About our Faculty

Leading By Example. Teaching By Breaking Barriers.

As a student at National University, supporting your goals and dreams is a team effort, led by esteemed faculty committed to your personal, professional, academic growth, and academic freedom..

NU has diverse and experienced faculty members to support students throughout their academic journey and are enthusiastic about preparing you for the next chapter of your professional development. With their real-world experience and industry knowledge, NU’s faculty equip career-focused students for practical real-world applications.

NU is reshaping higher education for busy adults by developing our innovative approach to student success with Whole Human Education.™

We support the whole you, so you can become the best you, which is the entire point of pursuing an advanced degree or career-enhancing certificate or credential.

Trusted mentors. Supportive coaches. Understanding humans. That’s who you’ll find teaching your classes at National University.

Sanford College of Education - Faculty

Dr. Faheema Abdool-Ghany

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jessica Alvarado

Associate Professor

Dr. Valerie Amber

Associate Professor

Brian Arnold

Associate Professor

Dr. Sharen Bertrando

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sharlyn Crump

Associate Professor and Academic Program Director (APD)

Dr. Diana Dobrenen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Melanie Facundo

Associate Faculty

Dr. Natasha Ferrell

Associate Professor and APD

Dr. Nanette Fritschmann

Associate Professor

Dr. Susan Gilbert

Associate Professor

Mr. Samuel Hernandez

Assistant Professor

Ms. Gail Lancaster

Associate Faculty

Dr. Nicole Luke

Assistant Professor

Dr. Teri Marcos

Professor

Michele Marvel, PhD

Academic Program Director

Dr. Colleen May

VCS Coordinator / Assistant Professor

Dr. James Mbuva

Professor

Dr. Trube Miller

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ronald Morgan

ASPEC Department Chair and Professor

Mr. Scott Moss

Associate Faculty

Dr. Mark Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Ms. Torrie Norton

Associate Faculty

Dr. Dina Pacis

Professor

Dr. Terri Pieretti

Associate Faculty

Dr. Bonnie Plummer

Associate Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Preimesberger

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Rago

Associate Professor

Dr. Sladjana Rakich

Associate Professor

Dr. Ida Randall

Professor

Dr. Sonia Rodriguez

Professor and APD

Oscar Silva

Presidential Appointment

Mrs. Elisabeth Snider

Associate Faculty

Dr. Patricia Traynor-Nilsen

Associate Professor

Dr. Gabriela Walker

Associate Professor

Dr. Zhonghe Wu

Professor