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Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree Advisory Committees

On-campus advisory committee


Dr. Dannelle Stevens, Program Coordinator

How do teachers learn and develop? Ask Professor Dannelle Stevens, who studies teachers' learning and development. 

Meet Professor Dannelle Stevens


Dr. Micki M. Caskey, Faculty Member, Online Program Coordinator

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." a quote by John Dewey summarizes Dr. Micki Caskey's view of education. 

Meet Professor Micki Caskey


Bernd Ferner, Faculty Member

How can we see the whole child both as a learner and a person in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom?

Meet Professor Bernd Ferner


Dr. Barbara Ruben, Faculty Member

What do teachers need to know to empower and engage all students to be lifelong lovers of learning? Ask Dr. Barb Ruben, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Meet Professor Barb Ruben


Dr. Yer Thao, Faculty Member

What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.

Meet Professor Yer Thao


Karen Prigodich, Graduate Assistant


Dr. Christine Chaillé, Curriculum and Instruction Department Chair

How is play related to learning? Ask Dr. Christine Chaillé, a professor in early childhood education, who researches the importance of play for young children.

Meet Professor Christine Chaillé     


Off-campus and Online Advisory Committee
  • Sarah Beasley, education and social science librarian, Portland State University
  • Phil Brady, PhD, teacher and administrator, Hood River School District
  • Colin Cameron, MS, director of professional development, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and 31 years in K-12 education as teacher and administrator (retired)
  • Micki M. Caskey, PhD, more than 20 years public school middle and high school teacher, faculty advisor and associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University
  • Candace Manary, retired teacher, administrator, and superintendent, Central Point School District
  • Kristen Pilgrim, MA, program manager, Continuing Education (CEED), Portland State University
  • Charlotte Sachtjen, MEd, retired principal and current school improvement specialist, Salem-Keizer School District
  • Dannelle Stevens, PhD, 17 years public school teacher, faculty advisor and associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University