College of Education and Public Policy

Welcome to the College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP). We have three departments, Educational Studies, Professional Studies, and Public Policy.

We encourage you to contact an advisor. They will be able to assist you in planning your courses and help you think about the best program for your career.

Teaching and Education Advisors

Photo of Jim Beard, M.A.Jim Beard, M.A.
Director of EPIC, Educational Studies



Photo of Cassandra Bracht, M.S.Ed.Cassandra Bracht, M.S.Ed.
Coordinator of Advising, Educational Studies



Public Policy Advisor, Graduate & Undergraduate

Leslie Clark
Coordinator of Advising and Student Services, Public Policy

  • Office: Neff Hall, 260A
  • Phone: 260-481-6351 or 260-481-6348
  • E-mail: 


Graduate Programs Advisors

Education Leadership

Photo of Carolyn Lindquist, Ed.D.Dr. Carol Lindquist
Clinical Assistant Professor



Special Education

Photo of Jeong-il Cho, Ph.D.Dr. Jeong-il Cho
Assistant Professor

  • Office: Neff Hall, 250E
  • Phone: 260-481-6454
  • E-mail:




Photo of Kerrie Fineran, Ph.D.Dr. Kerrie Fineran
Assistant Professor