Educational Studies Program Faculty and Staff


Natalie K. Person. 1994. Chair. B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Cognitive psychology: learning technologies; educational psychology.)

Assistant Professors

Zachary Casey. 2014. B.A.E. and M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, Teacher Education.)

Laura Taylor. 2017. B.S., Cornell University. M.Ed., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (Curriculum & Instruction, Language and Literacy Studies)

Program Committee

Charles McKinney, Associate Professor of History
Pat Shade, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Elizabeth Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Urban Studies

Additional Affiliated Faculty

Courtney Collins, Assistant Professor of Economics  
Rebecca Finlayson, Associate Professor of English
Dana Horgen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Kiren Khan, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Geoff Maddox, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Pat Shade, Associate Professor of Philosophy 
Marsha Walton, Professor of Psychology 
Jeanne Wilson, Long-term Adjunct Faculty


Kathy D. Evans. 2016. Director of Teacher Licensure and Field Placements. B.A., Wheaton College (Norton, MA); M.S., Peabody College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. (Early childhood education, Child development, Curriculum, Developmental psychology)
Judy Pierce. 2003. Administrative Assistant II.