Faculty Council

The College of Education Faculty Council is responsible for providing strategic leadership and general support of initiatives in the following areas: curriculum design, program assessment, program progression and degree completion requirements, academic scholarship and research activities, electronic resources, regulatory and accreditation efforts, and faculty governance. Our Faculty Council is comprised of campus college chairs and faculty members who are highly experienced in their respective disciplines, including special education, early childhood, administration, adult education, teacher leadership, and elementary and secondary education.

College of Education Faculty Council members:

  • Alfonso Alva, EdD (Campus College Chair, Arizona)¬†
    Administration, reading education, SEI, teacher education 

  • Deb Cross, MA (Online)
    Adult education and training

  • Nancy Ellington, MA (Online)
    Early childhood, curriculum and instruction

  • Alexandra Escobar, MA (Campus College Chair, South Florida)
    Curriculum and instruction

  • Kelley Gaskill, MA (Southern Colorado)
    Administration, reading education, teacher education

  • Linda Gutsch, PhD (Online)
    Administration, dissertation chair

  • Melissa Holmberg, PhD (Arizona)
    Adult education and training/ESL/English/teacher education

  • Robert Hulbert, MAEd (Sacramento)
    Administration, teacher education

  • Charity Jennings, EdD (Online)
    Curriculum and instruction, teacher education

  • Becky Kappus, MAEd (Campus College Chair, New Mexico)
    Curriculum and instruction, culturally relevant pedagogy, qualitative research

  • Cynthia Kennedy, PhD (Texas)
    ELL, reading education, teacher education

  • Rich Patterson, PhD (Campus College Chair, Southern Colorado)
    Administration, music

  • Bill Weeks, EdD (Campus College Chair, Colorado)

  • Patricia Wick, MA (Campus College Chair, Online California)
    Administration, teacher education

  • Janis Wiley, EdD (Campus College Chair, Missouri)
    Administration, teacher education

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Young, EdD (Online)
    Administration, dissertation chair, early childhood, educational psychology, teacher education