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Faculty

Our faculty have expertise spanning the many diverse fields of education studies.

Our faculty believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college.  This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Prof. Kris Allen

Kris Allen, Ed.D.
Ed.D. University of Idaho

Professor Allen’s research interests are in teacher preparation, mentoring teachers along the professional development continuum and elementary mathematics education.

She teaches Children’s Literature, Mathematics Methods for Elementary Teaching, and the methods courses during the clinical capstone semester including Methods of Reading and Math and Methods in Science and Social Studies. Additionally, she supervises teacher candidates during the elementary teaching clinical capstone experience.

Kelly Demers

Kelly Demers, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Demers' research reflects her interest and training in curriculum and instruction and urban education.  Her research interests include teachers as learners, emergent literacies of bilingual kindergartners, and race and diversity in education.

She teaches Language, Literacy and Assessment Across the Curriculum, Theoretical Perspectives in ESOL, Assessment in ESOL, Methods of Teaching ESOL, Integrating Arts into Teaching, and Multicultural Perspectives in Public Schools.

Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell

Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Terrell's research interests include education policy; the impact of high stakes tests on curriculum, instruction and assessment; civic and democratic education; and the social and political contexts of education.

She teaches Curriculum and Assessment and supervises the Sophomore Early Field Experience (SEFE).

Professor Aubrey Scheopner Torres

Aubrey Scheopner Torres, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Boston College

Dr. Scheopner Torres' research interests include competency-based education, a K-12 education reform initiative in New Hampshire and many other states across the country, as well as teacher retention, teacher preparation, and Catholic education. Her research interests also include collaborative research, engaging researchers and K-12 practitioners in research projects to help inform practice. 

 She teaches Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching, Children’s Literature, and supervises teacher candidates during the elementary teaching clinical capstone experience.

Laura Wasielewski

Laura Wasielewski, Ed.D (Chair/Director of Teacher Education)
Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Wasielewski's research interests include effective teacher preparation, supports for students with disabilities in postsecondary education, and mentoring and induction of new educators.

She teaches Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Education, Education Internship and Supervised Student Teaching.

Part-time Faculty


James Elefante, C.A.G.S.
C.A.G.S. Worcester State College
School Principal, Retired

Professor Elefante supervises teacher candidates during the clinical capstone experience.
Theresa Greene Henning, Ed.D. Candidate
University of San Francisco

Professor Henning teaches the Methods of Teaching English Language Arts courses.
Francis Hoell, M.Ed.
M. Ed. Lesley University
School Principal, Retired

Professor Hoell supervises teacher candidates during the clinical capstone experience.
Kim Round, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
Director, Instructional Technology

Professor Round teaches Integrating Technology into Teaching.
Kate Schoedinger, M.Ed.
M. Ed. Antioch New England 
Reading Specialist

Professor Schoedinger teaches Adolescent Literature.
Victoria Stickney, M.Ed.
M.Ed. Boston University
Reading Specialist

Professor Stickney teaches the Elementary Reading methods courses.

Faculty Assistant
Jennifer Theroux
(603) 641-7234