Name
Beth Rajan Sockman
Title
Professor of Professional & Secondary Education, Department Chair

B.A., 1991, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., 2007, The Pennsylvania State University

Phone
(570) 422-3621
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209G

Beth Rajan Sockman Ph.D. has been in education since 1991 when she began as a tenured middle-level school teacher. Between teaching and university work, she directed two CISV Villages (peace camps) with 17 countries presented, was an NSF - R.E.T. for CPIMA and WISE fellow, and volunteered with teens for 10 years in nonprofit work.

Name
Diane Holben
Title
Assistant Professor of Professional & Secondary Education

B.S., 1987, Muhlenberg College
M.S., 1993, East Stroudsburg University
M.Ed., 2000, Arcadia University
Ed.D., 2009, Lehigh University

Phone
(570) 422-3361
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209 O

Dr. Holben instructs both undergraduate and graduate level courses in educational practice and research methodology. Her research focuses on school law and public policy issues. Currently, she is engaged in projects related to litigation connected to peer-to-peer bullying in schools as well as an analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with respect to Title IV requirements for anti-bullying efforts.

Name
(Mary) Elizabeth Azukas
Title
Assistant Professor Professional and Secondary Education

B.A., 1991, The Pennsylvania State University
M.A.T. 1994, The College of New Jersey
Ed.D., 2018, Arizona State University

Phone
(570) 422-3352
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209 P

Dr. Azukas is an Assistant Professor at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has been an educator for more than 25 years, with experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary levels.

Name
Donna-Marie T. Cole-Malott
Title
Assistant Professor Professional and Secondary Education

B.A., CUNY Brooklyn College
M.A., CUNY Brooklyn College
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Phone
(570) 422-3193
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209 D

Donna-Marie Cole-Malott, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Professional and Secondary Education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium (PEDC)—an organization dedicated to educator diversity, equity, and culturally relevant education and systems, serving the needs of BIPOC learners throughout the Commonwealth.

Name
Jason Engerman
Title
Assistant Professor Digital Media Technologies

B.S., 2008, East Stroudsburg University
M.S., 2011, Wilkes University
Ph.D., 2016, The Pennsylvania State University

Phone
(570) 422-3887
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 4

My research interests center around the intersection of underrepresented populations and their sociocultural uses of interactive digital media (such as video games) within native learning ecologies. I work toward social change and school equity through promoting civic engagement and empowering learners. Learners should be empowered to navigate their learning pathways through accessible interactive technologies. Culturally responsive systemic approaches can leverage learner engagement to help foster more efficient opportunities for authentic teaching and learning in the New Age of Experience.

Name
Ahmed Karam Yousof
Title
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technologies

Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Phone
(570) 422-3169
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 1

Dr. Ahmed Yousof is an assistant professor of digital media technologies at East Stroudsburg University. His area of research is game-based learning in educational, business and cross-cultural communication contexts.

Name
Carolyn Cooper-Chambliss
Title
Professional & Secondary Education, Secretary

B.A. 1986, Herbert H. Lehman College

Phone
(570) 422-3363
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209

Professor Emeritus

Patricia Smeaton
B.S., 1971, SUNY at Brockport
M.Ed., 1977, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Ed.D., 1993, Lehigh University

Adjunct Professors

Amaal Awadalla, (aawadalla@esu.edu)
Jessica Loverdi (jloverdi@esu.esu)
Angelo Senese (asenese@esu.edu)

(Please contact Carolyn-Cooper Chambliss for Contact Information)

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at ccooper12@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209
Phone:
(570) 422-3363
Fax:
(570) 422-3942 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Beth Sockman
Phone:
(570) 422-3621