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COE Administration

Tom Roberts
Interim Dean, College of Education
Office: MH - # 250 
Phone:  239-590-7806 
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Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office
Office: MH - # 296A
Phone:  239-590-7751
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Lois Christensen Ed. D.
Associate Dean
Office: MH - # 248  
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Business Manager
Office: MH - # 243
Phone:  239-590-7755
Assistant Dean Student Support and Graduate Advising
Office: MH - # 247  
Phone:   239-590-7759
Vanessa Lavender
Vanessa Lavender
Program Assistant
Office: MH - # 235C  
Phone:    239-590-7359
Tim Murphy
Timothy Murphy
Social Media Specialist I
Phone:  239-745-4341
Lauren Willison
Lauren Willison
Director of Community Engagement, Recruitment and Communication
Phone:  239-745-4320

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Office of Candidate Services, Clinical Experiences & Partnerships

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Executive Secretary, Advising
Office: MH - #235A
Phone:  239-590-7778
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Executive Secretary, Student Teaching
Office: MH - #235B
Phone:  239-590-7775
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Olivia Hung-Simons
Academic Advisor II, Student Support Services
Office: MH - # 259
Phone:  239-590-7790
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Academic Advisor I, Student Support Services
Office: MH - #258
Phone:  239-745-4329
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Jamie Shaffer
Coordinator, Field Experiences
Office: MH - # 245
Phone:  239-590-7777

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Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Culture 

Ally Zhou, Ph.D.  
Department Chair, Curriculum, Instruction & Culture, Professor
Office:  MH - #276
Phone:  239-590-7121
E-mail:  azhou@fgcu.edu
Tracy Fragassi
Administrative Specialist
Office: MH - #241B
Phone: 239-590-7797
Hasan Aydin, Ph. D.
Professor, Multicultural Education
Office: MH - #272
Phone: 239-590-7807
Susan Cooper
Assistant Professor of Science Education, Coordinator of Secondary Education
Office: MH - #  252
Phone: 239-590-7789
Lisa Crayton
Assistant Professor, Reading
Office: MH - # 279
Phone: 239-590-7786
Debra Giambo
Professor, ESOL,  Program Coordinator, ESOL
Office: MH - #   273
Phone: 239-590-7814
Vickie Johnston
Instructor II, Director for ELLM
Office: MH - #  256
Phone: 239-590-7754
Dawn Martelli
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Teacher Immersion Program, Program Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., and Program Coordinator for Education Minor.
Office: MH - # 253
Phone:  239- 590-7765
Burcu Izci
Burcu Izci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Program Coordinator Early Childhood 
Office: MH - # 280
Phone: 239-590-7781
E-mail:  bizci@fgcu.edu
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Onder Koklu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Math Education
Office:  MH - #281
Phone: 239-745-4497
E-mail:  okoklu@fgcu.edu
Jordan Montgomery, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Child & Youth Studies
Office:  MH -  #286
Phone: 239-745-4680
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Peter Ndiang'ui, Ed. D. 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Child & Youth Studies
Office: MH - #286
Phone: 239-745-4533
Elia Vázquez-Montilla, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, ESOL
Office: N/A
Phone: N/A

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Department of Leadership, Technology, and Research

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Department Chair, Leadership, Teachnology and Research, Professor and Program Coordinator for Educational Technology
Office: MH - #289
Phone: 239-590-1147
Michael Houdyshell
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Office: MH - # 249
Phone:  239-570-7805
Megan Just
Megan Just
Visiting Instructor, Research, Evaluation and Measurement 
Office: MH - # 269
Phone:  239-590- 
Michele Stork
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Educational Technology
Office: MH - # 292
Phone:  239-590-7738  
Jennifer Sughrue
Professor, Educational Leadership, Program Director for Ed. D.
Office: MH - # 293 
Phone:  239-590-7793 
Charles Xiaoxue Wang
Professor of Educational Technology
Office: MH - # 291
Phone:  239-590-1162
Judy WIlkerson
Professor, Research, Evaluation & Measurement 
Office: MH - # 266 
Phone:  239-590-7799 
Jason Jing Shun Zhang
Associate Professor, Research, Evaluation & Measurement
Office: MH - # 267 
Phone:  239-590-1855 

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 Department of Teacher Education

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Executive Secretary 
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Jennifer Fulwider
Intructor I
Office: MH - # 246  
Phone:    239-745-4361
Doug Carothers
Doug Carothers, Ed. D.
Professor, Principal Investigator, Soaring Eagle Academy
Office: MH - #  274  
Phone:  239-590-7822
Carolynne Gischel
Assistant Professor, Special Education 
Office: MH - #  288 
Phone:  239-590-7795 
Jackie Greene
Instructor II, Clinical and Student Teaching
Office: MH - # 270 
Phone:  239-590-7774 
Diane Kratt
Instructor II, Clinical and Student Teaching, Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Office: MH - #  271 
Phone:  239-590-7780 
Tunde Szecsi
Professor, Teacher Education; Program Coordinator for Elementary Education 
Office: MH - # 283 
Phone:  239-590-7788 
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Noelle Balsamo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Office:  MH - # 251
Phone:  239-590-7811
Melissa Meehan
Melissa Rodriguez Meehan, Ed. D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education
Office:  MH - #278
Phone:  239-989-8420
E-mail:  mmeehan@fgcu.edu

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Little Eagles Learning Center

Beth Elliott
Department Chair, Professor,  Director Little Eagles Learning Center
Office: LELC 3
Phone:  239-590- 7749  
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Andrea Panos
Program Assistant, Little Eagles Learning Center
Office: Little Eagles Learning Center
Phone:  239-590-7855 


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Minerva Borrego
Program Assistant, Early Literacy & Learning Model
Office: Offsite (Contact for location)
Phone:  239-377-0588
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Leigh Anna Nowak
Center for Autism
Office: MH - #   224B  
Phone:  239-590- 7769
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Nick Salmon
Coordinator, Teacher Recruitment
Office: MH - #  224H  
Phone:  239-590-7593  
E-mail: nsalmon@fgcu.edu 
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Director, Hunter Institute of Early Childhood Education
Office: MH - # 224E  
Phone:  239-745 -4341  
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Margaret Sullivan  
Director, SPDG (State Personnel Dev. Grant)
Office: MH - #  224G 
Phone:  239-590-7748 
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Andrew Willson  
SPDG Office Manager
Office: MH - # 224F    
Phone:  239- 590-7747    
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Lynne Garcia  
Program Assistant WWE  
Office: MH - # 224D  
Phone: 239-745-4445  

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