COE Faculty and Staff Directory

Joachim Jack Agamba, Ph.D.

Jack Agamba

Program Manager
Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness (ICEE), G 623 • (208) 282-4194


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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.

Karen Appleby

Associate Professor
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 201E • (208) 282-5613


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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.

Aaron Armstrong

Aaron Armstrong

Graduate Assistant
Concussion Center, R 311 • (208) 282-3201

Mike Arnold

Mike Arnold

Graduate Assistant
Sport Science and Physical Education, R 311 • (208) 282-3201

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