Academics at Fort Lewis College

Faculty profiles

Dr. Chiara Cannella
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Culturally responsive and anti-bias education 
  • Sociocultural research on education  
  • Race, culture & equity in education 
  • Qualitative research methods  
  • American Indian education  
  • Social justice 
  • Academic identity 
  • Counter-hegemonic research methods  
  • Critical pedagogy 
  • Participatory action research and community-based research  
  • Youth development 
  • Civic identity and activism  

Education 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2009 
  • M.A., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2004 
  • B.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 1996 

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Dr. Lorien Chambers Schuldt
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Elementary literacy development
  • Reading and writing instruction
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Classroom discourse
  • Feedback and formative assessment

Education 

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University, 2014 
  • B.A., American Studies, Wellesley College, 1999 

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Dr. Elizabeth Dorman
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Research on teaching 
  • Teacher education 
  • Educational leadership 
  • Graduate teacher licensure programs 
  • Education in urban contexts  

Education 

  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1987 
  • M.A., Prescott College, 2000 
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007 

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Dr. Richard Fulton
Dean of the School of Education and
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Alternative Schools Curriculum and Strategies
  • Montessori Charter School Policies and Practice
  • Service Learning in Schools and Colleges
  • High School Small Learning Communities

Education 

  • Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1997 
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1992 
  • B.S., The George Washington University, 1981 

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Dr. Kristine Greer
Associate Dean for the School of Education and
Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Child care and early childhood education 
  • Educational management 
  • Multicultural family focus 
  • Working with visually impaired children 

Education 

  • Ed.D., New Mexico State University, 2004 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, 1994 
  • B.A., California State University, Bakersfield, 1987 

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Dr. Suzanne Null
Associate Professor of Education

Expertise 

  • Curriculum and instruction 
  • Teacher education 
  • Professional development 

Education 

  • Ph.D, The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010 
  • M.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997
  • B.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994

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Dr. Kay Hensler Phelps
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • STEAM pedagogy 
  • Home, school, and community partnerships 
  • Culturally responsive family engagement 
  • Arts integration 

Education  

  • Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University, 2010
  • M.A., Adams State College, 1985
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1979 

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Dr. Di Ann Ryter
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise

  • Social sciences education
  • Multiculturalism
  • International education

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2012
  • M.Ed., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2006
  • B.A., Kearney State College, 1994

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