image of COE Dean's office leadership 2023
L-R: Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Zeni Colorado-Resa, Julia Vickers, Laura Lee McIntyre, John Seeley, Sylvia Thompson, Joanna Goode, Lisa Mazzei, Ben Clarke, Leslie Leve, Lisa Fortin, Angie Whalen, Chris Krabiel, Tiffany Yep

Greetings and welcome!

Laura Lee McIntyre Interim Dean

If you join us, I know that you will find your time with us rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable. The good work done here is even made enjoyable because of the good will and hard work of our colleagues and collaborators. We have, for example, the hardest working and most productive faculty of any College of Education. Our staff are skilled, dedicated, and committed to student and faculty success. Our earnest and interesting students bring new ideas and challenges from around the world to their classroom, research, and clinical experiences. Our alumni are thriving and inspiring and mentoring our current students. And our donors constantly humble us with their generosity which provided us with one of the best academic buildings in the country, the HEDCO building. In addition, our donors provide more than $800,000 in annual scholarship dollars for student support.

Our website is most frequently visited by prospective and current students, like you who want to know whether or not our College of Education experience is a good match. Let me help you make a fully informed decision: First and foremost, a degree from our college is recognized by employers as coming from one of the best Colleges of Education in the country. We have long been ranked among the best.

Our students, staff, and faculty researchers are also working on leading-edge solutions to persistent educational challenges such as mathematics and reading interventions, bilingual language development, depression and suicide prevention and intervention, and teacher staffing for tribal communities, among many others. Service and clinical training opportunities abound. Campus-based opportunities to directly improve the lives of individuals are abundant.

In the end, students come here for the curricula. We are prepared to help you become a world-class mathematics teacher, special education teacher, school administrator, speech pathologist, couples and family therapist, or school and counseling psychologist. We will also prepare you for entering graduate school or for direct entry into the workforce. For those who seek a scholarly career, there is no better place to obtain a doctoral degree. Our graduate students have the opportunity to affect change for millions of children and adults by making practice, product and policy breakthroughs. As we like to say, we use research to drive change.

This letter is getting long, so I will end with a personal note. I’m honored to serve the college as dean and am humbled at the work before us. I am deeply committed to our college and know that the people - our faculty, staff, and students – are the heartbeat of our college. I look forward to what's ahead!

Wishing you all success, Laura Lee McIntyre, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Dean & Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor

Leadership Team

Associate Deans

headshot of Chris Krabiel

Chris Krabiel

Associate Dean for Finance and Operations

headshot of Lisa Mazzei

Lisa Mazzei

Associate Dean for Faculty Development

headshot of John Seeley

John Seeley

Associate Dean for Research

headshot of Sylvia Thompson

Sylvia Thompson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

headshot of Angie Whalen

Angie Whalen

Associate Dean for Career Instructional and Clinical Faculty Development



Assistant Deans

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Assistant Dean for Administration

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

Assistant Dean for Administration, Director for Equity and Inclusion

headshot of Zeni Colorado-Resa

Zeni Colorado-Resa

Assistant Dean for Academic Accreditation and Operations


Executive Assistants 

headshot of Holly Christensen

Holly Christensen

Executive Assistant to Dean Laura Lee McIntyre

blank image

Willow Gutierrez

Executive Assistant to the Deans

headshot of Laura King

Laura King

Executive Assistant to the Director of Development

Department Heads 

headshot of Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke

Department Head, Special Education and Clinical Sciences

headshot of Joanna Goode

Joanna Goode

Department Head, Education Studies

headshot of Leslie Leve

Leslie Leve

Department Head, Counseling Psychology and Human Services


Lisa Fortin

Lisa Fortin

Director of Events and Student Recruitment

headshot Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson

Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations

headshot Eric Owens

Eric Owens

College of Education Complex Manager

headshot Julia Vickers

Julia Vickers

Director of Communications

headshot Tiffany Yep

Tiffany Yep

Director of Financial Operations



Institute and Clinic Directors

headshot of Wendy Hadley

Wendy Hadley

HEDCO Clinic Director

headshot of Emily Tanner-Smith

Emily Tanner-Smith

Director, HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice



Learn more about our faculty and staff