8/1/2006

Warner Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Several new faculty have joined the Warner School in recent months.

Donna Marie Harris, assistant professor, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She researches school reform, educational policy, and the social organization of public schools and classrooms. She is particularly interested in understanding how educational institutions, policies, and practices affect learning opportunities and experiences—especially for students of color.

Andrew Wall, assistant professor, comes to the Warner School with experience directing a statewide higher education evaluation project, working as a social policy researcher, and working in student affairs in higher education. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wall’s research and evaluation work has examined college student health and learning, learning outcomes, state educational finance and public trust in education. He has been the primary investigator on grant projects that examine alcohol abuse prevention, recent teacher graduates, state education funding formulas, and evaluation of the preparation of educational administrators.

Stephen Uebbing, associate professor, joins the Warner School permanently this fall after having served previously as an adjunct faculty member. He is the former superintendent of the Canandaigua City School District.

Several staff members have also recently began at Warner.

William Loftus is the director of finance and administration. He previously held positions at the Eastman School of Music and Cornell University.

Dave Garcia is the director of information technology and the database manager. He was most recently the systems manager for Washington State University.

Karen Abramowitz is the new admissions secretary and receptionist.

And the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform welcomes three new staff members.

Heather Masters is an administrative assistant. She previously worked at the University of Rochester Primary Care Administration at Corporate Woods. Kim Wells is a secretary who previously worked in the Medical Center. Tia Neeley is a research associate. She previously was a research associate at Pacific Research and Evaluation, LLC in Portland, Ore.

Tags: Andrew Wall, Dave Garcia, Donna Harris, Stephen Uebbing, William Loftus