Shared Governance: Professional Education Programs (PEP) Unit

Updated November, 2012


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The Professional Education Programs (PEP) Unit, has as its primary charge, the provision of programs in education or human services that seek professional education accreditation in order to prepare future professionals to work in school environments. Accreditation, both regional and specialized, is under the purview of the PEP Unit as part of its self-regulatory process of academic governance.

This Committee has the following authority:

  • The PEP Unit is the designated unit charged with the responsibility to develop both undergraduate and graduate curricula in the preparation of human services professionals. The governance system of the Professional Education Programs (PEP) Unit Faculty should be considered a separate yet complementary and cooperative venture with other schools and divisions within the University.


All full-time Gallaudet faculty within departments with responsibility for teaching, supervising, or administering programs seeking professional education accreditation shall constitute the voting membership of the PEP Unit Faculty. Currently, such Unit faculty are in the following departments or programs: Counseling, Education, Educational Foundations and Research, School Psychology, and School Social Work Members of future professional education programs are included under this definition. Chairs of departments who have professional education accredited programs shall submit annually for their program(s) a list of full-time Gallaudet faculty who should be included as PEP Unit faculty for the academic year.



Name Department /Academic Rank
Kyle Amber-Clark
Roger Beach
Counseling/ Professor
Nancy Grant
Counseling/ Instructor
Alexis Greeves Counseling/Instructor
Patti Heean
Lisa Herberger
Mary Hufnell Counseling/Instructor
Jeffery Lewis
Linda Lytle
Lisa Santomen-Hellberg Counseling/Instructor
Kendra Smith
Rachel St. John
Cheryl Wu
Thangi Appanah
Christi Batamula
Mary Diane Clark Education/Professor
Carol Erting Assoc. Provost Graduate School, Continuing Studies and International Programs
Maribel Garate Education/Associate
Barbara Gerner de Garcia Education/Professor
Amy Hile Education/Assistant
Patricia Hulsebosch Assoc Provost Planning, Academic Quality, IR
Bobbie Jo Kite Education/Instructor
Brenda Kruse-McConville Education/Instructor
Fred Mangrubang Education/Professor
Donna Mertens Education/Professor
Julie Mitchiner Education/Assistant
Cynthia Neese-Bailes Education/Professor
Marilyn Sass-Lehrer Education/Professor
Laurene Simms Education/Professor
Nena Theoharis Education/Assistant
Helen Thumann Education/Professor
Florence Vold Education/Assistant
Amy Wilson Education/Associate
Christina Yukins Education/Assistant
Lynne Blennerhassett School Psychology/Professor
Elizabeth Gibbons School Psychology/Assistant
Bryan Miller School Psychology/Professor
Regina Nuzzo School Psychology/Associate
Lawrence Pick School Psychology/Associate
Tania Thomas-Presswood School Psychology/Associate
David Barclay Social Work/Associate
Beth Betman Social Work/Instructor
Carol Cohen Social Work/Associate
Audrey Frank Social Work
Teresa Mason Social Work/Professor
Elizabeth Moore Social Work/Associate
Judith Mounty Social Work/instructor
Lynda Myers Social Work
Concett Pucci Social Work
Ellen Schaefer-Salins Social Work/Assistant
Martha Sheridan Social Work/Professor
Barbara White Social Work/Professor





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