Faculty & Staff

Our special education faculty are professors and practitioners who are passionate about empowering every student. They bring a wealth of expertise to our learning community, including specialized knowledge in disabilities, human development, diversity, inclusive strategies and classroom management.

They’ve also served as teachers, education specialists, early childhood evaluators, school psychologists – the list goes on. They understand the joys and challenges of the field, and the wisdom and experience they share will hearten and inspire you throughout your career.


Carrie Hall

Associate Professor of Education

Director, Reading Interventionist

Director, Special Education Program

Christine Birch

Assistant Professor of Education

Director of Student Academic Services

Adjunct Faculty

Staci Gaut

Staci Gaut, EdS

School Psychologist

Danielle Pappas

Chair, School Psychology Program

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Former School Psychologist

Elaine Fox

Elaine Fox, EdD

Executive Director of Student Services

Kristin Clarke

Kristin Clarke

School Psychologist

Karen Staben

Karen Staben

Special Education Educator (Retired)