13 faculty members join MLFTC this fall


Meghan Krein

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College adds faculty with expertise in social justice, privilege, oppression, and race and colorism, among others.

Geoffrey Borman, Foundation Professor: Borman comes to MLFTC from University of Wisconsin – Madison where he was a professor, researcher and the director of the University's Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program. His area of expertise is K–12 education policy, applied statistics and research methods.

Carlos Casanova, assistant professor: Casanova joins us from ASU’s School of Sustainability where he was a postdoctoral research associate. Guided by nearly a decade of professional work with historically marginalized social groups in community-based organizations, Casanova’s questions about education and society often focus on social justice, youth activism, healing, pedagogy and curriculum, and power, privilege and oppression.

Shyla Gonzalez-Dogan, assistant professor: Prior to joining MLFTC, Gonzalez-Dogan taught at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. She also has experience teaching in the K–12 school system and has been a school administrator. Her work primarily focuses on race and colorism, identity, migration and community-based education.

Karen Koellner, associate professor: Koellner comes to MLFTC from Hunter College where she was a professor of math education. Her research focuses on mathematics teacher learning and students’ mathematical thinking, and the impact of professional development on teachers’ knowledge, instructional practices and student achievement. 

Jordana Arnett, clinical assistant professor: Arnett joins us with expertise in special education.

Bradley Bostick, clinical assistant professor: An employee of ASU since 2007, Bostick has been working as an instructional coach with the iTeachELLs grant.

Jessica Button, clinical assistant professor: Button specializes in language and literacy. 

Jenny Crandell, clinical assistant professor: Crandell has been promoted from academic associate. 

Stasia Hubbell, clinical assistant professor: Hubbell was an adjunct professor with MLFTC. 

Jennifer Huber, clinical assistant professor: Huber joins us from Northern Arizona University. 

Shari Nolan, clinical assistant professor: Nolan has been promoted from instructor. 

Nikki Powell, clinical assistant professor: Powell joins MLFTC from Deer Valley Unified School District school, bringing with her 10 years of leadership experience extending from dean of students to assistant principal to the principalship.

Stephanie Smith, clinical assistant professor: Smith was promoted from academic associate.