Master of Arts in Teaching Faculty

Professor of Education, School of Learning & Teaching (Forest Grove)

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

Headshot of Jenelle Braun-Monegan
Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Braun-Monegan has worked as an educational researcher and program evaluator, school psychologist (in Oregon, California, and Alaska), program specialist, and doctoral committee chair. She holds licenses in school psychology and administration, and is a registered counseling intern in the state of Oregon. She is currently a visiting Professor at Pacific University in Eugene Oregon.

Professor of Education

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)

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

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).

Associate Professor of Education; Special Education Program Coordinator (Eugene)

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


Christine Macfarlane leads the special education program and has been involved in exploring innovative ways to use technology in the classroom and with distance learners.

Assistant Professor; TAG Program Coordinator; MAT Program MS/HS Strand Coordinator (Forest Grove)

Ann Matschiner is a former teacher, staff development specialist, and school administrator with particular expertise in instructional strategies and skills, authentic assessment, and curriculum.


Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Eugene)

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.


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

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 of Education

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

Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

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

Anita Zijdemans
Professor of Education & Director, School of Learning and Teaching, Forest Grove

Dr. Zijdemans Boudreau completed her doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada, specializing in applied cognitive science, learning technologies, and human development. She has been involved in teacher education since 1995, teaching courses such as Critical Perspectives in Education, Educational Research, Human Development & Applied Psychology, & Educational Technology.