Childhood Education Department

Shanna M. Jamanis

Shanna M. Jamanis

Associate Professor & Chair
585-389-2622
sjamani9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 257
Bio

Education: B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo; M.S., SUNY at Albany; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Teaching and Research Interests: Autism spectrum disorders, personnel preparation; multiple perspectives and social model of disability; diverse learners; positive behavioral support; pre-service teacher education; instructional design; special education; systemic change.

Ellen Contopidis

Ellen Contopidis

Associate Professor / Graduate Inclusive Childhood Education Program Director
585-389-2916
econtop4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 251
Bio

Education: B.A., Herbert H. Lehman of CUNY; M.S. Ed., SUNY College of Brockport; Ph.D., SUNY, University Center at Albany

Teaching and Research Interests: Special Education, Transition Services, Disproportionality in Special Education, Universal Design for Learning, Interprofessional Education, Assessment in Teacher Education

Molly Keogh

Molly Keogh

Associate Professor, Program Director for Undergraduate Childhood Education
585-389-5179
mkeogh4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 286
Bio

Education: B.A., SUNY College at Buffalo; M.S., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Preservice teacher education; Curriculum; Teachers as reflective practitioners; Use of digital technology in education; Differentiated instruction. 

Kathleen M. DaBoll-Lavoie

Kathleen M. DaBoll-Lavoie

Professor
585-389-2618
kdaboll9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 296A
Bio

Education: B.A., SUNY College at Potsdam; M.S.Ed., SUNY at Binghamton; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Differentiated instruction; Social studies education; Inclusive education; Program development and evaluation; Student learning outcomes.

Kerry A. Dunn

Kerry A. Dunn

Associate Professor
585-389-5138
kdunn4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 229
Bio

Education: B.A., Saint Michael's College; M.A., City College of New York; Ed.D., NOVA Southeastern University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Differentiated instruction; Literacy assessment; Supporting new teachers; Integrating UDL across all learning environments; Community relations: home/school connections; Self-reflection as a means to inform teaching and learning.

Melyssa Lauren Mantell

Melyssa Lauren Mantell

Lecturer
585-389-2947
mmantel4@naz.edu
Catherine Sutera

Catherine Sutera

Lecturer
585-389-2947
csutera3@naz.edu
Nancy Davidson Williamson

Nancy Davidson Williamson

Lecturer
585-389-2947
nwillia5@naz.edu