Education Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Sarah Jensen
Office Assistant

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday-Friday: 700 AM - 12:30 PM


Jenna Cook
Lecturer in Education

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
By appointment.

Dr. Rebecca Dierking
Associate Professor of English Education

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
MW 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Also by appointment

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Dr. Erin Joyce
Assistant Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition, MAE French

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
M - F - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Virtual - Contact by email


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Dr. Christopher Maglio
Professor of Education, MAE Foundations and Assessment

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Other times by appointment. 

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Dr. Amy Norgard
Associate Professor of Classics, MAE Latin

Monday & Thursday 3:00-5:00, or by appointment

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Beverly Peters
Lecturer in Education, MAE Special Education

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Other times by appointment.

Dr. Jay Self
Professor of Communication

Fall 2023 Office Hours
MWF - 2:30p to 3:30p;
TR - 10a to 11:30a;
and by appointment.
(It is best to make an appointment. Please e-mail me.)

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Dr. Martha Strange
Assistant Professor; Program Director for Special Education

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Other times by appointment.

Kristin Van Rie
Lecturer in Education

Fall 2023 Virtual Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. M. Elsa Leggett
Associate Professor of Counseling

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 - 4 and 6 - 7. Central Time

Zoom Virtual Office Link: Visit w Dr. Leggett

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Dr. Caitlyn Ybarra

Monday: 8am - 2pm CST 

Wednesday: 11am - 2pm CST

**By appointment

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Tyler Bichsel
Teaching GTRA

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday/Wednesday: 5:30 - 6:50 PM


The MAE program inspires me to explore education through immersive experiences. The instructors constantly encourage me to contemplate and construct my own philosophy of education, and then urge me to apply it in diverse and challenging situations.

Matthew M., Math & Physics Double-Major/MAE