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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty & Staff

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Office Location: Armstrong Hall 313

For general questions about our programs, contact Brenda Andre:

Who We Are

The faculty in KSP are active scholars, presenters and workshop facilitators. Please see a list of some of our recent scholarly activity:  Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Research, & Service

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Name & Email    Photo Research, Professional, & Academic Interests  

Johnson Afolayan

Office: AH 301P
Phone: 507-389-5668

  • Human life span development
  • Motivation and student empowerment for learning
  • Human multicultural development
  • Adolescent development

Qijie "Vicky" Cai

Coordinator- M.S. Education Technology (MSET)

Office: AH318D
Phone: 507-389-1439

  • Instructional design and technology
  • Feedback design in online environment
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Technology Leadership

Carrie Chapman

Coordinator- Undergraduate Licensure

Office: AH 312H
Phone: 507-389-5210

  • Co-teaching (you can find Dr. Chapman's new book on co-teaching here)
  • Disproportionality issues within special education
  • Curriculum
  • Student engagement

Anne Dahlman

Currently reassigned to the Honors Program as Director.

Office: MH 265
Phone: 507-389-5703

  • Culturally responsive teaching & learning (you can find Dr. Dahlman's recent book chapter on collaboration for English Learners here)
  • Intercultural communication
  • ESL program evaluation

Kitty Foord

Coordinator - M.S. Teaching & Learning

Office: AH 318B

Phone: 507-389-1607

  • Professional learning communities (you can find Dr. Foord's book on PLCs here)
  • Assessment and data-driven decision making
  • Collective efficacy
  • Leadership for change
  • Assessment of teacher effectiveness

Stephanie Hanson

Assistant Professsor

Office: AH 318F
Phone: 507-389-1390

  • Human life span development
  • Effective Classroom Management
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Disproportionality in Special Education
  • Differentiation of Curricular and Instruction
  • Behavior Intervention Programs (PBIS)

Patricia Hoffman

Office: AH313
Phone: 507-389-1965

  Patricia Hoffman
  • Disproportionality in special education
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Complexity theory and systems change in education
  • Professional and organizational development 

Deborah Jesseman

Coordinator - School Library & Information Studies Program (SLIS)

Office: AH 318A
Phone: 507-389-5662

  Deborah Jesseman
International Collaborative Curriculum Project

Teresa Kruizenga

Coordinator - Graduate Teacher Licensure and MAT

Office:  AH318G

Phone:  507-389-1777

  • Literacy practices of teachers and learners in K-12 schools
  • Literacy across disciplines
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
  • Anti-oppressive education
  • How "culture" and "cultural difference" play out in the practices of schools, teachers, and students

Scott Page 

Department Chair

Office: AH318J              

Phone: 507-389-1788

  • Integration of technology into pedagogy;
  • Online education - course design,  and facilitation;
  • Science education and STEM related fields

Mark Savignano

Assistant Professsor

Office: AH 318C
Phone: 507-389-5664

  • Technology integration into the classroom. 
  • Education Technology and STEM related fields

Amy Scheuermann

Office:  AH318E

Phone: 507-389-6325

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Math Interventions
  • Instructional Practices
  • Differentiation

KSP Administrative Assistant

Office: AH 313
Phone: 507-389-1965

Adjunct Instructors