The Morgridge College of Education is home to nationally renowned faculty who are considered experts in their respective fields. Our faculty can provide insight and expertise on a variety of subjects ranging from developmental disorders to public policy. A list of faculty experts organized by subject is available below. Questions about subjects not identified in the list can be directed to Lori Westermann.

Faculty Subject Experts

Dr. Frank Tuitt

Associate Professor of Higher Education, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Inclusive Excellence

ftuitt@du.edu, 303-871-2591, KRH 226

Expertise: Higher Education and Access and Diversity

Dr. Tuitt’s research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation. His scholarship critically examines issues of race, Inclusive Excellence and diversity in and outside the classroom from the purview of faculty and students.

Kiyama 100x100Dr. Judy Kiyama

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Judy.Kiyama@du.edu, 303-871-3753, KRH 363

Expertise: Access and Undergraduate Students Programs

Dr. Kiyama’s research examines the structures that shape educational opportunities for underserved groups through an asset-based lens to better understand the collective knowledge and resources drawn upon to confront, negotiate, and (re)shape such structures. Her research is organized in three interconnected areas: the role of parents and families; equity and power in educational research; and underserved groups as collective networks of change.

Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.DDr. Bruce Uhrmacher

Professor of Research Methods and Statistics, Curriculum and Instruction, and the Teacher Education Program

Bruce.Uhrmacher@du.edu, 303-871-2483, KRH 344

Expertise: CRISPA aesthetic learning

Dr. Uhrmacher’s research interests include arts-based research, qualitative research, alternative school settings, curriculum theory and practice, Waldorf education. is a proponent for aesthetic learning experiences and advocates that all educators can enhance their teaching by bringing creativity in to the classroom. Dr. Uhrmacher has been working with Think 360 Arts since 1993 to promote the creative arts in Colorado.

Dean RileyDr. Karen Riley

Dean and Associate Professor of Child Family and School Psychology

Karen.Riley@du.edu, 303-871-3665, KRH 326

Expertise: Special Education and Developmental Disorders

Dr. Riley has been and is currently involved in several psycho-pharmacological studies and other research projects related to fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Particular areas of interest and expertise include assessment and intervention of infants and preschoolers, curriculum development, school consultation, behavioral interventions and low incidence disabilities.

Coleman 100x100Dr. Jeanine Coleman

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education and Child Family and School Psychology

Jeanine.Coleman@du.edu, 303-871-2496, KRH 348

Expertise: Early Childhood Special Education

Dr. Coleman’s research interests include families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, assessments methods for young children, and working with families going through the early intervention/special education processes. She has served as a teacher, advocate, and interventionist for very young children with special needs and their families across the state.

Coleman 100x100Dr. Jeanine Coleman

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education and Child Family and School Psychology

Jeanine.Coleman@du.edu, 303-871-2496, KRH 348

Expertise: Early Childhood Special Education

Dr. Coleman’s research interests include families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, assessments methods for young children, and working with families going through the early intervention/special education processes. She has served as a teacher, advocate, and interventionist for very young children with special needs and their families across the state.

Dr. Denis Dumas

Assistant Professor of Research Methods and Information Science

Denis.Dumas@du.edu, 303-871-4710, KRH 233

Expertise: Student Learning, Cognition, and Creativity

Dr. Dumas’ research research focuses on understanding student learning, cognition, and creativity through the application of latent variable methods, especially multidimensional item-response theory and non-linear growth models. He believes deeply in the power of quantitative research such as this for improving the field’s current understanding of learning, and supporting the academic development of all students. Find out more about his most recent research here.

Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.DDr. Bruce Uhrmacher

Professor of Research Methods and Statistics, Curriculum and Instruction, and the Teacher Education Program

Bruce.Uhrmacher@du.edu, 303-871-2483, KRH 344

Expertise: CRISPA aesthetic learning

Dr. Uhrmacher’s research interests include arts-based research, qualitative research, alternative school settings, curriculum theory and practice, Waldorf education. is a proponent for aesthetic learning experiences and advocates that all educators can enhance their teaching by bringing creativity in to the classroom. Dr. Uhrmacher has been working with Think 360 Arts since 1993 to promote the creative arts in Colorado.

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