Bio Frank Hernandez serves as Dean of the College of Education at TCU. Prior to his work at TCU, Dr. Hernandez served as Associate Dean & The Harold and Annette Simmons Endowed Chair in Educational Policy and Leadership at the Simmons School of Education at Southern Methodist University. Prior to that, Dr. Hernandez served […]Traci Pettet, M.A. Ed. Elizabeth R. Taylor, Ph.D.
Bio Becky Taylor, Ph.D., was appointed to the TCU College of Education faculty in 1998 to begin the school counseling program, and from 2009-2016 she served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Education. Dr. Taylor taught special education for 11 years in her home town of Del Rio, Texas. In 1993, […]Miriam Ezzani, Ed.D.
Bio Dr. Ezzani is an assistant professor of educational leadership in the TCU College of Education. Prior to her positions in higher education, she served as a school leader in the state of California and prior to that as a literacy coach and teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school […]Melodi Faris, Ph.D.
Bio Melodi Faris is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University. Dr. Faris teaches courses in early childhood education, child and adolescent development and children’s literature. She started her career in public schools teaching kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade. Prior to teaching at TCU, Dr. Faris […]Betty Grubbs, Ph.D.
Bio Betty Grubbs is a Lecturer in Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University. Dr. Grubbs teaches courses in early childhood programming, assessment and special education. She started her career in the public schools, and has served as a teacher, an educational diagnostician and a central office administrator. She also served […]Taryn Ozuna Allen, Ph.D.
Bio Dr. Taryn Ozuna Allen is an associate professor in higher education leadership in the College of Education. Her research interests focus on the educational experiences of traditionally under-represented students, particularly Latino students, as they access, transition and enroll in higher education. She employs qualitative approaches to explore the roles of individuals and experiences that […]Jennifer Smith, Ph.D.
Bio Jennifer Smith is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the College of Education at Texas Christian University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses, including children’s literature, adolescent literature and literacy methods courses. Much of her research examines children’s literature and ways to use literature in reading and writing instruction. Dr. Smith’s career […]Endia Lindo, Ph.D.
Bio Dr. Endia Lindo is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University and institute faculty in the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute. Before joining the faculty of TCU, Dr. Lindo was an Assistant Professor of Special Education at University of North Texas and […]Steve Przymus, Ph.D.
Bio Steve Daniel Przymus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual/Multicultural Education at Texas Christian University. Steve’s experiences as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic, 2003-2005), Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Grantee (Mexico, 2010), and 17 years as a U.S. public school teacher have driven his passion for developing and promoting multimodal/multilingual pedagogies that […]