College Leadership

Deans

Kate Mamiseishvili
Kate Mamiseishvili
(EDUC)-Education
Interim Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
Henry G. Hotz Endowed Chair
Paul C. Calleja
Paul C. Calleja
(EDUC)-Education
Interim Associate Dean for Administration
Teaching Professor of Exercise Science
Matthew S. Ganio
Matthew S. Ganio
(BCSS)-Boyer Center For Student Services
Interim Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
Professor of Exercise Science
Michael S. Hevel
Michael S. Hevel
(BCSS)-Boyer Center For Student Services
Interim Associate Dean for Research, Strategy, and Outreach
Associate Professor of Higher Education
GRAD 335

Department Chairs

Ed Bengtson
Ed Bengtson
(CIED)-Curriculum and Instruction
Department Head
Associate Professor
Jessie Casida
Jessie Casida
(NURS)-Department of Nursing
Executive Director of Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
Michelle Gray
Michelle Gray
(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation
Interim Department Head
Professor of Exercise Science
Kristin Kay Higgins
Kristin Kay Higgins
(RHRC)-Rehab, Human Resources, & Comm.Disorders
Interim Department Head RHRC
Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision
Sherry L. Muir
Sherry L. Muir
(OTD)-Occupational Therapy
Program Director of OT
Associate Professor
Patrick J. Wolf
Patrick J. Wolf
(EDRE)-Education Reform
Interim Department Head
Distinguished Professor of Education Policy

Administrative Staff

Denise Rene Bignar
Denise Rene Bignar
(BCSS)-Boyer Center For Student Services
Director Academic Services
HRWD advisor
GRAD
Mary Margaret Hui Cunningham
Mary Margaret Hui Cunningham
(EDUC)-Education
Executive Assistant to the Dean and Chief of Staff
GRAD 302
Tory Gaddy
Tory Gaddy
(EDUC)-Education
Director of Development, College of Education and Health Professions
GRAD 320
Gina Hardin
Gina Hardin
(EDUC)-Education
Fin. Systems & Scholarship Mgr
GRAD
Kristen Hartung
Kristen Hartung
(EDUC)-Education
Research Advancement Specialist
Glennia Hunt
Glennia Hunt
(EDUC)-Education
Human Resource Manager - COEHP
Office of the Assistant Dean for Administration
GRAD
Madelyn Jones
Madelyn Jones
(CPLP)-Career Services
Director of Employer Relations - College of Education and Health Professions
Shannon G. Magsam
Shannon G. Magsam
(EDUC)-Education
Director of Communications
Brandi Nichole Maples
Brandi Nichole Maples
(EDUC)-Education
Director of Financial Affairs
GRAD
Andy Mayes
Andy Mayes
(EDUC)-Education
Director of Technology Services
Project/Program Director
Elizabeth Lyn McKinley
Elizabeth Lyn McKinley
(BCSS)-Boyer Center For Student Services
Assistant Dean for Advising & Student Success
COEHP TRIO SSS advisor
Jackie Micheletto
Jackie Micheletto
(EDUC)-Education
Asst. Dir of Financial Affairs
GRAD 319
Ben S. Pollock Jr.
Ben S. Pollock Jr.
(EDUC)-Education
Web Manager
GRAD 248
Stacy F. Stuart
Stacy F. Stuart
(EDUC)-Education
Assistant Dean for Research and Grants Administration
Brandon K. Weston
Brandon K. Weston
(EDUC)-Education
Administrative Analyst

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs offers a wide range of student and faculty services and is responsible for academic program review, accreditation, articulation agreements, curriculum approval and regulation, and a variety of faculty support programs including tenure and promotion, faculty development, and off-campus duty assignments. Interim Associate Dean Matt Ganio oversees the office. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs oversees the operations of the Office of Teacher Education and the Boyer Center for Student Services. The Office of Teacher Education places student interns at area schools as well as assists in licensure for newly graduated teachers. The Boyer Center for Student Services provides academic advising and student success programs to undergraduate students in the college. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs also provides assistance in the areas of academic standards petitions, registration, change of major, enrollment overload requests, graduation checks and clearance, degree verification, and athletic verification.

Office for Administration

The Office for Administration — headed by Associate Dean Lewatis D. McNeal — is responsible for facilities, financial systems, human resources and technology services.

Office of Development

The staff of the Office of Development — supervised by Tory Gaddy — helps arrange for private gift support for the college's academic and research units and programs.

Office of the Dean

The college's Office of the Dean oversees many executive functions including coordination, outreach, communications and media.

Office for Research, Strategy and Outreach

The Office for Research, Strategy and Outreach — managed by interim Associate Dean Michael Hevel — oversees faculty and staff research support includingpree-award proposal development and post-award management. The office also spearheads the college’s international education efforts including study abroad and international exchanges. Finally, the office coordinates a number of community outreach units that support education in the state of Arkansas.