Graduate Assistants

The following students are graduate assistants in the College of Education for 2020-2021. Included below is their respective degree program and research interests.

Graduate assistants teach courses, work with faculty members on research, and/or engage in professional work relevant to their field of study. Visit the Graduate Assistantships page for more information on graduate assistantships.

Adjoa Mensah

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program

Technology integration in K-8 settings. Second language instruction in immersion programs

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Adriana Batiz Daleccio

M.Ed. Higher Education Program
Curriculum Development, Multicultural Leadership, Emerging Technologies for Learning, Cognitive Development

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Adriana Hernandez

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program

Teachers’ of color preparation, recruitment, experiences, and retention in the education field.

Alex Faucheux

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Special Education

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Alfred Acquah

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Program
Emphasis: Cultural Studies, International Education, Multicultural Education
Multicultural Education, International/Comparative Education, Art Education

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Alireza Maghsoudlou

Ph.D. Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Foundations
Educational Psychology, Learning, theories of learning and education, Academic Self-concept

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Anarely Marin

Administrative Assistant III

Office: CEB 221
Phone: 702-895-4681

Ariana Garcia

Higher Education Doctoral Student

Explores access and equity issues facing higher education. While specifically focusing on the educational and personal experiences of graduate Students of Color.

Ana Paula Loures dos Santos

Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program
Educational Psychology, Bilingualism, Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory, Linguistics, Qualitative Methodology

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Ashley Brown

Ph.D. School Psychology Program
The decreasing stigma around mental health; implicit biases; human development

April Giles

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Averill Kelley

M.s. Curriculum and Instruction

Social Studies Education, Civics Education, Multicultural education

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Bridget Daleiden

PhD. Educational Psychology/Higher Education Programs
Cognitive Development, Online Learning, and Self-Regulation Skills

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Brittney Ornelaz

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Student Success Services and Recruitment Services

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Bucket Manyweather

Ph.D Higher Education Program
Education, Higher Education, Ethnic Studies, Queer and Gender Studies, Organizational Leadership

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Catherine Bacos

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

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Caitlyn Medrano

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Chengcheng Li

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program

School Climate, Teacher Self-Efficacy, Teaching Practices, Assessment and Evaluation

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Danielle L. Head

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Emphasis: Interaction and Media Sciences

Psychometrics, Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Virtual Environments

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De'Ana Mauldin

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Program
Emphasis: Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education
Multicultural Education, Teachers and Students of Color, Critical Race Theory, Critical Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, Social Justice, Qualitative Research

Danny Unger

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program
Digital Technology for Teacher Educators, Students, and Mentors

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Drew Oneill

Ph.D.  Teaching and Learning Program

Math Education/Artificial Intelligence

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Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins

Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program

Cognition, Memory, and Statistical Methods

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Elizabeth León Zaragoza

Ph.D Higher Education

Culture; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Athletic Training

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Ellianna Rodriguez

Masters in Higher Education
Academic Advising, Educational Outreach

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Gabriela Morgan

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

To be a clinical professional counselor

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Gillian Bowden

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Program
Workforce Education/Training and Postsecondary Education

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Gloria A. Carcoba Falomir

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Bilingualism and Special Education - Learning Disabilities

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Cecelia González

School-to-Prison-Pipeline, race, gender, critical race theory, AsianCrit, LatinCrit, Correstions, Criminal Justice, Re-entry

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Hannah Williams

Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program
Metacognition, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Higher Education, Logic and Reasoning

Haven Neiman

M.A. Urban Leadership

Communications for Education, Higher Education

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Hazim Aal Ismail

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Management, Speech and Hearing Therapy

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Jaime Carbajal

Ph.D. Higher Education Program

Higher Education Finance Higher Education Policy

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Jennifer Fletcher

Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program
Emphasis: Learning Sciences
Youth Education

Jessica Morales Alvarez

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

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Joseph Abueg

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Multicultural Special Education

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Katlyn K. Cox

Ph.D Curriculum and Instruction Program
Emphasis: Math Education
Post-Secondary Mathematics

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Kristine Jan Espinoza

Ph.D. Higher Education Program
Higher Education Organizations, Law, Minority-Serving Institutions Programs and Minoritized Students

Lei Ping

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program
Augmented Reality, Media Literacy, Student-Centered Teaching in Different Cultural Contexts

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Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Program
Emphasis: Cultural Studies, Multicultural Education, and International Education
Multicultural Education, Latinx Studies, Immigration, Teacher Education, Gender and Ethnic Studies, Testimonio, Secondary Education

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Mariana Alvarez

M.S. Accounting Program
Financial Services, Networking, Management

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Maximum A. Sirabian

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Emphasis: Interaction and Media Sciences
Training and Development, Emerging Technology, Data Science

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Mi Bui

M.Ed. Higher Education Program
Academic and Preprofessional Advising or Student Services

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Michael Scott Van Winkle

Ph.D. Educational Psychology/Higher Education Program

argumentative writing, online collaboration, and related cognitive issues

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Michelle Coyner

Ph.D. Higher Education Program

Higher education finance, economics, intercollegiate athletics, women in sports, student success, leadership

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Naoka Foreman

M.A. Journalism and Media Studies

Social Media

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Ramella Lee

Ph.D.  Special Education Program

Curriculum Development, Applied Behavior Analysis, Organizational Behavior Management, and Professional Development for Special Education teachers.

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Rosnidar Arshad

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

 Emphasis : Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education (CSIEME)

Culturally Responsive Assessment and Evaluation, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, International Large-Scale Assessment, International Comparative Education, Multicultural Education, Social Justice Education

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Sarah Monique Somma

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Emphasis: CTE and Post-secondary Education

Working with legislature to make policy changes to help underrepresented students gain equitable access to higher education without debt.

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Scotia Hammond

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Applied Behavior Analysis

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Stephanie Huff

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Autism, Parent Education, Transition Planning into Adulthood

Suheyla Sarisahin

Ph.D. Special Education Program
English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities, Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Tiffany Mosier-Hunter

Ph.D School Psychology Program
Social Justice, Tier 1 Instructional Strategies

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Travis Hammond

Ph.D. Special Education Program
ABA, Autism, Multicultural Education, Special education, Inclusive teaching

William Woods

Ph.D. Special Education Program
Inclusive Education and Academic Engagement/Achievement

Ted Weisman

Instructional technology

Mail Code: 1038
Phone: 702-895-2341
Fax: 702-895-0637

Yichen Yang

Ph.D. Teacher Education Program
Math Education, Computational Thinking Education, Deep Learning Analysis of Primary and Secondary Educational Data

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Yunying Xu

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Emphasis: Literacy Education
Literacy, Children's Literature, Community Literacy

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Terrance Knighten

M.Ed. Higher Education Program - Intercollegiate Athletics
Athletic Academic Policies, Student-Athlete Development, HBCU Athletics and Affairs

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Office: CEB 141
Mail Code: 3068
Phone: 702-895-2737