College of Education

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Michele Acker-Hocevar

Michele Acker-Hocevar

Academic Program Lead
Educational Leadership, Sports Studies, and Educational Counseling Psychology

Professor, Educational Leadership
509-372-7251
West 207Q
ackerhoc@tricity.wsu.edu
Profile
Michele Acker-Hocevar (1994), Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in Organizational Studies with a specialization in Education Leadership from the University of South Florida. Dr. Acker-Hocevar came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2008 from Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests include social justice and education, leadership theory.

Yuliya Ardasheva

Yuliya Ardasheva

ESL/Bilingual Education

Assistant Professor
509-372-7501
West 207S
yuliya.ardasheva@tricity.wsu.edu
Yuliya Ardasheva, Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in TESOL from the University of Louisville in 2010. Her research interests include contributions of individual differences to second language development and on the interplay between second language and academic development.

Kathleen Cowin

Kathleen Cowin

Principal Certification & Masters Program in Educational Leadership

Clinical Associate Professor
509-372-7107
West 207X
kathleen.cowin@tricity.wsu.edu
Kathleen Cowin (2006), Clinical Associate Professor, received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Dr. Cowin joined the WSU Tri-Cities faculty from Oregon State University. Her research interests include reflective practice, and the formation of mentoring relationships between educational leader candidates and their mentors.

Jonah Firestone

Jonah Firestone

Teaching & Learning

Assistant Professor
509-372-7198
West 207O
jonah.firestone@tricity.wsu.edu
Jonah Firestone (2011), Clinical Assistant Professor, holds a Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education with a specialization in Geology Education from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. His research examines the Social Norms of Education on Beginning Science Teachers’ Understanding.

Yun-Ju Hsiao

Yun-Ju Hsiao

Special Education

Assistant Professor
509-372-7505
West 207V
yhsiao@tricity.wsu.edu
Yun-Ju Hsiao (2013), Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in Special Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her areas of research interest include autism spectrum disorder, emotional and behavioral disorder, early childhood special education, and culturally responsive teaching preparation and practices in special education.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Teaching & Learning

Associate Professor, ELL/Bilingual Education
509-372-7304
West 207W
ejj@tricity.wsu.edu
Profile
Eric Johnson (2008), Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. in Sociocultural/Linguistic Anthropology from Arizona State University. His key areas of research interest include language policy and immersion programs.

Judy Morrison

Judy Morrison

Academic Program Lead
Teaching & Learning

Associate Professor, Science Education
509-372-7176
West 207U
jmorriso@tricity.wsu.edu
Profile
Judy Morrison (1999), Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in Science Education and Integrated Science from Oregon State University. Dr. Morrison came from Oregon State University where she joined WSU Tri-Cities, first as an adjunct, and then as Assistant Professor in 2003. Her research interests are partnerships between science teachers and scientists, and professional development of science teachers.

Maria Moscatelli

Maria Moscatelli

Teaching & Learning

Director of Field Services & Teacher Professional Certification
509-372-7186
CIC 125C
mmoscatelli@tricity.wsu.edu
Maria Moscatelli (2008), Instructor, received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Washington State University. She came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2009 from teaching and administration in the K-12 public education system. Dr. Moscatelli oversees the practicum program and Professional Certification for teachers.

Sarah Newcomer

Sarah Newcomer

Teaching & Learning

Assistant Professor
509-372-7170
West 207Y
sarah.newcomer@tricity.wsu.edu
Sarah Newcomer (2012), Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in Tempe. Dr. Newcomer joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2012. Her research interests include language policy and policy negotiation, school-family-community relationships and school community agency, and language and literacy education, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Sara Sorensen Petersen

Sara Sorensen Petersen

Teaching & Learning, Counseling Psychology

Clinical Assistant Professor, Special Education
509-372-7395
West 207K
speterse@tricity.wsu.edu
Sara Sorensen Petersen (2001), Clinical Assistant Professor, received her J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law with an emphasis in special education law and alternative dispute resolution. Petersen relocated to the Tri-Cities area in 2002 and began at WSU Tri-Cities as an adjunct, and more recently as an Assistant Clinical faculty member. Her scholarship interests are focused on practitioner needs, autism, Universal Design for Learning, inclusion, special education law and compliance issues.

Amy Roth McDuffie

Amy Roth-McDuffie

Teaching & Learning

Professor, Math Education
509-372-7384
West 207T
mcduffie@tricity.wsu.edu
Profile
Amy Roth-McDuffie (1998), Professor, received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from University of Maryland. Dr. Roth-McDuffie came to WSU Tri-Cities after completing her Ph.D. in 1998. Her research interests include professional learning and development for prospective and practicing teachers in the teaching and learning of mathematics with a focus on diverse students and equitable instructional practices.

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Staff

Susan Wright

Susan Wright

Principal Assistant

509-372-7217
West 263F
s.wright@tricity.wsu.edu

Brittany Woehle

Brittany Woehle

Program Assistant

509-372-7306
West 265D
brittany.woehle@tricity.wsu.edu

Helen Berry

Program Coordinator

509-372-7394
West 207A
hberry@tricity.wsu.edu

Cheryl Jensen

Administrative Assistant

509-372-7396
West 263A
cheryl.jensen@tricity.wsu.edu

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Advisors

Lindsay Lightner

509-372-7366
West 207M
llightner@tricity.wsu.edu
Advising Areas: Education, Viticulture & Enology, Environmental Science
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Last Updated: October 13, 2014