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Program Directors/Coordinators and Department Chairs

Department of Curriculum Foundations & Reading

Department Chair

Kent Rittschof

Degree

Concentration/
Location

Program Director/
Coordinator

Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)Statesboro CampusJohn Weaver
Program Director
Evaluation, Assessment, Research, and Learning (M.Ed.) OnlineCordelia Zinskie
Program Director
Reading Education (Ed.S., M.Ed., & Endorsement)OnlineAlma Stevenson
Program Director
Applied Research and Evaluation (Graduate Certificate)OnlineCordelia Zinskie
Program Director
Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice (Graduate Certificate)OnlineSabrina Ross
Ming Fang He
Co-Program Directors

Department of Elementary and Special Education

Interim Department Chair

Greg Chamblee

Degree

Concentration/
Location

Director/
Coordinator

Elementary Education (B.S.Ed)Multi-CampusApril Newkirk
Program Director
Dual Certification Elementary Education & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)Statesboro CampusCatherine Howerter
Program Director
Special Education (B.S.Ed.)Statesboro CampusKymberly Harris/
Program Director

Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary Education-Online Chelda Smith
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Special Education-Online Eric Landers/
Barbara Serianni-
Co-Program Directors

Curriculum & Instruction-Accomplished Teaching (M.Ed.)OnlineKymberly Harris/
Aslihan Unal-
Co-Program Directors

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)Statesboro CampusKatie Brkich
Program Director
Special Education (M.Ed.)Mild Disabilities, Moderate-Severe DisabilitiesStephanie Devine/
Kathryn Haughney-
Co-Program Directors

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Endorsement (Online)Kymberly Harris
Program Director

Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development

Interim Department Chairs

Amee Adkins

Ellen Whitford

Degree

Concentration/
Location

Director/
Coordinator

Counselor Education (M.Ed.)Statesboro CampusRichard Cleveland
Program Director
Counselor Education (M.Ed.)School CounselingRichard Cleveland
Program Coordinator
Counselor Education (M.Ed.)Clinical Mental Health CoordinatorPam Wells
Program Coordinator
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Statesboro CampusSteven Tolman
Program Director
Educational Leadership (M.Ed., & Tier 1 Certificate)OnlineEllen Whitford
Program Director
Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.)Statesboro Campus (Hybrid) or OnlineDaniel Calhoun
Program Director
Instructional Technology (Ed.S., M.Ed., Graduate Certificate & ITEC Minor)OnlineMete Akcaoglu
Program Director
School Psychology (Ed.S.)Statesboro CampusDawn Tysinger
Program Director
School Library Media (Graduate Certificate)OnlineMete Akcaoglu
Program Director
Online Teaching and Learning (Endorsement)OnlineMete Akcaoglu
Program Director
Teacher Leadership EndorsementOnlineEllen Whitford
Program Director

Department of Middle Grades & Secondary Education

Department Chair

Amee Adkins

Degree

Concentration/
Location

Director/
Coordinator

Health and Physical Education
(B.S.Ed.)
StatesboroStarla McCullom
Program Director
Middle Grades Education (B.S.Ed.)Statesboro CampusAmanda Wall
Program Director
Secondary Education (B.S.Ed.)Armstrong and Statesboro CampusElizabeth Barrow
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Health and Physical Education (P-12) OnlineTony Pritchard
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Middle Grades Education Online
Heather Scott
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Secondary Education OnlineHeather Scott
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Spanish Education (P-12) Statesboro Campus
Angela Pinilla-Herrera
Interim Program Director
Middle Grades Education (M.Ed.)OnlineShelli Casler-Failing
Program Director
Teaching and Learning (P-12) (Ed.S.)OnlineLina Soares
Program Director
Secondary Education (M.Ed.)OnlineShelli Casler-Failing
Program Director
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (M.Ed.) OnlineAlex Reyes
Program Director
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education (Endorsement) Undergraduate and Graduate Level Online (Graduate Level)
Statesboro (Undergraduate Level)
Alex Reyes
Program Director
Gifted In-Field (Endorsement) Undergraduate and Graduate LevelOnlineLina Soares
Program Director

COE Partner Programs

Degree

Concentration/
Location

Program Director/
Coordinator

Art Education B.S. Armstrong CampusJohn (Blair) Hartman
Program Director
Human Development and Family Science B.S. Concentration in Birth Through KindergartenArmstrong CampusTameka Ardrey
Program Director
Music Education B.M. Statesboro CampusLaura Stambaugh
Program Director

Last updated: 5/27/2021