Dean's Office

Headshot of Dr. Stacey Edmonson

Dr. Stacey Edmonson

Dean, College of Education

Associate Deans

Headshot of Dr. Helen Berg

Dr. Helen Berg

Associate Dean of Student Success and Partnerships
Headshot of Dr. Dustin Hebert

Dr. Dustin Hebert

Associate Dean of Accountability

Assistant Deans

Headshot of Dr. Maribeth Jorgensen

Dr. Maribeth Jorgensen

Assistant Dean of Research, Associate Professor

Executive Staff

Dr. Matthew Olmstead

Dr. Matthew Olmstead

Senior Director of Strategic Operations & Projects

Department Chairs

Headshot of Dr. Kimberly McAlister

Dr. Kimberly McAlister

Interim Chair of Counselor Education
Headshot of Dr. Eric Platt

Dr. Eric Platt

Chair of Educational Leadership
Headshot of Dr. Holly Weimar

Dr. Holly Weimar

Chair of Library Science and Technology
Headshot of Dr. Abbie Strunc

Dr. Abbie Strunc

Chair of School of Teaching and Learning


Jessica Sides

Jessica Sides

Assistant to the Dean
Shelie Coulter

Shelie Coulter

Director of Recruitment & Retention
Erika Sutton

Erika Sutton

Administrative Coordinator I, Travel and Disbursements
Nicole Boston

Nicole Boston

Administrative Coordinator II, Purchasing and Operations
Kerry Berry

Kerry Berry

Coordinator III, Grant Operations
Lidia Gutierrez

Lidia Gutierrez

Communication & Recruitment Coordinator
Misty Rains

Misty Rains

Coordinator III, Special Events and Scholarships

Dean's Office Units


The overall goal of the College of Education Operations (COE) is to strategically align college-wide activities regarding budgetary decisions, communications and marketing, event services, travel, purchasing, and facilities management with department-level, college-level, and university-level strategic initiatives and goals.


The College of Education Communications Hub promotes the mission, vision and values of the college while strengthening our brand and elevating our position in the market. Our office serves as a liaison between the college and multiple university offices.

Event Services

The purpose of the College of Education Event Services is to provide support and direction for all college events.