Dean's Advancement Council

In April 2011, the College of Education and Human Services formed a Dean’s Advancement Council. The council members advise the dean on matters related to the college’s relationship with the regional education and human services community and will serve as informed ambassadors in the community for the advancement of the college.  The council has awarded the Dean’s Advancement Council scholarship to deserving students for the past two years.

The Dean’s Advancement Council’s members are alumni of the College of Education and Human Services. Each member’s selection took into account their success in their chosen field as well as their connection to the college and university.

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Current Members

Ron Cothran

Ron Cothran was a teacher and now the principal at Mound Street Academies in Dayton where he has been since 2005.

Jeanne Duell, '76, '81

Jeanne Duell earned both her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in reading specialist at Wright State in 1976 and 1981, respectively.

David Herick '83, '00

David Herick has received multiple degrees from Wright State, including his B.A. in political science in 1983, his Elementary Education Teacher Certification in 1987, and his M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction: teacher leader in 2000.

Anne Johnson-Oliss

Anne is the Director of Symbols for n2y, the leading publisher of education materials for students with diverse needs. She joined the n2y team in August of 2013.

LaShaunta' Jones, '03

LaShaunta' Jones earned her bachelor’s degree from Wright State in middle childhood education with a concentration in athletic training in 2003 and her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2008.

Ginger Keeton, '93, '00

Mrs. Ginger C. Keeton is a WSU College of Education 1993 Alumni in Elementary Education.  In 2000, she returned to her Alumni to earn a Masters in Teacher Leader.  Mrs.

Dennis Mann, M.D., Ph.D.

Dennis Mann, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor, Director of Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Staff Physician Miami Valley Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr.

Tonya Mathis

1998, B.S., Rehabilitation Services
2003, Master of Education
Tonya joined the Vincennes University Early College staff in November, 2012.

Debra Owens, '78, '81

Debra Owens received a B.A. in 1978 in Elementary Education and her M.A. in 1981 from Wright State University.  She worked for 35 years, retiring from the Huber Heights City School System.  Ms.

Jennifer Schmidt, '97, '99, Chair

Jennifer M. Schmidt graduated from Wright State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education 1-8. She continued her education at Wright State by pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education which she earned in 1999.

Inaugural Members

  • Ron Cothran
  • David Herick
  • Roma Little-Walker
  • Douglas Boyd
  • Romena Holbert



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