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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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

Mrs. Carla Hutchings

Room 228G
478-445-3311
Education

EdS, Georgia College and State University; MEd, Georgia College and State University; BS, Georgia College and State University

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Estelle Jacobs

Mrs. Estelle Jacobs

Room 228C
478-445-2519
Education

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

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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

Interim 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. Nancy B. Mizelle

Interim Chair of PLI
Room 126
478-445-6555
Education

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

Research

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 Collegiate Middle School Association (CMLA) Task Force, the National CMLA Advisory Board, and the Association for Middle Level Education Foundation Board.

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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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Dr. Andrea Christoff

Room 129
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

Dr. Karynne Kleine

Room 126
478-445-3225

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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Dionne Lazenby

Dr. Dionne Lazenby

Room 141A
478-445-1721
Education

PhD, Auburn University; MEd, Auburn University; BA, The University of Alabama

Research

Diversity and Social Justice Education; Critical Race and Gender Theories in Education; Pre-service Teacher Ideologies and Practices

 

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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