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Faculty Profiles

Teacher Education & Educational Leadership department faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Karen Evans
Position: Instructor & Interim Director
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 178

Dr. Karen Evans is an instructor in the School of Education.

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Dr. Leasha Barry
Position: Professor, Director of the ABA Program
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 78, Room 117H

Leasha M. Barry, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, is Director of the Office of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Dr. Elizabeth Bemiss
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 185

Dr. Elizabeth McCall Bemiss, an Assistant Professor, received both a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Qualitative Research from the University of South Carolina in 2016.

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Dr. Laura Dees
Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 187

Dr. Laura Dees spent nearly 20 years teaching in elementary and middle schools, giving her a rich background for her role as Professor of School of Education at UWF.

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Dr. Melanie DiLoreto
Position: Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 193

Dr. Melanie DiLoreto is an Instructor in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership (TEEL), the Director of the Office of Assessment and Strategic Planning for the College of Education and Professional Studies, and the Program Administrator for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in TEEL.

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Dr. William Evans
Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 172

Dr. William “Bill” Evans, Professor in the School of Education, focused on special education and emotional handicaps while he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

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Dr. Keri Fogle
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 189

Dr. Keri C. Fogle, an Associate Professor in School of Education, has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Special Education.

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Dr. Julie Gray
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 169

Dr. Julie Gray, an Associate Professor in the School of Education, teaches graduate courses and conducts research on school-related matters.

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Amany Habib
Position: Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 191

Amany Habib, has been teaching courses related to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of West Florida since 2001.

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Dr. Kathleen Heubach
Position: Associate Professor, Director
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 184

Dr. Kathleen Heubach is Director of the Institute for Innovative Community Learning and an Associate Professor of Reading Education.

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Dr. Susan James
Position: Associate Professor & Director, Emerald Coast Writing Project
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 194

Dr. Susan Densmore-James had dual majors when she earned her Ph.D. at Florida State University in 2011.

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Dr. Shim Lew
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 186

Dr. Shim Lew, an Assistant Professor, received a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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Dr. Mark Malisa
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 175

Dr. Mark Malisa is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education.

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Dr. Wisdom Mensah
Position: Visiting Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 181

Dr. Wisdom Mensah, a Visiting Instructor, has four years teaching experience from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.

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Dr. Timothy Morse
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 183

Dr. Timothy E. Morse has vast experience in both higher education and the K-12 classroom. Before coming to UWF, he most recently served as a positive behavior support specialist in the St. Tammany Parish (LA) School District.

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Dr. Giang-Nguyen Thi Nguyen
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 195

Dr. Giang-Nguyen Thi Nguyen is an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in the School of Education.

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Dr. John Pecore
Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 197A

Dr. John Pecore researches innovative ways to engage students in science.

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Dr. Daisy Pua
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 196

Dr. Daisy Pua, an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, holds a Ph.D. in Special Education with a minor in Research and Evaluation Methodology.

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Dr. Stu Ryan
Position: Professor and Program Coordinator for Curriculum and Assessment, Ed.D.
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 72, Room 241

Dr. Stu Ryan, professor, teaches methods courses in elementary and secondary physical education.

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Dr. Jennifer Stark
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 177

Dr. Jennifer Stark, an Associate Professor in Science Education, brings a rich science background to her position in the School of Education.

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Dr. Carla J. Thompson
Position: Professor, Director, CORAL Center
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 188

Dr. Carla J. Thompson is a Professor and Director, Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Center, a Florida Board of Governors sanctioned center.

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Dr. Kay Uchiyama
Position: Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 180

Dr. Kay Uchiyama joined the University of West Florida faculty as an instructor in the School of Education. She teaches undergraduate courses and supervises Field Experience 1 and FE.

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Dr. Aneta Walker
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 174

Dr. Aneta Walker joined the University of West Florida faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education.

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Dr. Pat Wentz
Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 165

Dr. Patricia Wentz, a Professor of Educational Leadership, holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, where her major was Educational Psychology and her minors were Sociology and Curriculum & Instruction.

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Dr. Hongwei "Patrick" Yang
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Education
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 173

Dr. Hongwei “Patrick” Yang in an Instructor in the UWF Department of Education Research and Administration.

Adjunct Faculty

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership department adjunct faculty contact information.


Julie Achord

Stephanie Alexander

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailsalexander@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Assessment and Differentiated Instruction in Reading

Dr. Kimberly Blakeney

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailkblakeney@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Field Experience 1 and 2

Betsy Botts

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailbbots@uwf.edu

Paula Byrd

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailpbyrd@uwf.edu

Michael Daria

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailmdaria@uwf.edu

James Dickson

David Dixon

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailddixon@uwf.edu

Kate Durden

Dr. Sandra Durr

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailsdurr@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Field Experience 2

Nicole Everette

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailneverette@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Principles of Curriculum Development

Jennifer Griffin

Jonathan Hall

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailJLHall@uwf.edu

Susan Hood

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailshood1@uwf.edu

Melissa Kaulbach

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailmcarol@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Principles of Curriculum Development

Charles Ledbetter

Jeremy Madden

Sara Mehlenbacher

Corey Nagle

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailcnagle@uwf.edu

Michelle Ploetz

Verna Smith

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: School of Education
  • emailvsmith@uwf.edu

Paul Wilson

Harold Wright

Emeritus


2022

  • Stacie Whinnery, Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

2021

  • Bill Evans, Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • John Platt, Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Sherri Zimmerman, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Pat Wentz, Professor, Educational Research and Administration

2020

  • Craig Jones, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

2019

  • Keith Whinnery, Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

2009

  • Ann Agnew, Professor, Teacher Education
  • Carol Briscoe, Professor, Teacher Education
  • Rex Schmid, Professor, Teacher Education

2007

  • Ronald Peake, Professor, Teacher Education 

2004

  • James Parker, Professor, Teacher Education 

2003

  • Charles Lemley, Professor, Educational Leadership
  • William Martin, Professor, Teacher Education