Faculty and Staff Directory


Photo of Dr. Bill Baronak Dr. Bill Baronak Associate Professor

Doctor of Eduacation (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership-West Virginia University Master of Arts, Broadcast Journalism-Point Park University Bachelor of Arts, Communications-Clarion University of Pennsylvania  

Photo of Mrs. Cindy Bartholomew Mrs. Cindy Bartholomew Administrative Associate, College of Education & Human Performance

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Photo of Dr. Leann DiAndreth-Elkins Dr. Leann DiAndreth-Elkins Associate Professor of Special Education/M.A. Ed. Program Coordinator

- Education - Ed.D. Texas Tech University, Special Education M.Ed. Texas Tech University, Special Education M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Student Affairs in Higher Education B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Elementary Education - Professional Experiences - Texas Tech University, Assistant Professor of Special Education University of Texas at Austin & Lubbock-Cooper North & West Elementary Schools, Site Coordinator for Special Education Math Research Project Texas Tech University, Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Project Coordinator for Lubbock Transitional Workforce Development Pilot Project Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Teacher for 4th, 5th, and 7th Grade Language Arts Inclusion Classrooms Texas Tech University, Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Graduate Assistant Texas Tech University, Assistant Director of Student Disability Services Texas Tech University, Originator and Coordinator of TECHniques Center (unique academic support program for students with learning disabilities) Texas Tech University, Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities Frostburg State University, Assistant Director of Residence Life Miami University, First Year Advisor & Program Coordinator for Greek Affairs - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - Research-based Strategies to Transition Students with Learning Disabilities to Collegege 2013, Council for Learning Disabilities International Conference, Austin, TX Transition Assessment & Planning: Quality Methods for Practitioners 2013, Council for Educational Diagnostic Services Annual Conference, Weehawken, NJ Clinically-based Teacher Preparation Program: A Model for Inclusion Practices, Co-presented 2012, Council for Learning Disabilities International Conference, Austin, TX Teacher Perceptions about Implementing RtI for Students with Learning Disabilities, Co-presented 2012, Council for Learning Disabilities International Conference, Austin, TX Experienced Elementary Co-teachers: A…

Photo of Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas Assistant Professor of Education/Community Education Director

- Education - Ed.D. West Virginia University, Education/Curriculum, Literacy, and Cultural Studies M.A. West Virginia University, Foreign Languages M.A. University of Bamberg (Germany), Elementary Education/Art Education B.A. University of Bamberg (Germany), Elementary Education/Art Education - Professional Experiences - West Virginia University, Adjunct Instructor Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Instructor West Virginia University, Office for Diversity & Global Initiatives Graduate Assistant West Virginia University, Department of World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Leuphana University (Germany), Lecturer of German St. Francis Elementary School, German Teacher Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program, Fulbright Scholar - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - Germany: Land of Fairy Tales, Romantic Roads, and Much More… 2014, International Education Month, West Liberty, WV Community Education – Return, Rediscover, Reconnect 2014, Big Ideas, Wheeling, WV Phenomenological Inquiry 2014, College of Human Resources & Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, SCFD 782: Nature of Inquiry, Morgantown, WV The Reggio Emilia Approach – A Link to Community Education as well as Formal & Non-Formal Learning Spaces & Environments?! 2014, Language of Joy Conference, Morgantown, WV Creativity & Education. A Mutually Exclusive Paradox? 2013, WV Art Education Association Conference, West Liberty, WV The Arts-Integrated Curriculum (AIC) in a Rural Appalachian Elementary School in WV and its Positive Impacts 2013, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA Understanding the Sandy Hook School Tragedy 2013, Lyon Tower’s Blue and Gold, Morgantown, WV Phenomenological Inquiry 2012, College of Human Resources & Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, SCFD 782:…

Photo of Dr. David Hanna Dr. David Hanna Associate Professor of Athletic Training/Athletic Training Program Director

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Photo of Ms. Hannah Harnar Ms. Hannah Harnar Instructor of Athletic Training/Clinical Education Coordinator

- Education - Doctoral Candidate-University of Findlay M.S. in Exercise Physiology with concentration in Athletic Training-Kent State University B.S. in Athletic Training-University of Mount Union    

Photo of Dr. Aaron Huffman Dr. Aaron Huffman Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Angela Icard Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Doctoral Candidate, Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction, minor in Literacy-West Virginia University M.S. in Education, minor in Elementary Reading and Literacy-Walden University B.S. in Education, minor in Elementary Education-Ohio University

Photo of Ms. Lou Karas Ms. Lou Karas Director, Center for Arts and Education

M.Ed. from University of Pittsburgh B.A. from Allegheny College  

Photo of Dr. Ryan Koenig Dr. Ryan Koenig Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology/Exercise Physiology Program Director

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Photo of Mrs. Theresa Kowcheck Mrs. Theresa Kowcheck Instructor of Reading

- Education - M.A. Ed. West Liberty University, Multi-Categorical Special Education B.A. West Liberty University, Education - Professional Experiences - Wheeling Country Day School Learning Center, Director Mayerson Academy, Certified Master Teacher Bethany College McCann Learning Center, Learning Specialist SPOKES Program through RESA SIX, Teacher Lyceum Preparatory Academy, Teacher “All for Reading” After-School Tutoring Program, Co-Founder - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA

Photo of Dr. Jason Metz Dr. Jason Metz Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

Ph.D in Exercise Physiology-University of Pittsburgh M.S. in Exercise Science-California University of Pennsylvania B.S. in Exercise Science-Frostburg State University

Photo of Dr. Catherine Monteroso Dr. Catherine Monteroso Interim Dean of College of Education and Human Performance

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Photo of Dr. Rhonda Noble Dr. Rhonda Noble Professor of Health and Physical Education

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA

Photo of Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Stephen Richards Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Photo of Dr. Sarah Schimmel Dr. Sarah Schimmel Associate Professor of Education/Teacher Education Program Director

- Education - Ed.D. Northcentral University, Special Education M.A. California University of Pennsylvania, Advanced Studies in Secondary Education B.A. Bethany College, Elementary Education and Multi-categorical Special Education - Professional Experiences - Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, Middle School Special Education Teacher Elizabeth Forward High School, High School Learning Support Teacher - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - Moving toward Continuous Assessment Improvement with a Unified Leadership and Vision, Co-presented 2011, LiveText National Conference, Chicago, IL Cost-efficient Sensory Strategies in the Classroom, Co-presented 2010, Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN Through the Eyes of Students:  WLU PDS, Co-presented 2010, National Professional Development Conference, Orlando, FL

Photo of Mrs. Sara Sweeney Mrs. Sara Sweeney Director, Graduate Programs

- Education - M.Ed. American Intercontinental University, Leadership of Educational Organizations B.S. West Liberty University, Business Administration, Specialization in Management - Professional Experiences - Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, President & Vice President West Liberty University, Housing and Residence Life Area Coordinator - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - DegreeNow Initiative 2012, Higher Education Policy Commission Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Partnership 2011, West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference, Flatwoods, WV  

Photo of Mrs. Dawn Swiger Mrs. Dawn Swiger Administrative Secretary

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Dr. Irene Van Riper Assistant Professor of Special Education
Photo of Mrs. Kathleen Wack Mrs. Kathleen Wack Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

- Education - TBA - Professional Experiences - TBA - Most Recent Publications and Presentations - TBA  

Photo of Mr. Richard West Mr. Richard West Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

- Education - (anticipated 2018) Ed.D. Kinesiology, Coaching and Teaching Studies-West Virginia University M.S. Athletic Coaching Education-West Virginia University (2010) B.A. Physical Education, Health Education, and Special Education-West Liberty State College (1997)  

Photo of Dr. Meleesa Wohleber Dr. Meleesa Wohleber Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Doctor of Health Sciences M.S. in Kinesiology/Athletic Administration B.S. in Athletic Training