Education

Profile photo for

Motoko Akiba

Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy

Motoko Akiba is an expert on teacher policy and reform, including teacher professional development, teacher evaluation, and teacher compensation. She conducts policy and leadership research on the state and school district supports associated with improvement of the teaching profession in the U.S. as well as other countries.

(850) 644-5553
makiba@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Russell Almond

Associate Professor of Measurement & Statistics

Almond is an expert on educational psychology, with an emphasis on measurement and statistics, as well as teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

(850) 644-5203
ralmond@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Betsy Becker

Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Educational Statistics

Becker is an expert on educational psychology, with an emphasis on measurement and statistics, as well as teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

(850) 645-2371
bbecker@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Kathy Clark

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Clark is an expert in mathematical knowledge for teaching, use of history of mathematics in teaching, history of mathematics, professional development of teachers, and qualitative research methodology.

(850) 644-8497
kclark@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Vanessa Dennen

Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies

Dennen researches online learning, online communities, knowledge networks and social media use in K-12 education. Within these areas, she focuses on issues such as learning activity design, identity, privacy, and ethical technology use.

(850) 644-8783
vdennen@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Marcy Driscoll

Dean Emerita and Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research

Driscoll is Dean Emerita of the FSU College of Education and the Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research. Her research focuses on learning systems and instruction.

Topics: Education

(850) 644-3632
mdriscoll@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Deborah Ebener

Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Ebener is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems. Ebener’s research focuses on psychological and social factors that influence an individual’s coping and adaptation to disability and chronic illness, as well as recovery from substance use disorders. Her current research examines positive psychology constructs of humor, spirituality and optimism as coping mechanisms in recovery and adaptation.

(850) 644-1789
debener@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Barbara Foorman

Frances Eppes Professor of Education

Foorman is an expert in reading, assessment and language development. She is director emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research and director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at Florida State University.

(850) 645-7456
bfoorman@fcrr.org
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Kathy Guthrie

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Guthrie is an expert on leadership in higher education, including the teaching and learning of leadership, culturally relevant leadership learning, and professional development for higher education administrators.

(850) 644-6777
kguthrie@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Mary F Hanline

Professor of Special Education

Hanline is an expert on working with special needs students, particularly young children.

(850) 644-8417
mhanline@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Stacey Hardin

Teaching Faculty in Special Education

Hardin’s areas of interests include culturally responsive teaching, academic engagement for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and teacher preparation for students with disabilities.

(850) 644-1051
sehardin@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Phil Hiver

Assistant Professor of Foreign and Second Language Education

Hiver is an expert on second and foreign language acquisition and language pedagogy. His research explores how classroom instruction links to learners’ investment, expenditure of effort, participation and engagement with languages.

(850) 644-2097
phiver@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Shouping Hu

Louis W. and Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor of Higher Education

Hu is an expert on higher education finance, Florida’s Bright Futures program and college access.

(850) 644-6721
shu@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Patrice Iatarola

Associate Professor of Education Policy & Evaluation

Iatarola is an expert on high school reform, urban schools, small high schools and funding.

(850) 644-8162
piatarola@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Lama Jaber

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Jaber researches students’ engagement and emotions in learning science, both in face-to-face and in online settings. She also examines ways to support pre-service and in-service teachers in their efforts to promote students’ engagement through responsive teaching.

(850) 645-4667
ljaber@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Elizabeth Jakubowski

Associate Professor in School of Teacher Education

Jakubowski is interested in both general teacher education and development and the infusion of technology into mathematics teaching and learning, and ways to ensure mathematics equity. She taught mathematics and computer science for four years at the middle grades level and has also taught in summer programs for high school students. Her research interests include teacher education learning and development, policy issues in teacher education, and equity.

(850) 644-8428
emjakubowski@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Jeff James

Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Sport Management

James is an expert on sport marketing, global sports, sponsorship, branding and sport fans.

(850) 644-4813
jdjames@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Allan Jeong

Associate Professor

Jeong is an associate professor in the College of Education’s Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies program in the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems. He is an expert on online discourse, computer supported collaborative argumentation and learning analytics.

(850) 644-8784
ajeong@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Fengfeng Ke

Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

Ke’s research focuses on digital game-based learning, inclusive design of computer supported collaborative learning, mixed-reality integrated immersive learning and adaptive e-learning.

(850) 644-8794
fke@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Michael Kofler

Assistant Professor of Psychology and director of the Children's Learning Clinic

Dr. Kofler is the director and founder of the Children’s Learning Clinic. His research focuses on identifying strengths and building capabilities in children with ADHD. His primary research goals are to identify ways to improve ADHD behavioral treatment and also develop ADHD-centric, game-based neurocognitive training. This research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the FSU Psychology Department.

Dr. Kofler is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Virginia. He has published more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to childhood ADHD, and he serves on the editorial boards of Child Neuropsychology and the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from the national ADHD advocacy group CHADD.

(850) 645-0656
kofler@psy.fsu.edu
/clinicalpsyence
Full Profile

Profile photo for

S. Kathleen Krach

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Krach’s research focuses on improving assessment and intervention practices in the field of social-emotional/behavioral skills with a through the use of emerging technologies. Krach is licensed as a psychologist in the states of Florida, Nevada and Alabama and holds the credential of Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

(850) 644-4593
s.kathleen.krach@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Sandra Lewis

Professor and Coordinator of the Program in Visual Disabilities

Lewis is an expert on programs for those with visual impairment.

(850) 644-8409
slewis@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Insu Paek

Associate Professor of Measurement & Statistics

Paek’s research centers on item response modeling, test score equating, and psychometric issues in large scale assessment.

(850) 644-3064
ipaek@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Lara Perez-Felkner

Associate Professor of Higher Education and Sociology

Perez-Felkner’s research uses developmental and sociological perspectives to examine how young women and men’s social contexts influence their college and career outcomes. She focuses on the mechanisms that shape entry into and persistence in institutions and fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented. In particular, she investigates racial-ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in entry to scientific career fields, in the U.S. and globally.

(850) 645-8450
lperezfelkner@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Steven Pfeiffer

Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology & School Psychology

Pfeiffer’s areas of research focus on the identification and development of gifted and talented students, the unique social and emotional needs of high ability children and youth, and the effective parenting to raise well-adjusted and successful children and youth.

(850) 644-8796
spfeiffer@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi

Senior Research Associate at Learning Systems Institute (LS)

Ramos-Mattoussi’s areas of expertise are related to international education and development; gender, nonformal adult education; visual sociology qualitative research methods (gender, health, child labor, community-based initiatives, etc.); and literacy. She’s worked in over 25 countries in the last 30 years managing international development projects in the education sector and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.c

(850) 644-4413
framos@lsi.fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Robert Reiser

Associate Dean for Research and Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems

Reiser is an expert on instructional design and effective college teaching strategies.

(850) 644-6885
rreiser@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Jenny Root

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Root is an expert in special education, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices for students with autism and intellectual disability and use of applied-behavior analysis in education settings.

(850) 645-2542
jrroot@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Stacey Rutledge

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Rutledge is an expert in school reform policy effects, educator response to school reform policies, principal and teacher work in context of school reform, teacher quality policy implications and parental influence on school reform.

(850) 644-8163
sarutledge@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Valerie Shute

Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education

Shute is an expert on games, learning, and assessment.

(850) 644-8785
vshute@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Sherry Southerland

Anne & John Daves Professor of Science Education

Southerland’s research focuses on barriers and pathways to change in educational practice, science teacher learning, effective practices to support teacher and student learning, and understanding the role culture and beliefs in science teaching and learning.

(850) 645-4667
ssoutherland@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Marty Swanbrow Becker

Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling

Swanbrow Becker’s research focuses on suicide prevention, stress, coping, resilience, and help-seeking among college students.

(850) 645-1293
mswanbrowbecker@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Miray Tekkumru-Kisa

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Tekkumru-Kisa’s research focuses on teacher learning and improving instructional quality for science classrooms.

(850) 644-1651
mtekkumrukisa@fsu.edu
Full Profile

Profile photo for

Dina Vyortkina

Director of the Office of Information and Instructional Technologies

Vyortkina directs the College of Education’s Office of Information and Instructional Technologies (OIIT), where she encourages faculty and students to use e-learning strategies and technologies to enhance learning, teaching, assessment and research. As part of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) task force, she is involved in developing competencies for educators working in blended and online learning and teaching environments.

(850) 644-9623
dvyortkina@fsu.edu
Full Profile