Education Faculty

Our faculty in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies combines decades of professional expertise with teaching experience and scholarship to lead and mentor our students. This listing represents chairs, assistant chairs, full-time and adjunct faculty.

Some faculty with primary appointments in other schools of the University (e.g., Arts & Sciences, Law) may not appear in this listing, but their contact informaton can be found using the campus-wide directory search.

headshot of  Kate M. Cassada
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Education
Program Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Director, Center for Leadership in Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8754
headshot of  Laura M. Kuti
Assistant Professor, Education
Program Chair, Teacher Education
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau

Specialties:
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Role of ESL in Schools
Contact:
(804) 287-6621
headshot of  Tom J. Shields
Associate Professor, Education
Program Chair, Graduate Education
Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
Adjunct Instructor, Executive Education

Specialties:
  • Educational Leadership
  • School & Housing Segregation
  • Changing Demographics in RVA
  • Ethics & Leadership
Contact:
(804) 289-8524
headshot of  Patricia C. Abrams
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Member, AFAC
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Mark R. Allan
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Beverly B. Allen-Hardy
University Supervisor, Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 484-1584
Leadership Supervisor, Education
Contact:
(804) 290-8133
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Lynne M. Bland
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8432
headshot of  Kitty Jean Boitnott
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Sarah Beth Calveric
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 287-1899
headshot of  Karen R. Carpenter
Leadership Supervisor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Ryan  Conway
Adjunct Instructor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Brenda F. Cowlbeck
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Joe A. Douglas
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Matthew J. Edinger
Adjunct Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Lyle Elton Evans
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Resource Management
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Member, AFAC
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Harold  Fitrer
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Contact:
(804) 287-8427
headshot of  George C. Fohl Jr.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  Daniel J. Geary
Adjunct Professor, Education
Adjunct Professor, Human Resource Management
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  William (Rich) R. Hall Jr.
Adjunct Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
804-513-8982
Adjunct Instructor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  Ma'asehyahu  Isra-Ul
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education

Specialties:
  • Early 20th Century African American Religious Nationality Movements
  • Historical Thinking and Lens Crafting for K-12 History/Social Studies
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Dana R. Jackson
Assistant Professor, Education
Director of Clinical Practice, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Contact:
(804) 289-8404
Adjunct Instructor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8428
headshot of  Kristen  Knarr Roberts
Adjunct Instructor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  Erik Klejs Laursen
Adjunct Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
Leadership Supervisor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  John B. McGinty
Student Teacher Supervisor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Leadership Supervisor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Lisa L. Micou
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8428
headshot of  David A. Myers
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8428
headshot of  Autumn Nicole Nabors
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Instructor, Joan Oates Institute
Contact:
(804) 287-1899
headshot of  Deborah  Napoli
Director of Clinical Practice, Teacher Education
Assistant Professor, Education

Specialties:
  • University and K-12 partnerships in teacher education
  • Field-based teacher education models
  • Instructional coaching, teacher efficacy and student growth
Contact:
(804) 289-8430
headshot of  Terri L. Perkins
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
headshot of  Karen Work Richardson
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
Student Teacher Supervisor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Wendell Charles Roberts
Adjunct Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Cynthia  Robinson Carney
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 484-1584
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of Dr.  Cort  Schneider
Director, Disability Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 662-3017
headshot of  Elizabeth (Liz) Alice Siebers
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Supervisor of Student Teaching, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
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Bob Spires
He/Him
Associate Professor, Education
Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau

Specialties:
  • Human Trafficking & NGO Efforts to Address Trafficking
  • Disadvantaged Youth in Asia & Africa
  • Socio-psychological Processes Impacting Educators
Contact:
(804) 289-8431
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427
headshot of  Beth N. Teigen
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8431
headshot of  R. Dionne  Ward
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education

Specialties:
  • Cultivating School Leadership from Within
  • Compelling Classroom Practices to Disrupt Poverty
  • Preparing Students for Success as a School Leader
  • Empowering Your Team as a Leader
  • Building a Culture of Acceptable Student Voice
Contact:
(804) 289-8754
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8133
headshot of  Jamelle S. Wilson
Dean, School of Professional & Continuing Studies
Professor, Education
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau

Specialties:
  • Organizational Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • Assessment in Public Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8135
headshot of  Chantea R. Wright
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8427