Educational Studies Program Faculty and Staff

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Natalie K. Person. 1994. Chair. B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Cognitive psychology: learning technologies; educational psychology.)

Associate Professors

Zachary Casey. 2014. B.A.E. and M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, Teacher Education.)

Cara Djonko-Moore. B.A., Northwestern University. M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Temple University (Urban Education)

Assistant Professors

Laura Kelly. National Board Certification in Early to Middle Childhood Reading and Language Arts; Ph.D., Arizona State University (Elementary Literacy and ESL/bilingual Education)

Laura Taylor. 2017. B.S., Cornell University. M.Ed., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (Curriculum & Instruction, Language and Literacy Studies)

Program Committee

Charles McKinney, Associate Professor of History
Elizabeth Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Urban Studies

Additional Affiliated Faculty

Courtney Collins, Assistant Professor of Economics  
Rebecca Finlayson, Associate Professor of English
Kiren Khan, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Geoff Maddox, Assistant Professor of Psychology 


Joseph Kelly, Teacher Licensure Coordinator
Amber Lewis, Departmental Assistant