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Faculty Profiles

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


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Dr. William Evans
Position: Chair and Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 172

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

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Dr. John Pecore
Position: Associate Chair and Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 197A

Dr. John Pecore, Associate Chair and Professor, has researched innovative ways to engage students in science.

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Dr. Leasha Barry
Position: Professor, Director of the ABA Program
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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 Teacher Education and Educational Leadership at UWF.

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Dr. James Dickson
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 173

Dr. James Dickson, an Instructor, has worked at many levels of schooling, including service as a school superintendent.

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Dr. Melanie DiLoreto
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Karen Evans
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 178

Dr. Karen Evans is an Instructor and Project Coordinator of the Partnership for Professional Innovation, an alliance between UWF and the Escambia County School District.

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Dr. Keri Fogle
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 189

Dr. Keri C. Fogle, an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 169

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

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Amany Habib
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Kathy Heineken
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 184

Dr. Kathy Heineken, an Instructor of Teacher Education, teaches courses in elementary, middle, and special education at the undergraduate level.

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Dr. Kathleen Heubach
Position: Associate Professor, Director
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Jennifer Stark
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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 Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

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Dr. Timothy Morse
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 195

Dr. Giang-Nguyen Thi Nguyen is an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

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Dr. John Platt
Position: Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 165

Dr. John Platt, a Professor in the School of Education, has an Ed.D. in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from the University of Kansas.

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

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

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Dr. Rashmi Sharma
Position: Visiting Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 192

Dr. Rashmi Sharma, a Visiting Instructor.

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Dr. Anita Solarski
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 171

Dr. Anita Solarski, an Instructor of Teacher Education, teaches courses in educational management and instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She also serves as a Quality Matters Master Reviewer.

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Dr. Kay Uchiyama
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 180

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

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Dr. Aneta Walker
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 174

Dr. Aneta Walker joined the University of West Florida faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

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Dr. Stacie Whinnery
Position: Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 78, Room 118

Dr. Stacie Whinnery is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

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Dr. Sherri Zimmerman
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Emerald Coast Campus Building 4, Room 456

Dr. Sherri Zimmerman, who teaches graduate courses, is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at UWF’s Emerald Coast Campus.

Adjunct Faculty

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership department adjunct faculty contact information.


Kelly Aeppli-Campbell, Ed.S.

  • Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Director of Field Placements, National Writing Project Co-Director
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • phone474-2459
  • emailkaepplicampbell@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 85, Room 164
  • Courses: Senior Seminar

Stephanie Alexander

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailsalexander@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Assessment and Differentiated Instruction in Reading

Mato Topa Augustine

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailmaugustine@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Christine Baker

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailcbaker@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Social Studies for Elementary Teachers

Carolyn Barnett

  • Student Teacher Supervisor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailcbarnett1@uwf.edu

David Bechtel

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emaildbechtel@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Measurement & Single Case Design

Dayna Beddick

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emaildbeddick@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis

David Bicard

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emaildbicard@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Measurement & Single Case Design

Dr. Kimberly Blakeney

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailkblakeney@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Field Experience 1 and 2

Cassi Breaux

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailcbreaux@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Positive Behavior Change Systems, Foundations of ABA in Education, Behavior Assessment/Intervention

Rain Newbold Coco

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailrnewboldcoco@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Positive Behavior Change Systems

Sandra Durr

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailsdurr@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Field Experience 2

Nicole Everette

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailneverette@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Principles of Curriculum Development

Dawn Fountain

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emaildfountain@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis, Advanced Single Case Design

Cynthia Golden

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailcgolden@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Survey of Normal and Abnormal Language and Speech Development

Rusty Gremillion

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • phone473-7068
  • emailrgremillion@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 85, Room 180
  • Courses: Emerging Technology in the Classroom, Teaching Diverse Populations

Antonio Harrison

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailaharrison1@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis, Measurement & Single Case Design, Advanced Single Case Design

Sue Heatter

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailsheatter@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Melissa Kaulbach

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailmcarol@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Principles of Curriculum Development

Krista Koba-Burdt

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailkkobaburdt@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Kerri Milyko

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailkmilyko@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Advanced Single Case Design

Lindsee Porter

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emaillporter1@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Foundations of ABA in Education

Wayne Robb

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailwrobb@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Foundations of ABA in Education

Kristen Rodriguez

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailkrodriguez@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Advanced Single Case Design

Mieke San Julian

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailmsanjulian@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Foundations of ABA in Education, Measurement & Single Case Design

Hannah Szatkowski

  • Field Experience and Student Teacher Supervisor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailhszatkowski@uwf.edu

Nancy Virgilio

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • emailnvirgilio@uwf.edu
  • Courses: Methods in Inclusion and Collaboration