School of Education


Rebekah Baker

Rebekah Baker

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Rebekah Baker is an Associate Professor in the Anderson University School of Education. Currently, she teaches the elementary methods courses in mathematics and science and the multicultural education course for all elementary and secondary teacher candidates. Previously, Rebekah taught the introductory education, character education, and organization and management of the elementary classroom courses. She […]

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Merribeth Bruning

Merribeth Bruning

Dean, School of Education

Merribeth Bruning serves as dean of the Anderson University School of Education. She earned her three degrees from Ball State University. Her doctoral degree included a major in Elementary Education with cognates in Early Childhood and Music. In addition to her own music studio, her experiences comprise teaching and administrative responsibilities in five states in elementary and elementary […]

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Anna Epperly

Anna Epperly

Assistant Professor of Education

Anna Epperly is an Assistant Professor of Education at Anderson University. As the director of the special education program, she teaches courses in Child and Adolescent Development, Introduction to Mild Disabilities, Classroom Instruction for Mild Disabilities, Legal Issues in Special Education, and Organization and Management for the Elementary Classroom. She earned her B.S., M.Ed., and […]

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Judith Gibson

Secondary Education

Judith (Judy) Ann Gibson is currently teaching at Anderson University’s School of Education in its Post-Baccalaureate Transition to Teaching Program and undergraduate program. Formerly the English Department Chairperson at Lawrence Central High School and Literacy Coach for the MSD of Lawrence Township Schools, she has taught English from grades six through college levels in both […]

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Katy Sample

Katy Sample

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Katy Sample is an Associate Professor of education at Anderson University. As the director of the reading education program, she teaches courses in reading development, assessment, instruction, and intervention. She earned both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Virginia. She holds a K-12 reading specialist license, as well as […]

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Michael Tatom

Michael Tatom

Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor of Education

Michael Tatom serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Field Experiences in the Anderson University School of Education. He teaches courses in educational assessment, middle school curriculum, and secondary school curriculum. He also works with teacher candidates through the seminar for student teachers. Michael earned a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.S. from Indiana […]

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Jeffrey Trotter

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Trotter is an Assistant Professor of the School of Education (SOE) and has taught at Anderson University since 2003.  Initially he served as an adjunct instructor but was invited to join the SOE faculty full time in 2009.  He earned degrees from Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College, and Ball State University.  Dr. […]

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Joyce Wehneman

Assistant Professor of Education

Joyce Duty Wehneman is an Assistant Professor of Education and Licensing Advisor for the School of Education at Anderson University. In this capacity, she teaches Foundations of Teaching, Elementary Methods in Social Studies and Language Arts and facilitates the student teaching seminar. In addition, she works with the Indiana Department of Education to license Anderson […]

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