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Meet our faculty and staff

Faculty members in Franks School of Education are experienced educators. All have been involved in many positions during their public school careers, and offer you insights based on these experiences. They are knowledgeable and caring educators.

Karen S. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dean, Franks School of Education
Associate Professor
260.665.4219
hamiltonk@trine.edu
B.Ed. – University of Toledo
M.A. – Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. – University of Toledo

Sally W. Simpson, Ph.D.
Professor
260.665.4212
simpsons@trine.edu
B.A. - Colby College 
M.S. - Northern Illinois University
Ph.D. - Florida State University

Amy M. Alexander
Assistant Professor
260.665.4295
alexandera@trine.edu
B.S. - Bowling Green State University 
M.Ed. - Bowling Green State University
NBCT - National Board Certified Teacher

Anthony M. Kline , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
260.665.4536
klinea@trine.edu
B.S. -Ball State University 
M.A. -Ball State University
Ph. D. -Ball State University      

Debra Van Rie, Ph.D.
Professor
260.665.4253
vanried@trine.edu
B.S. - Indiana University   
M.A. - Indiana University       
Ph.D.  Bowling Green State University  


Adjunct Faculty
Kathy Aldrich
Maria Hallman
Richard Knapp
Annette Peckham
Shawn Snyder
Amanda Stout
Rebecca Thompson
Jan Wilson


University Supervisors          
Rita Deller          
Sally Lanier          
Marcia Powers
Dr. Debra Jones


Franks School of Education Office
Mechelle Snyder-Bruns
Administrative Assistant
26.665.4121
snyderm@trine.edu
A.B.A. - Trine University
B.S.B.A. - Trine University