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Meet the Education Faculty and Staff

Paula Peal, Ed.D
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S. Elementary Education,  College of Saint Mary
M.A. Technology Education,  Lesley College
M.A.  Education Administration,  University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ed.D.  Education Administration.   University of Nebraska at Omaha

ppeal [at] csm.edu
Mary Ritzdorf, Ed.D
Assistant Director, Teacher Education Program
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S. Elementary Education, College of Saint Mary
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Doane University
M.S. Educational Leadership, Doane University
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, College of Saint Mary

mritzdorf [at] csm.edu
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.
Director, Early Childhood Education Program
Associate Professor of Education

B.S. Psychology, Child Development, Iowa State University
M.S. Child Development, Iowa State University
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

mfelton [at] csm.edu
Deanna Acklie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
dacklie [at] csm.edu
Jennifer Rose-Woodward, Ed.D
Associate Professor of Education

B.S. Elementary Education, Psychology, Dana College
M.S. Education, Literacy, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, College of Saint Mary

jrose-woodward [at] csm.edu
Lois Linden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education

B.S. Pre-Nursing, Midland Lutheran College
M.S.N. Family Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Education, University of Minnesota
Ed.D. Education, College of Saint Mary

llinden [at] csm.edu
Kristi Preisman, Ph.D.
Director, Doctor of Education Program
Associate Professor of Education

B.A. Secondary Education, University of Nebraska, Kearney
M.A. Secondary Education, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas, Austin

kpreisman [at] csm.edu
Colleen Kocsis
Certification Officer & Education Fieldwork Coordinator
ckocsis [at] csm.edu