Transforming Potential. It's a Trine thing.

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
B.Ed. – University of Toledo
M.A. – Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. – University of Toledo

Sally W. Simpson, Ph.D.
B.A. - Colby College
M.S. - Northern Illinois University
Ph.D. - Florida State University

Amy M. Alexander
Assistant Professor
B.S. - Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. - Bowling Green State University
NBCT - National Board Certified Teacher

Anthony M. Kline, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S. - Ball State University
M.A. - Ball State University
Ph.D. - Ball State University

John Fiandt
Assistant Professor
B.S. Ed. – Ball State University
M.A. – University of Notre Dame

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
A.B.A. - Trine University
B.S.B.A. - Trine University