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Education (UG/GR)

Programs/Areas:
  • Early Childhood/Childhood Education
  • Adolescent Education
  • Literacy & Special Education

Full-Time Faculty (12)

Chair: Claudia Conway, M.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Program Director (MSED ElEd/Adol): Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Foundations

Michelle Cefaratti, Ed.M., Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Craig Centrie, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Foundations

Susan Dunkle, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Jeffrey Faunce, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Illana Lane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Belete Mebratu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Program Director (MSED/CAS LitEd): Jennifer Reichenberg,Ph.D. , Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

LiveText Coordinator: Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Program Director (MSED/CAS SWD): Colleen Wilkinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education

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Administrative Support Staff

La’Wain Reed, Administrative Assistant

  • Kelly Ahuna
    Institutional Review Board, Faculty

    Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education , Program Director for MSED Elementary and Adolescent, IRB Co-Chair

    Office: 81H

    Email: kelly.h.ahuna@medaille.edu

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  • Virginia Batchelor
    Faculty

    Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Email: vbatchelor@medaille.edu

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  • Michelle Cefaratti
    Faculty

    Michelle Cefaratti, Ed.M.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Email: mac323@medaille.edu

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  • Craig Centrie
    Faculty

    Craig Centrie, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Email: ccentrie@medaille.edu

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  • Claudia Conway
    Faculty

    Claudia Conway, M.Ed.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Education , Program Director BSED Education, Program Director MSED Literacy, Program Director NSED Students with Disabilities

    Office: 81H

    Email: cconway@Medaille.edu

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  • Susan Dunkle
    Faculty

    Susan Dunkle, Ed.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Email: smd76@Medaille.edu

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  • Jeffrey A. Faunce
    Faculty

    Jeffrey A. Faunce, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Email: jaf69@Medaille.edu

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  • Belete Mebratu
    Faculty

    Belete Mebratu, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Email: bmebratu@medaille.edu

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  • Mary Beth Scumaci
    Faculty

    Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Email: mscumaci@medaille.edu

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  • Colleen A. Wilkinson
    Faculty

    Colleen A. Wilkinson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Email: caw336@medaille.edu

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