Education Faculty
Programs in Education

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Kathleen Cullen

Kathleen A. Cullen

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: (315) 792-3311
Office: C130 Library Concourse

Kathleen Cullen, Assistant Professor of Education, received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Syracuse University . Kathleen also earned a C.A.S. in Educational Administration, M.S in Reading Education and B.S. in Elementary Education from State University of New York College at Oswego. Prior to coming to Utica College, Kathleen was a teaching associate in the Reading and Language Arts Department at Syracuse University, where in addition to teaching literacy courses, she supervised preservice teachers during their practicum and student teaching field placements. Kathleen has over 20 years of experience in public schools specifically in literacy education, public school building and district administration and special education. Her research interests include identifying factors that influence the literacy learning of students across all socioeconomic, ethnic,ability, language and racial groups. ...More About Kathleen A. Cullen

Thomas J Diana

Thomas (Tom) J. Diana, Jr.

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education

Phone: (315) 792-3210
Office: C131 Library Concourse

Thomas J. Diana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Utica College. He received his Ph.D. in Science Education and M.S. in Science Education from Syracuse University, and his B.S. in Biology from Utica College. ...More About Thomas J. Diana

Megan Foster

Megan H. Foster

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Phone: (315) 792-3311
Office: C128B Library Concourse
Institute Excellence Edu

Megan H. Foster is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Utica College. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University at Buffalo, her Masters in Special Education from Buffalo State College and her Bachelors from the State University of New York at Geneseo in both Special and Elementary Education. Prior to starting at UC, Megan completed a Post- Doctorate Fellowship at the University of Florida, studying individuals with significant disabilities, literacy, assistive technology and inclusion. She teaches the special education methods courses at both the childhood and adolescent levels. Megan is an active member of both CEC and TASH.


Patrice W. Hallock

, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor EDU

Phone: (315) 792-3815
Office: 129 Library Concourse

Dr. Patrice Hallock, Associate Professor of Education, is the chair of education and psych-child life at Utica College. ...More About Patrice W. Hallock

Richard Moon

P-12 Liaison and Coordinator of Student Teaching

Richard Moon is the P-12 Liaison and Coordinator for the Student Teacher Program. He is a Utica College alumnus and did graduate work at SUNY. After retiring from public education, he accepted an adjunct position here at UC and taught Education courses for 7 years. He also was a college supervisor for the student teacher program during that time.

Laurence G. Zoeckler

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education

Phone: (315) 792-5280
Office: C132 Library Concourse

Laurence Zoeckler teaches courses in secondary teaching methodologies, advanced English methods, and graduate research methods for education. He received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University Bloomington and holds Master's Degrees in English literature from Syracuse University and Religious Studies from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. His past teaching experience includes fifteen years of teaching at both the junior and senior high school levels. His areas of interest include moreal issues in grading, evaluation and assessment, and character development in adolescents. He is listed in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."


Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D.
Chair of Education
Library Concourse

(315) 792-3815
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