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Last Updated: May 6, 2020, 11:00 am

Leadership

Our leaders are themselves lifelong educators and experienced professionals.

Their combined experiences, understanding of education and vision for where it's going, help the Graduate School of Education continue to grow and succeed in our mission to empower teachers and students everywhere.

Marcella Bullmaster

Marcella Bullmaster-Day, Ed.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Yuriy Karpov

Yuriy Karpov, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Nilda Soto-Ruiz

Nilda Soto Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education
Program Chair, School Leadership

Program Chairs

Laurie Bobley

Laurie Bobley, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12, Education & Special Education

Assistant Professor, Education & Special Education

Susan Courey

Susan Courey, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Early Childhood Special Education, Birth – Grade 2, Education & Special Education

Olga DeJesus

Olga DeJesus, Ed.D.

Program Chair, TESOL, Bilingual Advanced Certificate Programs

Maria Heim

Maria Heim, Ph.D.

Program Chair, School Counseling

Associate Professor, Education & Special Education, School Counseling

Issac Herskowitz

Issac Herskowitz, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Instructional Technology

Associate Professor, Instructional Technology

Elina Lampert-Shepel

Elina Lampert-Shepel, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Childhood Education and Special Education, Grades 1-6, Education & Special Education

Jeff Lichtman

Jeff Lichtman, Ph.D.

Lucille Weidman Program Chair, Jewish Childhood Education & Special Education

Assistant Professor, Jewish Childhood Education & Special Education

Elaine Nikolakakos

Elaine Nikolakakos, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Teaching Literacy

Associate Professor, Teaching Literacy

Nilda Soto-Ruiz

Nilda Soto Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education
Program Chair, School Leadership

Brenda Strassfeld, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Mathematics Education