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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators

Darden College of Education


Ms. Lynn S. Adams

Instructor of Communication Disorders and Special Education and Clinical Supervisor Speech-Language Pathology, received an M.S. Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology in 1994 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 1991 from Wilkes University. Previously she was a Speech-Language Pathologist at Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Mr. Brandon M. Butler

Instructor of Teaching and Learning, received an M.A.T. in Secondary Education with concentration in History and a B.S. in History, in 2003 and 2002 respectively, from Georgia College and State University and is expected to receive a Ph.D. in Social Studies Education in 2011 from the University of Georgia. Previously he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Social Studies Education Program at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Shanan Chappell

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Educational Partnerships, received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Old Dominion University in 2009, an M.Ed. from Regent University in 2002 and a B.A. in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan in 1991. Previously she served as a contracted research scientist for REL: Appalachia, an Adjunct Professor at the College of the Albermarle, and an elementary school teacher and technology specialist.

Dr. Angela Eckhoff

Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, received a dual Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2006 from the University of Colorado-Boulder, an M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology in 2000 from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Services in 1996 from Kansas State University. Previously she was an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University.

Dr. Mary C. Enderson

Visiting Assistant Professor of STEM Education and Professional Studies, received a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 1995 from the University of Georgia and an M.S. and B.S. in Secondary Education Mathematics, in 1990 and 1985 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University.

Ms. Carolyn Fox

Instructor of STEM Education and Professional Studies, received an M.B.A. in Marketing and a B.S. in Social Work, in 1980 and 1979 respectively, from the University of Kentucky. Previously she was in the real estate industry as a Sales Executive for the Settings Development Companies and a Regional Sales & Marketing Director for Cornerstone Group.

Dr. Joanna K. Garner

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Educational Partnerships, received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2003 from Penn State University and an M.Phil. and B.Sc. in Psychology, in 2000 and 1996 respectively, from the University of Surrey, UK. Previously she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State University, Berks.

Dr. Leslie W. Grant

Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, received a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in 2006 from The College of William and Mary, an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1997 from The George Washington University, an M.S.Ed. in Educational Administration in 1994 from Old Dominion University, and a B.A. in History in 1990 from James Madison University. Previously she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary.

Dr. Edward L. Hill

Assistant Professor of Human Movement Sciences, received a Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and an M.Ed. in Special Education and B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, in 1998 and 1995 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at State University of New York Cortland.

Dr. Laura C. Hill

Lecturer of Human Movement Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science in 2005 from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness and a B.S. in Sports Medicine, in 1998 and 1996 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland.

Mr. Matthew C. Hoch

Instructor of Human Movement Sciences, received an M.S. in Recreational and Sport Science, Athletic Training in 2008 from Ohio University, a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2006 from East Stroudsburg University and is expected to receive a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences in May 2011 from the University of Kentucky. Previously he was a Doctoral Research Assistant in Athletic Training at the University of Kentucky and an Adjunct Faculty member in Exercise and Sport Science at Eastern Kentucky University.

Ms. Kaprea F. Johnson

Instructor of Counseling and Human Services, received an M.Ed. in School Counseling and Guidance in 2008 from Howard University, a B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Norfolk State University and is expected to receive a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in August 2011 from The Pennsylvania State University. Previously she was a Career Counselor in Career Services at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Aundrea L. Lyons

Lecturer of Human Movement Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Sport Administration in 2007 from Florida State University, an M.S. in Sport Administration in 1996 from Mississippi State University and a B.S. in Communication in 1992 from Florida State University. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Hampton University.

Dr. John A. Nunnery

Executive Director Center for Educational Partnerships and Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership, received an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology and Research in 1995 from the University of Memphis, an M.A.T. in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction in 1991 from Memphis State University and a B.A. in History in 1988 from Rhodes College. Previously he was Interim Executive Director for the Center for Educational Partnerships, Interim Director of PREPS/CTQEL and an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Jason W. Osborne

Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership, received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and a Master's in Social Psychology, in 1998 and 1993 respectively, from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1990 from the University of Rochester. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Mark C. Rehfuss

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Services, received a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development Services in 2004 from Kent State University, an M.A. in Clinical Counseling and Masters of Divinity in 2000 from Ashland Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications in 1988 from Miami University of Ohio. Previously he was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor with tenure in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University.

Dr. Kathryn S. Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Special Education, received a Ph.D. in Audiology in 2011 from the University of Memphis, a Doctor of Audiology in 2005 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2001 from Miami University. Previously she was a Research Associate in the Hearing Aid Laboratory and a Clinical Instructor in the University Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Jay P. Scribner

Department Chair and Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership, received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Public and International Affairs in 1990 from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously he was Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri, where he also was Director of the Harold S. Hook Center for Educational Leadership and District Renewal in the College of Education.

Ms. Tiffany N. Shahini

Instructor of Early Care and Education, Child Development Center, received an M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Teacher Preparation, in 2011 and 2008 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she held positions as Teaching Assistant and Interim Lead Teacher at the Child Development Center at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Kim C. Stewart

Assistant Professor of Human Movement Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2008 from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in 2001 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a B.A. in Mathematics in 1994 from Mercer University. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Mars Hill College.

Mr. Joshua T. Weinhandl

Instructor of Human Movement Sciences, received an M.S. in Exercise Science in 2007 from Ball State University, a B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 2005 from Greenville College and is expected to receive a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin â€" Milwaukee. Previously he was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin â€" Parkside.

Ms. Kimberly J. Williamson

Instructor of Early Care and Education, Child Development Center, received an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 1994 from Boston College and a B.A. in Sociology in 1990 from UMASS Boston. Previously she was a PALS (phonological awareness literacy screening) Teacher at Diamond Springs Elementary in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Chris Wood

Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services, received a Ph.D. in Counseling/Counselor Education in 2001 from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Applied Psychology in 1996 from Eastern Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 1993 from Gonzaga University. Previously he was an Associate and Assistant Professor in the Counseling and School Psychology Department at Seattle University.