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 and supervises student teachers.

Assistant Professor Valerie Allison-Roan 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, and supervises student teachers.

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 and learning and special 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. He teaches science and methods of primary school science and math. He also supervises student teachers.

W. Michael Nailor, director of the Teacher Intern Program, holds an M.S. in secondary English education from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.L.S. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He also holds National Board Certification in K-12 library media. He has been a high school English teacher, staff development specialist and school librarian in local school districts. His interests include the incorporation of digital media and information literacy into high-quality instruction and into K-12 curriculum. He teaches instructional design and other education courses in addition to directing the Teacher Intern Program.