Teacher Education Executive Board


The Teacher Education Executive Board consists of one faculty member from each academic department with undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs, appointed by the department chair, as well as one undergraduate student and one graduate student appointed by the Dean of the College of Education. 

Art Education Diane Kuthy
Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology Karen Pottash
Biology Faith Weeks
Chemistry Sonali Raje
Dance Alison Seidenstricker

Jonathan Vincent (Fall 2023)

Erin Fehskens (Spring 2024)
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Diego Del Pozo (Fall 2023)

Paco Ibarra Martinez (Spring 2024)
History/Social Studies Kelly Gray
Kinesiology Tara Blackshear

Melike Kara (Fall 2023)

Mike Krach (Spring 2024)
Music Education Alicia Mueller
Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences Peggy McNeal
Psychology Candace Aston
Early Childhood Education Lisa Mason
Learning Technologies, Design, and School Library Media Hoda Harati
Elementary Education Tamera Moore
Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Carla Finkelstein
Master of Arts in Teaching, Director Pamela Wruble
Secondary & Middle School Education Jamie Silverman
Special Education Betsy Neville
Uteach Linda Cooper
Graduate Student Association Tyra Waterton (Spring 2024)
Center for Professional Practice Renee Whitby (non-voting)
COE Dean Laurie Mullen
COE Associate Dean Laila Richman
COE Assistant Dean

Gilda Martinez-Alba (non-voting) (Fall 2023)

Vacant (Spring 2024)
Recorder Diane Mello (non-voting)

College of Education Representatives

Name DEpartment
Laurie Mullen Dean, College of Education (Chair)
Laila Richman Associate Dean, College of Education 
Gilda Martinez-Alba Assistant Dean, College of Education


The Teacher Education Executive Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the academic year from 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.


  1. To provide University-wide coordination of undergraduate and graduate programs in Education at Towson University. 
  2. To establish policies for admission to teacher education programs and student teaching/practical experiences with the approval of appropriate Senate committees. 
  3. To establish policies for supervision of student teaching/practica experiences. 
  4. To coordinate departmental policies for field experiences, relations with schools, research activities, advising and placement, and staff development activities associated with teacher education programs. 
  5. To coordinate the development and modification of programs and their integration into the total setting of basic and advanced study for educators and education specialists at Towson. 
  6. To approve all curriculum changes made in required coursework in any of the Teacher Education programs
  7. To assure that changes to required coursework in any of the Teacher Education programs are disseminated to ALL programs.
  8. To serve as a review and referral board for departments, faculty, and students in matters regarding the improvement of the University setting for Education programs. 
  9. To coordinate the collection and dissemination of information regarding relevant research, graduates in the field, results of program evaluations, and trends in basic and advanced programs for educators and education specialists. 
  10. To make recommendations regarding facilities, equipment, and other resources necessary to maintain quality education programs. 
  11. To maintain positive working relationships between the University and school systems and other education agencies. 
  12. To provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.