Governance

    The College of Education has four standing committees and an Ad Hoc committee. Committee members help guide the vision, mission, values and future direction of the college. 

    Review the College of Education Governance Statement

    Dean's Council

    • Susan Gardner, Dean
    • Randy Bell, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
    • Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Interim Associate Dean of Research
    • Kristen Nielsen, Assistant Dean of Education Licensure & Accreditation
    • Jennifer Bachman, Director of Programs and Operations
    • Amanda Kibler, MAT Program Chair
    • Cory Buxton, Undergraduate and MS Education Program Chair
    • Soria Colomer, Education PhD Chair
    • Karen Thompson, ESOL Program Chair
    • Gloria Crisp, AHE Program Chair
    • Kok-Mun Ng, Counseling Program Chair
    • Rachael Schuetz, Program Director for the College of Education & Graduate Programs, OSU Cascades
    • Carma Ganta, Student Services Support
    • Paula Dungjen, Executive Assistant to the Dean
    • Nick Cabot, Assessment Coordinator
    • Jennifer Anderson, Instructor

    Community and Outreach

    One voting Core Faculty from each program area including one voting representative of the Cascades campus, the Outreach Specialist and the Director of Licensure. Chair and Secretary elected annually by committee. b. Term: 3 years. Term may be extended as needed. Term of first committee members staggered by lot.

    Program

    Name

    EDU- Undergrad

    Terry Adams

    ESOL Cheridy Aduviri 

    ESOL

    Soria Colomer

    AHE

    Gloria Crisp

    EDU-Undergrad/TEA

    Carma Ganta

    EDU-Undergrad/TEA

    Missy Kloos

    COUN

    April LaGue (chair)

    EDU-Undergrad

    Mike O'Malley

    TEA-MAT-CBE

    Rene Pyatt

    PDE

    Chelsey Williams

    TEA-Cascades Mike Giamellaro

    ex-officio, Licensure

    Kristen Nielsen


     

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Composition: One voting Core Faculty from each program area and the College Public Information Representative. Committee should include one voting representative from the Cascades campus when possible. To facilitate alignment and communication, the committee should include the College representative of the University Diversity Council and/or University Leadership Council for Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. Chair and Secretary elected annually by committee. b. Term: 3 years. Term may be extended as needed.

    Program

    Name

    Licensure

    Nick Cabot

    COUN

    Abraham Cazares-Cervantes

    COUN

    Kok-Mun Ng

    STEM Research Center Matt Nyman ; (external member)

    ESOL

    Tiffany Palaniuk (co-chair)

    AHE

    Tenisha Tevis (co-chair)

    EDU- Undergrad

    Sara Wright

    Licensure-Cascades Erin Feeney

    ex-officio

    Paula Dungjen

    ex-officio, Coordinator of Communications and Marketing

    Maia Farris

     

    Research and Scholarship

    Composition: One voting, tenure-track Core Faculty from each program, area including one voting representative from the Cascades campus. To facilitate alignment and communication, the committee should include the College representative of the University Research Council. College Public Information Representative serves as ad hoc member. Chair and Secretary elected annually by committee. Chair should be tenured (rank of full professor when possible). Associate Dean of Research serves as ex officio and non-voting member. b. Term: 3 years. Term may be extended as needed. Term of first committee members staggered by lot.

    Program

    Name

    EDU-Grad-STEM

    Rebekah Elliot

    EDU/COUN/MAT

    Nandita Golya

    TEA-MAT-CBE Amanda Kibler

    EDU-Grad-LEEP/ESOL

    Kathryn McIntosh

    AHE

    Dolly Nguyen (chair)

    COUN-Cascades

    Ryan Reese

    COUN Deborah Rubel
    COUN Lisa Schulz

    ex-officio, Associate Dean of Research

    Jana Bouwma-Gearhart

    ex-officio, Admin

    Kristin Kinman

    ex-officio, Coordinator of Communications and Marketing

    Maia Farris

     

    Teaching and Learning

    Composition: One voting Core Faculty member from each program, including one voting representative from the Cascades campus and the Director of Licensure. To facilitate alignment and communication, the committee should include the College representatives of the University Curriculum Council and/or Graduate Council. Chair and Secretary elected annually by committee. Associate Dean of Academics and the Director of Programming and Operations (P&O) serve as ex officio and non-voting members. b. Term: 3 years. Term may be extended as needed. Term of first committee members staggered by lot.

    Program

    Name

    EDU-Undergrad

    Jennifer Anderson

    AHE

    Lindsay Andrews

    ESOL

    Holly Boyd-Berman

    EDU

    Cory Buxton

    COUN

    Cass Dykeman

    COUN Ada Massa

    EDU

    Carol McKiel 

    COUN

    Arien Muzacz (co-chair)

    TEA-MAT-CBE Justin Roach

    TEA-Cascades

    Rachael Schuetz

    EDU-Grad-LEEP/ESOL

    Karen Thompson

    TEA-Cascades Melinda Knapp

    ex-officio, Associate Dean Academics

    Randy Bell

    ex-officio, Dir Prog & Ops

    Jennifer Bachman

    ex-officio, College Coordinator

    Sue Helback (co-chair)

    ex-officio, Licensure Kristen Nielsen
    Administrative Program Assistant Gosia Wojtas

    Ad Hoc Committee

    Creating a welcoming space and community.    

    Program  
    Associate Dean of Research Jana Bouwma-Gearhart
    COUN Allison List
    ESOL Sharon Sánchez-Aragón  (chair)
    EDU-Undergrad/TEA Jason Teña-Encarnacion
    COUN Arien Muzacz

    Faculty Senate Appointments

    • Karen Thompson (AY19-21) Nandita Golya (AY20-22), College of Education Senators 
    • Amanda Kibler, Advancement of Teaching Committee
    • Carol McKiel, Curriculum Council
    • Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Faculty Recognition & Awards Committee
    • Rene Pyatt Graduate Admissions Committee 
    • Rebekah Elliott, Graduate Council
    • Arien Muzacz, Online Education Committee 
    • TBD, Research Council