


Asli S. Ozgun-Koca

Professor of Mathematics Education
Teacher Education Division

Mathematics education
Mathematics teacher education
Professional development
Secondary education
Teacher education
Teacher learning
Technology use in mathematics education

aokoca@wayne.edu, ay3141@wayne.edu


Thomas Pedroni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Teacher Education Division

Curriculum and instruction
Globalization
Neoliberal urbanism
Political economy
Race and education
Schooling and society
Urban education

pedroni@wayne.edu, ff6554@wayne.edu


Francesca Pernice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education Psychology
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Couples and family therapy
Family systems
Mental health recovery
Psychosocial clubhouse
Psychotherapy
Social networks

FrancescaPernice@wayne.edu, bb3832@wayne.edu

 


Monte Piliawsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching) - Educational Studies
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Educational leadership & policy studies
Achievement gap
Charter schools
Class and education
Deficit thinking
Educational sociology
Equal education opportunity
Gender and education
History of american education
Multiculturalism
No child left behind
Philosophy of education
Race and education
School Cchoice
School desegregation
School funding
School reform
Transformative educational leadership

ag1844@wayne.edu


Ben Pogodzinski, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Governance
Labor relations
Policy development
Policy implementation
School choice
Teacher evaluation
Teacher labor markets
Teacher unions

ben.pogodzinski@wayne.edu, cs3372@wayne.edu


Theodoto Ressa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Teacher Education Division

Ableism
Accessibility
Disability
Inclusion
Justice
Transition

theodoto.ressa@wayne.edu, gn1621@wayne.edu


Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor of Reading, Language and Literature and Interim Assistant Dean
Teacher Education Division

Reading, language and literature
Comprehension
Early literacy
Emergent literacy
Graphical comprehension
Information text
Literacy education
Visual literacy

eo9096@wayne.edu


James Salvo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Educational Evaluation and Research
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Cinema studies
Communications
New media
Philosophy of education
Qualitative research methods

salvo@wayne.edu, hb7532@wayne.edu

 


Bo Shen, Ph.D.

Professor of Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Physical education and physical activity leadership
Motivation
Physical activity interventions
Physical education curriculum and instruction

boshen@wayne.edu, av4286@wayne.edu


Carolyn Shields, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Achievement gap
Educational leadership
Equity and inclusion
Social justice

cshields@wayne.edu, es7731@wayne.edu


Cheryl Somers, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Psychology
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Adolescent development
P-12 schooling; learning, assessment, and achievement
Child and adolescent social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health functioning
Risk behavior in children, adolescents, and emerging adults
Trauma exposure, trauma-informed teaching, and fostering alternatives to suspension and traditional school discipline
Resilience and recovery from trauma exposure
Integration of mental and physical health and wellness
School-based interventions to improve youth outcomes
Emphasis on vulnerable youth including those of low income and economic marginalization (LIEM) backgrounds

c.somers@wayne.edu, ae8865@wayne.edu


Monica Tracey, Ph.D.

Professor of Learning Design and Technology
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Authentic design
Design principles
Designer professional identity development
Design thinking
Empathic design
Experience design
Holistic design
Interdisciplinary design
Universal design

MonicaTracey@wayne.edu, ab0225@wayne.edu


Jasmine Ulmer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Evaluation and Research
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Curriculum and instruction
Educational leadership & policy studies
Humanities
Qualitative research methods
Women's studies

jasmine.ulmer@wayne.edu, fy9583@wayne.edu


Mario Vassallo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Exercise and Sport Science
Kinesiology Health & Sport Studies

Anabolic-androgenic steroids
Cultural competence
Health and fitness
Kinesiology, health and sport studies - exercise and sport science
Sport psychology
Sports
Strength and conditioning

mario.vassallo@wayne.edu, ft4462@wayne.edu


Sandra Yarema, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Science Education
Teacher Education Division

Science education
Science curriculum/instruction
3-Dimensional science teaching and learning
Scientific and engineering practices
Teacher professional development
Initial teacher certification

yarema@wayne.edu, ar3209@wayne.edu

 


Min Yu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education, Comparative and International Education
Teacher Education Division

Archival research
Comparative and international education
Curriculum studies
Ethnography
Migration/Immigration
Social movement
Teacher education
Transnationalism

minyu@wayne.edu, fy7865@wayne.edu

 


Meina Zhu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology
Administrative and Organizational Studies

Online education
Self-Directed learning & self-regulated learning
Computer science education
STEM education
Emerging learning technologies
Learning analytics

meinazhu@wayne.edu, hb8648@wayne.edu