Faculty and staff biographies and contact information

Faculty

Joyce V.S. Westgard
Dean, College of Education and Counseling Psychology,
Associate V.P. of institutional effectiveness
Education:

B.S. Montana State University, 1973; M. S., ibid.; Ed.D., ibid, 1988. Westgard has an extensive background in mathematics education and learning styles of at-risk students.

List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

Phone: 360-438-4333
Email: westgard@stmartin.edu Office: Old Main 476

Kathleen Allen
Assistant professor
Education:

B.S. Oregon State University, 1985; M.S. Portland State University, 1996; Ed.D., George Fox University, 2004. Allen’s expertise is in reading, cognition, spelling and educational leadership.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

Phone: 360-438-4501
Email: kallen@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 471

Huabin Chen
Professor
Education:

B.Ed. Shanghai Teachers' University, 1981; M. Ed., Idaho State University, 1989; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1994. Chen has expertise in the areas of math and science methods, educational technology and environmental science education.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

Phone:360-438-4344
Email: hchen@stmartin.edu Office: Old Main 468

Godfrey J. Ellis
MAC Program director, professor
Education:

B.A. Brigham Young University, UT, humanities (French), 1973; M.S. Brigham Young University, UT, child development/family relations, 1975; Ph.D. Washington State University, family soc./social psychology, 1979; Post-graduate: 26 hours of post-graduate training in psychology, chemical dependency, marriage and family therapy, and French language taken at Oklahoma State University, Saint Martin's University, and Pierce College, 1986-1994. Ellis specializes in marriage and family therapy and cross-cultural and international family interaction, publishing extensively in those areas.
Godfrey J. Ellis
Phone: 360-438-4560
Email: gellis@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 327

Ann Gentle
Associate professor / STAR program director
Education:

B.A.E. Pacific Lutheran University 1959; M.A.E. ibid., 1968; Ph.D. Columbia Pacific University, 1989. Gentle has an extensive background in teaching, counseling, administration, and program development. She is coordinator of the transition to teaching program.

Phone: 360-438-4566
Email: agentle@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 477

Fumie Hashimoto
MED director, professor
Education

B.A. Eastern Oregon State University, 1992; M.Ed. in bilingual education/ESL curriculum development method, and multicultural education, 1993; Ph.D. in educational leadership and counseling psychology, Washington State University, 1997. Hashimoto’s expertise includes social studies methods, diversity, education law, qualitative/quantitative research practices, and introduction to education. 


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4330
Email: fumie@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 463

Belinda Hill
Associate Professor
Education:

B.S. Clemson University, 1977; M.Ed., Saint Martin’s College, 1986; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999. Hill’s expertise is in early childhood education, technology in education, computer hardware and software use, curriculum and instruction. 


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4315
Email: belinda@stmartin.edu Office: Old Main 473

Leslie Huff
Assistant professor
Education:

B.A. University of Washington 1999 (International Studies ); M.A. Eastern Washington University 2005 (English-TESOL); Ph.D. Washington State University 2008 (Education - Language and Literacy Education). Huff’s expertise includes ELL teaching methods, computer assisted language learning, technology-enhanced education, and qualitative research methods. She teaches language acquisition, socio-cultural linguistics, trends and issues in ESL, and arts and movement integration.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4507
Email: Lhuff@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 465

Linda Maier
Assistant professor
Director, school administration program
Education:

B.A., Calvin College, 1977; M.Ed., Western Washington University, 1981; Principal Certification, Western Washington University, 1988; Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington, 2011. Dr. Maier has extensive experience as a teacher in K-12 schools and an instructor and administrator in community colleges. Additionally, Dr. Maier has years of experience in writing, procuring, and administering federal and state grants; developing new workforce programs; and conducting research regarding effective online education. Dr. Maier is the Director of the School Administration Program.



List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-486-8831
Email: lmaier@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 466

Leticia Nieto
Professor
Education:

B.A. George Fox College, OR, 1981; M.S. Azusa Pacific University, CA, 1983, student affairs/human development; Psy.D. Ryokan College, CA, 1987, clinical psychology. Nieto has 20 years of experience in teaching, psychotherapy, performance, training, and consultation. She specializes in expressive arts therapy (with a focus on therapeutic enactment), motivation/creativity, diversity issues, and anti-oppression.
Leticia Nieto
Phone: 360-754-6053
Email: Lnieto@stmartin.edu Office: Old Main 331

Cynthia Petersen
Professor, special education director
Education:

B. A. Pacific Lutheran University, 1977; M. A., ibid., 1984; Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 1989. Petersen is director of special education programs for the University and is a specialist in inclusionary programs, learning styles and at-risk students.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4549
Email: cpetersen@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 461

Eileen Reilich
Associate professor
Education:

B.S. University of Idaho, 1980; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1999. Reilich's specialties are in science, math, administration, and curriculum and instruction.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

Phone: 360-438-4418
Email: ereilich@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 469

Mina Ringenbach
Assistant professor
Education:

B.A. Evergreen State College, 1987; Master of Art in Counseling and Community Psychology, Saint Martin's university, 1990; Institute for Reality Therapy, 1993. Ringenbach has extensive experience in public schools as a school counselor as well as expertise in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory by William Glasser, M.D.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

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Phone: 360-438-4503
Email: ringenbach@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 464

Maureen Siera
Associate professor
Education:

B.A. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1972; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 1989. Siera's expertise is in reading literacy and curriculum and instruction.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)

Phone: 360-438-4520
Email: msiera@stmartin.edu Office: Old Main 470

Steve Siera
Associate professor, associate dean, MIT director
Education:

B.S. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1970; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1984. Siera's expertise is in traditional and alternative assessment, evaluation, statistics and educational reform. He is associate dean and the director of the MIT and professional certification programs.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4589
Email: ssiera@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 472

Lou Therrell
Associate professor
Education:

B. A. Florida State University, 1960; M. A., Appalachian State University, 1969; Ed.S., University of Georgia, 1971. Therrell's expertise is in reading literacy, reading, language arts and social studies methods. She is the education division's director of field experiences.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4335
Email: therrell@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 467

Dan Windisch
Professor
Education:

B. A. Western Washington University, 1970; M. S.Ed., Old Dominion University, 1974; Ed.D., Washington State University, 1983. Windisch is director of the master's in education's guidance and school counseling strand. His specialty is school counseling.


List of professional publications and presentations. (PDF)


Phone: 360-438-4503
Email: dwindisch@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 464

Peggy Zorn
Associate professor
Education:

B.A. San Diego State University, CA, psychology, 1978; Post-graduate U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, multiple subject credential, 1980; M.A. Human Relations Institute, CA, counseling psychology, 1983. Zorn specializes in children and adults who have experienced trauma.
Peggy Zorn
Phone: 360-426-2395
Email: peggyzorn@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 327

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Staff

Faye Barnes
Placement officer
Phone: 360-438-4530
Email: fbarnes@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 477

Sandra Brandt
Administrative assistant
Masters in Counseling and Psychology

Phone: 360-438-4560
Email: sbrandt@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 327
Sandra Brandt

Certification officer
Phone: 360-438-4362
Email:
Office: Old Main 475
 


Bailey Craft
Executive assistant
Phone: 360-412-6156
Email: bcraft@stmartin.edu
Office: Old Main 476
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Fort Lewis Extension Campus:

Mary Snyder
Program manager—teacher certification
Phone: 253-964-7392
Email: msnyder@stmartin.edu
Office: JBLM Main Extension Campus
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Centralia Extension Campus:

Carla Jacobs
Centralia program manager
Phone: 360-736-9391, ext. 414
Email: cjacobs@stmartin.edu
Office: Centralia Extension
Centralia Community College
Washington Hall, Room 219
 
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