Faculty | MAT In Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching

Graduate Program Chair | Associate Professor

Dr. Bryan E. Cichy-Parker is an Associate Professor and the current Chair of Graduate Programs in the School of Learning and Teaching at Pacific University. Dr. Cichy-Parker has extensive experience in the field of education, having taught general education Spanish Language and Culture for eight years, special education for seven years, and now having worked in teacher preparation since 2005.

Professor of Education

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

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.

Forest Grove Undergraduate Program Chair | Assistant Professor

Dr. Sellers holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University and teaches courses in Educational Foundations, Disability Studies, Research Methods, and Special Education. She is the Program Chair of Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education & Learning and is the advisor for Pacific's minor in Disability Studies. Dr. Sellers sits on the editorial board for Health, Interprofessional Practice & Education and serves as Assistant Editor of Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, the academic journal of The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. Before coming to Pacific, she served as Executive Director of Special Education for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Sellers' scholarship in Disability Studies and Education focuses on the history of education for students with disabilities, curricular and structural inequity in schools and teacher education, and the role of teacher identity and positionality in shaping classroom culture.

Todd Twyman
Professor of Education

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