Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Program Directors & Lead Faculty
Program Director and Associate Professor of Education | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2007
Dr. Bonawitz researched disabilities amidst world religions for her doctoral work. Other research areas include Finnish SpEd, collaboration with general and special education, and transformational teacher preparation. Her special education teaching specialties include history, legal issues, mild-moderate disabilities, consultation, collaboration.
Adjunct Professor, Student Teacher Supervisor and Thesis Advisor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2013
Over ten years of professional classroom teaching experience in K-12 Special Education EBD, SLD, and ASD in federal settings I,II,III,IV. Current expertise in the areas of: edTPA training/instruction, SPED student teaching supervision, SPED 608 instruction, and SPED Graduate Thesis advising.
Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: Spring 2017
Greetings, I am Becky Gerdes. I started my educational journey by earning my Bachelor of Science Degree at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN in elementary education with a minor in Social Welfare. That background in social welfare has provided me with an opportunity over the years to build connections in the communities to provide parents with resources (social services, food stamps, counseling, dental health). My teaching experience includes teaching fourth grade, . . . read more.
Associate Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2015
I am interested in practices and interventions that support student success in inclusive environments. I enjoy facilitating general and special education teacher development and partnering with schools to better prepare teachers and serve (P-12) students well.
Associate Professor of Education | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2010
Peg McCormick's interests and areas of specialization include Behavioral Theory, interventions for the EBD classroom, resilient health for teachers, and best practices for the support of international student teachers.
Adjunct | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2014
Maia has been teaching in the special education field for 10 years. During this time she has worked with students of all disability areas. For the majority of her teaching career she has taught reading and writing, but has also taught in center-based programs as well as social skills classes for students with autism.