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Organizational Learning & Performance Faculty & Staff

Rob Lion

Robert Lion, PhD

Department Chair/Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 617

(208) 282-3512

rwlion@isu.edu

Vita

Spencer Christensen

Clinical Lecturer for Career Technical Education

Office: Garrison 609

(208) 282-2569

chrispen@isu.edu

David Coffland

David Coffland, EdD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 622

(208) 282-3658

coffdavi@isu.edu

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John Curry, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 623

208-282-2585

currjohn@isu.edu

Brenda Jacobsen

Brenda Jacobsen, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 621

(208) 282-4967

jacobren@isu.edu

Vita

Robin Lindbeck

Robin Lindbeck, EdD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 612

(208) 282-2884

lindrobi@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Cho Hyun Park

Cho Hyun Park

Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison 614

(208) 282-5155

chohyunpark@isu.edu

Krista Carnaroli

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Garrison 618

(208) 282-3906

carnkris@isu.edu

School Psychology & Educational Leadership Faculty & Staff

Howard Fan

Chung-Hau (Howard) Fan, PhD

Chair, Associate Professor of School Psychology

Office: College of Education 108B

(208) 282-4392

fanchun@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Fan earned his Ph.D. of School Psychology at the University of Iowa in 2011. He served as the training director of the School Psychology Program at Idaho State University for 9 years. His current research focuses on improving response-to-intervention (RTI) methodologies, including reduction of measurement error for progress monitoring and systemic troubleshooting for effective RTI implementation. Other areas of interest include special education leadership, behavioral consultation training, nondiscriminatory cognitive assessment with cross-cultural students, and autism spectrum disorders. Besides work, he plays tennis and enjoys swimming and cooking.

Joel Bocanegra

Joel Bocanegra, PhD

Associate Professor of School Psychology

Office: College of Education 108A

(208) 282-4387

bocajoel@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Bocanegra graduated with a PhD in educational psychology with a concentration in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist. He teaches Clinical School Psychology, Multicultural Issues in School Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions courses, among others. He is a noted scholar on multicultural issues, diversity recruitment, system change efforts, and trauma. He co-chaired a national recruitment committee, sits on various editorial boards, and works extensively with minority youth and underserved populations. His scholarly work includes: minority and training issues, trauma, etc. Furthermore, Dr. Bocanegra has extensive practice experience. He has worked as a bilingual school psychologist and psychologist across numerous environments and has consulted internationally on various system change initiatives. Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Bocanegra enjoys spending time with his family, staying physically active, traveling, and writing.

Ron Bolinger

Ronald Bolinger, EdD

Educational Administration

Office: College of Education 381

208-221-1311

boliron2@isu.edu

Dr. Ron Bolinger received his Ed.D. in School Administration in 1988 from Montana State University with his primary research looking at how a teacher’s sense of efficacy relates to the effects on student achievement. He has served as a teacher, building principal, curriculum director, Director of Special Education, Assistant Superintendent and for the last 22 years of a 46-year career as a Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Bolinger has served the Idaho Association of School Administrator as a member and numerous leadership positions including President. He represented Idaho as the Superintendent of the Year recipient by IASA in 2005 and was honored with the Professional Achievement Award by the College of Education of Idaho State University. An enthusiastic supporter of ISU, of Dr. Bolinger and his wife Patty, were honored with the President’s Medallion during the Homecoming of 2018. In 2019, he was awarded the Bengal Partner Award as part of the Celebrating Excellence Awards for the College of Education for distinguished service to the college. Dr. Bolinger is serving an “emergency hire” for the third-year teaching courses in educational leadership.  He is also on the Board of Directors of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and is currently serving as Symphony President.  He enjoys family, tennis, golf, biking, and travel.

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Sue Kater, PhD

Associate Professor of Higher Education

(602) 614-0324

susankater@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Sue Kater received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona with a focus on community colleges. She is a scholar and a practitioner, most recently a faculty member at Northern Arizona University. For 30 years, she worked in a variety of community college administrative roles including as Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges and Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research. Her research and publications center around faculty work and shared governance, and she teaches a variety of graduate courses including organization and administration, assessment and evaluation, and various community college topics. She is on the editorial boards of The Review of Higher Education and Community College Review. Dr. Kater is also the project manager on a $1.26M grant to address students’ food security issues at rural community colleges. Besides work, she enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and reading any kind of interesting biography. Dr. Kater is excited about the wonderful opportunity to join new colleagues at Idaho State University!

Patti Mortensen

Patti Mortensen, EdD

Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education 377

(208) 282-3661

mortpatt@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Mortensen earned her Ed.D. in educational leadership from Idaho State University in 2009. She joined the faculty at ISU after a 30-year career in K-12 education as a teacher, school principal, district administrator and school superintendent. Her research interests include topics related to the preparation of school and district administrators, mentorship, and the evaluation of school administrators. She teaches courses in the K-12 education administration programs and closely follows the success of her students as they become school and district leaders! She is an avid Bengal fan attending and supporting many athletic, theatre, and musical performances on campus. In her spare time, Dr. Mortensen enjoys the Idaho outdoors, playing the piano, traveling and experiencing new places, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Glen Nelson

Glen Nelson, PhD

Research Professor of Higher Education

Office: Vice President of Finance

(208) 282-4114

nelsglen@isu.edu

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Berenice Sánchez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Higher Education

berenicesanchez@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Berenice Sánchez is a scholar and a practitioner in higher education and student affairs. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington. Her primary research is focused on examining the experiences of faculty of color, with a focus on Latina faculty, and exploring the ways that race, racism, and white supremacy in higher education. Prior to joining IU Bloomington, she served as the Assistant Director of La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at Indiana University, she worked as a project associate with the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE), the Assessment Coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs, as well as the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. When not working, she enjoys traveling out of the country, mostly to enjoy being on the beach, going salsa dancing, and working out. Dr. Sánchez is excited to join Idaho State University!

Rick Wagoner

Richard Wagoner, PhD

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Office: College of Education 365

(208) 282-3358

wagorich@isu.edu

Vita

Human Performance and Sport Studies Faculty & Staff

Dr. John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Office: Reed Gym 202

(208) 282-4058

fitzjoh2@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Karen Appleby

Karen Appleby, PhD

Professor and Director ISU Program for Instructional Effectiveness

Office: Reed Gym 201E

(208) 282-5613

applkare@isu.edu

Dr. Karen Appleby Vita

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Karla Judge, DAT, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor, MSAT Coordinator of Clinical Education

Office: Reed Gym 311

208-282-3203

judgkarl@isu.edu

 Vita

Kolby Cordingley

Kolby Cordingley, MPE-AA

Associate Lecturer, PEAC Coordinator, GTA Coordinator

Office: Reed Gym 201 H

(208) 282-5296

cordkolb@isu.edu

Vita

Justin Dayley

Justin Dayley

Outdoor Adventure Center Director

Office: Pond Student Union Building

(208) 282-3912

dayljust@isu.edu

Caroline Faure

Caroline Faure, EdD

Professor, MPE-AA Program Director

Office: Reed Gym 201 D

(208) 282-4085

faurcaro@isu.edu

Vita

Howard Gauthier

Howard Gauthier, PhD

Professor, MPE-AA Coordinator

Office: ISU-Meridian Meridian 525 1311 E Central Drive Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 373-1753

gauthowa@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Michael Meyers

Michael Meyers, PhD, FACSM

Professor

Office: Reed Gym 201 F

(208) 282-3727

meyemic2@isu.edu

Vita

Dani Moffit

Dani M. Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor, MSAT Program Director

Office: Reed Gym 311

(208) 282-4441

moffdani@isu.edu

Vita

Aubrey Shaw

Dr. Aubrey Shaw

Clinical Instructor, Ph.D.

Office: Reed Gym 201C

(208) 282-4310

aubreyshaw2@isu.edu

Dr. JongHun Sung

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., ATC

Office: Reed Gym 201 B

(208) 282-4563

sungjong@isu.edu

Ron Watters

Senior Lecturer

Office: PSUB

(208) 282-3912

wattron@isu.edu

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April Miller

Administrative Assistant II

Office: Reed Gym 201

(208) 282-4852

millapri@isu.edu

Shad Robinson

Shad Robinson, MPE-AA, CSCS

Lab Coordinator and Equipment Manager

Office: Reed Gym 205

(208) 282-3967

robishad@isu.edu

Teaching & Educational Studies Faculty & Staff

Dr. Esther Ntuli

Esther Ntuli, Ed.D.

Department Chair of Teaching and Educational Studies Associate Professor

Office: College of Education 108D

(208) 282-5311

ntulesth@isu.edu

Vita

Corey Bartle, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: Idaho Falls TAB 332

(208) 282-7716

bartcore@isu.edu

Vita

Suzanne Beasterfield

Suzanne Beasterfield

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education 226C

(208) 282-2989

beassuza@isu.edu

Vita

Cory Bennett

Cory Bennett, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: College of Education 107E

(208) 282-6058

benncor3@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Amanda Eller

Amanda Eller, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Office: College of Education, Twin Falls, Hepworth 117A, CSI Campus

208-732-6357

elleama2@isu.edu

Vita

Dr. Jenn Gallup

Jenn Gallup, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Special Education

Office: College of Education 107D

(208) 282-5382

galljenn@isu.edu

Vita

Shu Yuan Lin

Shu-Yuan Lin, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Instructional Materials Center Coordinator

Office: College of Education 108F

(208) 282-3185

linshu@isu.edu

Vita

Celal Perihan

Celal Perihan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education, 108C

208-282-3674

pericela@isu.edu

Celal Perihan Vita

Dr. Beverly Ray

Beverly Ray, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: College of Education 107C

(208) 282-4516

raybeve@isu.edu

Vita

Wendy Ruchti

Wendy Ruchti, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: College of Education 107B

(208) 282-3128

ruchwend@isu.edu

Wendy Ruchti CV

Michelle Schroeder, M.Ed.

Associate Lecturer

Office: College of Education 230

(208) 282-3483

schrmich@isu.edu

Mona Heern

Mona Heern, M.Ed.

Office of Field Experience Coordinator

Office: College of Education, Kent Center, 203

(208) 282-2783

heermond@isu.edu

Ask me about: Student teaching placements, cooperating teachers

Joanne Toves

Joanne Toevs, M.Ed.

Clinical Lecturer

Office: College of Education 226A

(208) 282-4479

toevjoan@isu.edu

Jennifer Walters

Jennifer A. Walters, M.Ed.

Clinical Instructor/FEA Region 4 Coordinator

Office: Idaho State University - College of Education, Twin Falls Hepworth 117, CSI Campus

208-732-6359

waltjen2@isu.edu

Jennifer Walters CV

Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster, Ed.D.

Advising Coordinator

Office: College of Education, Kent Center, 211

(208) 282-2783

kentcenter@isu.edu

Advising resources 

Ask me about: Advising questions, teacher certification

Raylene Houck

Raylene Houck

Administrative Assistant I

Office: College of Education 215

(208) 282-2783

houcrayl@isu.edu