Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 

Faculty and Staff

 Lincoln University School of Education | Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Stephanie Clark
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Education
MLK 452A
Phone: (573) 681-5217

-Doctor of Education, Leadership and Learning in Organizations, Vanderbilt University
-Master of Education, Secondary Mathematics, Lincoln University
-Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Mathematics, Lincoln University

Katherine Gage, MBA
Administrative Assistant
MLK 452
Phone: (573) 681-5250

-Masters in Business Administration (Kaplan University)
-Bachelor of General Studies with emphasis in Social Work, (Southeast Missouri State University) Medical -Secretary Diploma, (Metro Business College)


Dr. Kimberly  Connor
Professor of Education
MLK 406
Phone: (573) 681-5285

-Doctor of Clinical Psychology, (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology)
-Master of Science, Clinical Psychology (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology)
-Bachelor of Science, Psychology (University of Missouri-Columbia)

Advisor for School Counselor and School Psychological Examiner Candidates

Dr. Avila Hendricks
Professor of Education
Office: MLK 408
Phone: (573) 681-5218

-Doctor of Philosophy, Higher and Adult Education, (University of Missouri-Columbia)
-Master of Arts, Educational Administration, (Southeast Missouri State University)
-Teacher Certification, (Oakland University)
-Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, (Vassar College)

Undergraduate Advisor for Elementary Education majors
Graduate Advisor for Students in the Master of Arts in Higher Education

Dr. Jordan Jay
Professor of Education
MLK 439
Phone: (573) 681-5211

-Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, (University of Missouri)
-Master of Arts, Educational Administration – Secondary Principalship, (Truman State University)
-Bachelors of Science in Education, Secondary Social Science, (Truman State University)

Advisor/Contact for Secondary and Middle School Education majors

Dr. Chad Kish  
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Wellness
Jason Gym 214B
Phone: (573) 681-5329

-Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership in Teaching and Learning, (Missouri Baptist University)
-Educational Specialist in Administration, Superintendency, (Missouri Baptist University)
-Master of Arts, Educational Adminstration, (Missouri Baptist University)
-Master of Arts, Physical Education and Coaching, (Ball State University)
-Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, Southeast (Missouri State Univeristy)
-Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts with Emphasis in Athletic Administration, (Southeast Missouri State Univeristy)

Advisor for Physical Education and Wellness majors in Kinesiology

Dr. Crystal Moseley
Assitant Professor of Wellness and Physical Education
Jason Gym 214A
Phone: (573) 681-5259

-Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, (University of Missouri-Columbia)
-Master of Arts, Health Education, (East Carolina University)
-Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, (East Carolina University)

Advisor for Wellness Majors with emphases in Health Promotions and Kinesiology

Patrick Oligschlaeger
Assitant Professor of Health and Wellness
Jason Gym 214C

-Master of Science, Athletic Administration, (William Woods University)
-Master of Science, Elementary Education, (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
-Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, (Missouri State University)

Advisor for Wellness majors with emphases in Sports Management and Kinesiology

Dr. Ayanna Shivers
Assistant Professor of Education, Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning
MLK 18
Phone: (573) 681-5274

-Doctor of Philosophy, Education, (University of Southern Mississippi)
-Master of Arts, Theology, (Liberty University)
-Master of Education, Counseling, (The Citadel Military College of South Carolina(
-Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, (University of Oklahoma)

Advisor for Elementary Education majors and Para to Pro Cohorts

Dr. Toni Westbrooks
Assistant Professor for Special Education
MLK 441
Phone: (573) 681-5597

-Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, (William Woods University)
-Director of Special Education, (William Woods University)
-Education Specialist, Administration, (Lincoln University)
-Masters of Education, School Administration, (Lincoln University)
-Bachelor of Science, Special Education, (Lincoln University)

Advisor for Special Education and Elementary Education majors


Dr. Adria Waters
Assistant Professor of Education
Field and Clinical Experience Coordinator
Certification Officer
MLK 405
Phone: (573) 681-5597

-Doctor of Philosophy, Reading Instruction, (University of Arkansas-Little Rock)
-Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, (Columbia College)
-Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, (University of Missouri-Columbia/Truman State University)

Missouri Career CPC Certifications in: Special Reading (K-12), Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade), and Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

Michelle Wilson
Education Compliance & Assessment Coordinator
MLK 429
Phone: (573) 681-5969

-Master of Education, Secondary English, (Lincoln University)
-Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary English, (Lincoln University)

Dr. Rhonda Wood
Professor of Education 
MLK 436
Phone: (573) 681-5252 

-Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, (University of Missouri-Columbia)
-Master of Arts, Counseling, (Oakland University) 
-Bachelors of Science, General Studies, (Louisiana State University)

Graduate Advisor for: 
MEd, Counseling, Community/Agency Counseling 
MEd, Counseling, Addiction Counseling 
EdS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
EdS, Educational Leadership, School Mental Health
College Student Mental Health Certificate program 


Adjunct Faculty

Brianna Fankhauser
Adjunct Instructor of Education
Phone: (573) 681-5250 (Main Office)

-Education Specialist, Curriculum and Instruction, (William Woods University)
-Master of Education, Reading Instruction, (William Woods University)
-Master of Arts, School Teaching – Elementary, (Lincoln University)
-Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, (Lincoln University)

Missouri Career CPC Certifications in Mild/Mod Cross Categorical K-12, Elementary Education Grades 1-6, Special Reading Teacher K-12

Sam Schnieders
Associate Professor of Education (Retired)
Phone: (573) 681-5250 (Main Office)

-Master of Arts, English, University of Missouri-Columbia
-Master of Library Science

Advisor for the Instructional Technology CREATE certificate program