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Organizational Learning & Performance Faculty & Staff

Rob Lion

Robert Lion, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 613

(208) 282-3512


Spencer Christensen

Clinical Lecturer for Career Technical Education

Office: Garrison 609

(208) 282-2569

David Coffland

David Coffland, EdD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 622

(208) 282-3658

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John Curry, PhD

Department Chair/Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 618


Brenda Jacobsen

Brenda Jacobsen, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 621

(208) 282-4967


Robin Lindbeck

Robin Lindbeck, EdD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison 612

(208) 282-2884


Dr. Cho Hyun Park

Cho Hyun Park, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison 614

(208) 282-5155

Ajit Bhattarai, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison 611

(208) 282-3744

Krista Carnaroli

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Garrison 617

(208) 282-3906

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


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, PhD

Associate Professor of School Psychology

Office: College of Education 108A

(208) 282-4387


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.

Patti Mortensen

Patti Mortensen, EdD

Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education 377

(208) 282-3661


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.

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Berenice Sánchez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Higher Education


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


Human Performance and Sport Studies Faculty & Staff

Dr. John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Office: Reed Gym 202

(208) 282-4058


Elaine Foster

Elaine Foster, PhD.c

Associate Professor

Office: Reed Gym 201E

(208) 282-5613


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Karla Judge, DAT, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor, MSAT Coordinator of Clinical Education

Office: Reed Gym 311



Kolby Cordingley

Kolby Cordingley, MPE-AA

Associate Lecturer, PEAC Coordinator, GTA Coordinator

Office: Reed Gym 201 H

(208) 282-5296


Justin Dayley

Justin Dayley

Outdoor Adventure Center Director

Office: Pond Student Union Building

(208) 282-3912

Caroline Faure

Caroline Faure, EdD

Professor, MPE-AA Program Director

Office: Reed Gym 201 D

(208) 282-4085


Howard Gauthier

Howard Gauthier, PhD

Professor, MPE-AA Coordinator

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

(208) 373-1753


Dr. Michael Meyers

Michael Meyers, PhD, FACSM


Office: Reed Gym 201 F

(208) 282-3727


Dani Moffit

Dani M. Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor, MSAT Program Director

Office: Reed Gym 311

(208) 282-4441


JongHun Sung,Ph.D., ATC

Assistant Professor

Office: Reed Gym 201 B

(208) 282-4563

Ron Watters

Senior Lecturer

Office: PSUB

(208) 282-3912


April Miller

Administrative Assistant II

Office: Reed Gym 201

(208) 282-4852

Shad Robinson

Shad Robinson, MPE-AA, CSCS

Lab Coordinator and Equipment Manager

Office: Reed Gym 205

(208) 282-3967

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


Corey Bartle, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: Idaho Falls TAB 332

(208) 282-7716


Suzanne Beasterfield

Suzanne Beasterfield

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education 226C

(208) 282-2989


Cory Bennett

Cory Bennett, Ph.D.


Office: College of Education 107E

(208) 282-6058


Dr. Amanda Eller

Amanda Eller, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

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



Dr. Jenn Gallup

Jenn Gallup, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Special Education

Office: College of Education 107D

(208) 282-5382


Shu Yuan Lin

Shu-Yuan Lin, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Instructional Materials Center Coordinator

Office: College of Education 108F

(208) 282-3185


Celal Perihan

Celal Perihan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: College of Education, 108C


Celal Perihan Vita

Dr. Beverly Ray

Beverly Ray, Ph.D.


Office: College of Education 107C

(208) 282-4516


Wendy Ruchti

Wendy Ruchti, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: College of Education 107B

(208) 282-3128

Wendy Ruchti CV

Michelle Schroeder, M.Ed.

Associate Lecturer

Office: College of Education 230

(208) 282-3483

Mona Heern

Mona Heern, M.Ed.

Office of Field Experience Coordinator

Office: College of Education, Kent Center, 203

(208) 282-2783

Ask me about: Student teaching placements, cooperating teachers

Joanne Toves

Joanne Toevs, M.Ed.

Clinical Lecturer

Office: College of Education 226A

(208) 282-4479

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


Jennifer Walters CV

Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster, Ed.D.

Advising Coordinator

Office: College of Education, Kent Center, 211

(208) 282-2783

Advising resources 

Ask me about: Advising questions, teacher certification

Raylene Houck

Raylene Houck

Administrative Assistant I

Office: College of Education 215

(208) 282-2783