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College of Education, Health and Human Services


Academic Advising Offices:

Vacca Office of Student Services (undergraduate)
304 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2862
Fax: 330-672-3549
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/services/voss

Graduate Student Services
418 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2576
Fax: 330-672-9162
E-mail: ogs@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/ogs

Mission Statement

The College of Education, Health and Human Services creates and advances knowledge as it educates professionals who enhance health and well-being and enable learning across the lifespan.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) consists of four schools:

  • Foundations, Leadership and Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
  • Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

The college offers 27 distinctive programs that lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Educational Specialist and Doctor of Philosophy.

School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
  • BOSKE, CHRISTA A. (2008), Associate Professor, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2006
  • CHANDLER, TIMOTHY J. (1991) Professor and Senior Associate Provost, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1984
  • CHO, MOON-HEUM (2009) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., University of Missouri (Columbia), 2008
  • CHUANG, NING KUANG (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2005
  • CLARK, DEBRA L. (1995) Associate Professor, Ph.D. Kent State University, 2003
  • CONVERTINO, CHRISTINA (2012) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2011
  • DEES, DAVID M. (1991) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
  • DEVINE, MARY ANN (1997) Associate Professor, Ed.D., The University of Georgia, 1997
  • FITZGERALD, SHAWN M. (1997) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 1997
  • GONZALEZ, GLORIA L. (1998) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994
  • HACKNEY, CATHERINE E. (2010) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1994
  • HAMMOND, RHONDA (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2010
  • HEIMAN, ROBIN L. (1983) Assistant Professor, M.B.A., The University of Akron, 1982
  • HINES, LAURIE A. (2000) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
  • HOEGLER, EDWARD M. (2008) Lecturer, M.S., Johnson &Wales University (Charlotte), 1994
  • IVERSON, SUSAN V. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Maine, 2005
  • JONES, JOFFREY P (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998
  • KARPINSKI, ARYN (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2010
  • KRETOVICS, MARK A. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1998
  • LARA, TRACY M. (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Idaho State University, 2004
  • LEE, JU YUP (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State university, 2012
  • LEE, SANGKWON (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2005
  • LEPP, ANDREW P. (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004
  • LEVINSON, NATASHA (1997) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2001
  • LI, JIAN (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
  • LYBERGER, MARK R. (1996) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996
  • MAHONY, DANIEL F. (2008) Professor and Dean, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MCCLELLAND, AVERIL E. (1979) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1986
  • MERRILL, MARTHA C. (2008) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1982
  • MULROONEY, AARON L. (1992) Associate Professor, J.D., The University of Akron, 1990
  • NIESZ-KUTSCH, TRICIA M. (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • PARR, MARY G. (1992) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1992
  • RAVICHANDRAN, SWATHI (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2005
  • SCHENKER, JASON D. (2000) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007
  • SCHEULE, BARBARA M.E. (1997) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1995
  • SCHIMMEL, KIMBERLY S. (1995) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Greensboro), 1994
  • SEEBERG, VILMA (1989) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Hamburg, 1989
  • THOMAS, STEPHEN B. (1985) Professor, Ed.D., University of Florida, 1974
  • TRIBUZI, SCOT B. (2006) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.B.A., College of William and Mary, 1992
  • WALTON, THERESA A. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2002
  • WANG, PHILIP C. (1990) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
School of Health Sciences
  • ARNOLD, HAYLEY S. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • AUDET, LISA R. (1995) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
  • AXIOTIS, IRENE R. (1985) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • BACKUS, ANGELA S. (2003) Lecturer, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010
  • BARKLEY, JACOB E. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The State University of New York (Buffalo), 2007
  • BERK, LYNN V. J. (2008) Lecturer, M.A., Cleveland State University, 1981
  • BERNERT, DONNA J. (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2005
  • BLAKELY-ADAMS, CARMEN M. (2007) Lecturer, M.Ed., Cleveland State University, 2004
  • BURZMINSKI, NANCY H. (2001) Associate Professor, Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 2002
  • CAINE-BISH, NATALIE L. (1997) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002
  • CHINN, LISA (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
  • DING, KELE (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
  • FALCONE, TANYA R. (2007) Lecturer, M.S., Kent State University, 2009
  • FRANCIS, SHELLY L. (1993) Sr. Lecturer
  • GLICKMAN, ELLEN L. (1995) Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • GORDON, KAREN R. (1988) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1988
  • GROGAN-JOHNSON, SUSAN L. (1998) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1993
  • HA, EUN-JEONG (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1999
  • HALE, CATHERINE C. (2000) Lecturer, M.S., Indiana University, 1995
  • HAWKS, JOHN W. (1991) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Washington University, 1990
  • HUSTON, JEFFERY L. (2007) Associate Lecturer
  • HUYCK, JULIA J. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2010
  • JONAS, JAY C. (2006) Associate Lecturer, M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1998
  • KALINSKI, MICHAEL (1998) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Research Institute of Biochemistry Academy of Science of Ukraine, 1987
  • KERR, DIANNE L. (1988) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992
  • KINGSLEY, JAMES D. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2009
  • KRUMM, MARK P. (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Wichita State University, 1990
  • MALONE, MEGAN (2012) Lecturer, M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000
  • MCDANIEL, JOHN (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2007
  • MIRACLE, AMY L. (2012) Assistant Professor
  • MITCHELL, PAMELA R. (1993) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1988
  • PEER, KIMBERLY S. (1999) Associate Professor, Ed.D., The University of Akron, 2001
  • PIERCE, BARBARA J. (1995) Sr. Lecturer, M.A., Case Western Reserve University
  • POWELL-MCMUNN, MYRNA (1998) Lecturer, Au.D., University of Florida, 2005
  • REED, ASHLEY A. (2009) Lecturer, M.S., University of Kentucky – Lexington, 2009
  • RIDGEL, ANGELA L. (2008 ) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Marshall University, 2000
  • ROWAN, LYNNE E. (1994) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1982
  • SCHMIDT, ANNA M. (1994) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1988
  • SYMONS, CYNTHIA W. (1985) Professor, D.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • VAUGHN, AMY L. (2012) Lecturer, M.A. Case Western Reserve University, 1995
  • WAGNER, LAURIE M. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
  • ANHALT, KARLA (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000
  • BALAN, CHRISTINE M. (1986) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994
  • BARBER, BRIAN R. (2013) Assistant Professor
  • BARTON, LYLE (1984) Professor, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1981
  • BEDESEM, PENA L. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2010
  • BERGH, KATHLEEN A (2000) Associate Lecturer, M.Ed., University of Akron, 1985
  • BLANKEMEYER, MAUREEN S. (1996) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1996
  • BURGESS, SLOANE R. (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • CICHY, KELLY E. (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • CIMERA, ROBERT E. (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, (Urbana-Champaign), 1998
  • COWAN, RICHARD J. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2003
  • COX, JANE A. (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997
  • CURRY, DALE H. (1988) Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997
  • DALTON, DAVID W. (1990) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Colorado (Boulder), 1985
  • DELLMANN-JENKINS, MARY M. (1981) Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1982
  • FERDIG, RICHARD (2009) Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
  • FISHLEY, KATELYN M. (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011
  • GUILLOT MILLER, LYNNE M. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2003
  • HALLAMAN, LISA M. (2007) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.A. Kent State University, 1996
  • HARJUSOLA-WEBB, SANNA MARI (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2006
  • INGRAM, ALBERT L. (1996) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1984
  • JENCIUS, MARTIN J. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina,1996
  • KRITZER, KAREN (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • KUO, CHIA-LING (2005) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2005
  • LUFT, PAMELA J. (1995) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1995
  • MCGLOTHLIN, JASON M. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2001
  • MCLOUGHLIN, CAVEN S. (1981) Professor, Ph.D., University of Utah, 1981
  • MILLER, JASON L. (2003) Instructor, Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2003
  • MORRIS, BRADLEY J. (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
  • MORRISON, ANNE B. (1993) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001
  • MORSEFIELD, REBECCA H. (1998) Lecturer, M.Ed., Kent State University, 1997
  • MOSTADE, SCOT J. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
  • OSBORN, CYNTHIA J. (1997) Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 1996
  • PAGE, BETSY J. (1996) Associate Professor, D.Ed., University of Maine, 1996
  • PRETTI-FRONTCZAK, KRISTIE L. (1997) Professor, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1996
  • RAINEY, JOHN S. (2002) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2001
  • RICHARDSON, RHONDA A. (1984) Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  • RUMRILL, PHILLIP D. (1996) Professor, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1993
  • SANSOSTI, FRANK J. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005
  • SMITH, GREGORY C. (2001) Professor, Ed.D., University of Rochester, 1983
  • STORLIE, CASSANDRA W. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2013
  • TANKERSLEY, MELODY J. (1993) Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1992
  • TIENE, C. DREW (1983) Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin), 1983
  • TOEPFER, STEVEN M. (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
  • VIERSTRA, COURTNEY L. (2003) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006
  • WALKER, KATHLEEN K. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2002
  • WAS, CHRISTOPHER A. (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2005
  • WEST, JOHN D. (1988) Professor, Ed.D., Idaho State University, 1976
  • WILEY, ANDREW L. (2008) Assistant Professor, Ed.D., University of Virginia, 2008
  • WISDOM, SONYA L. (2012) Assistant Professor, M.Ed., University of Georgia, 1985
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
  • ARHAR, JOANNE M. (1994) Professor, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, 1990
  • BEDROSIAN, WENDLYN (1998) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
  • BINTZ, WILLIAM P. (2004) Professor
  • BROOKS, ELIZABETH W. (1990) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2005
  • BUSEY, CHRISTOPHER (2013) Assistant Professor
  • CANIGLIA, JOANNE C. (2008) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994
  • COURTNEY, SCOTT (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010
  • CROWE, ALICIA R. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2001
  • CUSHNER, KENNETH H. (1987) Professor, Ed.D., University of Hawaii, 1987
  • DEVER, ROBIN (2007) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.Ed., Kent State University, 2002
  • DONNELLY, LISA (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1989
  • DOWDY, JOANNE K. (2001) Professor, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, 1997
  • FISETTE, JENNIFER (2008) Assistant Professor, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst) (2008)
  • FRAZIER, BECKY (2009) Lecturer
  • FREEMAN, RAMONA G. (1998) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., The University of Akron, 2005
  • FROEHLICH, LARRY G. (2002) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1984
  • GERSHON, WALTER S. (2006) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Riverside), 2007
  • GRUHLER, DANIELLE M. (1999) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
  • HAWLEY, TODD (2008) Assistant Professor, Ed.D., University of Georgia, 2004
  • HENDERSON, JAMES G. (1990) Professor, Ed.D., Stanford University, 1980
  • HERON, MICHELE (2004) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010
  • IRVING, SONYA E. (2013) Lecturer
  • KHOUREY-BOWERS, CLAUDIA M. (2000) Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1995
  • KIDDER, MELANIE (2008) Lecturer, M.A., California State University (San Marcos), 2004
  • KIM, INSOOK (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011
  • KIST, WILLIAM (1992) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999
  • KOSKO, KARL W. (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2010
  • KROEGER, JANICE (2002) Associate Professor, M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1990
  • LASH, MARTHA J. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004
  • MILLER MARSH, MONICA (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1997
  • MITCHELL, STEPHEN A. (1992) Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1992
  • MONOBE, GUMIKO (2010) Assistant Professor
  • MORANSKY, MARLO (2003) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010
  • MORGAN, DENISE N. (2004) Associate Professor
  • MULVEY, BRIDGET K. (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Virgina, 2012
  • MUPINGA, DAVISON (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A & M College, 1999
  • O'CONNOR, PATRICK J. (1988) Associate Professor, D.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1982
  • PECH, SANDRA. (2000) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010
  • PYTASH, KRISTINE (2006) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2009
  • RAVEN, SARA P. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013
  • RASINSKI, TIMOTHY V. (1988) Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1985
  • REYNOLDS, ANNE M. (2004) Associate Professor
  • RISHEL, TERESA J. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2003
  • SANDMANN, ALEXA L. (2004) Professor, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, 1990
  • SATO, TAKAHIRO (2010) Assistant Professor
  • STOLL, JULIA A. (2000) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 2000
  • TESTA, ELIZABETH (2013) Assistant Professor
  • TURNER, STEVEN L. (2005) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2005
  • WILFONG, LORI G. (2002) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.Ed., Kent State University, 2003
  • ZIMMERMAN, BELINDA (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2003