Alumni, Emeriti and Friends

Listed Alphabetically

  • Rex J. AllenRex J. Allen - Friend of the College

    "When a learner lights up and says, 'Ah ha,' then I'm truly happy." For the last 30 years, Rex Allen has helped many thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations worldwide to change, to learn better and faster, to be happier, and to work more productively.

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  • Roger K. AllenRoger K. Allen - Friend of the College

    Roger K. Allen's purpose is to bring enlightenment, love, and goodwill to all people he meets. He offers a rare set of skills to help people do deep and transformative work to reach their full potential. Using his engaging style, Roger has facilitated hundreds of workshops and seminars, making an impact on tens of thousands of people by creating a safe and yet honest environment from which to elicit high levels of personal accountability and achievement.

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  • C. Kay AllenC. Kay Allen - Alumnus, B.S. Educational Psychology

    Kay Allen's greatest love was working with people and helping them solve problems. Consistent with these interests, in 1952 Kay Allen graduated with a BS in psychology from Brigham Young University, followed by an MS from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah in 1957. He then became deeply involved as the Director of Professional Relations for the Utah Education Association and ran for the Utah House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket. From 1963 to 1967 he served as Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives.

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  • Martha Hales BallMartha Hales Ball - Alumna, M.S. Educational Studies

    Martha Hales Ball taught Social Studies for 26 years in the public schools of Utah and California ages 12 to adult. She was the Director of the Utah 3Rs Project (Rights, Responsibility, Respect) from 1999-2009. Ms. Ball graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in History and a Master's degree in Educational Studies. She is listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers.

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  • Sally BarlowSally Barlow - Alumna, PhD Educational Psychology

    Sally H. Barlow, Ph.D., has taught in the Psychology Department at Brigham Young University for 33 years where she received the Karl Maeser Award for Excellence in teaching. She has co-edited 2 books, and authored a third, published many articles and books chapters.

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  • Lee BecksteadLee Beckstead - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    Dr. Lee Beckstead graduated in 2001 from the Educational Psychology department in counseling psychology. He received his internship training from the University of Utah's Counseling Center (UCC) and his postdoctoral training from the UCC and the University of California-Berkeley's Counseling and Psychological Services.

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  • Terrel Howard BellTerrel Howard Bell - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    "There are three things to emphasize in teaching: The first is motivation, the second is motivation, and the third is (you guessed it) motivation." Terrel H. Bell, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1981-1985

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  • Milton BennionMilton Bennion - Professor Emeritus University of Utah

    Milton Bennion served as Dean of the University of Utah's College of Education from 1913 to 1941, after joining the faculty in 1901 as a professor of philosophy. As education's longest serving Dean, he had an extraordinary influence on the college's early development. Milton Bennion Hall was dedicated in his honor in 1960.

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  • John W. BennionJohn W. Bennion - Friend of the College & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    John W. Bennion is an education consultant. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Utah and received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Educational Administration and Philosophy of Education. He has worked as a full time clinical professor of Educational Administration and Urban Education in the College of Education at the University of Utah.

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  • Dianne Asmus BettisDianne Asmus Bettis - Alumna, B.A. Humanities

    Dianne Asmus Bettis graduated from the University of Utah in 1962 with a major in English Literature. Her first job was teaching English at Rio Linda High School in the Grant district, and thirty-seven years later she retired from this same district.

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  • Kim BurninghamKim Burningham - Alumnus, B.S. Language Arts

    Kim Burningham has been a leader in education in Utah for nearly three decades, first as an elected representative in the Utah legislature, and then as member of the Utah State Board of Education, where he served for an unprecedented seven years as Chairman. As Chairman, Burningham was the leader of a legal challenge to the state's legislatively-mandated private school voucher program and was the foremost campaign advocate for the subsequent statewide voter referendum on the controversial issue.

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  • Chad A. CarpenterChad A. Carpenter - Friend of the College

    Chad A. Carpenter is the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Ogden City School District (13,000 students). Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Chad was the Associate Director of Human Resources for Granite School District and oversaw the HR functions of Granite's 64 elementary schools and nearly 1,800 elementary teachers.

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  • Kimberly Miller CarsonKimberly Miller Carson - College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Kim was actively involved in the Utah School Boards Association and served on several District and Summit County-related committees and served as a District facilitator for interest based decision-making training. Kim is excited to continue her passion for education through her association with the University of Utah College of Education's Advancement Board.

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  • Bill ChildBill Child - Alumnus, B.S. Elementary Education

    William H. "Bill" Child serves as Chairman of the Board of R.C. Willey Home Furnishing. Under his management, the company has grown over the past 52 years from one employee to over 3,000 employees, from a 600-square-foot store to 14 large stores in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California, with an annual sales volume of over $800 million.

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  • Douglas L. ChristiansenDouglas L. Christiansen - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Douglas L. Christiansen is Vanderbilt University's vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions, as well as assistant professor of public policy and higher education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt's Peabody College.

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  • Julia L. CookJulia L. Cook - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    "In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world." Julia often used children's books to enhance her classroom lessons. She is now well-recognized as a national award-winning children's book author. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become "better."

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  • Andrea J. CoxAndrea J. Cox - Alumna, Utah State Teaching License

    Andrea J. Cox currently serves as the Utah Scholars Program Coordinator within the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) for the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and has held this position for two years. A year previous to her current position she served as the Utah Scholars Program Assistant within USHE. She has also held positions at Brigham Young University Independent Study and briefly at Liberty Academy Charter School as a secondary English teacher.

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  • M. Judith CrockerM. Judith Crocker - Alumna, M.S. Educational Psychology & Ed.D. Educational Administration

    Judith Crocker is Director of Manufacturing Education Affairs at the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET). She leads MAGNET's efforts to work with regional educational institutions to help them identify and address the education and training needs of manufacturers.

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  • Candace Cartwright DeeCandace Cartwright Dee - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    Throughout her career, Candace has been involved with the Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP) and The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Candace has received both the School Psychology of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award from her colleagues in UASP. She has served on the boards of Utah Children, Children's Justice Center, The Children's Center, Red Butte Gardens, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.

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  • Gary DelucchiGary Delucchi - Alumnus, B.S. Special Education

    Gary Delucchi's extensive insurance experience spans 28 years. During those years he has held positions as a casualty underwriter, account executive, and Vice President for two brokerages. Gary's main goals are to provide his new and existing clients excellent customer service and the best coverage for their needs.

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  • Linda DixonLinda Dixon - Friend of the College

    Linda Dixon taught biology and chemistry for forty years in high schools and community colleges in the Sacramento, California area. She is a retired Professor of Biology from American River College, and also is an active member of the Foundation Board at ARC which is dedicated to raising money to benefit needy ARC students.

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  • Clifford J. DrewClifford J. Drew - Professor Emeritus University of Utah

    Clifford J. Drew was Associate Dean for Information Technologies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Utah. He was also a Professor in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology. Dr. Drew published on many topics in special education and related areas, having made over 100 contributions to the professional literature.

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  • Linda Poulson DunnLinda Poulson Dunn - Alumna, B.S. Health/Secondary Education & M.Ed. Educational Administration

    Linda began her teaching career in secondary education upon graduating from the College of Education at the University of Utah in 1981. From the outset she was naturally drawn to community partners, service-learning and community engaged teaching - even before those terms were coined. This greatly infuenced her future as she became familiar with community needs and the benefits partnering provided to the learning process.

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  • Cleone EcclesCleone Eccles - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    Cleone Eccles was a native of Fairview, Utah. A well-known philanthropist and civic leader, Cleone strongly influenced the philanthropic efforts of the Eccles family at the U and throughout Utah.

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  • Robert Lee ErdmanRobert Lee Erdman - Professor Emeritus University of Utah

    Robert was recruited by the U of U to develop and chair the Department of Special Education in 1966. He became Dean of the Graduate School of Education in 1976, returning to the Department of Special Education in 1983, retiring in 1987. He held numerous leadership positions at the university, state, national and international levels. Bob spent his career as a mentor and advocate for the educators of Utah and across the nation who sought to improve the lives of handicapped and disabled children.

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  • Lily EskelsenLily Eskelsen - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education & M.Ed. Educational Studies

    Lily Eskelsen is President of the National Education Association. She is one of the highest-ranking labor leaders in the country and one of its most influential Latino educators.

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  • Cecelia FoxleyCecelia Foxley - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Psychology & College of Education Advancement Board Chair

    After having served for over 10 years as Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education and Chief Executive Officer to the State Board of Regents, Dr. Cecelia ("Cece") H. Foxley completed a three-year Regents Professorship in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Utah. Prior to her appointment to the position of Commissioner, she served as the Deputy Commissioner, and the Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs.

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  • Doug GoldsmithDoug Goldsmith - Alumnus, Ph.D., Educational Psychology

    Douglas Goldsmith is the Executive Director of The Children's Center, a private not for profit agency serving the mental health needs of families with children under the age of 8 years. His tenure with The Center began in 1979 as a volunteer during his college years. After obtaining his doctorate in 1988, he returned to The Center as a staff psychologist, and became the Executive Director in 1995.

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  • Mark C. HamptonMark C. Hampton - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Policy

    Mark Hampton serves as Associate Dean for Management and Finance in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as treasurer of the Curry School Foundation.

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  • Ann HartAnn Weaver Hart - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Ann Weaver Hart is the 21st President of the University of Arizona, a role she assumed in July 2012. President Hart received three degrees from the University of Utah: a bachelor of science and master of arts in history, and a doctorate in educational administration.

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  • Stephen H. HessStephen H. Hess - Alumnus, M.Ed. Instructional Systems and Learning Resources & Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Stephen Hess is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the University of Utah responsible for operations, governance and strategic direction of campus academic, administrative and research Information Technology (IT). He is also the CIO of Utah System of Higher Education where he leads the other colleges in statewide IT initiatives.

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  • Dixie Snow HeufnerDixie Snow Heufner - Alumna, M.S. Special Education & J.D. Law

    Dixie Snow Huefner's interests in public policy and public education led to a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College, an M.S. in special education and a J.D. from the U. She joined the special education faculty at the U. in a clinical role in 1977.

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  • Chris HillChris Hill - Alumnus, ME.D Educational Administration; Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Just 37 years old when he was appointed as Utah's director of athletics, Chris Hill, Ph.D., has spent the last 26 years developing the school's athletics department into one of national prominence. He was instrumental in Utah's invitation to join the Pac-12 Conference in the summer of 2010.

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  • Deneece HuftalinDeneece G. Huftalin - Alumna, PhD Educational Leadership and Policy

    Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin is currently serving as the President at Salt Lake Community College and feels privileged to have served the students of Salt Lake Community College for more than two decades.

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  • Mickey IbarraMickey Ibarra - Alumnus, M.Ed. Special Education

    For Mickey Ibarra, advocacy has always been a way of life. It was in that role he honed the leadership skills that led him to the White House senior staff of President Bill Clinton, the creation of his own business and the development of the Latino Leaders Network.

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  • Heidi Hayes JacobsHeidi Hayes Jacobs - Friend of the College

    Heidi Hayes Jacobs is Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc. She is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction.

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  • Ardeth KappArdeth Kapp - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    Author and lecturer, Ardeth holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a masters in curriculum development from Brigham Young University.

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  • Heber KappHeber Kapp - Alumnus, B.S. Secondary Education

    Heber graduated from Davis High School in 1943. He served an LDS mission in the Western Canadian Mission, followed by studies at Weber State and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in June of 1955. He then pursued graduate studies at Utah State University.

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  • Richard KendellRichard Kendell - Alumnus, M.Ed. & Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Richard Kendell received his bachelor's degree in English from Weber State University and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration at the University of Utah. He has worked as a high school English teacher and as a faculty member and associate dean in both the College of Education and the Graduate School at the University of Utah. He served as Superintendent of Davis School District in Farmington, Utah and as Utah Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction. Richard has also worked in private industry as research and development director for WICAT Educational Systems and as a project manager for hospital and health care facilities for the Boyer Company.

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  • W. Rolfe KerrW. Rolfe Kerr - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    W. Rolfe Kerr graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University and a PhD degree from the University of Utah. He has made significant contributions to both public and private education, having served as Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education and Commissioner of Education for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  • Al KubatAl Kubat - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    Dr. Kubat has over thirty years experience incorporating evidenced-based treatment--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy--with aspects of Christian Counseling.

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  • Judith L. LyonJudith L.Lyon - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education; M.Ed. Special Education

    Dr. Lyon has been involved in higher education for more than 40 years, working in two multi-college community college systems, including the second largest; a public state university; and a large, multi-campus land grant research university.

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  • Agi M.PlenkAgi M.Plenk - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    Agi established The Children's Center in 1963 when she saw a growing need for a specialized preschool for children struggling with emotional issues, utilizing the group therapy and play techniques she had developed over the years. As the Executive Director, Agi served for the next 23 years, conducting annual fundraising efforts and overseeing the expansion to additional locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

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  • Chelsea MaloufChelsea Malouf - Alumna, B.A. Human Development and Family Studies; College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Chelsea Malouf graduated from the U with a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. She then attended Pepperdine University and earned her Master of Arts in Education. Chelsea returned to Salt Lake and began teaching elementary school in the SLCSD.

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  • Trisa Jensen MartinTrisa Jensen Martin - Alumna, M.Ed. Teaching & Learning & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Trisa has been involved in education for the past 30 years. She taught in Davis County schools for 13 years. In 1998 she became an adjunct faculty member at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). She has also worked as the Associate Director of Adjunct Issues with the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center at SLCC for three years. She received a Disabilities Resource Center Accessibility Awareness Award at SLCC for creating an environment conducive to learning for students with disabilities.

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  • James MartinJames Martin - Alumnus, M.Ed. Teaching & Learning; EdD Educational Administration

    Dr. James Martin earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2008. He is the current principal of Mountain View Elementary. James created and leads a group of Salt Lake administrators called Leaders for Equity and Social Justice.

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  • Keith W. MartinKeith W. Martin - Alumnus, M.Ed. & Ph.D Educational Administration & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Dr. Keith W. Martin is Director and Chief Export Officer of International Sales for Martin Door Manufacturing, a Utah Manufacturer of garage doors. Martin has door installations in over 80 countries through a network of distributors. In 1995, the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown presented Martin Doors with the President's E-Award for Excellence in Exporting.

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  • Walter McPhieWalter McPhie - Professor Emeritus, University of Utah

    Walt loved teaching. He taught in the public schools of Utah and California 1953-1957; and held professorial rank and/or administrative positions at Brigham Young University 1959-63; Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1963-65, 1967-68, 1970; and University of Utah 1965-96.

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  • George L. Miller, Jr.George L. Miller - Jr. - Alumnus, B.S. Special Education

    For Dr. George L. Miller, Jr., dedication to educational excellence led to a visit with the President of the United States. Dr. Miller, who received his PhD in education from the University of Utah in 1964, was Vice President of Lesley College and part of a team invited to the White House in May 1979 by President Jimmy Carter.

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  • Scott D. MillerScott D. Miller - Alumnus, M.S. & Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence - external link, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health. He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference."

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  • Rie Rogers MitchellRie Rogers Mitchell - Alumna, M.S. Counseling/educational Psychology

    Rie Rogers Mitchell came to the University of Utah as a sophomore after one year at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She selected the University because of its wide and varied curriculum, and her grandmother, who had received a teaching diploma from the University in the 1890s, spoke so highly of her experience there. Rie received a B.S. degree in social science and a M.S. degree in counseling/educational psychology at the College of Education.

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  • Aubri MoenchAubri Moench - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Aubri graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Elementary Education and worked as an elementary school teacher in Salt Lake City, Charlottesville, VA and Palo Alto, CA. In 2010, she designed and implemented an original tutoring program dedicated to improving reading skills of struggling readers and training community volunteers.

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  • William MorganWilliam Morgan - Alumnus, B.S. Elementary Education

    Dr. William L. Morgan is the Founder of Morgan Educational Technology Integration Assessment Activities (2002-present). An alum of the U of U (Elementary Ed, 1986), he has also completed a Ph.D. (2003) in Educational Research and Evaluation from USU and many additional degrees and endorsements.

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  • Karen MorganKaren Morgan - Alumna, B.S. Secondary Education & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Senator Karen Morgan was first elected to the Utah Legislature in 1998. She served five terms in the House of Representatives and is currently serving her first term in the Utah Senate. She is the Minority Whip. She has championed key issues such as education, literacy, healthcare, economic development and child protection.

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  • June NebekerJune Nebeker - Alumna, B.S. Teaching & Learning

    June counts herself fortunate to have had so much contact with students of all types and believes she has learned as much from them as they may have from her. She feels very fortunate to have had her own educational background which has allowed her to try new teaching experiences which have enhanced her life.

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  • Bonnie NelsonBonnie Nelson - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    After having completed her academic studies in Elementary Education, Mrs. Nelson devoted twenty seven years of teaching experience in the Salt Lake and Granite school districts. She had served in several professional campus offices, including Secretary of the Junior Class, Vice President of Alpha Chi Omega, and Secretary of Mortar Board, in which organization she was elected President of the Mortar Board Alumnae Association in 1969. Mrs. Nelson was also voted in as President of the Beehive Honorary Alumnae Association.

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  • Matt NelsonMatt Nelson - Alumnus, B.S. Special Education

    Matt graduated from the U in 2005 with a B.S. in severe/profound and then worked primarily at Parkside Elementary as team leader. He completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Utah in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2012, and soon thereafter became the Principal at Grant Elementary, where he still works.

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  • Barry L. NewboldBarry L. Newbold - Alumnus, B.A. Teaching and Learning

    Dr. Barry L. Newbold was Superintendent of Schools for Jordan School District, a suburban district of nearly 50,000 students and over 4,500 employees located in the southwestern part of the Salt Lake valley. His over 34 years in education spanned a diverse spectrum including elementary teacher, reading and math specialist, principal, director of evaluation and program services as well as superintendent of schools. In addition, he has taught at the college and university level.

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  • L. Jackson NewellL. Jackson Newell - Professor Emeritus University of Utah

    Jack Newell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah and President Emeritus of Deep Springs College in California, where he served from 1995 to 2004. He continues to write and teach social ethics and educational leadership philosophy at the University of Utah, and American history in the Venture Program for adults seeking a second chance at the Horizonte Center in Salt Lake City. He also serves on the boards for the Utah Humanities Council, the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, the McMurrin Lectures, the Withrow Lectures, and the Virgin River Land Preservation Association.

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  • Peter Michael NicholasPeter Michael Nicholas - Alumnus, Ph.D. Educational Psychology

    I have received my Bachelor's of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, a Master's of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, all from the University of Utah. I currently work at the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism as the director of the program. Our goals at the Pingree Center is to help prepare children for the social, developmental, physical, language, and academic skills so necessary for successful transition into public or private classroom settings.

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  • Megan Madigan PeercyMegan Madigan Peercy - Alumna, Ph.D. Teaching & Learning

    Dr. Peercy Ph.D., is an associate professor in Applied Linguistics & Language Education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Peercy has experience as an ESOL and Spanish teacher across a variety of ages and contexts, ranging from pre-K through adults.

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  • Marilyn Lunt PhillipsMarilyn Lunt Phillips - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education & College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Marilyn Phillips has devoted her life to service in educational, community, and humanitarian causes. In addition to her B.S. in elementary education, she holds a master's of education from Westminster College and a graduate certificate in Educational Administration from the U's College of Education.

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  • Carmen Boyden PingreeCarmen Boyden Pingree - Alumna, M.S. Special Education

    Carmen Boyden Pingree received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah, in History and Special Education/Political Science respectively. Her master's degree thesis was the Identification of Previously-Unidentified Individuals with Autism in Utah. She was a consultant in Autism Genetic Studies for UCLA, Stanford University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah Autism Research Program. She has numerous national publications on the topic of autism.

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  • Debbie PiperDebbie Piper - Alumna, B.A. Elementary Education

    Debbie was recognized with the 2010 Arts Education award from the Homer (Alaska) Council on the Arts for her outstanding accomplishments, service and promotion of the arts. She has been teaching elementary school for 34 years.

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  • Angela Haseltine PozziAngela Haseltine Pozzi - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    In the last 10 years I have seen the pristine Oregon beaches of my childhood become cluttered with plastic pollution. My response to this reality has been through mixed media sculptures. I now see the essential purpose of my work is not only to create strong aesthetically sound sculptures, but also to bring awareness and dialogue about the oceans' environmental issues. I believe the power of the arts can carry urgent messages forward into the public eye.

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  • Mary Anne PraterMary Anne Prater - Alumna, Special Education

    Throughout the years in higher education Dr. Prater has been a productive researcher and writer. Her research interests include effective teaching strategies for students with mild to moderate disabilities, multicultural special education, special educator teacher preparation, and disabilities as portrayed in children and young adult literature.

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  • Debbie ReidDebbie Reid - College of Education Advancement Board Member

    Debbie is the Founder and Director of Bikes For Kids Utah. Currently Debbie works for Recovery Ways, a residential treatment center for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Murray, UT.

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  • Ernest RoseErnest Rose - Alumnus, M.S. Special Education & Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Ernest Rose is Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Rose has been the director of six U.S. Department of Education funded projects in the areas of special education and drug free schools and communities. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues related to children and adults with disabilities and is the co-author of Growing Up: The Transition of Students with Disabilities to Adult Life. Dr. Rose has also been a frequent presenter at national education conferences, and he has won a citation for his excellence in teaching.

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  • Vivian ShellVivian Shell - Alumna, Secondary Licensure

    Vivian Shell has taught middle and high school mathematics in the Salt Lake City School District for 15 years. She has spent the past 4 years at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education, teaching and helping build a school for diverse learners.

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  • Florence Rose Krall ShepardFlorence Rose Krall Shepard - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    Florence Rose Krall Shepard is Professor Emerita of Educational Studies at the University of Utah, where she taught educational, environmental and feminist studies.

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  • Beverley Taylor SorensonBeverley Taylor Sorenson - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

    Beverley Taylor Sorenson developed a rich legacy of love and support for arts education in Utah. She was instrumental in reinvigorating elementary arts education at institutions of higher education that prepare classroom teachers and teaching artists to teach the arts. Her work with area schools helped develop a renewed effort to insure Utah children have a complete education that includes sequential K-6 arts education.

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  • David Sperry Professor EmeritusDavid Sperry - Professor Emeritus University of Utah

    Doctor Sperry's affiliation with the College of Education began 51 years ago when he first enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University in the summer of 1962. He went on to obtain a bachelor's degree and secondary education certificate. His professional career began as a secondary school social studies teacher.

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  • Marilyn SpiegelMarilyn Spiegel - Alumna, M.Ed. Education/Teaching

    Marilyn Spiegel joined Wynn Resorts, Limited in December 2010 as president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the properties. Previously, Spiegel occupied the position of president of Bally's, Paris and Planet Hollywood.

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  • Dawn StevensonDawn Stevenson - Alumna, Administrative Certificate

    Dawn Stevenson is the Coordinator of K-12 School Counseling and Career Awareness and Student Services at the Utah State Office of Education. She has been a leader in the nearly state-wide Utah Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program since August 1998. Prior to that time, she was a counselor at Provo High in Provo, Utah, one of two programs receiving national recognition in the 1998 US Army Planning for Life Awards.

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  • Ruth StrampeRuth Strampe - Alumna, B.S. Education

    The basis for my love of teaching young people and the accomplishments I have been able to achieve in my 92 years of life are directly related to the guidance and learning provided to me during my college years at the University of Utah. My memories are as vivid as if they happened yesterday!

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  • Paula M. SwanerPaula M. Swaner - Alumna, M.S. Educational Psychology

    Dr. Paula Swaner has been a member of Utah's psychotherapeutic community since 1963 when she volunteered at Granite Mental Health, Utah's first community mental health center. She was employed there during her training and afterward. She also worked at the Second District Juvenile Court and has a continuing private practice.

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  • Mathilda UribeMathilda Uribe - Alumna, ESL Endorsement

    Mathilda is Escalante Elementary's Science Specialist, training all pre-kindergarten through six grade teachers on inquiry based science along with teaching in the classroom fulltime, serving as the English Language Development Specialist, and being a site teacher educator for the University of Utah.

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  • Betsy Siddoway VanDenBergheBetsy Siddoway VanDenBerghe - Friend of the College

    Betsy VanDenBerghe became a member of the College of Education's Advancement Board in 2012. Her interest in education began of necessity when her Master's degree scholarship entailed an English composition teaching position with little pedagogical training and two years of autodidactic attempts to help flailing student writers improve.

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  • Susan VickreySusan Vickrey - Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education & M.Ed. Educational Administration

    Susan started her career in education working for Davis School District as an elementary teacher and later became the principal at Kaysville Elementary. In 1992, she moved to San Francisco when her husband was appointed as the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts for California. Susan continued her career in California accepting a principal position in Redwood City School District. Her second year in the district she started a K/1 Spanish Immersion class on her campus.

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  • Martha Ovando VillanuevaMartha Ovando Villanueva - Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Administration

    As an Agency for International Development (AID) Fellow, Martha received a Bachelor's of Bilingual Elementary Education (1975) and a Master's of Educational Administration (1976) from the New Mexico Highlands University. After working for the Ministry of Education in Bolivia, in association with the Agency for Educational Development (AED), she received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (1981) from the University of Utah, under the tutelage of Dr. Lloyd E. McCleary.

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  • Olene WalkerOlene Walker - Alumna, PhD Educational Administration

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Last Updated: 10/12/17