Faculty and Staff
Dr. Sharon Gieselmann
Associate Professor/Department Chair/Education
Graves Hall, Room 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. Lisa Hale
Graves Hall, Room 323
During her tenure with EVSC, Lisa Marie was admitted to the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute and participated in a Leadership Cadre with Brown University. She has presented at the Indiana State Reading Association Conference and the Indiana Urban Schools Conference. She served as an Indiana Association of School Principals Board Member for District 11 and as a member of the State Superintendent Advisory Council. She was awarded the Evansville Area Reading Council’s Celebrate Literacy Award in 2002, the University of Evansville Outstanding Elementary Educator of the Year Award in 2003 and the University of Evansville Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award in 2011.
Dr. Lisa Marie Hale earned both a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement (1991) and a Master of Education (1995) from the University of Southern Indiana. She completed a degree in Elementary Supervision and Administration from Indiana State University in 2002. In 2020, she received a PhD in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University. She belongs to numerous professional organizations including the International Literacy Association, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Dr. George Iber
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 holistic education methods that create a healthier and more compassionate world.
Mrs. Alison Jones
Clinical Assistant Professor/Educ
Graves Hall, Room 307A
Alison began her teaching career in Tacoma, Washington, teaching high school special education. Relocating to Orlando, Florida, Alison taught middle school social studies in the AVID program. After a move to Evansville, Alison taught high school social studies via a private online school. Alison has served in various teaching roles, including team leader, department chair, in-service trainer, and new teacher mentor. In Orlando, Alison was recognized as her school's Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Alison's unique experiences have allowed her to work with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and ability levels.
Dr. Amy McBride
Graves Hall, Room 316
Dr. Shari Millikan
Assistant Professor of Education and Assessment Coordinator
Graves Hall, Room 308
Dr. Millikan’s educational interests include work in curriculum and data collection. Throughout her years in education, Shari has presented at state conferences, led professional development, and been involved with instructional coaching and high stakes mathematics testing for high school students. She has served on various instructional leadership teams, Indiana Department of Education committees and belongs to professional organizations including the Indiana Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
Ms. Leanne Nayden
Lecturer, Coordinator of Student Teaching
Graves Hall, Room 307B
Ms. Nayden came to the University of Evansville in 2002. In her years at UE, she has served as a supervisor for student teachers, has taught Education 100, First Year Seminar, adult education in the BLS and GL programs, and co-taught Senior Seminar and Student Teaching seminar with Mr. Walt Lewis. Currently, she is the Coordinator for student teaching, and in 2016 was recognized on the School of Education's Honor Wall for her 50 years in education.
Dr. Sherrill Rayford
Part-Time Lecturer for Education
Prior to joining the School of Education faculty, Dr. Rayford was an adjunct instructor at UE. She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas, and a doctorate in instructional leadership from Lindenwood University. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Alpha Chi. Dr. Rayford’s research interests are culturally relevant instruction, reflective teaching, and writing process instruction.
Dr. Davies Bellamy
Dr. Bellamy received UE’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 and the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church in 1999. He was named the Dean of Students’ Advisor of the Year in 2005 and was selected as the Outstanding Local Advisor by the National Education Association Student Program in 2005-2006. Also among his accolades, Dr. Bellamy was the 2014 recipient of the National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award. He is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.
Dr. Laura Watkins
Lecturer/Transition to Teaching Coordinator/Education
Graves Hall, Room 305
Laura started her career in Terre Haute, Indiana with the Vigo County School Corporation. Her teaching experience while there includes first and fourth grades in elementary school and grades sixth through eighth in middle school. In Vigo County, she served 17 years on the Title One Team for both elementary and middle school, was a team leader for Title One, and a writing coach. After Laura’s move to Evansville, she worked for the University of Southern Indiana as adjunct faculty in the Department of Education and with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation as a high ability and technology teacher.
Mrs. Elaine Freels
Senior Administrative Assistant-School of Education
Graves Hall, Room 304