Friday, September 07, 2012

Four new clinical-track faculty members join the School of Education

Tags: coolican, deans updates, keren-kolb, overton-adkins


I am pleased to share the news that we have four new clinical-track faculty members at the SOE. One of these faculty members joins us from another institution and three represent a transition into the clinical-track by lecturers or research associates.

Betty Overton-Adkins joins us as a clinical professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE). Her interests include student success and institutional effectiveness within U.S. minority-serving institutions. She previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spring Arbor University.

Maria J. Coolican was appointed as an assistant clinical professor in Teacher Education with a focus on world language instruction. Her interests and expertise include second language acquisition theory and practices, student teacher learning and development, and the role and phenomenon of failure in preservice teacher education. She previously served as lecturer and project director for the Ann Arbor Languages Partnership at the SOE.

Liz Keren-Kolb was appointed as an assistant clinical professor in Teacher Education with a focus on educational technologies. Her interests include engaging students in education and educational opportunity through use of their own technologies. She previously served as a research associate at the SOE.

Rachel Wannarka was appointed as an assistant clinical professor in Teacher Education with a focus on exceptionalities. Her interests include the preparation of beginning teachers to provide instruction that meets the needs of a wide range of students in inclusive classrooms. She previously served as a lecturer and research associate at the SOE.

Please join me in welcoming Betty to the SOE community and congratulating Maria, Liz, and Rachel on their new roles.
 

Liz Kolb is Clinical Associate Professor

Maria J. Coolican is Clinical Associate Professor

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