Faculty members in the education department at Valparaiso University excel at educating the next generation of teachers and school psychologists.

The faculty’s many academic qualifications, combined with years of experience in PreK-12 schools, constitute a department that emphasizes professional preparation, grounded in educational research and applied to extensive clinical practice in area schools and educational institutions.

Renee Baratta

Coordinator of Professional Partnerships and Licensure

Lauren Barker

Visiting Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Lydia Brauer

Associate Professor of Education

Victoria Brockett

Academic Advisor and Assessment Coordinator

Michelle Friesen-Carper

Coordinator of Field Placement and Lecturer in Education

Robert Clark

Co-Director of MSEED, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Sheryl DeMik

Assistant Professor of Education

Melissa Desjarlais

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Shannon Dubois

Co-Director of MSEED and Assistant Professor of Education

Maryann Dudzinski

Associate Professor of Education

John Fantuzzo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Kevin Gary

Associate Professor of Education and Department Chair

Sara Golomb

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Christina Grabarek

Associate Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Ruth Johnston

Lecturer in Education

Yoshiaki Nakazawa

Assistant Professor of Education

Lisa Pappas

Administrative Assistant for the Education Department

Laurie Snell

Director of Professional Educators Partnership

Jan Westrick

Professor of Education

Christi Wright

Visiting Instructor in Education



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