School of Education


The Whitworth School of Education has as its greatest resource an exceptional faculty. This diverse group is dedicated to the concept of teaching as a calling. From the classroom to field supervision to leadership in higher education, our faculty stands out. You can contact faculty members via e-mail, or through the Whitworth School of Education main office at 509.777.3229.

Linda Buff, M.Ed.
Visiting Instructor of Education
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Technology

David Cherry, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Director, Master in Teaching Program

Megan Cozza, M.Ed.
Lecturer, Special Education

Krista Crotty, Psy.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Janine Darragh, Ph.D., NBPTS
Assistant Professor
Secondary Coordinator, Master in Teaching Program

Stacy Hill, MIT
Senior Lecturer, Evening Teacher Certification and Master in Teaching Program

Lori Johnson, MIT; NBPTS
Visiting Instructor
Elementary Coordinator, MIT Program

Kaye E. Kamp, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate
Visiting Instructor
Director, Student Teaching

Keith Lambert, Ed.D.
Lecturer, Undergraduate Teacher Education

Lisa Laurier, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Jann Leppien, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Margo Long Chair in Gifted Education

Corey McKenna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Director, Evening Teacher Certification Program

Randall Michaelis, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Associate Provost, Instruction

Sharon Neville-Mitchell, M.S.
Lecturer, American Sign Language

Alison Olzendam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, School Administration Program

Kathryn Picanco, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Gifted Education & Professional Development

Ron Prosser, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education, School Counseling Program

Barbara Sanders, Ed.D.
Professor of Education
Interim Provost

Flint L. Simonsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Special Education Program

Dennis Sterner, Ed.D.
Professor of Education
Dean, School of Education

Kyle Storm, M.A.
Lecturer, School Counseling Program

Ann Teberg, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Debbie Tully, Ed.D,
Associate Dean for Teacher Education and School Partnerships

James Uhlenkott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Roberta Wilburn, Ed.D., Th.D.
Professor of Education
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Education and Diversity Initiatives

Anne Wilcox, M.A.T.; NBPTS
Teacher in Residence
Director, English Language Learner Programs

Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Interim Chair, Undergraduate Teacher Education