Dr. Marcia Matanin, Chairperson

Office:  BCOE 2405
Office Phone:  (330) 941-3251

Administrative Assistant:  Jean Berger
Email Address:  jhberger@ysu.edu

Mission

The mission of the Department of Teacher Education is to provide baccalaureate degree programs aimed at fostering excellence in the preparation of teachers for a global society while promoting a climate of respect for the diversity of individuals encountered in educational settings.

Programs

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Grades P-3

  • For teaching children who are typically developing, at-risk, gifted, and who have mild/moderate educational needs in the general education classroom.

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) Birth-Grade 3 (available Fall, 2016)

  • For teaching children with physical, cognitive, behavioral or communication delays. Early intervention specialists can work inside a P-3 classroom, provide individual services to children within their homes, work with regionally based programs, medical providers or private education companies.

Middle Childhood Education (MCE) Grades 4-9

  • For teaching learners in at least two of four curriculum concentration areas named on the teaching license.  Students choose two areas from the following four: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Adolescent/Young Adult Education (AYA) Grades 7-12

  • For teaching learners in a curriculum area named on the teaching license.  Students may choose from: Integrated Sciences Education, Integrated Language Arts Education, Integrated Mathematics Education, or Integrated Social Studies Education.

Multi-Age Education (MULT) Grades PK-12

  • For teaching in a curriculum area named on the teaching license.  Students may choose from: Health Education, Italian Education, Music Education (please refer to the Dana School of Music for this program area), Physical Education, Spanish Education, or Visual Arts Education.

Endorsements (Endorsements may be added to a teaching license)

  • Adapted Physical Education Endorsement
  • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Grades 4-5
  • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (additional content areas)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement

Minors

  • Coaching Minor:  For teaching knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively develop age appropriate practices; plan age appropriate training programs; understand and plan events, tournaments, budgeting and management of coaching personnel. 
  • Education Minor:  Students majoring in a program other than education may select an Education minor.  This minor is currently under review and will be available Spring, 2017.  Please contact a BCOE academic advisor for more information  

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the Department of Teacher Education are to prepare 21st century classroom-ready teacher-candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:

  • Know and understand the content for which they have instructional responsibility
  • Plan and deliver instruction that impacts the learning of all PK-12 students
  • Use varied assessments to inform instruction
  • Establish and maintain learning environments that ensure learning for all PK-12 students
  • Collaborate and communicate with all stakeholders
  • Accept the responsibility for professional growth, performance, and involvement as an individual and as a member or a learning community
  • Expect that all teacher candidates will learn while modeling respect for PK-12 students' diverse cultures

Accreditation

The Teacher Education programs was accredited nationally by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2010.  Our next accreditation will take place in 2016-2017 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Additionally, Youngstown State University Teacher Education programs are fully approved by Ohio Department of Education and their respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs). 

Dr. Martin A. Abraham
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1987

Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1987
Dip. Ed., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1988
M.Ed., University of New Brunswick (Canada), 1995
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2002

Dr. Mari L. Alschuler
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brown University, 1980
M.Ed., Teachers College of Columbia University, 1987
M.S.W., Fordham University, 1990
Ph.D., Barry University, 2012

Dr. Isam E. Amin
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Khartoum, 1977
M.S., New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology, 1983
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1987

Dr. Tiffany M.B. Anderson
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2004
M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012

Dr. Corey E. Andrews
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Ohio, 1992
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

Dr. James Andrews
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1979
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
B.S., Cleveland State University, 1989
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1992
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1995

Dr. Felicia P. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Dayton, 1987
M.S., Alabama AM University, 1996
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003

Dr. Abdurrahman Arslanyilmaz
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Gazi University (Turkey), 1998
Certificate, Intensive English School, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 2000
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002
Ph.D., Texas AM University, 2007

Dr. David K. Asch
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
M.S., Creighton University, 1983
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1991

Dr. Kathleen Aspiranti
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wright State University, 2004
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2009
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011

Dr. Diana Awad-Scrocco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Kent State University, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Daniel Ayana
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Addis Ababa University, 1980
M.A., Addis Ababa University, 1984
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Dr. Rebecca Lee Badawy
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014

Dr. Mona Bahl
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
Bachelor of Commerce, Panjab University, 1995
Masters of Commerce, Panjab University, 1997
M.B.A., Mumbai University, 2004
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Dr. Snjezana Balaz
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northland College, 2001
M.S., University of Nebraska, 2005
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2007

Dr. Ganesaratnam K. Balendiran
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Sri Lanka, 1985
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

Dr. Kevin E. Ball
Associate Provost and Professor of English
B.A., Truman State University, 1992
M.A., Truman State University, 1994
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000

Dr. Diane Barnes
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Fairmont State College, 1987
M.A., West Virginia University, 1995
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca A. Barnhouse
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Florida State University, 1983
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1986
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994

Dr. Andrea Barrick
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Barton College, 2001
M.P.A., West Virginia University, 2008
M.S.W., West Virginia University, 2008
M.A., West Virginia University, 2012
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2015

Christopher Barzak
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010

Dr. Patrick J. Bateman
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rutgers University, School of Business, 1995
M.S., Temple University, Fox School of Business, 2002
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Dr. Laura L. Beadling
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1995
M.A., Purdue University, 2001
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007

Dr. Jane Beese
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 1987
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1991
Ed.D., University of Akron, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Behney
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Capital University, 1995
M.A., University of Findlay, 1997
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Raymond E. Beiersdorfer
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 1979
M.S., University of California at Davis, 1982
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1992

Dr. Christopher M. Bellas
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997
A.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

James A. Benedict
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Terry Benton
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Deborah Fairchild Benyo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1985
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1991

Claudia A. Berlinski
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Buffalo State College, 1986
M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1991

Dr. Kristine Blair
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English
B.A., California State University, 1986
M.A., California State University, 1988
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994

Sheila M. Blank
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001
School Nurse License, Youngstown State University, 2005
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Shelley Blundell
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
B.S., Kent State University, 2007
M.L.S., Kent State University, 2009
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
D.E.C., Jean-de-Brebeuf College and Vincent-d'Indy School of Music, 2000
B. M., McGill University, 2002
Ph.D., University of California, 2009

Dr. Brian Bonhomme
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1993
M.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1996
Ph.D., The City University of New York Graduate Center, 2000

Dr. Theodore R. Bosela
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Frank J. Bosso
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.S., West Virginia University, 1979
Ph.D., NEOUCOM / Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Philip Sean Brady
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1977
M.A., University of Delaware, 1979
M.A., San Francisco State University, 1986
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1990

Dr. Margaret L. Briley
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Dr. S. Cory Brozina
Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Engineering
B.S., Virginia Tech, 2005
M.S., Virginia Tech, 2007
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2015

Dr. Kristin L. Bruns
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., University of South Dakota, 2006
M.A., University of South Dakota, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey M. Buchanan
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Michigan, 1990
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002

Dr. William R. Buckler
Associate Professor of Geography
B.A., Wayne State University, 1969
M.A., Michigan State University, 1973
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981

Dr. Annette M. Burden
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2002

Dr. Michael Butcher
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Christopher Newport University, 1996
M.S., Wake Forest University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2006

Dr. Jonathan J. Caguiat
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Michigan, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1995

Dr. Martin Cala
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Duke University, 1978
M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1987
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1991

Laura Calcagni
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Craig S. Campbell
Professor of Geography
B.A., Indiana University (Purdue University at Indianapolis), 1984
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1987
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1993

Lori A. Carlson
Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1997

Cara A. Carramusa
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2000
M.S., D'Youville College, 2000

Dr. Dawna Lynn Cerney
Associate Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Lethbridge (Canada), 1994
M.E.Des., University of Calgary (Canada), 2000
Ph.D., Texas State University, 2006

Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 1993
B.S., University of Louisville, 1993
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Dr. Guang-Hwa (Andy) Chang
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Nat'l. Taiwan Col of Marine Sc. and Tech., (China), 1981
M.S., Texas Tech University, 1987
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1993

Dr. Huaiyu (Peter) Chen
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wuhan University, (China), 1997
M.B.A., Clarkson University, 1999
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2003

Dr. Kyosung Choo
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Handong Global University, 2005
M.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011

Dr. Ronald K. Chordas
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1970
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1977
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Joy Christiansen Erb
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Miami University, 2001
M.F.A., Texas Woman's University, 2005

Kelly Clark
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S.N., Walden University, 2012

Susan Ann Clutter
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Clark University, 1995
M.F.S., The George Washington University, 2002

Christine Cobb
Professor of Theater and Dance
B.S., Illinois State University, 1976
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989

Dr. Terri L. Coffee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P., Chatham University, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey T. Coldren
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1983
M.A., University of Kansas, 1988
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1992

Kelly Colwell
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Eleanor A. Congdon
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Williams College, 1988
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
Ph.D., University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College, 1997

Dr. Brett P. Conner
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri, 1998
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Dr. Chester R. Cooper
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1983
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1989

Dr. Pedro Cortes
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Inst. Tecnologico de Celaya (Mexico), 1997
M.S., Inst. Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), 2001
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (UK), 2005

Michael D. Costarell
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.S.M.E., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999

Daniel P. Coyne
Instructor of Engineering Technology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1980

Dr. Amy Graban Crawford
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Miami University, 1991
M.A., Indiana State University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Michael J. Crescimanno
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Princeton, 1985
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Dr. M. Kathleen L. Cripe
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2009

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Akron, 2002
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004

Dr. Lauren Cummins
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Dyke College, 1978
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1982
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca M. L. Curnalia
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Olivet College, 2001
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Larry S. Curtin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1985
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

Joseph D'Uva
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
M.A., University of Iowa, 2000
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000

Dr. Ramesh Dangol
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
M.B.A., Ball State University, 2002
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012

Cynthia Daniels
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Diploma, Sharon General Hospital - School of Nursing, 1988
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1996
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Dana Davis
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maryland, 1992
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
Ph.D., Widener University, 2013

David Davis
Journalism Fellow, Communications
B.A., The Colorado College, 1983
M.S., Columbia University, 1985

Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1980

Dr. C. Susan deBlois
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
B.A., St. Joseph College, 1967
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1974
M.S.W., The University of Iowa, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1984

Dr. Maria E. Delost
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

Laura J. Dewberry
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., John Carroll University, 2003
M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 2006

Dr. Suzanne Diamond
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rutgers University, 1986
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996

Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1980
M.S., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1992

Dr. Thomas P. Diggins
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
M.S., State University of New York, 1991
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1997

Dr. Mary Lou DiPillo
Associate Dean and Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. James Dombrosky
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011

Dr. Theresa Duncko
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.L.S., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Patrick R. Durrell
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., University of Victoria (Canada), 1990
M.S., McMaster University (Canada), 1992
Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada), 1996

Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary Beth Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A./B.S., Clarion University, 1997
M.S., Clarion University, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Kent J. Engelhardt
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.M., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Rangamohan V. Eunni
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
M.S., University of Bath (UK), 1997
D.B.A., Boston University, 2003

Dr. Diana L. Fagan
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1986

Dr. Jaelyn Farris
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Allegheny College, 1998
M.S.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.A., Notre Dame, 2005
Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2007

Dr. Amanda Fehlbaum
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Texas, 2007
M.A., University of Texas, 2009
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. John J. Feldmeier
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A. and B.S., University of Texas, 1994
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Amy Flick
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Stephen R. Flora
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1985
M.S., University of Georgia, 1987
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1990

Dr. Neil Flowers
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Michigan State University, 1986
M.A., Temple University, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996

Dr. Francois P. Fowler
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Ottawa, 1996
M.M., Florida State University, 1998
D.M., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Kendra Fowler
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1993
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011

Dr. Timothy Francisco
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1987
M.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2001

Dr. Gordon G. Frissora
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1975
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Adam L. Fuller
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., San Diego State University, 1999
M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2001
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2009

Lori Ann Fusco
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Ida Fusillo
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1996
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.P.H., Youngstown State University / NEOMED, 2007

Dr. Stephen L. Gage
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1978
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1983
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Katherine N. Garlick
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 2007

Dr. Jeanette M. Garr
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989

Dr. Weiqing Ge
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tianjin University (China), 1987
M.S., Xi' An Medical University, Xi' An (China), 1992
Ph.D., Peking Union Med. Coll. Chinese Acad. Of Med Sc. (China), 1996

Dr. Douglas T. Genna
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Haverford College, 2006
M.A., The John Hopkins University, 2008
Ph.D., The John Hopkins University, 2011

Dr. Julia M. Gergits
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., DePaul University, 1978
M.A., Penn State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1987

Dr. Jill M. Gifford
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Arizona State University, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001

Robert Gilliland
Instructor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.C.I.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Karen Giorgetti
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Sweet Briar College, 1995
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2004

Dr. Priscilla N. Gitimu
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University (Kenya), 1996
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2005

Dr. Randall E. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1996
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2011

Dr. Richard G. Goldthwait
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1981
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988

Dr. Paul B. Gordiejew
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Southern Connecticut State College, 1977
M.S., Southern Connecticut State College, 1980
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Jay L. Gordon
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brandeis University, 1991
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Dr. Stacy Graber
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Michigan, 1989
M.A., Wayne State University,1993
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Betty L. Greene
Instructor of Teacher Education
B.S., Miami University, 1974
M.Ed., Miami University, 1983

Dr. David William Griswold
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Muskingum College, 2005
D.P.T., Youngstown State University, 2008

Daryl D. Gross
Instructor of Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1973
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Max V. Grubb
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1979
M.A., Kent State University, 1994
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Guohong (Helen) Han-Haas
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Shandong Normal University (China), 1991
M.A., Shandong University (China), 1994
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007

Dr. Lucas D. Hardy
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maine, 2003
M.A., University of Maine, 2005
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2012

Dr. John M. Hazy
Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.A., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1995

Richard Helfrich
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., La Roche College, 1996
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008

Dr. Jolien A. Helsel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1995
Ph.D. Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Christopher Austin Hill
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Utah, 2008
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Tami W. Holcomb-Hathy
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Ursuline College
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2002

Dr. Charles Howell
Dean of the Beeghly College of Education and Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgia State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1985
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000

Dr. Patricia L. Hoyson
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Ou Hu
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Inst. of Business, 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2004

Dr. Marsha M. Huber
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1981
M.B.A., Miami University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Tiffany F. Hughes
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Allegheny College, 2001
M.P.H., University of South Florida, 2008
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2008
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Dr. Allen D. Hunter
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1981
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1985

Dr. Shakir Husain
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Aligarh Muslim University (India), 1974
M.S., University of Mississippi, 1984
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1987

Dr. AKM Anwarul Islam
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, 1992
M.S., Florida State University, 2000
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Dr. Carrie R. Jackson
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2000
M.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2001
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Jaietta Jackson
Instructor of Communication
B.F.P.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.A., New York University, 1998

Dr. John A. Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990

Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Miami University, 2001
M.S., West Virginia University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Dr. Alan M. Jacobs
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., The City University of New York, 1963
A.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1965
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1967

Dr. Jalal Jalali
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1980
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984

Dr. Jozsi Z. Jalics
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., John Carroll University, 1996
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1999
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dr. Charles Jeffords
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 1962
M.S., Edinboro University, 1969
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2008

Sarah E. Jenyk
Instructor of Economics
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Michael K. Jerryson
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1996
T.E.F.L., U.S. Peace Corps, Mongolia, 1997
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, 2008

Dr. Qi Jiang
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Second Beijing Inst. of Foreign Languages (China), 1972
Diploma in English Literature, Carleton University (Canada), 1977
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Carl G. Johnston
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Manitoba, 1981
M.S., University of Alaska, 1986
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992

Ellen E. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1979
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1981
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1984

Dr. James Juergensen
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2014

Dr. Jai K. Jung
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Han Yang University, 2006
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011

Dr. Debbie Juruaz
Professor of Health Professions
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1975
D.D.S., The Ohio State University, 1983

Julia Kalina-Hammond
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Dr. Diane P. Kandray
Professor of Health Professions
B.S. Ed., The Ohio State University, 1984
R.D.H., The Ohio State University, 1984
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Birsen Karpak
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
D.B.A., University of Istanbul (Turkey), 1974

Dr. Maria Paulina Kassawat
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., University of Guanajuato, 2006
M.S., West Virginia University, 2008
M.B.A., West Virginia University, 2009
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2015

Susan E. Kearns
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.D.N., Kent State University, 1995
B.S.N., Kent State University, 2000
M.S.N., University of South Alabama, 2008

Dr. Bruce Keillor
Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1987
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1994

Nicole Kent-Strollo
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.S.N., Kent State University, 2002

Dr. Daniel Keown
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
M.M., Indiana State University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2013

Dr. G. Jay Kerns
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Glenville State College, 1999
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2000
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Dr. Lucy Xiaojing Kerns
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hangzhou University, 1994
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006

Dr. Jane Kestner
Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ball State University, 1973
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1975
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1978

Dr. Peter Kimosop
Assistant Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nairobi (Kenya), 2000
M.A., Western Michigan University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2011

Dr. Tammy A. King
Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Dr. Alena Kirova
Assistant Professor of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Yakutsk State University, 2003
M.A., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Kiser
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Northern Iowa, 1998
M.M., University of Illinois, 2000
D.M.A., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2007

Robert J. Korenic
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.C.E., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1999

Dr. Anthony J. Kos
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997

Dr. Robert W. Kramer
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Dr. Victoria E. White Kress
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
M.A. Ed., University of Akron, 1995
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999

Joseph Kromholz
Instructor of Music
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2007
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2008

Dr. Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1984

Dr. Christopher Krummel
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Miami University, 1985
M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Dr. Yongung Kwon
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Yeungnam University, 2006
M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Carol M. Lamb
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Nancy Crum Landgraff
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1982
M.H.S., University of Florida, 1988
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Dr. Karen H. Larwin
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary E. LaVine
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., North Central College, 1978
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998

Dr. David B. Law
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1995

Dr. Alina Lazar
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Western University of Timisoara (Romania), 1995
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002

Dr. Kenneth Learman
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
M.E.H.E., Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Dr. Thomas E. Leary
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., John Fisher College, 1969
Ph.D., Brown University, 1985

Dr. Loren R. Lease
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Kenyon College, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1996
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Hae-Jong Lee
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Seoul National University, 1989
M.M., Westminster Choir College, 1995
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Dr. Sung Hee Lee
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hongik University, 1999
M.Ed., Dankook University, 2002
M.A., University of Iowa, 2006
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011

Dr. Scott A. Leonard
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
M.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Keith J. Lepak
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., Carroll College, 1976
M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1986

Dr. Brian D. Leskiw
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Niagara University, 1998
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Dr. Lillian L. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Howard Payne University, 1999
M.A., University of North Texas, 2008
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Dr. Frank Xiying Li
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.E.E., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.E.E., Youngstown State University, 1999
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Dr. Betty Jo Licata
Dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1978
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982

Dr. Matthew Lindberg
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Florida, 2002
B.S., University of Florida, 2002
M.S., Ohio University, 2007
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010

Dr. Clovis Linkous
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1976
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1983

Dr. Susan A. Lisko
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1984
M.S.N., Gannon University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Megan List
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2001
M.E., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2005
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012

Dr. Heather E. Lorimer
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Chicago, 1982
M.A., Columbia University, 1988
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1989
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Dr. J. Paul Louth
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Toronto, 1995
B.E., University of Toronto, 1997
M.M., University of Western Ontario, 2004
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2008

Dr. Sherri R. Lovelace-Cameron
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Drexel University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Joseph P. Lyons
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1971
Sc.D., John Hopkins University, 1975

Dr. Eric MacDonald
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Phyllis Friedman Chair in Engineering
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Dr. Thomas L. Madsen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2004
M.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2007
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. Hazel Marie
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.M.E., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2005

Dr. Don Martin
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roanoke College, 1974
M.S., Radford University, 1976
Ph.D., North Texas State, 1981

Dr. Holly J. Martin
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Mississippi State University, 2002
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2006

John D. Martin
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Dr. Ndinzi Masagara
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
M.A., University of Southern California, 1986
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1991

Dr. Marcia Matanin
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.E., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Dr. Walter T. Mathews
Associate Professor of Communication
A.B., Oberlin College, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Matthew Mazuroski
Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Emporia State University, 2002
M.F.A., Northwestern University, 2006

Dr. George E. McCloud
Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1967
M.A., University of Michigan, 1968
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1975

Missy McCormick
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Georgia Southern University, 1994
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2001

Christine E. McCullough
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1978
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1993

Dr. Jill B. McCullough
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.B.A., Ohio University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Dr. Colleen McLean
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Hojjat Mehri
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S., Abadan Institute of Technology, 1968
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1973
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981

Dorian Mermer
Instructor of Communication
B.A., Hiram College, 1987
M.A., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Monica Merrill
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
M.A., University of Akron, 2011
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2014

Dr. Sara Michaliszyn
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Dr. Stacie Renee Mickens
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Luther College, 2002
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 2012

Dr. Kenneth L. Miller
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Purdue University, 1979
M.S., Purdue University Calumet, 1985
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990

Dr. Xiangjia Min
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Laiyang Agricultural College (China), 1984
M.S., Beijing Agricultural University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1995
M.S., University of British Columbia, 2002

Dr. Jeanine L. Mincher
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Mustansir Mir
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1967
M.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1969
M.A., University of Michigan, 1980
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Joseph J. Mistovich
Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1988

Dr. Stefan Moldovan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2004
M.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2005
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2013

Dr. Dennis Morawski
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1978
M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990

Dr. David S. Morgan
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1990
M.M., University of Texas, 1993
D.M.A., University of Texas, 1996

Greg Moring
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1973
M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975

Dr. Joseph L. Mosca
Dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Allan Mosher
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1978
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1986

Dr. Faramarz Doc Mossayebi
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Kin Ping Moy
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1973

Dr. Nicole Mullins
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002

Kathleen E. Mumaw
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981

Dr. Philip C. Munro
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S.E.E., Washington University, 1960
M.S., Washington University, 1964
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1973

Dr. Nathan Myers
Associate Professor and Associate Provost for International and Global Initiatives
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2005

Dr. Denise A. Narcisse
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
M.P.A., Roosevelt University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Michelle Nelson
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Herron School of Art, 1993
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1998

Dr. Nguyet Thi Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 1998
M.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 2002
M.S., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2014

Dr. Peter Norris
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The University of Salford (England), 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Valerie Marie O'Dell
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1993
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Patrick O'Leary
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2005
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010

Dr. Matt O'Mansky
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Indiana University, 1991
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007

Dr. Anita C. O'Mellan
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1987
M.S., Texas AM University, 1988
Ph.D., Memphis State University, 1993

Dr. Daniel J. O'Neill
Professor of Communication
B.A., Wayne State University, 1961
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1962
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1969

Dr. Tom Nelson Oder
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Makerer University (Uganda), 1984
M.S., University of St. Andrews (UK), 1986
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1999

Dr. Caroline Oltmanns
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
Diploma, Greiburg, Germany, 1989
M.M., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1991
D.M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995

Dr. Christian C. Onwudiwe
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Southern University and AM College, 1986
M.A., Southern University and AM College, 1988
Ph.D., Howard University, 1995

Dr. Tomi P. Ovaska
Associate Professor of Economics
M.A., University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2003

Dr. Alfred W. Owens
Professor of Communication
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1969
M.A., Kent State University, 1971
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1983

Dr. Diana Q. Palardy
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Reed College, 1997
M.A., University of Colorado, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008

Dr. Joseph Palardy
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Frostburg State University, 1997
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2002

Ruth Palich
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2005
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Martha Pallante
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1977
M.A., College of William and Mary, 1982
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.S., Florida International University, 1977
M.A., West Georgia College, 1978
M.T.S., Harvard University, 1981
A.M., Harvard University, 1988
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992

Cathy Bieber Parrott
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., University of Texas Medical Branch, 1984
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Phyllis Paul
Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and Professor of Music
B.M., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1983
M.M., Florida State University, 1989
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003

Dr. Matthew Paylo
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 2000
M.A., Slippery Rock University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007

Dr. Brandt Payne
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Iowa, 2001
M.M., Arizona State University, 2004
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2010

Dr. Gang Peng
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Shandong University (China), 1992
M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2006

Dr. Dennis A. Petruska
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1973
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1975
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984

Dr. Karin A. Petruska
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Pintar
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 1994
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Kimberly Pleva
Instructor of Management
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2001
M.S., D'Youville College, 2001
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Dr. David H. Pollack
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Illinois, 1976
M.S., University of Illinois, 1982
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1989

Michael Pontikos
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1995

Dr. David S. Porter
Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Grand Valley State College, 1975
M.P.A., Grand Valley State College, 1981
M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Dr. Tod Porter
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Syracuse University, 1978
M.A., Syracuse University, 1981
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984

Dr. Douglas M. Price
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1984
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1986
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988

Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2008
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2012

Dr. Donald Priour
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rice University, 1995
M.A., Princeton, 1997
Ph.D., Princeton, 2000

Dr. Jake J. Protivnak
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Andres University, 1998
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2005

Dr. Lashale Diane Pugh
Assistant Professor of Geography
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009

Amy Raabe
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Dr. Jill E. Rankin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P, Carlow University, 2013

Dr. Crystal L. Ratican
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Edinboro University, 2002
M.Ed., Walden University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011

Dr. Michael Raulin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1972
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1975
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1977

Dr. Steven M. Reale
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Indiana University, 2001
M.A., University of Michigan, 2003
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

Dr. Peter A. Reday
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Oakland University, 1971
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, 1977
Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 2002

Dr. Steven Reese
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1981
M.A., University of Delaware, 1983
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

Sueann Rendano
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.S.N., University of Akron, 1986

Dr. Ian J. Renne
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Syracuse University, 1992
M.S., Clemson University, 1996
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2001

Dr. Stephanie Lyu Rhee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Seoul Women's University, 1984
M.A., Korea University, 1988
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013

Dr. Keisha T. Robinson
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1999
M.P.H., St. Louis University, 2002
Dr.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Amanda Roby
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2011

Molly Roche
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
B.S.N., Kent State University, 1979
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1987

Dr. Gregory C. Rocheleau
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Michigan, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2008
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1970
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1974

Dr. Richard Lee Rogers
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996

Dr. Jena Root
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory, 1993
M.M., Syracuse University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000

John Rossi
Instructor of Marketing
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Zara C. Rowlands
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Howard University, 1991
M.S., Howard University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2003

Dr. Jae Joong Ryu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Iowa State University, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 2005
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2009

Dr. Christina Saenger
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 2003
M.B.A., University of Akron, 2005
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Salvatore Sanders
Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., University of Akron, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Joseph S. Sanson
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. John E. Sarkissian
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Michigan State University, 1971
Ph.D., Duke University, 1977

Dr. Gail Saunders-Smith
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1974
M.A., Kent State University, 1977
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. Glenn Schaft
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1982
M.A., Eastern Illinois, 1983
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1993

Dr. Kriss A. Schueller
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987

Dr. Pamela A. Schuster
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990

Dr. Jeremy T. Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.B.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.S., Kent State University, 1994
M.A., Indiana University, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003

Dr. Michael A. Serra
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Adrian College, 1984
B.A., Adrian College, 1984
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990

Dr. Kimberly A. Serroka
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1989
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Swati Sethi
Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2010
M.A., Cleveland State University, 2012

Dr. Raymond J. Shaffer
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Grove City College, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1990

Dr. Ronald V. Shaklee
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Kansas, 1975
M.A., University of Kansas, 1979
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983

Dr. Bonita Sharif
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Cyprus College (Cyprus), 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Suresh Sharma
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2000
M.Sc., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2005
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012

Guy Shebat
Instructor of English
B.A., Boston College, 1979
M.A., Boston College, 1986

Dr. Bradley A. Shellito
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State Univesity, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001

Cynthia M. Shields
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Bowling Green State University, 1984
M.S.N., Idaho State University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2016

Dr. Elvin B. Shields
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.S.M.E., University of Akron, 1979
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1991

Dr. Mary P. Shortreed
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Akron, 1982
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2015

Dr. Thelma Silver
Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McGill University, 1969
M.S.W., McGill University, 1971
Ph.D., Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 1995

Dr. Josef B. Simeonsson
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990

Dr. David A. Simonelli
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1988
M.A., Tulane University, 1991
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001

Dr. Carla Anne Simonini
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Amherst College, 1987
M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1994
Ph.D., Brown University, 2006

Dr. Dolores V. Sisco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Baltimore, 1995
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1998
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

Dr. Stephanie Smith
Professor of Art
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University, 1998
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2000

Suzanne Smith
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1991
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Thomas Smotzer
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace, 1988
M.S., Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1995

Frank G. Sole
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989

Dr. Virgil C. Solomon
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
Engineer's Diploma (equiv. BS/M.Sc.), Gheorghe Asachi Polytechnic Institute, (Romania), 1990
Ph.D., Kumamoto University, 2002

Dr. Doori Song
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Dankook University, 2007
M.A., Michigan State University, 2009
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013

Dr. Angela Spalsbury
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1991
M.Sc., University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Patrick T. Spearman
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1992
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, 2000
Ph.D., Temple University, 2005

Jonathan Dana Sperry
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, 1995
M.F.A., Indiana University, 2001

Dr. Paul A. Sracic
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1984
M.A., Rutgers University, 1990
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1993

Dr. Wim F.A. Steelant
Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., St. Lieven College (Belgium), 1992
M.S., West-Brabant College (The Netherlands), 1993
Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2000
Post-Doctoral, University of Washington, 2000-2002

Dr. Silvia Stefan
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2003
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Nina V. Stourman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
M.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
Ph.D., Moscow State University (Russia), 1992

Dr. David E. Stout
Professor and John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting
Graduate Faculty Member
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Dr. Sharon A. Stringer
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgetown University, 1977
M.S., University of Miami, 1980
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1982

Dr. Linda J. Strom
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Portland State University, 1983
M.A., Portland State University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1992

Dr. William Gregg Sturrus
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Hope College, 1983
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989

Dr. John R. Sullins
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
M.S., University of Rochester, 1985
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990

Dr. Albert J. Sumell
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Salisbury State University, 1999
M.A., Georgia State University, 2003
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2006

Dr. Lin Sun
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tsinghua University, 2001
M.S., Tsinghua University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

Dr. Ying Joy Tang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wesleyan College, 2009
M.S., Syracuse University, 2012, 2014
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2015

Dr. Jamal K. Tartir
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hiram College, 1991
M.A., Miami University, 1993
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998

Dr. Padraic ("Paddy") W. Taylor
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McDaniel College (fka Western Maryland College), 1999
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2003
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006

Bonnie L. Thompson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
R.N., Sharon Regional Hospital School of Nursing, 1982
B.S.N., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1989
M.S.N., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Robert J. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011

Dr. Stephanie A. Tingley
Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Dr. Alan E. Tomhave
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.A., St. John's College-Santa Fe, 1997
M.A., University of Missouri, 2007
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008

James P. Tressel
President of the University and Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1975
M.A., University of Akron, 1977

Dr. Tacibaht Turel
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Ege University (Turkey), 1997
M.S., Auburn University, 2002
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2008

Robert Twomey
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Yale University, 2001
M.F.A., University of California, 2007

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tyus
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1993
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Emre Ulusoy
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004
M.A., University of Portsmouth (UK), 2005
M.A., Galatasaray University (Turkey), 2008
Ph.D., The University of Texas-Pan American, 2013

Dr. James C. Umble
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Susquehanna University, 1978
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1984
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1995

Dr. Kathryn T. Umble
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Michigan, 1983
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1985
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
D.M.A., Michigan State University, 1998

Dr. Yogesh Uppal
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Delhi, 1998
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Dr. Ebenge E. Usip
Professor of Economics
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1974
M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1976
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1984

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mount Union College, 1997
M.A., University of Akron, 2001
Ph.D., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2005

Dr. Richard W. VanVoorhis
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Jennifer Vaschak
Instructor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ohio University, 1992
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2004

Dr. William G. Vendemia
Professor of Management
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1981
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991

Dr. Anthony S. Vercellino
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2007
M.S., Texas Tech University, 2010
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012

Dr. Charles B. Vergon
Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Denison University, 1968
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1971

Dr. Fred W. Viehe
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1971
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983

Cynthia Vigliotti
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Gina Villamizar
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, 2004
M.A., University of Arkansas, 2007
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Anthony Viviano
Instructor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998

Dr. Mark C. Vopat
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1994
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2003

Brian D. Vuksanovich
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Nancy Wagner
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1983
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Atty. Patricia Bergum Wagner
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., University of Texas, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1982
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1985

Dr. Timothy R. Wagner
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1981
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1986

Dr. Abel Waithaka
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University Eldoret (Kenya), 1996
M.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2009
E.D.S., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2012
Ph.D., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2014

Dr. Thomas P. Wakefield
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2002
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Gary R. Walker
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Colorado, 1977
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1984

Dr. Darrell R. Wallace
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1998
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

Dr. Jessica Wallace
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Miami, 2006
M.A., University of Central Florida, 2008
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2015

Dr. Bruce N. Waller
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Louisiana Tech, 1968
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1975
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1979

Donna Walsh
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., University of Akron, 1985
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Alice M. Wang
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Southern California, 1998
M.M., Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerpe (Belgium), 2000
D.M.A, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Dr. Yaqin Wang
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Tech and Business University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002

Dr. Ying Wang
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., People's University of China, 1993
M.A., Kent State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Robert E. Wardle
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S., University of Florida, 2010

Dr. Amy Weaver
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., West Liberty University, 1994
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2006
Ph.D., Villanova University, 2013

Dr. Cary Wecht
Associate Dean and Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999

Dr. Jane Wetzel
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1975
Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.S., University of Southern California, 1987
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Amy E. Williams
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S.E., Lock Haven University, 2002
M.S., University of Scranton, 2006
M.Ed., College of William and Mary, 2013
Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2016

Dr. Eric J. Wingler
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1974
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

Dr. Fran Marie Wolf
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994

Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
M.A., California State University, Fresno, 1992
M.M., Boston Conservatory, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Mark D. Womble
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Texas Christian University, 1975
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1978
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Dr. Peter Woodlock
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

Karla A. Wyant
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2001

Mary Yacovone
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Xiaolou Yang
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Jilin University (China), 1996
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Dr. George Yates
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1971
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1972
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1977

Dennis Yommer
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2011

Dr. Feng Yu
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northeastern University, 2005
M.S., Shandong University (China), 2008
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2013

Dr. Cicilia Yudha
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Cleveland Institute, 2002
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 2006
D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012

Dr. Misook Yun
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1986
M.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1989
M.M., University of Oregon, 1995
D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1999

Jason Zapka
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Mark Zetts
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1980
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993

Dr. Yong Zhang
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1986
M.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1989
M.S., University of South Florida, 2001
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005

Early Childhood Education

ECE 2629    Teaching Young Children: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education    3 s.h.

Gives teacher candidates a research-based inquiry into early childhood education and promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will facilitate best practices within the field. 10 field/clinical hours,.

ECE 3713    Teaching of Mathematics: Early Years    3 s.h.

Using NCTM/NAEYC/NCATE and Ohio Model guidelines as the framework, focus on identifying and modeling developmentally appropriate strategies used for problem solving, communicating, and reasoning in early childhood mathematics. Learning to use mathematical connections to stimulate diverse students' development of math concepts and skills and create learning environment combining mathematics pedagogy/methodology in an early grades classroom.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chair.
Coreq.: ECE 3715, ECE 3780, and ECE 4814.

ECE 3715    Teaching Science: Early Years    3 s.h.

Using NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Model guidelines as the framework, focus on establishing and maintaining learning environments that provide diverse students with a holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of science. Topics include teaching for meaningful science understanding, planning and providing an effective and supportive learning environment, planning and implementing curriculum and lessons appropriate for children in their early years, selection and use of instructional aids and resources, assessment, and professional development. Experiences that promote the use of science processes and problem-solving skills for life-long learning. Field experience combining science pedagogy/methodology in an early childhood setting.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chair.
Coreq.: ECE 3713, ECE 3780, and ECE 4814.

ECE 3760    Cross-Curricular Applications and Classroom Management/Guidance    3 s.h.

Synthesis and application of developmental theories and appropriate practices and methods in classrooms for young children, including curriculum integration, quality classroom environments, and classroom management/guidance. (10 hours of focused field placement.).
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status.

ECE 3780    Social Studies for Young Children    3 s.h.

Methods of teaching social studies to young learners (PreK-3) including exploration of a variety of effective teaching and assessment behaviors related to diverse learner needs. Use of key concepts, application of tools of social studies to foster social development and encourage independent problem solving, investigate the use of technology, create instructional resources; collaboratively plan, teach, and evaluate lessons in inclusive instructional settings; keep a reflective learning log.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chair.
Coreq.: ECE 3713, ECE 3715, and ECE 4814.

ECE 3790    Assessing Learning in Early Childhood Education P3    3 s.h.

This course examines the theoretical foundations and developmentally appropriate assessment strategies in a P-3 classroom. Candidates will explore a variety of informal, formal, formative and summative classroom assessment strategies and critically investigate standardized assessments used in the current national and state movements toward accountability and “high-stakes” assessment. This course is a required part of the TEC experience to provide candidates with an authentic classroom assessment experience.
Prereq.: ECE 3760.

ECE 4811    Supervised Student Teaching: Pre-Kindergarten    1-12 s.h.

Student teaching consists of a 10-week assignment in a preschool. Grading is CR/NC.
Prereq.: CHFM 2664, ECE 2630, SPED 2631.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

ECE 4814    Language Arts Methods in the Early Years (Ages 3-8)    3 s.h.

Teaching oral and written communication through consideration of listening, speaking, reading, viewing, and related skill areas in the elementary school.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chair.
Coreq.: ECE 3713, ECE 3715, and ECE 3780.

ECE 4841    Supervised Student Teaching: Early Childhood    1-10 s.h.

A 16-week assignment in a kindergarten-grade 3 setting. Grading is CR/NC.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of early childhood program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: ECE 4842.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

ECE 4842    Student Teaching Seminar in Early Childhood Education    2 s.h.

Development of an effective and developmentally appropriate K-3 classroom environment including: teacher work sample, daily lessons, classroom management, reflective teaching and growing as a professional in the field of early childhood education.
Coreq.: ECE 4841.

ECE 4859    Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Methods and Materials    3 s.h.

Methods and techniques used to implement the pre-kindergarten curriculum with emphasis on communication and creative arts, social, emotional, and physical development, and concept formation. Required for prekindergarten validation of other teaching certificates.
Prereq.: SPED 2631, ECE 3759.

ECE 6910    Curriculum, Theories, and Methods in Early Childhood Education, Pre-K-Grade 3    3 s.h.

Investigation of curriculum, theories, and assessment and how they relate to children's learning. Attention given to the role of parents as teachers.

ECE 6911    Early Childhood Pedagogy in Math and Science    4 s.h.

By exploring math and science teaching practice for grades K-3, the candidates will review teaching methods of math and science, find and design math and science programs and lessons, incorporate national and state standards in teaching math and science, and strengthen the assessment methods for classroom instruction. This course is linked to ECE 6921 in terms of an action research to solve real problems in teaching math and science for the participating teachers.

ECE 6920    Current Social Issues in Early Childhood Education    3 s.h.

Analysis of contemporary issues, trends, and current educational policies that impact classroom practices. Includes service-learning component.
Prereq.: ECE 6910 or ECE 6911.

ECE 6921    Action Research in Early Childhood Education, Pre-K-Grade 3    3 s.h.

Designed as a culminating experience. Direct participation is required for the successful completion of a field study, onsite project, or other classroom-based experience deemed suitable by the student's major faculty advisor.
Prereq.: ECE 6911 and FOUN 6904.

Early and Middle Childhood Education 

EMCE 4815    Seminar in Elementary School Science    2 s.h.

Critical study of current developments in objectives, methods, materials, and evaluation in science education as they affect the elementary science program. Includes discussions, field trips, demonstrations and laboratory work.
Prereq.: Admission to COE upper-division status.

EMCE 5811    Early Childhood Generalist: Math and Science    3 s.h.

By exploring math and science teaching practice for grades 4-5, the candidates will review teaching methods of math and science, master the contents stated in the Ohio Academic Standards, find and design math and science programs and lessons and strengthen the assessment methods for the classroom instruction.
Prereq.: Upper division status.

EMCE 5812    Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies for 4th and 5th Grades    3 s.h.

Candidates will learn language arts and social studies teaching methods, design integrated lessons, incorporate state and national standards, and utilize assessment methods for grades 4-5.
Prereq.: Upper division status.

EMCE 5816    Diagnosis and Remediation of Elementary School Mathematics    2 s.h.

In-depth study of diagnosis and remediation as they affect the elementary school mathematics program. Includes discussions, field trips, demonstrations and laboratory work.
Prereq.: Admission to COE upper-division status.

EMCE 5854    Middle School Theory and Practice    3 s.h.

Students will analyze and reflect on major concepts, research, and theories about the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development of students in grades 4-9 and research information concerning the historic, philosophical, and organizational components of middle level schools, including program assessment and evaluation of learning environments.

EMCE 5900    Early/Middle Childhood Education Workshop    1-4 s.h.

Intensive study of selected topics, issues, or problems of current interest in early and/or middle childhood education. Grading is S/U. May be repeated.

EMCE 5901    Early/Middle Childhood Education Workshop    1-4 s.h.

Intensive study of selected topics, issues, or problems of current interest in early and/or middle childhood education. Grading is S/U. May be repeated.

EMCE 5902    Early/Middle Childhood Education Workshop    1-4 s.h.

Intensive study of selected topics, issues, or problems of current interest in early and/or middle childhood education. Grading is S/U. May be repeated.

EMCE 5903    Early/Middle Childhood Education Workshop    1-4 s.h.

Intensive study of selected topics, issues, or problems of current interest in early and/or middle childhood education. Grading is S/U. May be repeated.

EMCE 6918    Elementary School Mathematics Programs    3 s.h.

An analysis of past and present programs of elementary school mathematics; evaluation of programs, including a consideration of adequacy of content, recognition of mathematics as a system, and provision of number experiences for the learner.

EMCE 6919    Social Studies Programs in the Elementary School    3 s.h.

Objectives of elementary school social studies programs in terms of current needs; adaptation of materials of instruction in terms of the social science skills; evaluation of student progress; critical analysis of methods of improving instruction in social studies.

EMCE 6920    Elementary School Science Programs    3 s.h.

Focus on the objectives for science education in the elementary school; the elementary school science curriculum; process and inquiry in the elementary school science curriculum; process and inquiry in the elementary school science program; teacher education; educational media; and the evaluation of science teaching.

EMCE 6921    Issues, Problems, Developments, and Curriculum in Elementary Education    3 s.h.

A study of recent trends in elementary school organization and instruction (non-graded units, team teaching, middle schools, etc.) Developing an understanding of the meaning of curriculum at the elementary level, evidence of need for curricular changes, influences of society on curriculums, exploration of current status and trends; and the role of teacher and administrator in curriculum appraisal and development.

EMCE 6990    Independent Study    1-4 s.h.

EMCE 7042    Professional Development for Classroom Teacher Educators    2 s.h.

A restricted professional development course for classroom teacher educators invited to supervise the instructional program of student teachers and field experience students. The course concentrates on developing analytical observation, conferencing, evaluation, and supervision skills based on scientific knowledge and theoretical constructs.
Prereq.: Invitation from YSU and endorsement from home school district to serve as a classroom teacher educator.
Cross-listed: SPED 7042 and SED 7042.

Health Education Physical Education 

HEPE 1567    Performance and Analysis of Invasion Games    3 s.h.

Analysis, practice in performance, strategy development, and assessment for invasion games, such as basketball, football, soccer, team handball, rugby, ultimate frisbee, field hockey, floor hockey, and lacrosse. Two hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: Education major.

HEPE 1573L    Tactical Approach to Teaching Team Sports    1 s.h.

Analysis and practice in performance and strategy development, for teaching team sports using a concept-based model. Two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: Physical Education major.

HEPE 1574    Performance and Analysis of Target and Fielding Games    3 s.h.

Analysis, practice in performing and strategies for teaching and assessing activities such as golf, bowling, softball, cricket and other lifetime activities. Two hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: Education major.

HEPE 1575    Performance and Analysis of Net and Wall Games    2 s.h.

Analysis and practice in performing and teaching tennis, racquetball, badminton, volleyball and other net/wall games. One hour lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: Education major.

HEPE 1577    Performance and Analysis of Aquatic Activities    1 s.h.

Analysis and practice in performing and teaching swimming, diving, water safety skills, and aquatic exercise. Two hours lab.
Prereq.: Physical education major.

HEPE 1579    Rhythmic Movement for Children    1 s.h.

Content and teaching strategies related to rhythmic movement for children grades PreK-4. Rhythmic movement skills and concepts explored to provide successful dance experiences for children. One hour lecture, one hour lab.
Prereq.: Physical education major.

HEPE 2610    Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits    3 s.h.

Introduction to outdoor education including participation in initiatives, cooperative, orienteering, hiking, high and low ropes, and water based outdoor pursuits. Focus on activities to challenge by choice. One hour lecture, two hour lab.

HEPE 2624    Physical Education for Children in Early Childhood Settings    3 s.h.

Principles, methods, materials, and organization of activities for preschool-grade 3 children. Active participation, approximately 15-20 hours field work in area preschools/schools.
Prereq.: 30 hours.

HEPE 2628    Movement for Early Childhood    3 s.h.

Laban's movement approach to teaching fundamental movement patterns, educational dance, gymnastics, games, and creative activities for grades PreK-3. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Active participation, approximately 15-20 hours field experience.
Prereq.: Physical Education major.

HEPE 2650    Ethics in Sport and Coaching    2 s.h.

An introduction to the study of ethics in sport, specifically exploring ethical issues in relation to coaching students age K-12. The students will develop their knowledge in identifying ethical dilemmas while acquiring skills to enhance their ethical decision making within the coaching environment. The course will provide students with intellectual and interpersonal opportunities to enhance their awareness and understanding of ethical decision making. Students will also be introduced to the requirements set in policies by school districts, athletic conferences, state high school athletic associations, state and federal law and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Prereq.: HEPE 2689.

HEPE 2661    Games Analysis    3 s.h.

Analysis, adaptation and creation of games for varying developmental levels and environmental situations in grades 3-12. Large and small group, coeducational, field day events, self-challenging, multicultural activities, and developmentally appropriate lead-up games. Two hours lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: 4 s.h. from among HEPE 1567, HEPE 1574, HEPE 1575 and HEPE 1577.

HEPE 2672    Mechanical Principles of Movement    3 s.h.

Knowledge and methods of mechanical concepts as they relate and apply to the structure and function of human movement. Muscular structure and function in relation to physical movement, analysis of fundamental human movements. Includes the physical characteristics of the human body and applicable principles of mechanical physics. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab.
Prereq.: BIOL 1552, BIOL 1552L or BIOL 1545, BIOL 1545L.

HEPE 2689    Scientific Basis of Fitness    3 s.h.

Introduction to components of fitness and their physiological basis. Role of exercise and physical activity in the life of the P-12 learner. Application of training principles and participation in a variety of fitness activities. Introduction to physical fitness assessment. Two hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: Physical Education major and PHLT 1568.

HEPE 3702    Health Education Theory and Methods    4 s.h.

Overview of health education theory, history, ethics, and methods for the community, school, workplace and health care setting. Provides a foundation in teaching methods. Three hour lecture, two hour lab. Must be taken concurrently with HEPE 3767.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

HEPE 3715    Health Education for Middle School    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Two hour lecture/two hour lab. 3 s.h.
Prereq.: HEPE 3702, BIOL 1545, and upper division status in BCOE.

HEPE 3716    Health Education for High School    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching nine through twelfth grade students. Two hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 3702, BIOL 1545 and upper division status in BCOE.

HEPE 3740    Coaching the Young Athlete    3 s.h.

This course will address the pedagogy and practice of coaching sports with emphasis on youth sport development. The course will include coaching techniques, responsibilities, interaction with students and parents, injury prevention and sport psychology utilizing discussion, case method study, and practical application. The intent of the course is to help the student develop a coaching philosophy to positively affect youth sport development.
Prereq.: HEPE 2689.

HEPE 3750    Organization and Management of Sport Programs and Events    2 s.h.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the responsibilities of administrators and coaches involved in K-12 athletics. Content will focus on sport team scheduling, athletic facility requirements, fundraising, budgeting, event planning, career networking/advancement, coaching acquisition and termination, and increasing sport programs of an athletic program. Students will be introduced to the requirements of set policies by the school district, athletic conferences, state athletic associations, state and federal law and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Prereq.: Junior standing.

HEPE 3766    Principles and Analysis of Motor Development    3 s.h.

Application of a lifespan motor development approach to critically analyzing movement patterns. Emphasis on motor development beyond biomechanical aspects of movement, and on teaching applications. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 2672.

HEPE 3767    Pedagogy in P-12 Physical Education    3 s.h.

Effective teaching practices and development of skills including classroom management, lesson planning, and selection of appropriate methods of instruction. Liability issues. Clinical experiences (observation and peer teaching). Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: 20 s.h. in major and HEPE 2661, and HEPE 3766.

HEPE 3768    Advocacy and Best Practices in Health and Physical Education    2 s.h.

Emphasizes the advocacy role of the health and physical educator. Includes use of research and best practices documents to advocate for the inclusion of health and physical education for all P-12 learners. One hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: 20 s.h. in Physical Education major or Health Education major and HEPE 3767.

HEPE 3780    Methods of Teaching Dance    2 s.h.

Rhythm and movement fundamentals and forms: folk, square, social and aerobic. Methods and materials of teaching dance culminating in clinical or field experiences. One hour lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 3767.

HEPE 4808    Assessment Instruments and Strategies in Health and Physical Education    3 s.h.

Theory, purposes, procedures, uses, and limitations of standards-based assessment for teaching P-12 health and physical education including cognitive, motor, and affective domains. Practical experience in designing and implementing performance-based assessment.
Prereq.: Physical Education and Health Education major and junior standing.

HEPE 4851    Cultural Aspects of Physical Education and Sport    3 s.h.

Survey of major historical, psychosocial developments, and philosophical issues in physical education and sport from ancient times to the present.
Prereq.: Junior standing.

HEPE 4852    Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education and Sport    2 s.h.

Survey of major psychosocial principles, developments and concerns as they relate to the participant in physical activity and sport.
Prereq.: 20 s.h. in major.

HEPE 4860    Internship for Coaching Education    3 s.h.

The internship will consist of 180-220 field hours. The field experience will be in a youth sport and/or P-12 youth sport program. Examination of issues related to the coaching early childhood, middle childhood, special education, or adolescents/young adults program.
Prereq.: HEPE 3740, HEPE 3750, and HEPE 3767.

HEPE 4876    Teaching of Elementary Physical Education    3 s.h.

Curriculum principles, methods and materials for teaching elementary physical education. Includes development of a portfolio and field work in area schools. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 3767 and UDS COE.

HEPE 4878    Teaching of Middle/Secondary Physical Education    3 s.h.

Curriculum, principles, methods and materials for teaching secondary physical education. Includes the development of a reflective teaching journal and portfolio, and field work in area schools. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 3767.

HEPE 4889    Selected Topics in Health and Physical Education    2 s.h.

In depth study of special topics/subject matter within the field of Physical Education and Health. Topics announced each time the course if offered. May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. Two hour lecture.
Prereq.: HEPE 3768, concurrent with HEPE 3702.

HEPE 4895    Introduction to Adapted Physical Education    4 s.h.

Introduction to developmentally appropriate, inclusive physical education for P-12 learners. Emphasis on acquiring a basic understanding of planning, delivering, and assessing appropriate inclusive physical education experiences for all children. Approximately 20 hours of field work. Three hour lecture, two hour lab.
Prereq.: HEPE 3766.

HEPE 4899    Physiological Effects of Exercise on Children and Adolescents    3 s.h.

Examining the body's response to physical activity in relation to the P-12 learner. Study of how physical activity influences the body's systems. Primary focus is application in a physical education setting.
Prereq.: HEPE 3766.

HEPE 6900    Pedagogical Analysis    3 s.h.

Description and analysis of pedagogical theories, models, and practices in physical education with emphasis on teaching methodology, the improvement of teaching skills, and planning for maximum student learning.

HEPE 6901    Sport in Society    3 s.h.

Sport studied as a social system interdependent with culture and society and as a social institution which is related to, or a part of, other basic institutions, such as the family, education, religion, the economy, politics, and the mass media.
Prereq.: HEPE 4851.

HEPE 6903    Curriculum Development    3 s.h.

Progressive development of the physical education curriculum for P-12 based on an analysis of contemporary curriculum theories and models in physical education. Emphasis on program planning and theory to practice.

HEPE 6905    Contemporary Issues in Sport Pedagogy    3 s.h.

A critical investigation and analysis of contemporary sport pedagogy issues, trends, problems, and concerns.

HEPE 6910    Teaching of Motor Skills    3 s.h.

Analysis of research on motor learning and its application to the acquisition, the teaching, and the coaching of movement skills.

HEPE 6920    Mechanical Analysis of Motor Movements    3 s.h.

Scientific basis for teaching correct form for the exact execution of movement skills through the fundamental laws of physics pertaining to motion. Analysis of various motor activities to determine the proper mechanics for obtaining the most effective and efficient results.

HEPE 6945    Technological Integration in Physical Education    2 s.h.

An analysis of the instructional design process and technology integration applied to physical education. Includes step-by-step process of designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technological instructions into both existing and new units of instruction.
Prereq.: CSIS 1500 Computer Literacy or equivalent.

HEPE 6955    Physical Activity Principles for Children and Adolescents    3 s.h.

Scientific basis of physical fitness and its physiological basis. The role of health-related and performance-related physical fitness in physical activity and the lifespan. Analysis of acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body to the physiological demands of physical activity. A primary focus of the practical application to the teaching of physical education and sport coaching.
Prereq.: HEPE 4899 or equivalent.

Secondary Education 

SED 3704    Classrm Management Ethics Law    3 s.h.

SED 3706    Principles of Teaching Adolescents    3-5 s.h.

Lesson/unit planning using instructional strategies that motivate diverse students. Integrates content knowledge, pedagogy, technology, and cross-disciplinary curriculum exploration. Critical reflection and analysis of teaching experiences through peer teaching and classroom teaching in local secondary schools.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TERG 3711, FOUN 3710 and one of SED 4800B, SED 4800C, SED 4800E, SED 4800, SED 4800M, SED 4800S or HMEC 4800 or FNLG 4801 or PHLT 3703, PHLT 3704 and PHLT 3705.

SED 3706L    Principles Teaching Adol Lab    0 s.h.

SED 4800B    Special Methods: Integrated Business    3 s.h.

Techniques used in teaching integrated business subjects. Observation of teaching in a vocational setting, presentation of a lesson in a secondary or vocational school, unit development, reflective writing. Organization, administration, implementation, and evaluation of vocational business education programs at the secondary and adult education levels.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: SED 3706, TERG 3711 and FOUN 3710.

SED 4800C    Special Methods: Science    3 s.h.

Using NSTA/NCATE and Ohio content standards, candidates establish and maintain learning environments that provide diverse students with a holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of science. Background for teaching science, instructional strategies, classroom management, planning instruction, assessment, professional development, integration of content with inquiry emphasized. Field experience combining pedagogy/methodology in a middle grades or adolescent classroom required.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, 24 s.h. science, and approval of chairperson.

SED 4800E    Special Methods: English    3 s.h.

Exploring and demonstrating reflective teaching methods for adolescent learning of English: planning instruction, execution of teaching/learning activities, representations of English concepts, authentic assessment, English communication, purposeful use of instructional technology, classroom management for effective teaching.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: SED 3706 and FOUN 3710.

SED 4800I    Tech Tch Elec Info    3 s.h.

SED 4800M    Special Methods: Mathematics    3 s.h.

Exploring and demonstrating reflective teaching methods for adolescent learning of mathematics: planning instruction, execution of teaching/learning activities, multiple representations of mathematical concepts, problem-solving strategies, authentic assessment, manipulative materials, mathematical communication, purposeful use of instructional technology, classroom management for effective teaching.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: SED 3706, TERG 3711 and FOUN 3710.

SED 4800S    Special Methods: Social Studies    3 s.h.

Theory and practice in learning how to plan, execute, and evaluate social studies lessons that are empowering, interesting, and reflective. Topics include: creating thematic unit plans; interpreting academic standards; writing instructional objectives; creating authentic learning activities; authentic assessment; classroom management and democratic discipline.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: SED 3706, TERG 3711 and FOUN 3710.

SED 4827    Supervised Student Teaching: Language (K-12)    1-10 s.h.

Grading is CR/NC. See requirements for student teaching under COE.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of foreign language program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SED 4837    Super Stud Tch Comp Sci K 12    1-10 s.h.

SED 4838    Super Stud Tch Drama Thtr K 12    1-10 s.h.

SED 4842    Supervised Student Teaching: High School    1-10 s.h.

Full-time 16-week student teaching in grades 7-12 supervised by University faculty and experienced AYA practitioners licensed in the teaching subject of the candidate. To be taken concurrently with SED 4842A. Grading is CR/NC.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of adolescent/young adult or career/technical program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SED 4842A    Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education    1-2 s.h.

Seminar topics are based on pedagogy, knowledge and application of professional practice and standards, critical theory, and knowledge of the adolescent and young adult learner. Completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required.
Coreq.: One of SED 4827, SED 4842, SED 4843, SED 4844, SED 4845, or SED 4846.

SED 4843    Supervised Student Teaching: Visual Art (K-12)    1-10 s.h.

Grading is CR/NC. See requirements for student teaching under COE.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of visual art program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SED 4844    Supervised Student Teaching: Music (K-12)    1-10 s.h.

Grading is CR/NC. See requirements for student teaching under COE.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of music program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SED 4845    Supervised Student Teaching: Health (K-12)    1-10 s.h.

Grading is CR/NC. See requirements for student teaching under COE.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of health program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SED 4846    Supervised Student Teaching: Physical Education (K-12)    1-10 s.h.

Grading is CR/NC. See requirements for student teaching under COE.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of physical education program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.

SED 4850    Supervised Student Teaching: Career/Technical    1-10 s.h.

Full-time 16 week student teaching in grades 4-adult supervised by University faculty and experienced career/technical practitioners licensed in the teaching subject of the candidate. Grading is CR/NC.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT test, criminal background check, and completion of adolescent/young adult or career/technical program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: SED 4842A.

SED 4891    Seminar in Secondary Educ    1-4 s.h.

SED 4892    Seminar in Secondary Educ    1-4 s.h.

SED 4893    Seminar in Secondary Educ    1-4 s.h.

SED 5991    Seminar in Secondary Educ    1-5 s.h.

SED 5991L    Sem Mean Tech Standards SS 2    1-5 s.h.

SED 5992    Seminar in Secondary Education    1-5 s.h.

SED 5992L    Cyberschool Webquests    1-5 s.h.

SED 5993    Seminar in Secondary Education    1-5 s.h.

SED 5993L    Sem Comp of Texts Gr 4 to 12    1-5 s.h.

SED 6910    Supervision Secondary Schools    2 s.h.

SED 6920    Field Experience Supervision    2 s.h.

SED 6931    The Secondary School Curriculum    3 s.h.

Historical development of the American secondary school curriculum, present nature, and recent developments. Study of reports, experiments, and typical programs. The roles of supervisors, administrators, teachers, pupils, and public in the development of curriculum.
Prereq.: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

SED 6935    Curriculum Development in VBME    2 s.h.

SED 6957    Practicum in Language Arts    2 s.h.

SED 6958    Instructional Supervision for Nonschool Personnel    3 s.h.

Strategies of teaching and supervision, including the use of media, the evaluation of instruction and pupil performance, and related personnel issues will be covered. The course is designed for personnel in nonschool settings who have teaching or supervisory responsibility in in-service programs.
Prereq.: Permission of instructor.

SED 6965    Supervised Student Teaching: High School    5 s.h.

Full-time 16-week student teaching in grades 7-12 supervised by University faculty and experienced A/YA practitioners licensed in the teaching subject of the candidate. To be taken concurrently with SED 6965A. Grading is S/U.
Prereq.: Completion of all requirements for initial Adolescent/Young Adult licensure and permission of advisor.

SED 6990    Independent Study    1-4 s.h.

Individual investigation of advanced topics under guidance of selected staff.
Prereq.: FOUN 6904.

SED 6999    Thesis    2-6 s.h.

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Prereq.: Approval of department graduate faculty and chair.

SED 7025    Seminar in Secondary Education    1-5 s.h.

Study of selected topics chosen by the secondary education staff. May be repeated by non-degree students. See TCED 7032.
Prereq.: Permission of instructor.

SED 7042    Professional Development for Classroom Teacher Educators    2 s.h.

A restricted professional development course for classroom teacher educators invited to supervise the instructional program of student teachers and field experience students. The course concentrates on developing analytical observation, conferencing, evaluation, and supervision skills based on scientific knowledge and theoretical constructs.
Prereq.: Invitation from YSU and endorsement from home school district to serve as a classroom teacher educator.
Cross-listed: EMCE 7042.

 Teacher Education Middle Childhood

TEMC 3701    Early Adol Curriculum Instruct    3 s.h.

TEMC 3702    Teaching & Learning in Middle Schools    3 s.h.

Physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development within social and cultural contexts to uncover implications for developmentally and culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status.

TEMC 3703    Thematic Instruction and Assessment Methods in Social Studies    3 s.h.

Investigation and application of principles from history, geography, civics, economics, and related fields to create appropriate learning experiences for early adolescents. Exploration of middle grade level group and individual assessment, thematic, problem-solving instructional approaches, and reflective evaluation of learning in a field-based setting.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3704, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3704    Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Focus on identifying and modeling strategies used for problem solving, communicating, and reasoning in mathematics. Learning to use mathematical connections to stimulate diverse students' development of math concepts and skills and creating learning environments in which students feel free to take risks. Field experience combining mathematics pedagogy/methodology in a middle grade classroom.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3705    The Teaching of Science in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Using NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Model guidelines as a framework, students focus on establishing and maintaining learning environments that provide diverse students with a holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of science. Topics include goals formation, planning instruction, instructional strategies, resource selection, assessment procedures. Promotion of the use of science processes and problem-solving skills for life-long learning, the integration of science/technology/society. Field experience combining science pedagogy/methodology in a middle grades classroom.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, 12 s.h. science, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3706    Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Integrated strategies for enabling diverse students to participate successfully in the activities of a literate society through listening, viewing, and communicating orally and in writing. Emphasis on integration of the language arts, higher order thinking skills, flexibility in applying the language arts in meaningful contexts across the curriculum.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, or TEMC 3705.

TEMC 3707    Science/Technology/Society    3 s.h.

In-depth exploration of science/technology/society connections. A subject matter-problem-solving-learning environment triad provides opportunities for study of real-life, personal, and societal science and technology problems. Field experience in which students assess STS problems, devise solutions, apply and evaluate knowledge for community improvement.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, 12 s.h. science.

TEMC 4801    The Middle School Learning Community    3 s.h.

History, philosophy, and concepts of middle level education, including interdisciplinary instruction, collaborative teams, cooperative learning, classroom management, teacher-based advisory programs, flexible scheduling, cross-age grouping, departmentalized/core curriculum, adapting curriculum to the needs of culturally diverse populations, and working with families, resource persons, and community groups.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: Two of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 4802    Student Teaching: Middle Childhood    5-10 s.h.

Demonstration of ability to integrate knowledge of early adolescents, learning theory, best-practice and content information in diverse teaching/learning settings. Full-time l6 week student teaching in grades 4-9 supervised by University faculty and experienced middle-level practitioners. CR/NC.
Prereq.: BCOE Upper Division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of middle childhood program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: TEMC 4803.
Concurrent with: TEMC 4803.
Gen Ed: Capstone, Capstone.

TEMC 4802C    Student Teach Middle Science    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802E    Student Teach Middle Lang Arts    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802M    Student Teach Middle Math    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802S    Student Teach Middle Soc Stud    5 s.h.

TEMC 4803    Student Teaching Seminar for Middle Childhood Education    1-2 s.h.

Seminar topics are based on pedagogy, knowledge, and application of professional practice and standards, critical theory, and knowledge of the children/adolescent learners. Completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required. CR/NC.
Coreq.: Concurrent registration in student teaching: two of TEMC 4802C, TEMC 4802E, TEMC 4802M, or TEMC 4802S.

TEMC 4804    Middle Level Instructional Design and Student Outcomes    3 s.h.

Presents teacher candidates with skills in predicting, understanding, and controlling the fundamental principles of learning. Classroom assessment, test administration, construction, scaling, norming, reliability, validity, and interpretation of individual and group tests will be covered. Attention will be paid to how these impact instruction and assessment in middle grades. To be taken concurrently with TEMC 4801.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper division status, approval of chair.

TEMC 6938    Early Adolescent Characteristics and Educational Program Needs    3 s.h.

Application of research and theories about the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development of ten- to 15-year- olds to middle grade instructional decisions. Students will reflect upon and analyze policy and program implications based on developmental principles and investigate effective collaboration with family and others involved with the age group. Includes field inquiry.

TEMC 6939    Organizational Components of Middle Level Schools    3 s.h.

Reflection on theory and research information concerning the historic, philosophical, and organizational components of middle-level schools, including program assessment and evaluation of learning environments for appropriateness to early adolescent learners.
Prereq.: TEMC 6938.

TEMC 6940    Inquiry into Current Issues in Middle-Level Education    1-3 s.h.

Application of previously acquired knowledge, critical thinking, inquiry techniques, including Internet searches, and collaborative synthesis strategies to significant middle-level education problems. Cohort inquiry team participants will present a multimedia reform proposal. May be repeated.
Prereq.: TEMC 6938 and TEMC 6939.

TEMC 6941    Pedagogy Appropriate for Early Adolescent Learners    3 s.h.

A course linking the learning needs of early adolescents with a variety of curricular and instructional approaches and assessments. Students will reflect on pedagogical theories and research on ways to integrate middle-level curriculum and promote learning construction by students, participate in professional collaboration, investigate alternative assessment techniques, and design an action research project to apply their understanding.
Prereq.: TEMC 6940.

TEMC 6942    Action Research: Pedagogy Appropriate for Early Adolescent Learners    3 s.h.

A culminating middle-grade-level classroom teacher research project implementing the design of the study organized in TEMC 6941. Students will review authentic assessment literature, collect and analyze evaluation data collaboratively with students, interpret results, and propose improvements.
Prereq.: TEMC 6941.

TEMC 6943    Field Experience: Service Learning and School-Community Collaboration    3 s.h.

Field experience study of middle-grade-level school-community collaboration and opportunities for service learning to promote healthy development of early adolescents. Participants design, administer, and analyze an interview survey and propose a collaborative model for interaction.

TEMC 6950    Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 1    3 s.h.

Integrates mathematics content, mathematics pedagogy, and results from mathematics education research through direct instruction and inquiry-based experiences with manipulative materials and technology. Develops conceptual foundations through topics of number, number sense, and measurement; operations, functions, patterns, and algebra; and mathematical processes. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than mathematics.

TEMC 6951    Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 2    3 s.h.

Integrates mathematics content, mathematics pedagogy, and results from mathematics education research through direct instruction and inquiry-based experiences with manipulative materials and technology. Develops conceptual foundations through topics of geometry, measurement, and spatial sense; data analysis and probability; and mathematical processes.
Prereq.: Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than mathematics, TEMC 6950.

TEMC 6952    Science for Middle School Teachers 1    3 s.h.

Using NSES/NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Standards as the framework, candidates engage in a purposefully integrated in-depth exploration of science content and pedagogy appropriate for middle grades teachers. Topics include content, inquiry, general skills of teaching, curriculum, assessment, safety and welfare, and professional growth. Experiences that integrate science content with processes and problem-solving skills for achieving life-long learning and science literacy will be emphasized. Portions of the course may be offered on-site, on-line, or as a combination of both. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research and Middle Childhood Licensure area(s) other than science.

TEMC 6953    Science for Middle School Teachers 2    3 s.h.

Using NSES/NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Standards as the framework, candidates engage in a purposefully integrated in-depth exploration of science content and pedagogy appropriate for middle grades teachers. Topics include content, nature of science, issues, science in the community, and professional growth. Experiences that integrate science content with processes and problem-solving skills for achieving life-long learning and scientific literacy will be emphasized. Portions of the course may be offered on-site, on-line, or as a combination of both. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research and Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than science.

TEMC 6954    Middle School: Theory, Research, and Practices    3 s.h.

Major concepts, research, and theories about the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development of students in grades 4-9. Research historical, philosophical, and organizational components of middle grades schools, including program assessment and evaluation of learning environments. Emphasis will be placed on research and position statements from National Middle School Association. Students will design an action research project to apply their understanding.
Prereq.: Admission to School of Graduate Studies and Research.

TEMC 6955    Field Experience: Middle Years School/Community Collaboration    3 s.h.

Field experience study of middle grades level school/community collaboration and opportunities for service learning to promote healthy development of early adolescents. Additional research into current issues and challenges facing middle schools today. Participants design, administer, and analyze an interview and survey instrument and propose a collaborative service learning model.
Prereq.: Admission to School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Teacher Education Reading 

TERG 2601    Reading Application in Content Areas, Early Years    3 s.h.

Study of the Ohio Academic Content Area Standards, comprehension skills, word attack skills, pre-reading strategies, and writing development as they relate to early years reading in the content area. The role of early childhood language development and literature in the early childhood content-area classroom. Requires 30 hours of field experience in addition to course responsibilities.

TERG 3701    Phonics in Reading Instruction    3 s.h.

Phonics subject matter, instructional strategies and applications, and planning for intensive, phonic-based word analysis in the early and middle stages of literary acquisition. Field Hours: This course includes 30 hours of field experience in a school setting utilizing one-on-one tutoring; each hour of tutoring is worth one point. A log is kept of each session with a description of the materials and activities to be used as well as a reflection of the session. A rubric is used to score the quality of the logs. The logs are worth up to 30 points. 3 s.h.
Prereq.: Completion of 50 course hours.

TERG 3702    Developmental Reading Instruction and Literature Strategies PreK-9    3 s.h.

Theories and related models of reading, various approaches to teaching reading, and creative integrative literature strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Field Hours: This course includes 30 hours of field experience in a school setting utilizing one-on-one tutoring; each hour of tutoring is worth one point. A log is kept of each session with a description of the materials and activities to be used as well as a reflection of the session. A rubric is used to score the quality of the logs. The logs are worth up to 30 points.
Prereq.: Completion of 50 hours.

TERG 3703    Assessment and Instruction in Reading Internship, PreK-9    3 s.h.

Application of selected formal and informal assessment tools in the context of reading instruction to identify individual strengths and needs. Strategies for continuing diverse students growth in reading and the related language arts including home/school connections, integration of reading and writing, self-monitoring strategies, and ongoing assessment. Requires 30 hours of field experience in addition to course responsibilities.
Prereq.: TERG 3701, TERG 3702, Upper Division status.

TERG 3704    Assessment and Instruction in Reading Internship    1 s.h.

Required of students seeking licensure in Reading and Language Arts. Practicum experience involving assessment of reading needs of the middle school student, planning and carrying out a program of remedial assistance, reporting results.
Prereq.: TERG 3701 and TERG 3702.
Concurrent with: TERG 3703.

TERG 3705    Advanced Literature Strategies    3 s.h.

Advanced reading and language arts, holistic teaching strategies with emphasis on non-textbook approaches. Field experience.
Prereq.: TERG 3703.

TERG 3706    Reading Practicum    3 s.h.

Supervised experiences in reading assessment and instruction in the elementary, middle, or secondary school setting. Six hours per week in a designated school, two hour seminar.
Prereq.: TERG 3705.

TERG 3707    Special Projects in Reading    3 s.h.

TERG 3710    Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years    3 s.h.

Study of the Ohio Academic Content Area Standards, comprehension skills, word attack skills, pre-reading strategies, and writing development as they relate to middle years, multi-age and special education reading in the content area. The role of literature in the content-area classroom. Requires 30 hours of field experience in addition to course responsibilities.
Prereq.: completion of 50 hours.

TERG 3711    Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years    3 s.h.

Study of the Ohio Academic Content Area Standards, comprehension skills, word attack skills, pre-reading strategies, and writing development as they relate to secondary and career/technical reading in the content area. The role of literature in the content-area classroom. Field Hours: This course includes 30 hours of field experience in a school setting utilizing one-on-one tutoring; each hour of tutoring is worth one point. A log is kept of each session with a description of the materials and activities to be used as well as a reflection of the session. A rubric is used to score the quality of the logs. The logs are worth up to 30 points.
Prereq.: 50 s.h. and concurrent with SED 3706.

TERG 6917    Literacy, Reading, and Language Arts Programs    3 s.h.

A critical appraisal of literacy, reading, and language arts programs in schools and an analysis of contemporary methodological issues.

TERG 6922    Organizing and Managing Diverse Literacy Environments    3 s.h.

Creating a literate environment that fosters student interest in reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of research-based instructional practices, curriculum materials, and assessment-based decision making to form instructional groups. Emphasis on student interests, reading abilities, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds as foundations for a reading and writing program that incorporates a large supply of books, technology-based information, and non-print materials.

TERG 6923    Literacy and Phonics Instruction: Early Years    3 s.h.

An investigation and research of the philosophy, principles, and practices of reading (including phonemic and phonetic developments) and language arts of the child, birth through age 8. Examination and application of formal and informal assessment procedures in the context of reading and language arts instruction. Language learning needs of diverse populations will be addressed.

TERG 6924    Content Literacy Young Adolescent to Adult    3 s.h.

Investigation of research-based philosophies, principles, and best practices for reading to learn and using the language arts in comprehending and meaning-making; using reading and the language arts as tools in learning communication.

TERG 6926    Reading and Language Arts Assessment 1    3 s.h.

An examination and application of formal and informal assessment procedures in the context of reading and language arts instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the use of background information and discrete data. Strategies providing for effective appraisal procedures and developmentally appropriate activities will be included.
Prereq.: TERG 6917.

TERG 6927    Practicum: Coaching for Effective Literacy Instruction    3 s.h.

The role of the literacy coach as an instructional leader in assessment-based decision making, research-based instruction, and delivery of high-quality professional development. Emphasis placed on techniques for working with individual teachers in a coaching context and groups of teachers in whole group PD settings.

TERG 6928    Practicum: Case Study in Reading and Language Arts    3 s.h.

Application of previous course content involves supervised formal and informal assessment of school-age pupils, developing an individualized reading plan, selecting appropriate strategies and materials for teaching, writing, tutoring log entries, developing a student portfolio, evaluating results of instruction, and writing a case study report.
Prereq.: TERG 6926.

TERG 6929    The Reading and Language Arts Professional    3 s.h.

Investigation of theories and performance-based procedures for creating, analyzing, guiding, and changing school- and system-wide reading and language arts programs.
Prereq.: TERG 6926.

TERG 6970    Coaching in Diverse Classrooms    2 s.h.

The focus of this course is on the preparation of literacy specialists to coach teachers in the implementation of culturally responsive instruction for diverse learners. This population includes special needs, culturally and linguistically diverse students. Emphasis will be placed on connections between current theory, research, and instructional practice.

TERG 6971    Pedagogy of Effective Literacy Instruction    2 s.h.

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of instructional practices, methods, and curriculum materials, including technology, that support effective reading and writing instruction. Candidates integrate their knowledge and dispositions regarding curriculum, instructional practices, curricular materials, assessment, and evaluation to create literate environments that foster both reading and writing in all students.
Prereq.: TERG 6970.

TERG 6972    Coaching for Effective Assessment Practice    2 s.h.

Designed for reading specialists, this course teaches knowledge, skills, and dispositions in school-based professional development and coaching on K-12 reading assessment concepts and skills.
Prereq.: TERG 6971.

TERG 6973    Professional Development in Literacy    2 s.h.

An introduction to research and knowledge bases related to teacher professional development from a variety of perspectives. Examines coaching as one venue of supporting teacher professional development.
Prereq.: TERG 6972.

TERG 6974    Advanced Action Research in Literacy    2 s.h.

Intro to literacy research as an integral part of professional development. Builds candidate understanding of a variety of literacy research paradigms, supports engagement in inquiry to significantly advance candidates' understanding of literacy, and provides opportunities for candidates to collaborate with other literacy professionals to advance understanding of evidence-based practice.
Prereq.: TERG 6973.

TERG 6975    Internship 1    4 s.h.

Culminating activity supporting and integrating accomplishment of the Literacy Specialist Endorsement Standards I-VII. School-based practicum providing group and individual professional development to colleagues for continuous improvement of literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Diagnostic reading and writing clinical experiences focus on data-based decision making to inform professional development provided in both group and individual settings (coaching).
Prereq.: TERG 6971.

TERG 6976    Internship 2    4 s.h.

Continuation of the culminating activity supporting and integrating accomplishment of the Literacy Specialist Endorsement Standards I-VII. School-based practicum providing group and individual professional development to colleagues for continuous improvement of literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Diagnostic reading and writing clinical experiences focus on data-based decision making to inform professional development provided in both group and individual settings (coaching).
Prereq.: TERG 6975.

Teacher Education, Department of

TCED 1500    Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE    3 s.h.

This course will focus on practical and academic preparation to enter the teaching profession, social and emotional wellness and academic support. Students will have an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. This course will examine various facets of preparing to teach in a diverse, 21st century classroom. The First Year Experience course will also teach first year students how to make informed decisions and successfully function in the university setting.

TCED 1501    Approaches to Professional Assessment - Mathematics    1 s.h.

A course designed to prepare students for graduate and professional-level standardized tests. In study groups, students will critically analyze the basic components of the test for which they are preparing, including requirements, test formats, guideline for answering and scoring, and test-taking strategies, in conjunction with effective pedagogical procedures.

TCED 1502    Approaches to Professional Assessment of Writing    1 s.h.

A course designed to prepare students for graduate and professional-level standardized tests. In study groups, students will critically analyze the basic components of the test for which they are preparing, including requirements, test formats, guideline for answering and scoring, and test-taking strategies, in conjunction with effective pedagogical procedures.

TCED 1503    Approaches to Professional Assessment - Reading    1 s.h.

A course designed to prepare students for graduate and professional-level standardized tests. In study groups, students will critically analyze the basic components of the test for which they are preparing, including requirements, test formats, guideline for answering and scoring, and test-taking strategies, in conjunction with effective pedagogical procedures.

TCED 1509    Orientation to On-Line Learning    1 s.h.

This course provides an introduction and orientation to on-line learning, while acquainting students with the platform of BB9, distance education technologies, YSU and BCOE. CR/NC.
Coreq.: DE ECE 2629.

TCED 2650    LGBTQ Issues in History and Popular Culture    3 s.h.

Explores the historical and present day representation of LGBT issues and individuals and their portrayal in popular culture.
Cross-listed: WMST 2650.

TCED 4830    Undergraduate Capstone Course for Education Majors    3 s.h.

Senior Seminar which substitutes for student teaching. This course requires a career/field component and research project. Placement is negotiated by the student with approval from course instructor.
Prereq.: Education major and junior standing.

TCED 5888    Topical Seminar    1-3 s.h.

Examination of issues related to the teaching of early childhood education, middle childhood education, special education, multi-age education, family and consumer vocational education, or adolescent/young adult education not covered in depth of other courses.
Prereq.: Admission to upper-division status in COE or admission to the School of Graduate Studies.