Faculty and Staff

Department Chair : Dr. Jerry D. Will
Senior Administrative Assistant: Anita Davis
Graduate Assistant: Tamara Schardt
Student Assistant: Mindy Griffith

Dr. Nancy Albrecht

Dr. Nancy Albrecht, Professor, joined the ESU faculty in 2001. She teaches graduate students in school leadership and curriculum instruction and is a director of a federal professional development ESL grant. Prior to coming to ESU, she was a high school principal and teacher and has taught internationally in Germany. She was District I Principal of the Year awarded by the Kansas Association of Secondary Schools Principal Association.

Phone: 620-341-5775
E-Mail: nalbrech@emporia.edu

Dr. Bland

Dr. Paul D. Bland, Associate Professor, earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Fort Hays State University and was a teacher and coach for eleven years in Kansas public schools. He earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University. He served as coordinator for secondary education at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky and Director of Teacher Education and Department Chair at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, the Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the American Legion.

Phone: 620-341-5078
E-Mail: pbland@emporia.edu


Dr. Edwin Church, Associate Professor

Phone: 620-341-5742

E-Mail: echurch@emporia.edu


Dr. Climetine Clayburn, Associate Professor

Phone: 620-341-5771

E-Mail:  cclaybur@emporia.edu

Dr. Ervay

Dr. Stuart Ervay, Professor, has been assistant dean, executive director of the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, and director of the Office of Professional Education Services. He led in the creation of school improvement model used in over 1000 school districts around the nation, and has worked with schools, districts, district consortia, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association of Teacher Educators, and other organizations or agencies with the mission of improving teacher education. Dr. Ervay has also written numerous articles and books on school reform and teacher education.

Phone: 620-341-5776
E-Mail: servay@emporia.edu

Dr. Kirsten Limpert

Dr. Kirsten Limpert, Director of the Alternate Route Program, earned a Bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.  She taught high school for 17 years, secondary methods and masters classes at Emporia State University for six years prior to becoming director of the alternate route restricted license program in 2008.  Dr. Limpert also spent ten years in private school administration.  In 1998, Dr. Limpert was chosen for the Teachers College Excellence in Instruction award.  She is on the State Board for Alternate Route Licensure, a member of the National Association for Alternative Certification and a member of Kansas Association of Teacher Educators. 

Phone: 620-341-5654
Email: klimpert@emporia.edu


Dr. Mingchu (Neal) Luo, Assistant Professor

Phone:  620-341-5835

E:mail:  mluo@emporia.edu

Dr. Steve Neill

Dr. Steve Neill, Associate Professor, is a 2002 addition to the Teachers College faculty. He is currently teaching classroom management in both our undergraduate and graduate programs and is the Field Experience Coordinator for teacher preparation. He also teaches a graduate course in educational research and directs the scoring of the Teacher Work Sample. He received his BSED from Pittsburg State with a major in History, his MSED in Secondary Education from Wichita State and his ED.D in Educational Administration from Wichita State. His previous experience includes nineteen years as a high school teacher at Hesston, Concordia and Sumner Academy of Arts and Science and nine years as a building administrator at Burrton, Tonganoxie and Douglass. In 2001, Steve was recognized as KASSP District 4 Principal of the Year and he holds memberships in KASSP, NASSP, USA, Pi Kappa Pi, and Phi Delta Kappa.

Phone: 620-341-5215
E-Mail: sneill@emporia.edu


Dr. Michael Shimeall, Associate Professor, joins the Educational Leadership Department this fall after having served as a teacher and administrator in a variety of school districts in Kansas and Nebraska. He has also taught in an adjunct capacity for the University of Nebraska - Kearney for several years. Dr. Shimeall holds his baccalaureate degree in history from Sterling College and a masters degree in history from Emporia State University. His Ed.D and Educational Specialist degrees are from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In 2008 he was selected Region I Superintendent of the Year by the Nebraska Council of School Administrators and the district was honored as a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently serving on the Nebraska Council for Teacher Education and is president of Southeast Nebraska Distant Learning Contract, a consortium of fifty-seven school districts and partners who work together to provide enhanced learning opportunities for their students.

Phone:  620-341-5742

E-Mail:   wshimeal@emporia.edu

Dr. Will

Dr. Jerry D. Will is a professor and chair of School Leadership and Secondary/Middle School Teacher Education. He joined the faculty in June of 1997, and brings over 22 years of experience as an administrator and teacher to the department. Dr. Will served as superintendent of schools at Burlingame U.S.D. 454 from 1991 to 1997, superintendent of schools at Centre U.S.D. 397 from 1985 to 1991, and building principal at Larned U.S.D. 495 from 1979 to 1985. He taught in a self-contained classroom on the Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota and in an open-classroom in Charles City, Iowa. Dr. Will received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University, a Specialist in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University, a Masters of Arts in Building Level Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Dickinson State University in North Dakota. Dr. Will had completed his second year of a four year appointment to the state-wide Council of Superintendents when he accepted the position of department chair at Emporia State University. Dr. Will has served as a guest lecturer and presented several workshops on effective class discipline and classroom management. Dr. Will is a member of KASA, USA, AASA, and KACD.

Phone: 620-341-5777
E-Mail: jwill@emporia.edu

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