Education Faculty

Associate Professor Anne Reeves, department head and director of the secondary education program, holds a Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include secondary literacy and teacher education. She teaches introductory courses and secondary education courses.

Assistant Professor Valerie Allison-Roan, Assistant Professor of Education, earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from the University of Utah in 2006.  Prior to joining Susquehanna in the fall of 2008, she had worked as a junior high language arts teacher and elementary principal for 21 years. Her research interests include teacher development, critical reflective thinking, discourse analysis, and new literacy studies. She is currently teaching Literacy II and Methods of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Education. 

Assistant Professor David McLaughlin earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Susquehanna in 2010, he taught science and mathematics at international schools in Colombia, Turkey, and Thailand. His research interests include students' funds of knowledge and the educational experiences of nondominant populations.

Wayne Heim, director of the Teacher Intern Program, holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University, an M.S. in Science Education from Florida Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Educational Administration from New Jersey City University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education from Widener University. In his 36 years in public education, he has served as a teacher, supervisor, building-level administrator and district-level administrator.

Lecturer in Education Mary J. Fair, director of the elementary education program, earned an M.Ed. from Millersville University. She holds certification in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has taught and been an educational consultant in K–12 public education, as well as at the college level. Her educational interests include brain research, literacy and English language learners. She teaches literacy, senior methods and other education courses and supervises student teaching.

Visiting Assistant Professor Michael Hayes earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Counseling Psychology from Marywood University and completed a clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds certification as school psychologist, school counselor, and chemistry teacher. He is licensed in Pennsylvania as a psychologist and is engaged in private practice. His research interests include dyadic stress and coping to normative and non-normative life events as well as school-based behavioral health services and learning opportunities for academically at-risk youth. He teaches courses in cognition & learning and special education.