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Administration and Support

Dean's Office

Jeff Marshall
Acting Dean and Senior Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Christie Ackerman Executive Assistant to the Dean 864-656-4444
Gayla Luff Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean 864-656-7656
Michelle Cook Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs 864-656-5119
Julie Jones Student Services Manager 864-656-5096
Laura Eicher Director, Teacher Residency 864-656-3077
Emily Freeze Program Coordinator 864-656-3191

Department Chairs

Hans W. Klar Professor and Department Chair, Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development 864-656-5091
David S. Fleming Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning 864-656-5088
Debi M. Switzer Professor and Chair, Department of Education and Human Development 864-656-7645 

Accreditation and Assessment

Kent Ellison Director of Assessment and Learning Systems 864-656-7483

Field Experiences and Certification

Leigh Martin Executive Director, Office of Field and Clinical Partnerships and Outreach 864-656-5115
Jennifer Hall Coordinator, Field Experiences and Licensure 864-656-7692
Paula Adams Middle Grades/Secondary Placement Coordinator 864-656-9701
Latasha Chappell Early Childhood and Elementary Education Placement Coordinator 864-656-5095

Graduate Programs

Stephanie Henry Student Services Program Coordinator 864-656-0416
Alison Search Student Services Program Coordinator 864-250-8880

IT Services

Jessica Gray Support Areas: Desktop, network and peripheral support 864-656-5125
Joseph Bradford Support Areas: Desktop, network and peripheral support 864-656-5125

Research Services

Jean McKendry Director of Research Development 864-656-1728
Melinda Fischer Grants Administrator & Manager 864-656-2683

Online Education

April Pelt Director of Online Education 864-712-0405

Personnel and Finance

Regina Carroll Director of Business Relations 864-656-2073
Savannah Bock
Business Officer 864-656-1779
Brooke King Business Center and Grants Manager 864-656-3483
Teresa Kelley Educational and Organizational Leadership Development Business Manager 864-656-3484
Doug Stephens Education and Human Development Business Manager 864-656-4273
Amanda Whitman Teaching and Learning Business Manager 864-656-4274
Kirsten Thomas CoE HR Liaison & Payroll Manager 864-656-2370

Public Relations and Communications

Michael Staton Public Information Director 864-933-0334
Timothy Whims Web Developer 864-350-1777


Margaret Owens Director of Development 864-364-0461
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