Faculty & Staff

College of Education

Meet the Team

Dr. Joe Peters

Dr. Joe Peters

220C Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD., Science Education & Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh


Cultural Diversity, Higher Education Leadership


Dr. Joe Peters is the Dean of Education at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. He has oversight for two departments including Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special, and Pre-Education programs) and Professional Learning and Innovation (Literacy/ Reading/Language, Instructional Technology/Library Media, Foundations, Educational Leadership programs) as well as the Call Me MISTER program at Georgia College and Early College (Grades 7-12) in partnership with Baldwin and Putnam County Georgia Public Schools. Dr. Peters graduated with a Ph.D in science education with a research methodology minor in 1990 and joined the University of West Florida faculty as a professor of science education. At UWF, he was the Chair of Teacher Education, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation, and Coordinator of the University’s Doctoral Program. During the 2007/2008 academic year, he was mentored by The University of Florida President Bernie Machen as an American Council on Education Fellow. Prior to Georgia College, he spent time at Northern Marianas College in Saipan and as Dean of Education at Chaminade University (2011-2015). He joined Georgia College as Dean on January 1, 2015. Prior to his higher education experience, Dr. Peters spent three years on active duty in the Army from 1975-1978 where he completed his GED. He subsequently attended Mercyhurst College where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in elementary education in 1982. He taught grades K8 physical education and grades 5-8 science before returning to graduate in 1984 with his dual master’s degree in both natural sciences and environmental education at Gannon University. He then taught high school science in the Erie, Pennsylvania Public School District until 1987 when he began teaching assistant and research associate positions at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Peters was direct commissioned in the Army Reserve as a First Lieutenant in 1988 and promoted to Captain in 1992. His military service includes assignments as an Environmental Science Officer, MASH Company Commander, and Civil Affairs Public Education Officer. Dr. Peters’ past community service includes participation as executive director representative to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, North American representative to the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Executive Director of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Public Relations representative and President of the East-West Toastmasters in Hawaii, member of the Macon, GA Toastmasters, participation with the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Leadership Pensacola program, assistant scoutmaster, numerous Teacher of the Year Committees, serving on the Massage Therapy Advisory Council for Pensacola State College, Secretary and President of the Milledgeville, GA Rotary, President of the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and many other education boards and committees. He currently serves as a board member of the American Council on Education Fellows, Oconee Regional Educational Service Agency, Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy, and Lockerly Arboretum as well as volunteering with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.


Dr. Nicole DeClouette

Associate Dean / Interim Chair of Teacher Education
220F Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD, Syracuse University; BA, University of California, Berkeley


Cross-Cultural Constructions of Disability, International Inclusive Education, Collaboration and Co-teaching

Keisha Foston

Mrs. Keisha Foston

Coordinator of Office Services
220D Kilpatrick Education Center

Shanquita Lewis

Dean's Office Assistant
220 Kilpatrick Education Center
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Ms. Bessie Storey

Administrative Assistant
228 Kilpatrick Education Center
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Dr. Nancy B. Mizelle

Chair of PLI
101C Kilpatrick Education Center

EdD, University of Georgia; MEd, Clemson University; BA, Meredith College


Middle Level Education and Teacher Education, Content Area Literacy and Student Motivation, Young Adolescents' Transition from Middle to High School

Professional Service

Reviewer for RMLE Online, Middle Grades Research Journal and Middle School Journal, as well as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Association for Middle Level Education Specialized Professional Association (AMLE/CAEP SPA) and the Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch. Active with the National CMLA Advisory Board and the Association for Middle Level Education Foundation Board.

Diedra Monroe

Ms. Diedra Monroe

Administrative Assistant
101 Kilpatrick Education Center
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Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Adam Whitaker

Dr. Adam Whitaker

Coordinator of Call Me MiSTER/AAMI
220E Kilpatrick Education Center

EdD, Texas A&M University; MEd, Dallas Baptist University; MEd, University of Texas at Arlington; BA, Dillard University


Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Literacy, Project-Based Learning, Collegiate High Schools, Student Success (1st year experience)

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Dr. Eric Carlyle

Coordinator of Accreditation
220B Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD, Walden University; Ed.S, Columbus State University; MEd, Georgia Southern University; BA, Georgia Southern University


Organizational Effectiveness, Educational Leadership, PBIS, School Culture and School Climate, School/Continuous Improvement, Education Policy

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Mrs. Claire Garrett

Partnerships and Field Placements
220D Kilpatrick Education Center
david ladd

Mr. David Ladd

Certification Officer
228B Kilpatrick Education Center
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Ms. Katja Flachbarth

Accreditation Systems Management
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Emily Lim Boewadt

Senior Development Officer
129 Parks Memorial Building

COE Emeritus Faculty (All Departments)

Floyd Souter (Curriculum & Instruction)

Kathryn Powell (Early Childhood Education)

Jo Ann Chapple (Early Childhood Education)

Charles Martin (Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education)

Leslie Crawford (Dean)

Frank Evans Thompson (Foundation and Secondary Education)

Frances Alda Harper-Alexander (Foundation and Secondary Education)

Craig Smith (Special Education)

William Powell (Education Administration)

Stephen Stewart (Foundation and Secondary Education)