As you continue your progress in the College of Education you will interact with a number of Mizzou Ed representatives who are here to support your experience.

Together, our goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience. However, sometimes situations arise that may be concerning to you. As a student, it is your responsibility to acknowledge and respond to such situations as they arise. The majority of concerns arise due to misunderstandings with college faculty or staff. Begin with meeting with that individual to share your concern. If the concern is not addressed through this discussion, contact the individual below for further assistance, beginning with the first person listed. If the response you receive does not address your concern fully, please contact the next person on the list.


Undergraduate Students

Do you have a concern with Course/Grade? (See the MU policy)

Begin with the first person listed:

  1. Instructor of your course
  2. Director of Teacher Education (for Special Education students, see Dr. Lisa Goran, all others contact Dr. Laurie Kingsley)
  3. Department Chair (for Special Education students, see Dr. Erica Lembke, all others contact Dr. James Tarr)
  4. Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin

Do you have a concern related to College of Education staff? (e.g., Advising, Career Services, Field Office, Global Engagement, Recruitment & Retention, Teacher Education, The Bridge)

  1. Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin

Do you have a concern about a Field Experience?

Begin with the first person listed:

  1. Director, Office of Field Experiences, Tina Van Ness
  2. Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin

Do you have a concern within your Program?

Begin with the first person listed:

  1. Program or Emphasis Area Leader (Special Education, Dr. Lisa Goran; Early Childhood, Dr. Lauren Arend; Elementary Education, Dr. Leigh Neier, Middle or Secondary Social Studies, Dr. Tony Castro; Middle or Secondary Language Arts, Dr. Mike Metz; Middle or Secondary Mathematics, Dr. Sam Otten; Middle or Secondary Science, Dr. Ben Herman; Art Education, Dr. Kathy Unrath; Music Education, Dr. Wendy Sims, and Agriculture Education, Dr. John Tummons)
  2. Department Chair (for Special Education students, see Dr. Erica Lembke, all others contact Dr. James Tarr)

We welcome your questions and suggestions for improvement. Any general questions or suggestions can be sent to the Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin.


Graduate Students

Do you have a concern with Course/Grade? (See the MU policy)

Begin with the first person listed:

  1. Instructor of your course
  2. Director of Graduate Studies (for ELPA: Dr. Sarah Diem; ESCP: Dr. Steve Whitney; LTC: Dr. Tony Castro; SISLT: Dr. Rose Marra, Special Education: Dr. Delinda van Garderen)
  3. Department Chair (for Special Education Dr. Erica Lembke, LTC: Dr. James Tarr: SISLT, Dr. Rose Marra, ELPA: Dr. Brad Curs, ESCP, Dr. David Bergin)
  4. Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin

Do you have a concern related to College of Education staff, faculty member, or a concern about your Program?

Begin with the first person listed:

  1. Discuss the concern with the individual involved (if applicable). 
  2. Director of Graduate Studies (for ELPA: Dr. Sarah Diem; ESCP: Dr. Steve Whitney; LTC: Dr. Tony Castro; SISLT: Dr. Rose Marra, Special Education: Dr. Delinda van Garderen)
  3. Department Chair (for Special Education Dr. Erica Lembke, LTC: Dr. James Tarr: SISLT, Dr. Rose Marra, ELPA: Dr. Brad Curs, ESCP, Dr. David Bergin)
  4. Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin

General questions or suggestions can be sent to the Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs, Dr. John Lannin.