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Adjunct Faculty
The quality of the courses and internships offered at the Warner School is further enhanced by the participation of a number of expert practitioners and faculty from other institutions in the roles of instructor or co-instructor for specific courses or internship supervisors.

These adjunct faculty members are selected to complement the expertise of the tenure-track and clinical-track faculty for the benefit of Warner students.

The following list includes only a subset of the people who will be serving as adjunct faculty.

Jennifer Ashton
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Jennifer Ashton teaches courses in the inclusion teacher preparation program. Certified in both elementary and special education, Ashton has worked in several school settings, including as a special educator of children with learning and emotional disabilities and a teacher in an elementary classroom piloting a program in inclusive education. Her dissertation research examined the relationship between co-teachers in a secondary-level inclusion classroom.

Norman Burnett
M.A., Northern Michigan University
Norman Burnett teaches courses in the higher education program related to minority student affairs administration. He serves as assistant dean of the College and director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs and the Higher Education Opportunity Program at the University of Rochester.

Kathy Conezio
Ed.D. candidate, University of Rochester
Kathy Conezio teaches courses and supervises student teachers in the early childhood teacher preparation program. Conezio is an experienced preschool teacher who has implemented the ScienceStart! curriculum in her classes. Since 2001, she has worked in various capacities on several externally funded projects that refined, tested, and provided professional development for the ScienceStart! curriculum. Conezio is a doctoral student at Warner.

Emanuel Contomanolis
Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Emanuel Contomanolis teaches courses in the higher education program. Contomanolis has more than 30 years of career services experience and currently serves as the associate vice president and director for co-op and career services at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His research interests include faculty roles in cooperative education, student learning outcomes, and higher education organization and governance.

Mary-Beth Cooper
Ph.D., Michigan State University; D.M., Case Western Reserve University
Mary-Beth Cooper teaches courses in higher education administration, leadership, and student development theories. She currently serves as vice president for student affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Prior to RIT, she held administrative positions at St. John Fisher College, Michigan State University, and the University of Rochester.

Jon Derek Croteau
Ed.D., Boston University
Jon Derek Croteau teaches courses in the educational leadership program related to higher education advancement. He currently serves as a senior consultant for an international, retained executive search and leadership consulting firm where he works with universities and colleges around the country on recruitment, leadership transition, succession planning, and human capital management. Croteau has published and presented materials on topics relevant to the education industry, including educational advancement and human capital management.

Rick Crummins
J.D., Fordham University
Rick Crummins teaches courses in the higher education program related to higher education law. He serves as senior counsel in the Office of University Counsel at the University of Rochester.

Michael Doughty
Ed.D., University of Rochester
Michael Doughty teaches courses in the educational leadership program related to data-driven school improvement. He currently serves as the assistant superintendent for instructional technology at Monroe #1 BOCES where he is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and directing the technology services department and its staff of nearly 150 people. He previously served as an elementary school principal for ten years and before that a fifth grade and high school mathematics teacher.

Jonathan Feldman
J.D., New York University
Jonathan Feldman teaches courses in the educational policy and theory program related to K-12 education law. He is a senior attorney with the Empire Justice Center where he represents parents and students in education cases. He has taught education law at Seton Hall Law School and has served as visiting professor at Syracuse Law School, where in 2007 he was acting director of the Disability Rights Clinic.

Mike Ford
M.Ed., The College at Brockport
Mike Ford teaches courses in the K-12 school leadership program. He is a school leader with eleven years experience as the superintendent of schools for the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central Schools. Ford currently serves as a national board member of the National Center for Education, Research, and Technology, and is a past-president of the National Staff Development Council.

Irene Garrick
Ph.D. candidate, University of Rochester
Irene Garrick teaches courses in assessment and evaluation in the counseling and human development program. Garrick is a New York State certified school psychologist and has her NYS limited permit in Mental Health Counseling. She has taught graduate level courses and is currently a Ph.D. student in the counseling and counselor education program at Warner. Garrick’s research focus has been on depression, grief, and multiple losses in the geriatric population.

Maynor G. González
Ph.D. candidate, University of Rochester
Maynor G. González currently teaches the ED 406 Master's Research Methods course at Warner. As a researcher on past NIMH and NIH funded programs, he is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. He is one of two current consultants for the Quantitative Consultant Services at Warner, were he assists doctoral students with their statistical concerns. During the academic year, he provides free workshops to all students at Warner aimed at increasing their knowledge, skills, and confidence in using quantitative methods. The workshops cover a range of topics, including quantitative study design, data cleaning, and theory. His research focuses on the psycho-social determinants of health and well-being.

William Graf
Ed.D., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Columbia Pacific University

Elizabeth Hallmark
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Elizabeth Hallmark teaches courses in arts theory and practice in Warner's elementary education program. She has been a teaching artist in schools for over 20 years, designing professional development training for K-12 teachers through her work with Aesthetic Education Institute, Empire State Partnerships, and Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts. From 2000-05, she directed her dance company, Hallmark Danceworks, and was the Rochester coordinator of interdisciplinary workshops for adult artists through The Field, a New York City arts service organization. Hallmark has received numerous grants from New York State Council on the Arts, The Field, and Rochester Area Community Foundation for her work in performing arts and arts-in-education.

Verna Hazen
M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Verna Hazen teaches courses in the higher education program related to financial aid administration. She serves as assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mark Lavner
Ed.D., University of Rochester
Mark Lavner teaches courses in the educational leadership program related to K-12 school leadership, curricular and instructional leadership, and school governance. Lavner, who has served as a school leader for nearly 20 years, currently holds an administrative position in the Canandaigua City School District.

Drema Lipscomb
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Drema Lipscomb teaches courses in the higher education program related to minority student affairs administration. She has served in faculty and administrative positions at the University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and others.

Stephanie Martin
M.S., SUNY Geneseo
Stephanie Martin teaches courses in the mathematics teacher preparation program. She is the mathematics outreach coordinator in the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform where she supports area schools in their efforts to provide research-based mathematics instruction. Martin, who brings 14 years of experience as an elementary and special education teacher, coordinates and facilitates professional development as well as provides content-focused coaching to teachers in their own classrooms.

David McAdam
Ph.D., University of Kansas
David McAdam teaches courses in the inclusive education program related to principles, methods, and applications in applied behavior analysis. McAdam is a Board Certified Applied Behavior Analyst Doctoral. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry. He focuses his research on the application of applied behavioral analytic assessment and educational procedures to persons with developmental disabilities, such as autism and intellectual disabilities.

Kevin McGowan
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Dr. McGowan became Superintendent of BCSD more than three years ago after being Superintendent of Warsaw Central School District. He started his career as a second grade teacher in the Starpoint Central School District in Niagara County, then served as assistant principal and principal in the Iroquois Central School District in Erie County. A native of Buffalo, he holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in school administration from Canisius College and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, a premier, research-intensive public university.

Joy Moss
M.S., University of Rochester
Joy Moss teaches courses in children’s literature at the Warner School. A literacy specialist at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y., Moss has published several books on literacy learning.

Dennis Mozingo
Ph.D., The Florida State University
Dennis Mozingo coordinates the Certification Program in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis offered jointly by the Warner School and the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry. He teaches courses in applied behavior analysis and supervises students in practicum settings in applied behavior analysis and autism. Mozingo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral and school psychologist. He provides clinical consultation to children and their families, classrooms and education professionals serving children from the early intervention to high school years, through the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. His research interests include early intervention in autism spectrum disorders and staff training and management. Mozingo is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics.

Shaun Nelms
Ed.D., University of Rochester
Shaun Nelms teaches courses in the K-12 school leadership program. Nelms, who began his career as a seventh grade social studies teacher, has served as a school administrator for the past seven years. He is a frequent presenter at education administration conferences.

Marian Nicoletti
M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Marian Nicoletti teaches courses in the higher education program related to admissions administration. She serves as senior associate director of admissions and director of transfer admissions at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dan Osborn
Ed.D. candidate, University of Rochester
Dan Osborn has taught courses on inclusive education at Warner since 1999. A veteran elementary and special education teacher, he brings to his courses his personal experience teaching multi-grade classes that include students with very different abilities. Osborn is a doctoral student at Warner.

Sue Stewart
J.D., Georgetown Law School
Sue Stewart teaches courses in the higher education program related to higher education law. She serves as senior vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester.

Linda Sullivan
M.S., Russell Sage College
Linda Sullivan teaches courses in the early childhood teacher preparation program related to disability. She is an inclusion specialist for the Monroe #1 BOCES Regional Early Childhood Direction Center where she researches current educational trends and practices and provides training to early childhood educators and families with young children.

Julie White
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Julie White teaches courses in the educational leadership program related to the role and function of community colleges in American higher education. She currently serves as assistant director of student services at Monroe Community College’s Damon City Campus. As a doctoral student at Warner, her areas of research have included the role of financial aid in community college student success and alcohol use among college students.