Brooke Kandel-Cisco, PhD, Dean

Kelli Esteves, EdD, Associate Dean

Angela Mager, MS, Assistant Dean


  • Kathryn Brooks, PhD
  • Deborah Corpus, EdD;
  • Kelli Esteves, EdD
  • Ryan Flessner, PhD
  • Shelly Furuness, PhD
  • Arthur Hochman, EdD
  • Brooke Kandel-Cisco, PhD
  • Thomas Keller, EdD
  • Suneeta Kercood, PhD
  • Debra Lecklider, PhD
  • Meredith McAllister, PhD
  • Catherine Pangan, EdD

Associate Professors

  • Nicholas Abel, EdD
  • Susan Adams, PhD
  • Susan Adamson, PhD
  • Lisa Farley, EdD
  • Brandie Oliver, EdD
  • Mindy Welch, PhD

Assistant Professors

  • Lori Desautels, PhD
  • Frederick Ettl Rodriguez, EdD

Senior Lecturer

  • Cathy Hargrove Hartman, MS
  • Angela Mager, MS
  • Theresa Knipstein-Meyer, MS


  • Erin Garriott, MS
  • Richard Mitchell, MS

Chair of Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Teams

Susan Adamson, PhD

Chair of Graduate Learning and Teaching Teams

Nicholas Abel, EdD

Director of EPPSP

Debra Lecklider, PhD

Director of School Counseling

Brandie Oliver, EdD

Data Management and Accreditation Administrator

Karen Farrell, MS


South Campus, Room 163
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Phone: 317-940-9517



The Butler University College of Education was created in 1930 when Butler’s Department of Education, established in 1919, and the Teachers College of Indianapolis, founded in 1892, combined. The College of Education has two major purposes:

  • Preparing teachers, counselors, and administrators for positions in elementary education (PreK-6) and middle/secondary education
  • Providing services to schools and allied professionals, educational organizations, agencies, and the general community through surveys, consultative services, research, cooperative studies, and clinical services

Undergraduate Programs

At the undergraduate level, the College offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle/Secondary Education, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth and Community Development. The programs in teacher education include field and clinical experiences throughout the curriculum, with the capstone experience being integrated laboratory and student teaching or internship. Butler University teacher education programs are accredited by the Indiana Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing (OEEL) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).