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Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Faculty and staff

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Steve Siera
Associate professor, associate dean, MIT director
B.S. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1970; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1984. Siera's expertise is in traditional and alternative assessment, evaluation, statistics and educational reform. He is associate dean and the director of the MIT and professional certification programs.
Office: OM 470

Kathleen Allen
Associate professor
B.S. Oregon State University, 1985; M.S. Portland State University, 1996; Ed.D., George Fox University, 2004. Allen’s expertise is in reading, cognition, spelling and educational leadership.
Phone: 360-438-4501
Office: OM 471

Huabin Chen
B.Ed. Shanghai Teachers' University, 1981; M. Ed., Idaho State University, 1989; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1994. Chen has expertise in the areas of math and science methods, educational technology and environmental science education.
Office: OM 468

Fumie Hashimoto
Professor, MED director
B.A. Eastern Oregon State University, 1992; M.Ed. in bilingual education/ESL curriculum development method, and multicultural education, 1993; Ph.D. in educational leadership and counseling psychology, Washington State University, 1997. Hashimoto’s expertise includes social studies methods, diversity, education law, qualitative/quantitative research practices, and introduction to education.
Phone: 360-438-4330
Office: OM 463

Ann Gentle
Associate professor
B.A.E. Pacific Lutheran University 1959; M.A.E. ibid., 1968; Ph.D. Columbia Pacific University, 1989. Gentle has an extensive background in teaching, counseling, administration, and program development. She is coordinator of the transition to teaching program.
Phone: 360-438-4566
Office: OM 477

Mark Haddock
Associate professor
B.Ed. Western Washington University 1974; M.Ed., Whitworth University, 1976; Ph.D. University of Washington, 1979. Director of school administrator programs. Extensive experience in public schools and program administration. Image of Mark Haddock
Phone: 360-486-8831
Office: OM 466

Belinda Hill
Associate professor
B.S. Clemson University, 1977; M.Ed., Saint Martin’s College, 1986; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999. Hill’s expertise is in early childhood education, technology in education, computer hardware and software use, curriculum and instruction.
Phone: 360-438-4315
Office: OM 473

Leslie Huff
Assistant professor
B.A. University of Washington 1999 (International Studies ); M.A. Eastern Washington University 2005 (English-TESOL); Ph.D. Washington State University 2008 (Education - Language and Literacy Education). Huff’s expertise includes ELL teaching methods, computer assisted language learning, technology-enhanced education, and qualitative research methods. She teaches language acquisition, socio-cultural linguistics, trends and issues in ESL, and arts and movement integration.
Phone: 360-438-4507
Office: OM 465

Cynthia Petersen
B. A. Pacific Lutheran University, 1977; M. A., ibid., 1984; Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 1989. Petersen is director of special education programs for the University and is a specialist in inclusionary programs, learning styles and at-risk students.
Phone: 360-438-4549
Office: OM 461

Eileen Reilich
Associate professor
B.S. University of Idaho, 1980; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1999. Reilich's specialties are in science, math, administration, and curriculum and instruction.
Phone: 360-438-4418
Office: OM 469

Mina Ringenbach
Assistant professor
B.A. The Evergreen State College, 1987; M.A. Saint Martin's University, 1991; ESA Certification Saint Martin's University, 1991. Image of Mina Ringenbach
Phone: 360-438-4503
Office: OM 464

Maureen Siera
Associate professor
B.A. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1972; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 1989. Siera's expertise is in reading literacy and curriculum and instruction.
Phone: 360-438-4520
Office: OM 470

Lou Therrell
Associate professor
B. A. Florida State University, 1960; M. A., Appalachian State University, 1969; Ed.S., University of Georgia, 1971. Therrell's expertise is in reading literacy, reading, language arts and social studies methods. She is the education division's director of field experiences.
Office: OM 467

Dan Windisch
B. A. Western Washington University, 1970; M. S.Ed., Old Dominion University, 1974; Ed.D., Washington State University, 1983. Windisch is director of the master's in education's guidance and school counseling strand. His specialty is school counseling.
Phone: 360-438-4503
Office: OM 464


Faye Barnes
Placement officer
Phone: 360-438-4530
Room: OM 477

Image of Trevor Frederick Trevor Frederick
Placement officer
Phone: 360-438-4530
Room: 477

Master's in Teaching Bailey Craft Bailey Craft
Executive assistant to the
dean of education

Phone: 360-438-4333
Room: OM 476

Fort Lewis Extension Campus:

Image of Mary Snyder Mary Snyder
Program manager—teacher certification
Phone: 253-964-7392
Room: JBLM Main Extension Campus

Centralia Extension Campus:

Image of Carla Jacobs Carla Jacobs
Centralia program manager
Phone: 360-736-9391, ext. 414
Room: Centralia Extension
Centralia Community College
Washington Hall, Room 219

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