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Our faculty have expertise spanning the many diverse fields of education studies. They believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college. This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Kelly Demers

Kelly Demers, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Demers' research reflects her interest and training in curriculum and instruction and urban education. Her research interests include teachers as learners, emergent literacies of bilingual kindergartners, and race and diversity in education.


Terri Greene Henning, Ed.D.
Ed.D. University of San Francisco

Dr. Greene Henning's research interests include teachers' affective qualities relative to teacher effectiveness-teacher "personhood" and the inner landscape of teachers; the spirituality of teaching; teachers as reflective practitioners; developing teachers as researchers; and teacher leadership.

Diana Sherman, Ph.D.

Diana Sherman, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Dr. Sherman's research reflects her interest and training in elementary teacher preparation and mathematics teacher education. Her research interests include preservice teachers and their teaching practice, teachers' mathematical knowledge, and elementary student thinking in mathematics.

Dianna Terrell

Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Terrell's research interests include education policy; the impact of high stakes tests on curriculum, instruction and assessment; civic and democratic education; and the social and political contexts of education.

Professor Aubrey Scheopner Torres

Aubrey Scheopner Torres, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Scheopner Torres' research interests include competency-based education, a K-12 education reform initiative in New Hampshire and many other states across the country, as well as teacher retention, teacher preparation, and Catholic education. Her research interests also include collaborative research, engaging researchers and K-12 practitioners in research projects to help inform practice.

Laura Wasielewski

Laura Wasielewski, Ed.D (Chair/Director of Teacher Education)
Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Wasielewski's research interests include supports for students with disabilities in postsecondary education, models of clinical practice and partnerships and educator preparation.

Part-time Faculty

James Elefante, C.A.G.S.
C.A.G.S. Worcester State College
School Principal, Retired

Professor Elefante supervises teacher candidates during the clinical capstone experience.
Francis Hoell, M.Ed.
M. Ed. Lesley University
School Principal, Retired

Professor Hoell supervises teacher candidates during the clinical capstone experience.
Dan Lafleur, M.Ed.
School Principal

Professor Lafleur supervises teacher candidates during the clinical capstone experience.
Kathleen A. Murphy, M.S.
Manhattan College

Professor Murphy teaches Fundamentals of Teaching Elementary Reading and Math
Michael Orlando, Ed.D. '06
Northeastern University

Professor Orlando teaches the Methods of Teaching Modern Languages course.
Kate Schoedinger, M.Ed.
M. Ed. Antioch New England 
Reading Specialist

Professor Schoedinger teaches Adolescent Literature.
Victoria Stickney, M.Ed.
M.Ed. Boston University
Reading Specialist

Professor Stickney teaches the Elementary Reading methods courses.

Faculty Assistant
Robin Allard
(603) 641-7234

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