College of Education
Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8059
Pocatello, ID 83209-8059
Phone: (208) 282-2783
COE Faculty and Staff Directory
Joachim Jack Agamba, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Foundations
email@example.com • (208) 282-4194
Joachim Jack Agamba is the Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness at the College of Education. Dr. Agamba’s current focus is designing, developing, and delivering instruction to K-12 educators in the state of Idaho, as well as student interns in the College of Education, regarding the integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) utilizing the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium framework and the Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 2011) model for unit planning. A component of this training model involves the creation and validation of formative assessments that reflect sample items and performance tasks intended to transition students into college and careers. He has also taught courses on Teaching with Technology, Culture, and History.
Dr. Agamba’s research focuses on: (1) characteristics of technology as a learning environment, (2) technology integration in schools, and (3) the application of instructional technology concepts and skills into higher education teaching. He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Design from Idaho State University and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a recipient of the Jim Morrison Film Award and the James S. Coleman Award at UCLA.
Karen Appleby, Ph.D.
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201E
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-5613
More Information about Dr. Appleby
Recent Accomplishments and Role in the College
Dr. Appleby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education where she teaches courses in sport management and sport psychology. She currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing for the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport and is a reviewer for the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Dr. Appleby was awarded sabbatical leave for the 2012-2013 academic year; she is spending this time pursuing various research opportunities and assessment activities.
Concussion Center, R 311
email@example.com • (208) 282-3201
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 311
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3201
Cory A. Bennett, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations, 113
email@example.com • (208) 282-6058
More Information about Dr. Bennett
Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Professor and a National Board Certified Teacher in Mathematics—Early Adolescents. His research interests include students' development of mathematical discourse to strengthen relational understanding; teachers' creation of classroom cultures of participation to support students' intellectual, social, and emotional development; and teachers' use of Lesson Study to advance pedagogical, content, and process knowledge in mathematics within a middle level context.
Dr. Bennett's previous educational experiences include several years teaching eighth grade mathematics, working as a middle school (grades six to eight) mathematics coach and mentor, and a K-12 district level instructional resource teacher in culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities in Hawaii.
Director of Development
College of Education, 351
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3780
Sport Science and Physical Education R 311
email@example.com • (208) 282-3201
David Coffland, Ed.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 382
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3658
Educational Foundations, Idaho Falls
email@example.com • (208) 282-7716
Assistant Lecturer, GA & Adjunct Coordinator
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201 H
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-5296
School Psychology, Literacy and Special Education, A 113D
email@example.com • (208) 282-3128
Administrative Assistant 1
Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness, G 625
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3202, (208) 282-4574
Peter Denner, Ph.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 380
email@example.com • (208) 282-3617
Educational Foundations & School Psychology, Literacy & Special Education, 215
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2976, (208) 282-5188
Chung-Hau (Howard) Fan
School Psychology, Literacy, and Special Education, 204
email@example.com • (208) 282-4392
More Information about Dr. Fan
Dr. Fan directs the NASP-approved School Psychology Program in the Department of School Psychology, Literacy, and Special Education. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa and joined the ISU faculty in 2011. Dr. Fan teaches graduate courses in Individual Intelligence Testing, Psychological Assessment, Practicum: Introduction to School Psychology, Special Education and Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Schools, Advanced Child Psychology and Development, and Specialist Paper. His research interests include improving current response-to-intervention (RTI) practice such as treatment selection, acceptability, and integrity, reduction of measurement errors with curriculum-based measurement (CBM), intervention-client match for academic and behavioral problems, as well as models/issues regarding professional supervision.
Caroline Faure, Ed.D.
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201 D
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4085
More Information about Dr. Faure
Caroline Faure is no stranger to Idaho State University. She holds Bachelors Degrees in General Studies and Physical Education (minor in English), a Masters degree in Physical Education (Athletic Administration) and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership (Educational Administration). She also has more than 10 years of teaching experience in the public and private school system and served a year-long Fellowship for the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation working with their Teaching With Technology initiative. In 2006, Caroline was recognized for her outstanding achievements as a teacher at Highland High School when she was selected as Walmart’s Idaho Teacher of the Year.
Caroline’s dissertation, An Examination of the General Understanding of Idaho High School Football Coaches Relative to Concussion, earned her the prestigious Kole-McGuffey Award at ISU. The study helped expose the need for better educational programs when it came to concussion identification and management.
Now an Assistant Professor of Sport Science and Physical Education at ISU, Caroline’s focus continues to be on sport safety. In addition to teaching sports medicine and sports law classes, Caroline's concussion-related educational materials have been adopted by several state high school associations and are distributed nationwide. She also regularly conducts outreach seminars to youth sport coaches, parents and medical personnel on concussion identification and management. In 2010, she pioneered concussion safety legislation in Idaho and remains active about this issue on both the state and national legislative front.
Caroline has been active in leadership roles on both state and national levels. A Certified Athletic Trainer, she has served on the National Public Relations Committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Athletic Trainers' Association, the Idaho Sport Concussion Association, the Idaho Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the ISU Bengal Foundation. Caroline also volunteers regularly at area youth sporting events providing medical supervision and care.
In her spare time, Caroline is active as a triathlete. She was selected to participate on Team USA for the 2010 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
John Fitzpatrick Ph.D.
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 202
email@example.com • (208) 282-4058
Educational Foundations, ED 219
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4330
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 205
email@example.com • (208) 282-3967
Alan Frantz, Ph.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 374
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2285
More Information about Dr. Frantz
Alan Frantz is professor of higher education administration in the Educational Leadership program. He started teaching at ISU in 1987 as an instructor of German, served in administrative capacities from 1994 to 2007, and served from 2009-10 as chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Frantz became a member of the College of Education in 1999.
Howard Gauthier, Ph.D.
Sport Science & Physical Education, ISU-Meridian
email@example.com • (208) 373-1753
More Information about Dr. Gauthier
Dr. Gauthier is an Assistant Professor in the Sport Science and Physical Education Department. His academic training is in Sport Management, and Finance. Dr. Gauthier coordinates the graduate program on the Meridian campus and teaches graduate courses in Management of Athletics, Philosophy of Athletics, Sports Marketing, Leadership and Administration, and Athletics and the Law. His research interests includes career development in sport, task performance and success, and issues in men's basketball.
Dr. Gauthier has over 25 years of experience in college athletics as both an athletic director and a men's basketball coach. He was a head men's basketball coach at both Eastern Oregon University and at Wartburg College. His athletic administration experience includes positions as an athletic director at the NCAA Division I level at Idaho State University, at the NCAA Division II level, and at the NAIA level.
He currently serves as the President of Sports Careers Institute, LLC. He has published in journals and most recently he has published a book entitled Getting Hired in College Sports.
College of Education, 232
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2449
College of Education, 351
email@example.com • (208) 282-4838
Educational Foundations, 230
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2798
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 311
email@example.com • (208) 282-3201
Dean's Office, 345
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3358
College of Education, A 113
email@example.com • (208) 282-3144
Center for Economic Education, G 622
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2359
Deborah Hedeen, Ph.D.
College of Education, 347
email@example.com • (208) 282-4143
Educational Foundations, Twin Falls
firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 282-1211 or (208) 736-3069
More Information about Ms. Hooley
Dr. Diana Hooley has a Bachelor degree in History and a Master's degree in English. Before getting her certification to teach, Dr. Hooley worked as a newspaper journalist and freelance writer. Dr. Hooley taught in the public schools K-12th grade for almost 20 years. Her primary assignment was secondary history and English. She was also a debate and speech coach for 8 years. The past 7 years Dr. Hooley has taught in higher education, first with Boise State University and now at Idaho State University. Dr. Hooley received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. Dr. Hooley is the author of several publications. Her research interest is secondary students content and academic literacy.
Office of Field Experiences, 357
email@example.com • (208) 282-3701
Brenda Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Organizational Learning & Performance, 226 A
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4967
More Information about Dr. Jacobsen
Dr. Brenda Jacobsen has been a part of the Business Education Department in the College of Education at Idaho State University since 2000. Her academic training is in teacher education, adult training, integration of technology in the classroom and online learning. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Idaho and is Microsoft Master Instructor. Dr. Jacobsen is the student organization advisor of the nationally recognized chapter of Business Professionals of America. Her national service work includes serving as the National Leadership Academy Intern Coordinator and as a two term and executive committee member of the National Board of Trustees of Business Professionals of America.
Sport Science & Physical Education, R 311
email@example.com • (208) 282-3201
Sibongile D. Kamusoko, Ed.D.
Sport Science & Physical Education, R 201C
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4310
Sport Science and Physical Education, Lab 125
Dr. Jerilyn "Fay" Kelle is an Assistant Professor of Education and the Teacher Education Program Co-Coordinator for the Idaho State University College of Education, on the campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. She's worked in schools in the United States, Germany, and Malawi, Africa, and has focused her research and teaching on education for active democratic citizenship. In addition, Dr. Kelle has been a Congressional Fellow, a Capitol Hill lobbyist, and the national field director for a grassroots organization created to encourage and teach women how to become more active, effective citizens and policy makers on local and national levels.
Administrative Assistant 1
Regional Special Education, IMC 2
email@example.com • (208) 282-3610
Sport Science and Physical Education, R311
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3201
Michael Lester, Ed.D.
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 123
email@example.com • (208) 282-4563
More Information about Dr. Lester
Dr. Lester teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human kinesiology, physical education, and athletic administration. His research interests and special projects include youth fitness testing, multimedia biomechanical analysis, and school-based physical education programs.
Shu-Yuan Lin, Ed.D.
Coordinator & Assosicate Lecturer
Instructional Materials Center & Educational Foundations, 120
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3185, (208) 282-2652
More Information about Dr. Lin
Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin has a doctorate in Instructional Technology and a Masters in Second Language Education. Dr. Lin taught English in Taiwan for several years. Currently, Dr. Lin teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Foundations. Her research interests and special projects are focused on prewriting strategies, English as a second/new/foreign language instruction, standards-based teacher assessments, technology integration, and cultural and linguistic diversity.
Dr. Lin is the coordinator of Instructional Materials Center (IMC). In addition to teaching, she supervises the operation of IMC, which is one of the six regional centers that serve as the state repository for PK-12 curricular materials currently under adoption in the State of Idaho.
Dr. Robin Lindbeck
More Information about Dr. Lindbeck
Bio - Robin Lindbeck is an assistant professor in the Organization Leadership & Performance program. Dr. Lindbeck brings over 20 years of leadership experience in HRD, leadership, and performance improvement in global and national organizations. Her research focus includes individual and organizational performance improvement, leadership development, and the use of technology to support adult learning.
College of Education, 351
email@example.com • (208) 282-3780
Dr. Robert W. Lion
More Information about Dr. Lion
Bio - Dr. Lion is an assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance. He is a successful and highly respected visionary leader with significant administration and management experience. Dr. Lion is an outcome oriented, entrepreneurial minded professional with over 10 years of significant hands-on and theoretical work in leadership, management, and organizational development. Dr. Lion is currently a consulting editor with Performance Improvement Quarterly and teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Dr. Lion has a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Training and Performance Improvement and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Dr. Lion’s research focuses on various aspects of human resource development including organizational development, leadership development, and performance management.
Gerard Lyons, Ed.D.
Sport Science and Physical Eduation, ED 381
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4108
More Information about Dr. Lyons
Dr. Lyons is the Chair of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education. As a generalist, Dr. Lyons teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of areas. He holds degrees in Recreation, Physical Education, and Health Sciences. His research interests and special projects include nutrition and health/wellness topics, development of teaching/coaching models in adapted physical activity, coaching and training techniques, and fitness and wellness studies. Dr. Lyons presents on Health and Educational topics, and publishes in field journals on a regular basis. Dr. Lyons has received a variety of awards for teaching and service over the course of his career. Most recently, he was presented with the 2009 Disability Awareness and Distinguished Service Award by the Idaho State University ADA and Disabilities Resource Center.
Administrative Assistant 1
Advising Center, 363
email@example.com • (208) 282-2447
Department Chair of Educational Foundations & Associate Professor
School of Pyschology, Literacy & Special Education, Foundations/Deaf Education, 207
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4262
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201F
email@example.com • (208) 282-3727
Dani M. Moffit, PhD, ATC
Sport Science & Physical Education, R 201G
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4441
Educational Foundations, 121
email@example.com • (208) 282-3674
Administrative Assistant 1
Graduate Department of Education Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 378
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3807
Mark Neill, Ed.D.
More Information about Dr. Nix
Bio - Dr. Nix is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Learning & Performance. His academic training is in Sociology, Psychology, Leadership, and Administration. Dr. Nix teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resource Development (HRD) and Professional- Technical Education (PTE). His research interests include PTE/Career Technical Education (CTE), microcertification & badges, at-risk students, planned happenstance career theory, global organizations & HRD, and social distance. Currently he is most interested in how Planned Happenstance career theory can enhance PTE and CTE programs.
Dr. Nix has over 25 years of HRD experience in both private and public sectors. He served two global HRD practitioner roles: Japan for five years and China for six years. His academic administration experience includes diverse positions: coordinator, director, assistant dean, and assistant registrar. He also taught HRD and Career Development coursework as a visiting professor in China for three years.
Dr. Nix came to ISU as the project manager for the J. A. and Katheryn Albertson Foundation (JKAF) Successful Transitions and Retention Track (START) pilot-project, which he helped develop into an ISU funded program. Dr. Nix also serves as a consultant to the JKAF Executive Board in Boise.
Esther Ntuli, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations, 116
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More Information about Dr. Ntuli
Dr. Ntuli is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations. Her expertise and training is in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, instructional technology, and children’s literature and writing. Her assignment at ISU includes teaching blended early childhood undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Ntuli’s research interest focuses on technology use and practice in early childhood instruction, teacher education, and assessment.
Special Projects Coordinator
College of Education, 345
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3452
Assistant to the Dean for Public Relations/Events
College of Education, ED 352
email@example.com • (208) 282-5670
Administrative Assistant 2
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4852
Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness, 621
email@example.com • (208) 282-5382
Beverly Ray, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations, 211
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4516
More Information about Dr. Ray
Beverly B. Ray, Ph.D., specializes in the use of current and emerging technologies to promote thinking and learning. Recent publications have focused on the use of digital and online games and simulations as teaching and learning tools. In addition, recent research and publications have focused on teaching about disaster.
She has served as an instructional design consultant for several colleges in the southeastern United States and as a technology consultant for schools and school systems in Alabama, California, China, Mexico, and Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe.
Wendy Ruchti, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations, 226 C
email@example.com • (208) 282-2624
Dotty Sammons, Ed.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, 609 Garrison Hall
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-2569
More Information about Dr. Sammons
Dr. Sammons’ teaching and research interests are in Instructional Technology and Instructional Design. She teaches graduate courses in learning theory, quantitative and qualitative research, instructional design, and multimedia authoring.
Matthew Sanger, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations, 203
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More Information about Dr. Sanger
Dr. Sanger’s primary scholarly interest is in the moral nature of teaching. His work has combined philosophical and qualitative empirical inquiries into this aspect of teaching practice, and he is currently working on developing models for preparing educators for their moral work in classrooms and schools. Dr. Sanger also has an interest in the process of theorizing in teaching practice and in learning to teach.
Dr. Sanger teaches courses in the social foundations of education in the undergraduate teacher education program, and research methodology in the graduate core for the College of Education. He holds the following degrees:
- Ph.D. in Educational Studies
- University of Michigan, 2003.
- M.A. in Philosophy – University of Michigan, 2002.
- M.S. in Environmental Studies – University of Montana, 1994.
- B.S. in Biology – University of Puget Sound, 1990.
School of Pyschology, Literacy & Special Education, 117
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3483
More Information about Ms. Schroeder
Michelle Schroeder is a 2010 addition to the College of Education faculty. She taught in the College of Education at Idaho State University from 2001-2005. She is an Assistant Lecturer in Literacy Education. Ms. Schroeder has taught courses in content area literacy, developmental literacy, language arts methods, literacy assessment and remediation, motivation and management, language, literacy & neurology, and clinical methods. Ms. Schroeder holds a secondary education teaching degree in English and History as well as certification as a K-12 literacy specialist. She received a M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in literacy education and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Instructional Design.
Dr. Karen Wilson Scott
Organizational Learning & Performance, G 612
email@example.com • (208) 282-4519
More Information about Dr. Scott
Dr. Karen Wilson Scott is a Professor, Department Chair of Organizational Learning and Performance. Dr. Scott’s background includes 28 years in corporate communications and education at the Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Scott's teaching expertise in adult teaching and learning, focusing on learner-centered teaching and self-directed learning, combines her higher education background in adult education with her industry background in organizational learning. Her research and practice focus on adult learning, learner-centered teaching, and self-directed learning with an emphasis on congruous autonomy. She is particularly pursuing understanding of independent vs. interdependent learning and the importance of a sense of community in fostering flow within the learning community. Dr. Scott serves as emeritus editor of The Qualitative Report (a peer-reviewed international online journal), and on the editorial review boards of the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, and the Journal of Adult Education. She is a member of the International Society of Self-Directed Learning, the American Society of Training and Development, the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, the Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, and other professional organizations in adult education.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design, 375
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3617
David Squires, Ph.D.
School of Pyschology, Literacy & Special Education, 115
email@example.com • (208) 282-4445
More Information about Dr. Squires
David Squires is currently an Associate Professor of Literacy Education. He earned a Ph.D. Degree from Indiana University in Language Education in 2001. Research interests include cross-cultural literacy education. During the 2009/2010 academic year he was on sabbatical in Japan where is observed, interviewed and surveyed elementary public literacy education.
Gary L. Storie, Ed.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 369
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-4322
Karren D. Streagle, Ph. D.
School of Psychology, Literacy and Special Education, 209
email@example.com • (208) 282-4428
More Information about Dr. Streagle
Dr. Streagle is an assistant professor in the Department of School Psychology, Literacy, and Special Education. She earned her Ph. D. in Education, with a concentration in Special Education and Disability Policy, from Virginia Commonwealth University and joined the ISU faculty in 2012. She teaches courses in Designing Instruction and Assessment Procedures in Special Education. Her research interests include alternate assessments for students with significant intellectual disabilities and the decision-making process for finding students with significant intellectual disabilities eligible to participate in alternate assessments.
Jane Strickland, Ed.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 377
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3490
Advising Center, 363
email@example.com • (208) 282-5887
Jean Thomas, Ph.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 365
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-5446
Joanne Toevs, M.Ed.
School of Pyschology, Literacy & Special Education, 119
email@example.com • (208) 282-4479
Dr. Paul Watkins
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ED 372
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-3273
Sport Science and Physical Education, PSUB
email@example.com • (208) 282-3912
Field Experiences, Field Supervisors
Educational Foundations/College of Education, 226B
firstname.lastname@example.org • (208) 282-5443
More Information about Emma Wood
My role in the College of Education is as an adjunct instructor teaching undergraduates about Inclusive Classrooms. Along with that I have embarked on my doctorate in Instructional Design.
Last Update: 6/16/2014 Senzo