Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education Faculty

Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
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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
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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)
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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.

Associate Professor of Education; Special Education Program Coordinator (Eugene)
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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
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Todd Twyman's research focuses on developing classroom-based assessment to increase K-12 student achievement.