UMass Amherst College of Education
See People A-Z for a directory of individuals in the college
Administrative Offices & Contacts
Leading the College of Education with care, transparency, and inclusivity. Come visit us in Furcolo Hall W111. To schedule a meeting with Dean Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, please contact Susan Martin, Assistant to the Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 545-2705
Scholarships, philanthropy, planned giving, annual funds
Budgets, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, pro-cards
Payroll, college personnel hiring, promotion and tenure, additional compensation (add comp), on-campus mail couriering, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Karlee Drumgool - Human Resources Manager: email@example.com
Sara Mutch - Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate and Undergraduate program directors, exploratory track advising, course scheduling, registering, evaluations, practica, independent study, descriptions, grade changes, scholarship applications, credit waivers
Jennifer Randall - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: email@example.com
Shane Hammond - Graduate Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Tyler - Graduate Program Coordinator: email@example.com
Michael Hanna - Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chanti Chanthavong - Academic Advisor for Exploratory Track Students: Chanti@educ.umass.edu
The Department of Education Policy, Research, and Administration (EPRA) promotes scholarship and pedagogy that focuses on leading-edge education policy issues. Our faculty and students engage in research, outreach, learning, and evaluation activities that integrate theoretical perspectives with current issues of policy and practice and they contribute to scholarly discourse, policy deliberations, and leadership development, and broadening of access in education. The programs prepare educators and leaders to critically analyze, interpret, and use information, and to facilitate students becoming agents of their own learning.
Kathryn McDermott - Department Chair: email@example.com
Jennifer Southgate - Department Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Cloutier - Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
The programs in the Department of Student Development (SD) seek a deeper understanding of individuals and groups in formal educational settings. Our students and faculty study individual pupils and their relationships with peers, educators, and families. They also address relationships within and among various social groups and their interactions with educational systems, families, and communities. Through research and scholarship, our faculty and students develop and contribute to innovative program models that broaden accessibility and equity in public education.
John Hintze - Department Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Pierce - Department Administrator: email@example.com
Emily Walker - Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty, students, and alumni of the programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) work to improve public education in Massachusetts and beyond. The department directs K-12 teacher education programs at the undergraduate and master’s level. We conduct research and advanced study that furthers our understanding of teacher education, curriculum development, teaching, and learning. We take a leadership role in developing policy and promoting effective and equitable teacher education, curriculum, and school practices in the commonwealth.
Pre-licensing advising, education minor advising, licensing processes
Online Education programs, curriculum design, instructional development
Tk-20 portfolios, field experiences, assessment reporting
Tk-20 Portfolio System: Voicemail (413) 545-7008, Tk20@educ.umass.edu
Ray Sharick - Associate Dean for Partnerships, Educator Preparation, and Innovation: email@example.com
Ann Stephany - Field Experience Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Heath - Curriculum Coordinator: email@example.com
Gabriel Rodriguez - Director of Assessment for Educator Preparation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Eastman - Clerk: email@example.com
Facilities and Technologies
Director of Financial Services - Wendy Wilde: (413) 545-2789, firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment & Office Supplies
Computers, printers, copier repairs, furniture & equipment removal
see departmental administrators
Educational Technology Services
Classroom technologies, projectors, computer classrooms, video conferencing
(413) 545-6981, email@example.com
Research Centers and Support
Research Services, Grants & Contracts Administration, Proposal Development, Compliance
The Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) conducts research and provides training in the areas of psychometrics, research methods, and educational statistics to promote fair, useful, and efficient educational assessment practices. The Center provides technical expertise in areas such as test development, item response theory applications, equating, standard setting, test selection and evaluation, and program evaluation.
The Center for Educational Policy conducts studies and evaluates programs on topics relating to K-12 education reform and K-16 alignment, access, and outcomes. Convenes policy leadership conferences that bring together legislators, executive branch staff, educators, union leaders, researchers, funders, and other education stakeholders to share research findings and test policy solutions.
The Center for International Education (CIE) engages in implementation and research opportunities in the areas of international development for educational institutions and systems-especially in conflict or crisis contexts, professional development and capacity building, education policy and leadership, nonformal/popular adult education, and internationalizing U.S. education.
The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CSCORE) is dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all children through identifying and developing research-based and effective school counseling practices.
The Center for Student Success Research (CSSR) facilitates research, evaluation, and organizational assessment aimed at promoting postsecondary access and success for underrepresented and understudied student populations.
The Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to the advancement of successful school and post-school outcomes for underserved and at-risk youth.