Department of Educational Leadership
Faculty and Staff


Dr. Jerry JohnsonDr. Jerry D. Johnson, Department Chair
Lydia E. Skeen Endowed Professor in Education
785-532-5535
johnsoj9@k-state.edu



Donna Augustine-ShawDr. Donna Augustine-Shaw, Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
358 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | donna5@k-state.edu


Larry BergeronLarry Bergeron, Lydia E. Skeen Graduate Research Assistant
lbergeron75@k-state.edu



Constance CarpenterConstance Carpenter, Instructor
Fort Leavenworth/K-State Olathe
ccarpen@k-state.edu


Royce Ann CollinsDr. Royce Ann Collins, Associate Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership; Co-Online Program Leader; Fort Leavenworth and Olathe Programs Leader | 913-307-7353 | racollin@k-state.edu


Mary DevinDr. Mary Devin, Professor
Educational Leadership
314 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 |mdevin@k-state.edu


Rick DollDr. Rick Doll, Associate Professor
Executive Director, Kansas Educational Leadership Institute
364 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5515 | rdoll@k-state.edu


Jody EllisJody Ellis, Senior Administrative Assistant
363 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535
foxksu@k-state.edu


Judy FavorDr. Judy Favor, Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership
K-State Olathe
913-307-7362 | jfavor@k-state.edu


Jane FishbackDr. Jane Fishback, Associate Professor
Adult Learning and Leadership
354 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | jfishbac@k-state.edu


Jamie GriffinJamie Griffin, Coordinator
Kansas Educational Leadership Institute
353 Bluemont Hall | jeg14@k-state.edu


Robert HachiyaDr. Robert Hachiya, Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
349 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | rhachiya@k-state.edu


Haijun KangDr. Haijun Kang, Associate Professor
Adult Learning and Leadership
323 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | hjkang@k-state.edu


Jia Grace LiangDr. Jia Grace Liang, Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
321 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | gliang15@k-state.edu


Karen LowKaren Low, Skeen Graduate Assistant
317 Bluemont Hall |785-532-7623
klow@k-state.edu


Jaishri RamJaishri Ram, Senior Administrative Assistant
Kansas Educational Leadership Institute
345 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5758 | jaishri@k-state.edu


Alex RedCornDr. Alex Red Corn, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Coordinator for Indigenous Partnerships
329 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | aredcorn@k-state.edu


David ThompsonDr. David C. Thompson, Professor, Educational Leadership
Elvon G. Skeen Endowed Chair in Education, Distinguished Research Fellow NEFA | thomsond@k-state.edu


Susan Yelich BinieckiDr. Susan Yelich Biniecki, Associate Professor
Adult Learning and Leadership
361 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5535 | susanyb@k-state.edu


Jeff ZacharakisDr. Jeffery Zacharakis, Professor
Adult Learning and Leadership
324 Bluemont Hall | 785-532-5872 | jzachara@k-state.edu


Emeriti Faculty

  • Dr. Gerald Bailey, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. David Byrne, Adult Education
  • Dr. Robert Meisner, Adult Education
  • Dr. Teresa Miller, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Charles Oaklief, Adult Education
  • Dr. Cheryl Polson, Adult Education
  • Dr. Charles Rankin, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Tweed Ross, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Trudy Salsberry, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Robert Shoop, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. G. Kent Stewart, Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Alfred Wilson, Educational Leadership

Adjunct and Partnership Faculty

Paul Berg


COL Paul Berg, Ph.D.

Hiring Our Heroes Fellow


Nozella BrownDr. Nozella Brown, KSU Extension
County Agent, Metropolitan Sector
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


David CulkinDr. David Culkin LTC (Ret), Assistant Professor
Army Command and General Staff College
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


Michael FultonDr. Michael Fulton, Superintendent
USD #512 Shawnee Mission School District
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership


Deb GustafsonDr. Deb Gustafson, Principal, Ware Elementary, USD #475 Geary County
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Liaison – KSU/USD #475 Geary County Leadership Academy


Tom HawkDr. Tom Hawk, Senator
Kansas 22nd District
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership


Nancy KiltzDr. Nancy Kiltz, Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership



Teara LanderDr. Teara Lander, Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership



Amy LoderAmy Loder, Principal, USD #443 Dodge City
Co-Liaison – KSU/USD #443 Dodge City Leadership Academy



Bill MacdonaldDr. Bill Macdonald, Improvement Specialist, USD #501 Topeka Public Schools; Co-Liaison – KSU/Topeka Public Schools Leadership Academy



Bill McCollumDr. Bill McCollum LTC (Ret), Associate Professor
Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


Martha MendozaMartha Mendoza, Principal, USD #443 Dodge City
Co-Liaison – KSU/USD #443 Dodge City Leadership Academy



Tom PawlowskiDr. Tom Pawlowski COL (Ret), Principal Simulation Modeling Engineer
MITRE Corporation
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


John PersynDr. John Persyn CDR (Ret), Associate Professor
Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


Michael SchumacherDr. Michael Schumacher, Assistant Director for Human Resources, USD #512, Shawnee Mission Public Schools; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership; Liaison – KSU/USD #512 Leadership Academy

David VanceDr. David Vance, Associate Professor
Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership


Marvin WadeDr. Marvin Wade, Superintendent
USD #383 Manhattan/Ogden Public Schools
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership


Billie Zabokrtsky-WallaceBillie Zabokrtsky-Wallace, Assistant Superintendent
Teaching and Learning, USD #501 Topeka Public Schools
Co-Liaison – KSU/Topeka Public Schools Leadership Academy


Christy ZieglerDr. Christy Ziegler, Assistant Superintendent, Shawnee Mission Public Schools
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership
Shawnee Mission Cohort/Leadership Academy


Affiliated Researchers

Hobart Harmon

Dr. Hobart Harmon, Leader of Strategic Advancement
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Senior Research Associate, Educational Leadership – KSU