College of Education



The following list includes core faculty and instructors for the UCCS College of Education.

Katie Anderson-Pence, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Curriculum and
Andrea J. Bingham, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorLeadership, Research, and Foundations (LRF)
Linda Button, Ed. D.Instructor(719)
Tim Callahan, M. A.Senior Instructor(719)
Dick Carpenter, Ph. D.Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations(719)
Elaine Cheesman, Ph. D.Associate Professor w/Tenure of Special
Grant Clayton, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Curriculum and
Valerie Martin Conley,
Beth Cutter, M. A.Senior Instructor, Curriculum and
Vanessa Ewing, Ph. D.Instructor, Gifted & Talented Endorsement
David Fenell, Ph. D.Professor, Coordinator of AOC Track, Counseling and Human
Julaine Field, Ph. D.Associate Professor Department of Counseling and Human Services(719)
Lissanna Follari, Ph.D.Director, Inclusive Early Childhood
Barbara Frye, Ph. D.Associate Professor(719)
Leslie Grant, Ph. D.Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor(719)
Mary Hanson,
Corinne Harmon, Ed. DInstructor, Teaching & Learning(719)
Sarah Kaka, M. A.Director of Teacher Education(719)
Christi Kasa, Ph. D.Associate Professor, Department Chair Special Education(719)
Tacy Killingsworth, M.A.Instructor, Leadership, Research, and Foundations (LRF)
Scott Kupferman, Ph. D., CRCAssistant
Mark Malone, Ph. D.Professor, Curriculum and Instruction(719)
Laura Marshall, M. A.Senior Instructor, Special Education(719)
Sylvia Martinez, Ph. D.Department Chair, Associate Professor with Tenure, Leadership, Research, and Foundations (LRF)(719)
Mari McGuiness, Ph.D.Senior Instructor, Coordinator of the Human Services Minor, Counseling and Human Services(719)
Pat McGuire, Ph.D.Assistant Professor,Curriculum and Instruction
Co-Director UCCSTeach Program
Leann Morgan, Ph. D.Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Services(719)
Al Ramirez, Ph. D.Professor, Leadership, Research, and Foundations(719)
Bita Ashouri Rivas, Ed.D, LPC, NCCInstructor, Counseling and Human
James Saunders, Ed. D.Senior Instructor, Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Track, Counseling and Human Services(719)
Margaret Scott, Ed. D.Assistant Professor, Leadership, Research and
Dallas Strawn, Ph. D.Senior Instructor, Leadership,Research, and Foundations(719)
Laura Tuthill, Ph. D.Instructor, Gifted & Talented Endorsement
Joseph D. Wehrman, Ph. D.Interim Dean, Associate Professor w/Tenure, Counseling and Human Services719
Rhonda Williams, Ph. D.Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor, Coordinator of the School Counseling Track, Counseling and Human Services(719)
Marcus Winters, Ph. D.Assistant Professor of Leadership, Research, & Foundations(719)
Patricia Witkowsky, Ph.D.Instructor, SAHE Program Coordinator, Leadership, Research, and Foundations (LRF)
Monica Yoo, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction(719)

Staff and Administration

The following list includes core administration and staff employees for the UCCS College of Education.

Patricia AbilaCOE Fiscal
Cindy BrownCOE Technology
Julie JardonAcademic
Peggy LaneyFaculty Liaison and Technical
Cindy ZomchekDirector of Field Experience and Community