Jill A. Perry, PhD, Executive Director
Debby Zambo, PhD, Associate Director
Board of Directors
The CPED Board consists of the following CPED Deans:
David G. Imig, PhD
Wanda J. Blanchett, PhD
Lucindia Chance, PhD
David Rock, EdD
Jay Fiene, PhD
Jay Fiene is the Dean of the College of Education at Cal State San Bernardino. Prior to becoming the dean, he served as a department chair at CSUSB and WKU. Dr. Fiene was the founding director of the doctoral programs at Western Kentucky University.He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO. Dr. Fiene also has degrees from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO and Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. He has served as a music teacher (both vocal and instrumental) as well as a mathematics teacher and a high school principal. As a student teacher the marching band he directed went to the 1982 World’s Fair to perform. He was the youngest secondary school principal in the U.S. at the time of his appointment. Dr. Fiene frequently publishes and presents on matters related to program improvement and design particularly as it relates to school leadership and preparation/induction of school leaders. Dr. Fiene enjoys most working with beginning professors and student scholars as they design their research agendas and work. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and had the pleasure of serving as President for the National Council for Professors of Educational Administration. He has received several grants and served as an evaluator for other’s grants. Dr. Fiene has been active in international travel and learning since 1974.
Randy Hitz, PhD
Dr. Hitz is the dean of the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University where he oversees more than 50 programs and five research centers at the largest school of education in Oregon. Dr. Hitz holds a doctorate in elementary education with a major in early childhood education and child psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Hitz has published and presented prolifically on teacher education issues and teacher professional development. He currently serves on many policy-making boards locally and nationally, including the Education Northwest Board of Directors, the Council for the Accreditation of Education Professionals (CAEP), chair of the Select Improvement Commission of CAEP, chair of the Chalkboard Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Oregon Coalition for Quality Teaching and Learning.
Virginia Roach, EdD
A scholar who has written extensively on emerging issues in educational reform, particularly special education and leadership development, Roach successfully lead Bank Street College to its initial National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation, oversaw the expansion of online and professional development programming there, and created partnerships and programs with institutions in the United States and abroad. She also emphasized new approaches for developing teachers and leaders to serve effectively in diverse educational settings. She was an associate professor of education at George Washington University from 2004 to 2011, where she chaired the Department of Educational Leadership, taught masters and doctoral-level courses, and directed more than 30 dissertation in the field. In 2013, she was lauded with the William J. Davis Research Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the University Council for Educational Administration; her professional contributions include service as editor of Educational Planning from 2009 to 2011 and membership on the boards of the the International Society of Educational Planning and the United Nations International School.
Donna L. Wiseman, PhD, Ex-Officio
Dr. Donna L. Wiseman has served as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland since May 2008. She served as Interim Dean of the college during the 2007-08 academic year. Prior to that, she held the position of Associate Dean for Academic Programs responsible for student services and advising, international activities, outreach, teacher education and accreditation. In addition to her duties as Dean, Wiseman has served as Director of the Confucius Institute at Maryland (CIM) since September 2012. Wiseman is also a professor in the Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Department. Before joining the University of Maryland in 2001, she held various leadership positions at Northern Illinois University and Texas A&M University.
Lindsay Clare Matsumura, PhD, Ex-Officio
Lindsay Clare Matsumura is the interim dean of the School of Education, an associate professor in the Learning Sciences and Policy Program, and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. In her associate dean role, she supervised school efforts to support colleagues to find and compete for funding and to manage their awards once received as well as mentor junior colleagues.
Her research focuses on improving the quality of reading and writing instruction in urban schools. Specifically, she investigates the effect of school reform initiatives on literacy instruction and students' learning, and the contextual factors (e.g., accountability mandates and leadership practices) that shape the effectiveness of these reforms. Matsumura's research also focuses on developing measures of instruction and students' text-based writing, and understanding the instructional practices (writing assignment tasks and assessments) that increase students' analytic writing skills. She has received funding for her research from the Institute for Education Sciences, and the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations, and her work has appeared in several journals including Learning and Instruction, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Elementary School Journal, Education Policy and Analysis Archives, Journal of Teacher Education and Educational Assessment. She has also written a book for teachers based on her research on writing tasks, titled, Creating High-Quality Classroom Assignments Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.