Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Sharon Gieselmann

Associate Professor/Department Chair/Education

Graves Hall, Room 304
812-488-2004
sg78@evansville.edu

Dr. Sharon Gieselmann is an associate professor in the School of Education. Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, Dr. Gieselmann served as an elementary school principal, elementary school teacher, and staff developer. She also provided professional development to schools in the south and midwest as a literacy coach and area manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern Indiana, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Dr. Gieselmann also has a teaching endorsement in gifted education and school administrative credentials from Western Kentucky University. Dr. Gieselmann was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.

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.
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Dr. Davies Bellamy

Associate Professor/Education

Graves Hall, Room 318
812-488-2384
db24@evansville.edu

Dr. Davies Bellamy is an associate professor in the School of Education. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, he was recruited to play soccer for the University of Evansville in 1978. He graduated from UE with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1982, and a master's degree in community counseling in 1984. From 1984 to 1987, he served as director of residence life and co-director of minority affairs at UE. After completing his doctoral course work in counseling psychology at Indiana State University in 1991, he returned to the University of Evansville as a member of the faculty in the counseling program. He served as director of the counseling program from 1992 to 1996. Since 2007, he and Dr. McBride have been co-teaching a cultural immersion course in Trinidad and Tobago.

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.
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Mrs. Lisa Hale

Assistant Professor/Education

Graves Hall, Room 323
812-488-2373
lh241@evansville.edu

Lisa Marie Hale is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Education. Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, she worked for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation serving ten years as an elementary or middle school teacher, four years as a district literacy coach providing professional development for elementary and middle school educators, and then finished her career with EVSC serving twelve years as an elementary school principal.

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.

Lisa Marie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement from the University of Southern Indiana in 1991 and a Master of Education degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 1995. She completed a degree in Elementary Supervision and Administration from Indiana State University in 2002 and is currently completing her dissertation to finish 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.
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Dr. George Iber

Associate Professor/Education

Graves Hall, Room 319
812-488-2466
gi17@evansville.edu

Dr. George Iber, received his PhD in social foundations of education from The University of Iowa in 1992. Originally a High School English and Spanish teacher, he became interested in Teaching English as a Second Language through his students, many of whom were not native speakers of English. Throughout his thirty plus years of experience in higher education, his faculty responsibilities have taken him to Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Ecuador and Malaysia; as well as conferences in China, Indonesia, and Cambodia. He was a recipient of a State Department Senior English Language Fellowship and spent 10 months working with the Ministry of Education in Malaysia in 2013-2014.

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.
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Mrs. Alison Jones

Lecturer/Transition to Teaching Coordinator/Education

Graves Hall, Room 307A
812-488-5106
aj157@evansville.edu

Alison Jones, lecturer of education, earned her Bachelor of Arts in History Education and endorsement in Special Education from Whitworth University and Master of Education in Technology in Education from Lesley University. 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, as well as, digital literacy courses for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Alison has served in various teaching roles including team leader, department chair, in-service trainer, new teacher mentor, and Student Government advisor. In Orlando, Alison was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2005, and the following year she was recognized by her peers with the school’s Teacher of the Year award. Alison’s unique experiences have allowed her to work with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and ability levels. Alison has a passion for working with students in need and creating unique and innovative ways to reach all students.
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Dr. Mary Lombardo-Graves

Assistant Professor/Education

Graves Hall, Room 321
812-488-2370
ml182@evansville.edu

Dr. Mary M. Lombardo-Graves, assistant professor of education, completed her doctoral studies at Northern Illinois University, earning an Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Curriculum Leadership. She received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. 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.

Dr. Lombardo-Graves’ research interests include mentoring and special education teacher preparation. Her work has been shared at numerous national conferences, and she has provided two professional development workshops on special education for teachers in Trinidad. Dr. Lombardo-Graves’ most recent works are included in two educational research journals, Building resiliency in special educators: Introducing the pre-service special educator efficacy scale, and Creating self-efficacious special educators through mentoring during teacher preparation.
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Dr. Amy McBride

Assistant Professor/Education

Graves Hall, Room 316
812-488-2381
am85@evansville.edu

Dr. Amy McBride is an assistant professor of education and coordinator of the Elementary Education Junior Internship. Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, Dr. McBride taught fifth grade in Iowa for twelve years. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education with a language arts specialization and a bachelor’s degree in English education and secondary education endorsement from the University of Iowa. She earned her master's degree in effective teaching from Drake University, and her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and elementary mathematics education from Indiana State University. As the coordinator for the junior year internship program, Dr. McBride is proud of her working relationship with the local and regional school systems. Since 2007, Dr. McBride and Dr. Bellamy have been co-teaching a cultural immersion course in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Named the 2004 University of Evansville Outstanding Teacher of the Year, winner of the 2002 United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award, and recipient of the 1999-2000 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. McBride excels in developing outstanding future educators at the University of Evansville.
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Dr. Shari Millikan

Part-Time Assessment Coordinator/Education

Graves Hall, Room 308
812-488-5020
sm382@evansville.edu

Dr. Shari Millikan, Assessment Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor, earned her Ed.D. with a specialization in Higher Education and Adult Learning from Walden University in 2012. Shari has been a high school math teacher for the past 30 years. She began her teaching career at Bedford North Lawrence High School where she was a math teacher for 25 years. When Shari and her family moved to Evansville, she continued her passion for teaching high school math at Evansville Bosse High School as the Mathematics Department Chair for the past 5 years.

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.
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Ms. Leanne Nayden

Lecturer, Coordinator of Student Teaching

Graves Hall, Room 307B
812-488-2388
ln8@evansville.edu

Leanne Nayden, lecturer of education, earned both her undergraduate (English with minors in Biology and Theatre) and graduate degrees from the University of Evansville; she is also certified in Gifted and Talented Education. She taught English for 33 years at Harrison High School here in Evansville and she was the English department chair at Harrison from 1987 until her retirement in 2001. While at Harrison, she also served as Speech Coach, National Honor Society Advisor, Drama Coach, and Student Council Advisor, as well as the chairperson for numerous accreditation and Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation committees. Ms. Nayden has been a frequent workshop presenter in the fields of curriculum writing, flexible scheduling, alternative assessments, teaching to standards, and composition skills development.

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.
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Mrs. Karen Martin

Director/Education Services & Tapley Resource Center

Graves Hall, Room 310
812-488-2408
km306@evansville.edu

Karen Martin is the Director of Education Services and the Tapley Multimedia Center for the School of Education. Karen holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She joined the University of Evansville in 2012.

Karen's position with the School of Education includes assisting students navigate through the education program from admission through student teaching placement and admission to teacher education, as well as, looking beyond graduation to state licensure preparation. In addition, Karen works alongside a student director to coordinate the UE Reads program, a real-world community service program that places UE students in local schools to provide literacy development support for children participating in after-school daycare programs. Karen facilitates the smooth operation of the multimedia center located in Graves Hall, a valuable resource for students seeking a place to study, print assignments, or borrow materials that can be used in classrooms on and off campus.

Staff

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Mrs. Elaine Freels

Senior Administrative Assistant-School of Education
ef97@evansville.edu
Graves Hall, Room 304
812-488-2368

Office Phone:
812-488-2368

Office Fax:
812-488-6998

Office Email:
education@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 304, Wallace Graves Hall