At the College of Education and Human Services, you will find a faculty dedicated to students– and their development as future professionals. Our faculty members bring their knowledge and wealth of experiences to the classroom. They bring their fields alive as they integrate their background with their top-quality instruction. Students will find their home here in any of a range of education and human service fields: counseling, education leadership, health education, kinesiology, school librarianship, social work, speech-language pathology, teaching (elementary or middle education, health and physical education, reading, or special education), or therapeutic recreation. All undergraduate programs include significant field experience - providing hands-on opportunities to apply the knowledge gained through the Civitae Core Curriculum and the major courses. Graduate programs build on students’ undergraduate degree, enabling them to excel as professionals. If there is a national accreditation for our programs[1], we hold it – a mark of our excellence!  

Our college also hosts a number of outreach programs:  Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development; Call Me MISTER; Infant-Toddler Connection of the Heartland; Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices; and Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services. Not only do these provide valuable services to the community, but also provide our students with enriching opportunities to grow as future professionals.

The College of Education and Human Services – students’ home for a high-quality education and sound pre-professional experiences!  

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Services

[1] Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Council of Social Work Education, Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs 

Dr. Lissa Power deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Lissa Power deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Interim Dean - College of Education and Human Services
Department Chair
Graduate CSD Program Director
Director, Speech, Language, and Hearing Services
Professor, CSD
SHLS 108

Peggy Ward
Peggy Ward

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(434) 395-2051 

Dr. David Locascio
Dr. David Locascio

Associate Professor, Education
Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services
Hull 141 
(434) 395-2609

Maurice D. Carter
Maurice D. Carter

Director of Call Me MISTER Program
Hull 141