Meet the Faculty

Mary DeKonty Applegate, Ed.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Reading

Frank Bernt, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Teacher Education

Cynthia Biggs El, Ed.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Director, Graduate Teacher Education

Joseph K. Cifelli, Ed.D.

Director of Certification, Accreditation, and Partnerships

Janine Firmender, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ailing Kong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

William J. Murphy, Ed.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Nina Nilsson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Sabbatical, Spring 2015)

Teri Sosa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Robert Templeton, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

John Vacca, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, CAS and Director of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies

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