Faculty and Staff
Dr. Sharon Gieselmann
Associate Professor/Department Chair/Education
Graves Hall 304
Dr. Gieselmann’s research interests include social justice issues in public schools. Her work has been shared at conferences in Moscow, Russia, Paris, France; and Brighton, United Kingdom. Dr. Gieselmann’s most recent work is included in two books for aspiring administrators in university preparation programs, Quandaries of the Small-District Superintendency and Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century; Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community.
Dr. Davies Bellamy
Graves Hall 318
Dr. George Iber
Graves Hall 319
Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Evansville, School of Education. His interests include teacher training, teaching English to speakers of other languages, international education, and incorporating holistic education methods to create a healthier and more compassionate world.
Dr. Matthew Knoester
Graves Hall 323
His research focuses on purposes of education in a democracy, innovative approaches to literacy and social studies, educational assessment, and social contexts of education. His work has appeared in journals such as American Journal of Education, Educational Policy, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Research in Reading, and Race Ethnicity and Education, and he is the author or editor of three books: Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School (Teachers College Press), International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education (Peter Lang), and Teaching in Themes: An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction (co-edited with Deborah Meier and Katherine Clunis D'Andrea, Teachers College Press). His fourth book, under contract with Teachers College Press, will be co-authored with Deborah Meier and is on the topic of educational assessment. At UE, he has taught courses such as Advanced Study in Assessment, Corrective Reading, Literacy and Language Arts for Elementary Teachers, Elementary Social Studies Methods, Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, Senior Seminar, Applied Educational Inquiry and Classroom Research, a comparative education course based at Harlaxton College and supervision of student teachers and interns in the elementary teacher preparation program.
Dr. Mary Lombardo-Graves
Graves Hall 321
Before joining the University of Evansville School of Education, Dr. Lombardo-Graves taught undergraduate and graduate level coursework at Northern Illinois University and Aurora University for candidates seeking initial teacher certification in Special Education and provided field supervision for pre-service special education interns and student teachers.
Prior to her involvement in higher education, Dr. Lombardo-Graves taught in both regular and special education classrooms in McHenry, Illinois and in Johnsburg, Illinois. During this period, Dr. Lombardo-Graves served on the Professional Development Committee and was the literacy coach and instructional reading coordinator at McHenry Middle School.
At the University of Evansville, Dr. Lombardo-Graves manages the special education coursework for candidates seeking special education licensure and she is the coordinator for the special education internship program. She supervises interns and student teachers and is the faculty sponsor for both the Best Buddies program and the Indiana Student Education Association. In addition, Dr. Lombardo-Graves serves on the University of Evansville Interdisciplinary Studies, Outstanding Educator, and Admissions and Standards committees.
Dr. Amy McBride
Graves Hall 316
Ms. Leanne Nayden
Lecturer, Coordinator of Student Teaching
Graves Hall 307B
Mrs. Jeannette Oakley
Director/Education Services and Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center
Graves Hall 243
Jeannette received a Master of Science degree from the University of Evansville in 2003, with a major of Public Service Administration. Her position with the School of Education includes working with student teacher placement and assisting students with state licensure. In addition, she is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Tapley Center on the second floor in Graves Hall, ordering and cataloging new books and materials for the Center, and assisting College of Education and Health Sciences students as much as possible.
Mrs. Lisa Toelle
Senior Administrative Assistant-School of Education
Graves Hall 304