College of Education Faculty & Staff Directory

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Dean, College of Education
503-352-1431

Leif has served as Dean of the College of Education since 2014 and is continually energized by the creativity, intelligence, and compassion of the faculty and staff.

Professor of Education, School of Learning & Teaching (Forest Grove)
503-352-1442

Mark Bailey is a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Education, and the Director of the Child Learning and Development Center.

Manager of Administrative Services, College of Education
503-352-1433

Jennifer currently works as the Manager of Administrative Services for the College of Education on the Forest Grove Campus.

Professor of Education
503-352-1443

Kevin Carr teaches science education courses as well as introductory astronomy. He is director of Pacific University's Woodburn Campus.

Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
503-352-1441

Dr. Mike Charles is a Professor and an Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove) for Pacific University. He has a background in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in educational media and technology and science & mathematics education. He taught in grades K-6 for 15 years in Phoenix, Arizona, working as a K-6 computer resource teacher for the final six years.

Assistant Professor
503-352-1453

Bryan joined the faculty of the School of Learning and Teaching in the fall of 2016. He is an assistant professor whose work centers on the nexus of special education and multicultural education, especially as this applies to the use of Functional Behavior Assessment in inclusive school settings. He has experience as an educator at all levels from pre-kindergarten to graduate school in both regular and special education environments.  Immediately prior to starting at Pacific, Bryan was a fixed-term professor of special education at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota (2010 to 2014) and then worked for two years as a special education teacher in the Hillsboro, Oregon school district (2014-2016).

Director, School of Learning & Teaching (Eugene)
541-632-8803

Dr. Mindie Dieu joined Pacific University in the summer of 2017 as the Director of the School of Learning and Teaching. She has taught in colleges and universities, in middle school, and in the prison system since 2004.

School & Community Partnership Coordinator
503-352-1438

Kate has worked at Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus as the School & Community Partnership Coordinator for the School of Learning & Teaching since March 2016. Her current role includes coordinating placements and placement processes for teacher candidates and practicum teachers, as well as fostering partnerships with K-12 schools and community organizations.

Education Learning Manager
541-632-8815

Jesse is a Eugene native and a Pacific Alumnus. After graduating from the MAT 5th Year Program in 2004, he served as a science and technology teacher at a local middle school before returning to Pacific in 2006. As an Education Technology Specialist, he is responsible for hardware and software setup, equipment checkout, Pacific account administration, and website maintenance. Jesse also provides support for videoconferencing, antivirus and system updates, and student laptops.

Clinical Assistant Professor
503-352-1596

Caitlin McDonnell is passionate about medical speech-language pathology with a special interest in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
503-352-1455

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. has been at Pacific since fall 2013. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in his native Canada and then went on to receive his Master’s degree in in Speech-Language Pathology from Michigan State University. After practicing for four years as a speech-language pathologist in Fort Nelson, British Columbia (at mile 300 on the Alaska Highway), he returned to school and obtained his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is certified as a speech-language pathologist in both the United States and Canada.

Clinical Assistant Professor
503-352-1527

Marcia Frost has served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Education since joining the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015.  She has the distinct honor of growing our future professionals along-side this phenomenal CSD faculty. 

Clinical Assistant Professor
503-352-1524

Melissa is pleased to serve as an Assistant Professor in the School of CSD, supervising graduate students in the delivery of speech-language services in the Pacific University Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics. Her professional interests include working with clients with dementia, aphasia and other cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Admissions Counselor & Data Manager
503-352-1436

Krisha Hall is the Admissions Counselor & Data Manager for Pacific University's College of Education.

Manager of Administrative Services, Early Learning Community
503-352-1481

Shelley Jorgensen is the Manager of Administrative Services in Pacific University's Early Learning Community

Professor
503-352-1459

Catherine E. Kim is a specialist in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), second language acquisition, and bilingualism. 

Student Services Manager
503-352-1430

Katie Lardy joins the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders as Student Services Manager after working for nine years in the Career Development Center at Pacific University as the Assistant Director and Pathways Coordinator.

Assistant Professor
503-352-1631

Dr. Carrie Larson serves as an assistant faculty member and coordinator of the BEd program on the Woodburn campus.

Associate Professor
503-352-1452

Rik Lemoncello is passionate about teaching and clinical practice in the area of adult medical speech-language pathology.

Associate Professor of Education; Special Education Program Coordinator (Eugene)
541-632-8810

Rebecca Lynn's research interests are related to collaboration between general and special education teachers, reflective practices, and the inclusion of students with disabilities.

Associate Professor
503-352-1464

Dr. Mandulak is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Clinical Assistant Professor
503-352-1525

Mary joined the CSD faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor in 2018. Her professional interests include clinical education, language/literacy interventions for school-age students, service delivery in school settings, collaboration, and high quality professional learning.

Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Eugene)
541-632-8809

T. Anil Oommen serves as Assistant Professor, Professional Development School Liaison and Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Education in Teaching and Language Learning on the Eugene campus. Anil teaches in both the MAT and B.Ed Programs on the Eugene campus. He teaches Critical Perspectives on Identity and Social Systems; Critical Perspectives in School Contexts; and Culture, Power & Identity: Becoming a Teacher Leader and Advocate.

Professor
503-352-1458

Richard J. Paxton is a Professor in the College of Education at Pacific University. He has published numerous articles on the Teaching and Learning of History, most notably his innovative research into the influence of authorial voice on students’ comprehension of historical texts.

Professor of Education
503-352-1452

Donna Kalmbach Phillips teaches literacy in the College of Education.

Associate Professor
503-352-1484

Dr. Steve Rhine comes to Pacific University after serving as Professor of Education at Willamette University for 19 years. He received his doctorate from UCLA in Administration, Curriculum and Teaching Studies. Before entering teacher education he taught high school mathematics and was a counselor in Los Angeles, California.

Professor & Director, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
503-352-1432

Helen has served as the Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders since August 2016 and has the pleasure of working with enormously talented faculty who are committed to student learning and to moving the field of speech-language pathology forward through research.

Dr. Cristy Smith
Assistant Professor
503-352-1440

Dr. Cristy Smith is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the School of Learning and Teaching.

Associate Professor
503-352-1468

Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions (Eugene)
541-632-8805

Sara Summers is the Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions for Eugene.

Professor of Education
541-632-8811

Mark Szymanski is a Professor of Education with a passion for learning, technology, and designing learning environments and experiences.

Associate Professor
541-632-8812

Karren Timmermans has 10 years experience teaching in elementary schools and advanced degrees in reading instruction and early childhood literacy.

Associate Professor
541-632-8806

Todd Twyman's research focuses on developing classroom-based assessment to increase K-12 student achievement. 

Student Services & Field Placement Administrator
541-632-8802

Linsay is the Student Services & Field Placement Administrator for the School of Learning & Teaching on the Eugene campus. She joined Pacific in 2017 and oversees student services, field placements, office/facilities management and a variety of administrative duties.

Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-1435

Diana Watkins is an Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions, guiding prospective College of Education students through the admissions process.

Associate Professor of Education; Interim Director, School of Learning and Teaching, College of Education; Curriculum Director, PhD in Education and Leadership Program
503-352-1456

Dr. Zijdemans Boudreau's research areas include eLearning, virtual learning space design, knowledge management, knowledge media, learning communities, and culturally responsive practice.