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Department of Education Faculty

Dean Palmer

Barbara Martin Palmer
Dean, Professor of Education

Ph.D., University of Maryland; M.Ed., Hood College; B.A., Frostburg State College - Vita
Areas of Interest: Performance Assessment, Professional Development Schools, Comprehension Monitoring, Educational Reform
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Carolyn Cook
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., Shippensburg University; B.A., Washington Bible College - Vita
Areas of Interest: Early Literacy, Reading Assessment, Children's Literature, Critical Pedagogy, Storytelling in the Classroom and with English Language Learners
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Laura Corbin Frazier
Assistant Professor of Education

Ed.D. Towson University; M.Ed., Mount St. Mary's University; B.S., University of Delaware - Vita
Areas of Interest: Inquiry-based Instruction, Science Education, Instructional Technology; Online Learning, Electronic Portfolios
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Stacey Brown-Hobbs
Assistant Professor of Education
Accreditation and PDS Coordinator

Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University; M.A., Hood College; B.S., Mount St. Mary's University -Vita
Areas of Interest: Mathematics Education, School Administration, Professional Development, Reading Education
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Michelle Ohanian


 Michelle M.Z. Ohanian
 Assistant Professor of Education
 Ph.D., George Mason University; M.Ed., George Mason
 University; B.A., University of Massachusetts - Vita
 Areas of Interest: Second Language Acquisition, Literacy 
 Engagement Adolescent Literacy, Teacher Education, 
 Executive Functioning Skills  
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Barbara A. Marinak
Associate Professor of Education
Chair, Education Department

Ph.D., University of Maryland; M.Ed, Penn State University; B.A., Temple University - Vita
Areas of Interest: Reading Motivation, Reading Intervention, The Use of Informational Text, Professional Development
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Elizabeth C. Monahan
Director, M.Ed. Programs and Center for Catholic School Excellence

M.S., The Johns Hopkins University; B.A., The College of Notre Dame of Maryland - Vita
Areas of Interest: Learning Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Gifted Education, and Reading Education
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Patrick Ryan
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., University of Pennsylvania - Vita
Areas of Interest: Mentoring and Guiding Prospective Teachers, Literacy and the Arts, Nineteenth Century American and British Literature, Educational Philosophy, Historical Foundations of American Education, Media Image of the Teacher in the Post-War United States
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Ernest L. Solar II
Assistant Professor of Education

Ph.D. and M.Ed., George Mason University; B.S., East Carolina University - Vita
Areas of Interest: Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
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