Congratulations to Recently Promoted Education Faculty

April 29, 2021

The College of Education congratulates faculty members whose promotions have been recommended to the Board of Regents by President Hartzell.

Curriculum and Instruction

Photo of Xiaofen KeatingXiaofen Keating will be promoted from associate professor to full professor. Dr. Keating researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among K-16 students, and technologies related to physical education teacher education.

Educational Psychology

Photo of Sarah Kate BearmanSarah Kate Bearman will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Dr. Bearman’s research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported practices for underserved youth in community settings.

Photo of Mike ParentMike Parent will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Dr. Parent’s research focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and behavioral health in topics of men’s health, gender roles, and muscularity. He also conducts outreach with gender and sexual minority communities and develops mobile health interventions.

Educational Leadership and Policy

Photo of Jennifer Jellison HolmeJennifer Jellison Holme will be promoted from associate professor to full professor. Dr. Holme researches the politics and implementation of educational policy with an emphasis on school reform, as well as equity and diversity in schools.

Photo of Lauren SchuddeLauren Schudde will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Dr. Schudde’s research examines the impact of educational policies and practices on college student outcomes, with a primary interest in how higher education can be proactively leveraged to ameliorate socioeconomic inequality in the United States.

Photo of Debra CantuDebra Cantu will be promoted from assistant professor of practice to associate professor of practice. Dr. Cantu serves as the co-director of the Texas Principal Leadership Academy where she coordinates learning objectives, knowledge development, and practical experiences through internships that contribute to a cohesive, high-quality education in school administration.

Special Education 

Photo of Terry FalcomattaTerry Falcomata will be promoted from associate professor to full professor. Dr. Falcomata’s research emphasis is on applied behavior analysis and the application of ABA technologies in the home and school. He focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior displayed by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.