Faculty and Staff Directory

Department of Teacher Education

Meet the Team

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Joanne Previts Headshot

Dr. Joanne Previts

Interim Chair of Teacher Education
CBX 70 Georgia College
478-445-4487
Education

PhD, Kent State University; MEd, Cleveland State University; BA, University of Notre Dame

Research

Middle Grades Teacher Education, Inquiry-Oriented Approaches to Teaching and Learning, Video Analysis

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Bessie Storey Headshot

Ms. Bessie Storey

Administrative Assistant
228 Kilpatrick Education Center
(478)-445-4577

Pre-education Faculty

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Claire Garrett Headshot

Mrs. Claire Garrett

Program Coordinator
Room 220D
478-445-6205

Early Childhood Faculty

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Olha Osobov

Dr. Olha Osobov

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228D
478-445-5718
Education

PhD, Purdue University; MEd, Purdue University; BA, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University

Research

 English Language, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Literature

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Stacy Schwartz

Dr. Stacy Schwartz

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228F
478-445-6204
Education

 PhD, University of Georgia; MEd, University of Georgia; BSEd, University of Georgia

Research

Professional Development Schools Partnerships, Family-Schools Community Partnerships, Wellness in Teacher Preparation

Professional Service

Vice President, Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children; Board President, Montessori of Macon; Member, School Governance Team at Lakeview Academy

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Ms. Bethany McClure

Room 228G
478-445-3311
Education

EdS, Louisiana State University; MS, Auburn University; MEd, Auburn University; BS, Auburn University

Research

Pre-Service/Teacher Leadership Skills, Teacher Wellness, Teacher Education and Supervision, Alternative Field Placements, Paired Field Placements, National Board Certification

Professional Service

Co-Advisor Kappa Delta Pi, Upsilon Beta Chapter, Georgia College; National Board Certified Teacher - Early Childhood Generalist; National Board Certification, Candidate Support Provider

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Department of Teacher Education

Dr. Lyndall Muschell

Room 228E
478-445-1909
Education

EdD, Georgia Southern University; EdS, Georgia College & State University; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BS, Georgia College & State University

Research

Narrative Imagination, Teacher Education, Diversity

Professional Service

Chair, University Curriculum Committee; Executive Committee, University Senate; Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee (College of Education)

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Dr. Holley Roberts

Dr. Holley Roberts

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of The Graduate School
Contact Regarding: The Graduate School, The International Education Center, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, The Montessori Academy, The Learning Center, The Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy, and Facility Reservations
Contact Information

478-445-6848

holley.roberts@gcsu.edu

Parks Hall 307

Middle Grades Faculty

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Miriam Jordan Headshot

Dr. Miriam Jordan

Program Coordinator
Room 217C
478-445-1812
Education

EdD, University of Georgia; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BA, Wesleyan College

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Dr. Andrea Christoff

Program Coordinator
Room 228M
478-445-8572
Education

PhD, Kent State University; MAEd, Baldwin Wallace College; BBA, University of Toledo

Research

Global Citizenship Education; Teacher Identity Development; Teacher Education

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Rachel Bray Headshot

Dr. Rachel Bray

Room 133
478-445-4549
Education

PhD, Mercer University; MEd, Troy University; BA, University of Georgia

Research

Novice Teachers, Title I Schools, Socio-Pedagogy

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Carmen Woodhall - Teacher Education

Dr. Carmen Woodhall

Room 129
478-445-2519
Education

PhD, University of Central Florida; MA & MEd, Kent State University; BA & BS, Bemidji State University

Research

Literacy in Science Education, Alternate "Ways of Knowing" - Honoring Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (TK) in Science Teaching

Secondary Education Faculty

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Rui Kang

Dr. Rui Kang

Program Coordinator
Room 217D
478-445-0512
Education

 PhD, Texas A&M University; MEd, University of Georgia; MS, Texas A&M

Research

Math and Science Education; Teacher Knowledge, Preparation and Professional Development; Cognition and Thinking

Website
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Cynthia Alby

Dr. Cynthia Alby

GC Journeys
Room 106
478-445-2358
Education

PhD, University of Georgia; MA, University of Cincinnati; BA, Xavier University

Research

Applied Positive Psychology in Education, Course Design for Transformative Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Professional Service

Consulting on High Impact Practices in Higher Education, Workshops on Developing Psychological Fitness in Students and Faculty, Workshops on Course Design

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Russ Merritt - Teacher Education

Dr. Russ Merritt

Room 141A
478-445-1721
Education

EdD, University of South Carolina; MA, University of South Carolina; BA, Furman University

Research

Politics and Religion in Education, History of Secondary Education, Curriculum Studies

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Dr. Suzanna Roman-Oliver

Room 128
478-445-6171
Education

PhD, Georgia State University; MEd, Georgia State University; BS, The University of Puerto Rico

Research

Culturally Relevant Science; Science Teaching for English Language Learners; Pre-Service Science Teachers in Diverse Settings

Special Education Faculty

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Stephen Wills

Dr. Stephen Wills

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228A
478-445-4481
Education

PhD, University of Alabama; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BS, Auburn University

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Dr. Kim Muschaweck

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228I
478-445-5404
Education

PhD, Texas A&M University; MA, University of St. Thomas; BA, Salem College

Research

Instructional coaching methods that positively impact the implementation of research based instructional practices; Call to vocation’s impact on teacher retention; Teacher knowledge and beliefs about pedagogical principles and the impact on the provision of differentiated instruction.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Colquitt

Room 228M
478-445-2360
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Mary Hiller Crook

Ms. Mary Hiller Crook

Room 228K
478-445-5998
Education

EdS, Georgia College; MAT, Piedmont College; BSEd, University of Georgia

Research

Co-Teaching; Teacher Motivation; Teacher Education

Professional Service

Faculty Advisor - Best Buddies

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Dr. Nicole DeClouette

Associate Dean
CBX 70 Georgia College
478-445-2126
Education

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

Research

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

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Dr. Roddran Grimes

Room 228L
478-445-5996
Education

PhD, Indiana State University; Special Education Certification Courses, Clark Atlanta University; MS, Mercer University; BS, Indiana State University

Research

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Male Underachievement, Teacher Effectiveness

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Dr. Rob Sumowski

Room 217B
478-445-2127
Education

EdD, University of Georgia; EdS, Georgia College & State University; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BA, Mercer University

Research

 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Professional Development School Partnerships, School Law and Investigations

Partnerships and Field Placements

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Claire Garrett Headshot

Mrs. Claire Garrett

Partnerships and Field Placements
220D Kilpatrick Education Center
478-445-6205