About Us

Departments

The College of Education at the University of South Florida has three academic departments and offers many interdisciplinary programs and certificates. 

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Department of Teaching and Learning encompasses all initial teacher certification programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and also includes non-teacher certification master’s degrees and advanced graduate programs in teaching and learning.

Department Chairs

Deanna Michael, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: 727-873-4577
dmichael@usfsp.edu 

The following programs are chaired by Dr. Michael:

Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: 813-974-7007
shaunessy@usf.edu 

The following programs are chaired by Dr. Shaunessy-Dedrick:


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department Chair

Barbara J. Shircliffe, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Educational & Psychological Studies
813-974-4001
Shirclif@usf.edu 


DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP, COUNSELING, ADULT, CAREER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

The Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education provides advanced graduate study at the master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels to prepare individuals for roles as administrators, educators, counselors, researchers and policymakers in local, state, national and global education agencies, organizations and institutions.​

Department Chair

Judith A. Ponticell, PhD
Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Chair, Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education
Phone: 813-974-4897 
Fax: 813-974-5423
jponticell@usf.edu