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Release: Aug. 27, 1999

Fourteen join UI College of Education faculty this fall

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fourteen tenure-track and visiting faculty have joined the University of Iowa's College of Education staff this fall.

Among the new faculty is the new dean of the College of Education, Sandra Bowman Damico, who is now also a professor in the college's Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies division. Damico is a former professor and director of Emory University's Division of Educational Studies.

The College of Education currently enrolls about 1,000 undergraduates, all of whom are also enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, and 1,000 graduate students. Nearly 100 full-time faculty teach students in the college's four divisions.

The other new faculty -- listed by division, teaching area and degree -- are:

PLANNING, POLICY AND LEADERSHIP STUDIES: Christine Ogren, assistant professor, education history, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin; Katrina Sanders, assistant professor, education history, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Curriculum and Instruction: Kathy Heilenman, associate professor, foreign language, Ph.D. University of Louisville; Joan Tephly, visiting associate professor, language arts, Ph.D. University of Iowa; Rachel Williams-Northway, assistant professor, art education, Ph.D. Florida State University; Susan Everett, visiting assistant professor, science education, Ph.D. University of Iowa; Mohsen Shokoohi-Yekta, visiting assistant professor, special education, Ph.D. University of Iowa; Carol Girdler, lecturer, physical education and health, master's degree, University of Iowa.

Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development: Alexandra Hall, assistant professor, school counseling. Ph.D. Purdue University; Tarrell Portman, assistant professor, school counseling, Ph.D. University of Arkansas; John Wadsworth, visiting assistant professor, rehabilitation counseling, Ph.D. University of Iowa; July Rohovit, visiting lecturer, various programs, doctoral candidate, University of Iowa.

Psychological and Quantitative Foundations: Jeffrey Pettit, visiting assistant professor, instructional design, Ph.D. University of Iowa.