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Professor, ESA director
|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
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.
Office: OM 463
|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
Office: OM 471
|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
Office: OM 468
|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.
Office: OM 477
|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
Office: OM 473
|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.
Office: OM 465
|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.
Office: OM 461
|B.S. University of Idaho, 1980; Ph.D.,
Washington State University, 1999. Reilich's specialties are in
science, math, administration, and curriculum and instruction.
Office: OM 469
|B.A. The Evergreen State
College, 1987; M.A. Saint Martin's University, 1991; ESA
Certification Saint Martin's University, 1991.
Office: OM 464
|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.
Office: OM 470
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
|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
Executive assistant to the
dean of education
Room: OM 476
Fort Lewis Extension Campus:
Program manager—teacher certification
Room: JBLM Main Extension Campus
Centralia Extension Campus:
Centralia program manager
Phone: 360-736-9391, ext. 414
Room: Centralia Extension
Centralia Community College
Washington Hall, Room 219