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. Davies Bellamy
Graves Hall, Room 318
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.
Mrs. 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.
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.
Dr. George Iber
Graves Hall, Room 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 holistic education methods that create a healthier and more compassionate world.
Mrs. Alison Jones
Lecturer/Transition to Teaching Coordinator/Education
Graves Hall, Room 307A
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.
Dr. Mary Lombardo-Graves
Graves Hall, Room 321
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.
Dr. Amy McBride
Graves Hall, Room 316
Dr. Shari Millikan
Part-Time Assessment Coordinator/Education
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.
Mrs. Karen Martin
Director/Education Services & Tapley Resource Center
Graves Hall, Room 310
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.
Mrs. Elaine Freels
Senior Administrative Assistant-School of Education
Graves Hall, Room 304