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College of Education

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Dean's Office Faculty and Staff

Pam Monroe

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
006 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5526
pmonroe@k-state.edu

Debbie Mercer

Debbie Mercer

Dean
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
006 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5525
dmercer@k-state.edu

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Bio

Dean Mercer has focused her entire professional career on providing service and education to children, youth, and adults. Beginning this journey first as a preschool teacher and soon after as a kindergarten teacher and a K-12 library media specialist in a rural Kansas district, she has worked the last two decades in higher education leadership positions. Providing the vision for K-State's College of Education, we stand poised to strategically contribute to K-State's Vision 2025.

Education
  • B.S. - Family and Child Development, Kansas State University
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Teacher preparation programming; assessment of teaching and learning; accreditation; children's literature; education policy

David Allen

David Allen

Director, Office of Field Experiences
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
201 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6999
dallen@k-state.edu

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Bio

Dr. David Allen has worked with local school districts to enhance the design and delivery of mathematics instruction. He is currently serving as the Director of Field Experiences working with both secondary and elementary school placements and supervision.

Education
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Eastern New Mexico University
  • M.Ed. - Elementary Education (Mathematics), Eastern New Mexico University
  • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics Education, Texas Tech University
Courses
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics Education courses
Research Interests

Problem-based instruction; professional development models; geometry

Kathy Brown

Senior Administrative Specialist
017 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5765
klb@k-state.edu

Paul Burden

Paul Burden

Assistant Dean for Teacher Education
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
007 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5595
burden@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Secondary Education, Buffalo State College
  • M.S. - Secondary Education, Buffalo State College
  • Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Education, Ohio State University
Research Interests

Classroom management and discipline; teaching methods; motivating students; assisting beginning teachers; foundations of education; teacher education

Susan Erichsen

Public Service Administrator I
002A Bluemont Hall
785-532-5551
sle@k-state.edu

Shannon Fox

Budget/Fiscal Officer
003 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5557
sreves@k-state.edu

Jeanette Grauerholz

Administrative Officer
002C Bluemont Hall
785-532-5558
grauer@k-state.edu

David Griffin

David L. Griffin, Sr.

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Director, Center for Student Success and Professional Services
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
785-532-6361
dlgriff@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Physical Education/Health/Social Studies/Biology, Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee
  • M.S. - Secondary Administration, Central Missouri State University
  • Ed.Sp. - Educational Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Ed.D. - Educational Administration, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Multicultural education; students at-risk

Barbara Havlicek

Barbara Havlicek

Director, Center for Rural Education and Small Schools
Event Coordinator, Kansas Educational Leadership Institute
Executive Director, Council for Public School Improvement
346 Bluemont Hall
785-532-7948
barbhav@k-state.edu

Michelle Musser

Accountant I
002B Bluemont Hall
785-532-6288
mmusser@k-state.edu

Susana Prochaska

Associate Executive Director, Council for Public School Improvement
353 Bluemont Hall
785-532-7948
susana@k-state.edu

Kathy Quigley

Administrative Specialist
008 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5595
quig@k-state.edu

Jaishri Ram

Senior Administrative Assistant
345 Bluemont Hall
785-532-7948
jaishri@k-state.edu

Jacqueline Spears

Jacqueline Spears

Director, Center for Science Education
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
447 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5530
jdspears@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Physics, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Physics Education, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. - Higher Education Administration, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Gender issues; rural education

Warren White

Warren White

Director of Assessment
Professor, Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs
312 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6349
wwhite@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Psychology, Fort Hays State University
  • M.S. - Special Education, University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. - Special Education, University of Kansas
Courses
  • Characteristics of Cognitive Disabilities
  • Interventions: Functional Disabilities
  • Transitions in Special Education
  • Administration of Special Education Programs
Research Interests

Career development for children and adolescents with disabilities; transition; career opportunities for children and youth with disabilities; mental retardation; assessment; professional development schools (PDS)