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Welcome new faculty and staff

The VCU School of Education welcomes new faculty and staff to its Ram family. The 2017-2018 academic year promises to be an exciting and memorable one for everyone.

Below is a list of all new faculty and staff who have joined VCU SOE and its centers since spring 2017, including those who were recently named to new positions within the school. Please extend a warm welcome and congratulations to all!

Kellie Alarcon
Infant & Toddler Specialist
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Aurica Liliana Andanut
Lead Teacher
Teaching and Learning
Child Development Center

Bethany Ayers
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Risha Berry, Ph.D.
VCU iCubed Visiting Scholar
Office of the Dean

Tomika Ferguson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Leadership

Nicholas Giambra
Fiscal Specialist
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Donna Gibson, Ph.D.
Chair, Counseling and Special Education

Anna Hebb
VTSS Systems Coach
Counseling and Special Education

Thomas R. Henry
Director of Finance

Kendra Johnson
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Diane Lewis
Program Specialist, Special Education Instructor Grade 2-5
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Jessica Morris
Educational Technology Specialist
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Catherine Randall
Training & Technical Assistance Associate
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Dawn Scott
Fiscal Assistant
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Shannon Smiles-Tharp
Training & Technical Assistance Associate
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Allison Smith
Post-Doctorate Research Fellow
Center for Sport Leadership

Colleen Thoma, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Owen Wachter
Creative Lead and Web Manager
Office of Strategic Communications and Enrollment Management

Ian Watson
Administrative Assistant
Educational Leadership

Aliza Weiss
Career Support Specialist
Counseling and Special Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities

Naomi Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Counseling and Special Education

Jeffery Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership