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:

  • Jackie Brown, PhD (Online, Jackson)
    Writing, Critical Thinking, General Education, SAS

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

  • Carrie Buck, EdD (Las Vegas)
    Elementary Education, Administration, Writing, Arts, Child & Adolescent Development, Bilingual Education, Law and Ethics

  • Alyssa McFarland, MA (Colorado)
    Special Education, Child & Adolescent Development, Curriculum and Instruction

  • Carmen Garcia-Harris, MEd (Indianapolis)
    Elementary Education, Assessment, Classroom Management

  • Karina Padilla, MS (New Mexico)
    Biology, Health Science, Health & Wellness

  • Catherine Cisar, EdD (Phoenix)
    Child & Adolescent Development, Critical Thinking, Special Education, Sociology, Teacher Leadership

  • Allison Hoeswisch, PhD

  • Lori Schieffer, EdD (Lead Faculty Area Chair, Online)
    Teacher Education, Child & Adolescent Development, Education Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction

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

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