Faculty and Staff Directory

Department of Teacher Education

Meet the Team

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Joanne Previts

Dr. Joanne Previts

Chair
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 Story

Ms. Bessie Storey

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

Pre-education Faculty

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claire garrett

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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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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Estelle Jacobs

Mrs. Estelle Jacobs

Room 228C
478-445-2519
Education

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

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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Dr. Holley Roberts

Dr. Holley Roberts

Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of The Graduate School
Parks Hall 307G

Middle Grades Faculty

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Miriam Jordan

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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Nancy Mizelle

Dr. Nancy Mizelle

Room 126
478-445-6555
Education

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

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Rachel Bray

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

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

Dr. Suzanna Roman

Room 128
478-445-6171
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Dionne Lazenby

Dr. Dionne Lazenby

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

 

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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Rob Sumowski

Dr. Rob Sumowski

Program Co-Coordinator
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

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Dr. Roddran Grimes

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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Sandra Smith

Dr. Sandra Smith

Room 141A
478-445-1721
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Mary Hiller Crook

Ms. Mary Hiller Crook

Room 228K
478-445-5998
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Kim Muschaweck

Dr. Kim Muschaweck

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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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

Partnerships and Field Placements

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claire garrett

Mrs. Claire Garrett

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