EduGator Central Team Members

EduGator Central is here to enhance the student experience and support success through solution-driven, responsive and comprehensive services. This happens through our shared focus on:

  • Creating a caring, inclusive community of learners
  • Empowering students through meaningful partnerships that foster excellence
  • Providing resources and opportunities to advance individual goals and aspirations

Meet the Team

Dr. Elayne Colón<br />

Dr. Elayne Colón

Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs
352.273.4376
epcolon@coe.ufl.edu

  • Graduate & Undergraduate Student Affairs
  • College Liaison to UF Graduate School, Division of Student Affairs, and Division of Enrollment Management
  • Certification Officer for Educator Preparation Programs
  • Title IX College Coordinator
  • Oversee assessment and accreditation activities for CoE & affiliate programs
  • Facilitate & promote the use of data to ensure continuous program improvement
  • Support Educator Preparation Programs to promote high-quality preparation
  • Liaison to the Florida Department of Education
  • Facilitate external reporting regarding academic programs
  • Manage data & analytics reporting including coordination with other campus offices
Chris Cook<br />

Chris Cook

Online Education Services Coordinator

352.273.4205
cpcook@coe.ufl.edu

  • Non-Degree Applications & Enrollment
  • Enrollment Authorization Requests for WEB based courses
  • Distance Education & Tracking
  • College Curriculum Committee Secretary
Dr. Lori Dassa<br />

Dr. Lori Dassa

Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships

352.273.2051
ldassa@coe.ufl.edu

  • Maintains Collaborative Relationships with Partner Schools and Community Agencies
  • Representative for Clinical Opportunities
  • Evaluation Data
  • Clinical Education and Supervision Training Sessions
Marcy Davis<br />

Marcy Davis

Academic Program Specialist & Associate Dean’s Assistant

352.273.4380
mdavis@coe.ufl.edu

  • Florida DOE & Institutional Data Reports
  • Faculty Awards for Teaching & Mentoring
  • Graduate Petitions & Transfer of Credits
Scott Davis<br />

Scott Davis

Academic Assistant II

352.273.4154
scottdavis@ufl.edu

  • Graduate admissions
  • Graduate recruitment
  • International Liaison
Aaron Ganas<br />

Aaron Ganas

Assistant Director, EduGator Central
Academic Advisor – Education Sciences BA & Scholarships

352.273.4378
aganas@coe.ufl.edu

  • Advisement & program coordination, BA in Education Sciences (on campus)
  • Student Awards, Scholarships & Funding
  • Undergraduate/Transfer Admissions
  • Change of Major, Degree Audits, Degree Clearance
Nathan Hanson<br />

Nathan Hanson

Data Analyst

352.294.2740
nphanson@coe.ufl.edu

  • Work with College faculty, staff, and administrators to organize/synthesize/analyze College-wide, program-level, and student data for routine & ad hoc reports for internal and external audiences and constituents
  • Oversee the collection/analysis/reporting of College-related information & data including development & implementation of College-wide data systems & processes
  • Coordinate data projects & develop strategies to manage College data under state/national reporting requirements
  • Provide technical & analytical support to administrators, faculty, and staff
Kat Hodson<br />

Kat Hodson

Admissions Officer I

352.294.6349
GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu

  • Admissions inquiries for graduate programs
  • Application processing for graduate, postbaccalaureate, and certificate programs
  • Assist prospective students with application submission and completion
  • Prepare application materials for committee reviews
Earl McKee

Earl McKee

Academic Advisor – UF Online – Education Sciences BA

352.294.6350
earl.mckee@coe.ufl.edu

  • Advisement & Program Coordination-BA in Education Sciences (PaCE & UF Online)
  • Undergraduate & Transfer Admissions-BA in Education Sciences (PaCE & UF Online)
  • Change of Major, Degree Audits, Degree Clearance
  • Non-teacher prep minors
Elisa OMalley

Elisa O’Malley

Administrative Specialist

352.294.0496
eomalley@coe.ufl.edu

  • General office management
  • Communications with students regarding opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Supporting EduGator Central’s projects, reporting, and events
Dr. Kim Roberts<br />

Dr. Kim Roberts

Coordinator, LiveText, Assessment and Accreditation

352.273.4260
kjf@coe.ufl.edu

  • Administer technical aspects of electronic assessment system: LiveText by Watermark
  • Collect and report data for purposes of continual program improvement & meeting state/national accreditation requirements
  • Provide information, training & assistance in use of LiveText and college assessment/accountability systems
Robin Rossie

Robin Rossie

Academic Advisor – Initial Teacher Preparation Programs & Minors

352.273.4377
rrossie@coe.ufl.edu

  • Programs: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary Education, EPI Programs
  • Minors: UF Teach Math & Science, FL Teaching Minor
  • Undergraduate/Transfer Admissions
  • Change of Major, Degree Audits, Degree Clearance
Ashley Sprague<br />

Ashley Sprague

Clinical/Field Experiences & Internships

352.273.4379
a.sprague@coe.ufl.edu
StudentPlacements@coe.ufl.edu

  • Internship Orientation and Applications
  • Internship Placements & Evaluations – Local and Distant Sites
  • Background/Fingerprint Clearance
  • Mentor Teacher/Site Host Tuition Waivers
  • Professional Educator Certification process and questions