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. 

Department/Title Representative
Art Education - Undergraduate Kay Broadwater
Art Education - Graduate Ray Martens
Early Childhood Education Lisa Mason
Educational Technology and Literacy Suzanne Obenshain
Elementary Education Lijun Jin
Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Ron Thomas
Secondary & Middle School Education David Vocke
Special Education Michelle Pasko
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Director Pamela Wruble
Dance Sandra Perez
Music Education

Melissa McCabe

Biology Faith Weeks
Chemistry Sonali Raje 
Mathematics Mike Krach
Physics Astronomy and Geosciences Deepika Menon
English Marlana Portolano 
Foreign Languages Paco Martinez Ibarra / Lea Ramsdell
History Kelly Gray
Psychology Craig Rush
Social Sciences Bob Rook
Health Science Deitra Wengert
Kinesiology Tab Uhrich
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Karen Pottash
Undergraduate Student TBD
Graduate Student TBD

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.