Teacher Education Experts

Amy Broemmel

Associate Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Department Head for Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Amy Broemmel is an elementary and literacy teacher educator. She teaches literacy and general elementary education courses, and her work examines teacher leadership and the development of both preservice and inservice teachers.


Elizabeth MacTavish

Clinical Assistant Professor in STEM Education

Elizabeth MacTavish is a veteran middle school science teacher with 15 years in public schools including Knox County Schools.


David Cihak

Associate Professor

Cihak is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Special Education and Educational Technology Program at UT. His work regards remedying classroom-based problems associated with academic and social/behavioral problems of children and adolescents with severe disabilities and autism.


Jo Ann Cady

Associate Professor

Jo Ann Cady specializes in elementary and middle school mathematics education.


Sherry M. Bell

Professor of Special Education, Department Head of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Sherry M. Bell’s research interests include effective assessment and instructional practices, giftedness and learning disabilities, teacher education, and attribution theory.


Susan Benner

Associate Dean of Professional Licensure, Director of the Graduate School of Education, Professor of Early Childhood Special Education

Susan Benner has been an institutional representative to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for many years and is the past president of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.