16 faculty members join MLFTC this fall


Meghan Ensell

Jill Koyama, vice dean and professor: Before joining MLFTC, Koyama was the Ernest W. McFarland Distinguished Professor in Leadership for Education Policy and Reform at the University of Arizona College of Education, where she was director of educational leadership and policy. She also directed the UA Education Policy Center and the Institute for LGBT Studies, and was an associate professor of graduate interdisciplinary programs. 

Cristóbal Rodríguez, associate dean and associate professor: Rodríguez joins MLFTC as associate dean of inclusion and community engagement, and associate professor. He comes to us from Howard University, where he held the position of director of graduate studies in the School of Education and associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. 

Ayesha Boyce, associate professor: Boyce comes to MLFTC from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Research Methodology.  

Evandra Catherine, assistant professor: Catherine was a postdoctoral research scholar at ASU’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. 

Kelly Cutler, clinical assistant professor: Cutler joins MLFTC from Portland State University where she was an assistant professor of practice. 

Lindsie Spengler, clinical assistant professor: Spengler comes to MLFTC from Payne Junior High in Queen Creek, AZ where she taught 8th grade. 

Terrilyn McCoy, clinical assistant professor: Prior to joining MLFTC, McCoy was an administrator for leadership development with the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent. 

Monica Eklund, clinical assistant professor: Eklund joins us from Northern Arizona University where she was a professor in the Health and Sciences Department. 

Laura Nichols, clinical assistant professor: Nichols previously worked as an academic associate and faculty associate with MLFTC. 

Carrie Mabee, clinical assistant professor: Mabee comes from Deer Valley Unified School District where she was principal. 

Samantha Miiller, clinical assistant professor: Miiller joins MLFTC from West Wing School in Peoria, AZ where she taught math to students in grades 7–8 and served as assistant principal. 

Courtney Hartin, clinical assistant professor: Hartin joins us from the Psychology Department at Northern Arizona University where she was a professor. 

April Holton, clinical assistant professor: Before joining MLFTC, Holton was a science education consultant at Making Meaning, LLC. 

Reina Duran, clinical assistant professor: Duran holds over 20 years of experience in higher education, including careers as a teacher, researcher, Vice Provost in technical education, vice president of science and technology in Salvadoran universities, and Chief of Party for RTI International.  

Chonsey Pogue, clinical assistant professor: Pogue comes to us from Bernard Black Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ where he served as vice principal.