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School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education


Department Staff

Dr. Dan Stiffler

Dr. Dan Stiffler, Department Chair, joined the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education in June, 2014. He has worked in both urban and rural school districts in Kansas, serving as superintendent, assistant superintendent, elementary principal, curriculum coordinator, fine arts director, and personnel director. In addition, Dan has experience as an adjunct college professor, educational consultant, presenter, and clinician in Kansas and the Midwest.

Phone:  620-341-5776

Email:  dstiffle@emporia.edu

  

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

Email:  nalbrech@emporia.edu  

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

Email:  pbland@emporia.edu 

Dr. Brenda Cain, Associate Professor

Phone: 620-341-5215

Email: bcain1@emporia.edu

 

Dr. Edwin Church, Professor

Phone: 620-341-5742

E-Mail: echurch@emporia.edu 

 

Dr. Kirsten Limpert

Dr. Kirsten Limpert,Associate Professor, 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. John Morton, Associate Professor, earned an EdD from the University of Houston, a MEd & BA from Wichita State University.  Dr. Morton began as an Emporia State University associate professor in 2012.  He has experience as an adjunct instructor from 1976 to 2012 at: Hutchinson Cummunity College, Baker University, Southwestern College, Friends University, Wichita State University & University of Houston.  Dr. Morton has been the Superintendent of Schools for the Winfield & Newton Public Schools.  He served as the Wichita Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Communications, Assistant Superinendent for Curriculum Design & Support Services, Area II Superintendent, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, & Principal of Wichita High School West, B.W. Truesdell Junior High School & John Marshall Junior High School, Associate Principal at Wichita High School East, Wichita High School North & W.S. Hadley Junior High School and a Wichita High School Southeast classroom teacher.

Phone:  620-341-5215

E-mail: jmorton@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

Megan O'Brien, Graduate Student Advisor

Megan is a recent MS graduate of ESU.  While completing her graduate studies, she worked as the graduate assistant for the Dean’s Office in The Teachers College, and taught for one year as a graduate teaching assistant in the Psychology Department at ESU. Megan will assist students in the admissions and enrollment process, give guidance in plotting degree plans, and provide students with support and encouragement all the way through to graduation.

Phone: 620-341-5091

Email: mobrien1@emporia.edu

 

Dr. Michael Shimeall, Associate Professor, joined the Educational Leadership Department in 2013, 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.  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:  wschimeal@emporia.edu

Dr. Will

Dr. Jerry D. Will is a professor and joined the faculty in June of 1997, and has 22 years of experience as an administrator and teacher. 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 served on the state-wide Council of Superintendents for two years. 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

Bob Aman, Adjunct

Email: raman@emporia.edu

Heddi Craft, Adjunct

Email:  hcraft@emporia.edu

Dr. Andy Koenigs, Adjunct

Email: akoenigs@emporia.edu

Dr. Mike Maurer, Adjunct

Email:  mmaurer1@emporia.edu

Joan Shoonover, Adjunct

Email:  jpeterson@ksde.org

Dr. Cynthia Seguin, Adjunct

Email:  cseguin@emporia.edu

Carol Strickland, Adjunct

Email: cstrickl@emporia.edu

Lindy Whetzel, Adjunct

Email: mwhetzel@emporia.edu

Missy Nurnberger, Administrative Assistant

Email:  mnurnber@emporia.edu

Phone #:  620-341-5776

Fax #: 620-341-5768

Hours:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Emily Lickteig, Graduate Student Assistant

Email:  easec209@emporia.edu 

Lesley Graves, Undergraduate Student Assistant