School of Education Faculty Directory

Dean of the School of Education
Professor of Education & Certification Officer

Phone: 602-749-5171
PhD - Arizona State University
MHL - Ottawa University
MEd - Arizona State University
BA - Western Michigan University
Kim Coffman-Romero holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University and has over 30 years experience in higher education; twenty as a faculty member with Ottawa University - Arizona. She earned a B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences /Business at Western Michigan University and M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Ottawa University in 1994, Kim taught at Davenport College of Business, Arizona State University, and Grand Canyon University. She teaches a variety of courses both in the graduate and undergraduate programs for the Ottawa University School of Education.

At Ottawa University, she has held several positions and has served on numerous committees during her tenure including, Associate Dean of  Education, Campus Dean of Instruction, Academic Deans’ Council,  Faculty Academic Committee, Chair of Adjunct Faculty Support Committee, Chair of AZ Faculty, Blackboard Training and  Live Text facilitator for faculty and students.

Kim resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Fred and has two sons, three step sons, and nine grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, photography, and the great outdoors.  

Dean of Arizona
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Emeritus Dean of the School of Education

PhD - Capella University
MLA - Baker University
BS - Baker University
Dr. Amy Hogan earned a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Vocal Music and a MLA from Baker University. She earned her PhD with a specialization in Advanced Classroom Instruction from Capella University. Her research focused on the relationship between preservice teachers and mentor teachers. Dr. Hogan served on the KS Regulations Board for teacher education, workgroups for the KEEP and KPTP evaluation tools, KS Teacher of the Year selection committees, task-forces for the Military Childhood Coalition, as a reviewer for NCATE and CAEP, and chaired a committee charged with revising the KS elementary education teacher licensure standards.

Her background includes mission coordination in the Tennessee Cumberland region, classroom teaching in the Shawnee-Mission School District, grant writing, developing small business enterprises, supporting programing for military families and children, and consulting in technology education and teacher assessment. While teaching in Shawnee-Mission, she was awarded twice West Antioch Elementary teacher of the year. Dr. Hogan has presented at numerous regional and national educational conferences, including TECHLearning. She has administrated several grants in technology and teacher education preparation. One of these grant projects regarding parent-community-school involvement is featured in the Harvard Family Research archives. 

Prior to becoming the inaugural dean for the Surprise, Arizona campus as well as the Dean of Arizona, Dr. Hogan served as Dean for the School of Education. 

KS Unit Head/Licensure Officer, Kansas sites
Assistant Professor of Education
Lead Faculty Graduate: Secondary Education
Lead Faculty Undergraduate: Secondary Education & PreK-12 Art 

Phone: 785-248-2558
EdD - Southwestern College
MA - University of Kansas
BS - University of Kansas
Denise Cook received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (English and history) in 1977 from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1988 also from the University of Kansas.  She taught secondary education in the Kansas City area for eight years before taking a leave of absence to be with her family.  During that time she substituted and taught a few courses at Johnson County Community College.  Denise has been at Ottawa for over 15 years, supervising student teachers, practicum students, handling licensure, working with Professional Development Schools, and of course teaching education courses and advising students.  She has done many things in the education program and seeks to continue to aid the School of Education in training future educators! 

Executive Vice President and University Provost
Professor of Education

Phone: 913-266-8601
DEd - Pennsylvania State University
MA - Ball State University
BS - Taylor University
Institute for Educational Management - Harvard University
Dr. Terry W. Haines joined Ottawa University in September of 2005 as the Provost of Ottawa University Kansas City and currently serves as University Provost and Chief Academic Officer.  Dr. Haines has served in higher education for more than thirty years, including nineteen of those years as a vice president and dean.  Immediately prior to coming to Ottawa University, Dr. Haines served for eleven years as a Vice President and Dean at Huntingdon College, where he also developed extension campuses, an international exchange program with universities in both Japan and Korea, and was instrumental in developing the first program at a national liberal arts college in the United States to provide both a personal computer and international travel to every undergraduate student. 
Dr. Haines earned a doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996, a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University in 1984, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Taylor University in 1980.  He completed additional course work in organizational strategic planning at University of Maryland and completed the Institute for Educational Management program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University in 1998.  Dr. Haines was one of the founders of the National Multi-cultural Student Leadership Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He developed the Duffy Institute for Church Leadership at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama; served on both the Mayor's Roundtable for Equality and Diversity and the Quad City Economic Development Committee in Davenport, Iowa; and served on the Board of Directors of Save-a-Life in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Haines has presented at national conferences on issues of diversity and multiculturalism, international student leadership, community development, new administrative systems for college academic advising, as well as judicial affairs and management information systems in higher education.  Dr. Haines has authored two university handbooks on international student programs and has taught in the areas of the liberal arts, communications, strategic planning, and human development.  During his tenure at Huntingdon College, he helped to develop a new liberal arts core curriculum and taught courses on critical thinking in the subject areas of “origins of man” and “justice.”  This new curriculum was recognized for special merit and provided commendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 
Dr. Haines has also directed successful multi-million dollar fund raising initiatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Education, The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Science Foundation. 
Dr. Haines grew up in Korea, the son of missionary parents. Dr. Haines and his wife, Mary, have two sons (Joshua and Caleb) and the Haines family lives in Overland Park, Kansas. 

Academic Dean, OUKS
Associate Professor of Education
Adawe Center Director

Phone: 785-248-2540
PhD - University of Kansas
MS - Southwest Missouri State University
BS - Southwest Missouri State University
Dr. Teresa Kelley started her career in education as an elementary teacher and reading specialist. She later served as Associate Dean of Preparatory Programs at a small college in the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas. As the Director of the Adawe LifePlan Center, Kelley uses the knowledge and skills that she has gained throughout her career to provide holistic life coaching, mentoring, and advising to OU students. She enjoys the opportunity to assist students as they develop in all areas of life. In her role as Academic Dean, Dr. Kelley enjoys working with both faculty and students. 

Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education at Southwest Missouri State University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a minor in multicultural education, at the University of Kansas.

Head Athletic Trainer
Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Phone: 785-248-2627
MS - University of Kansas
BS - University of Kansas
Jennifer Raybern, a native of Lawrence, KS attended the University of Kansas where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Athletic Training Emphasis. While at KU, Jennifer served as a student athletic trainer working with the Jayhawk softball, football, women’s tennis, and swimming and diving teams.  She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Baker University while completing her Master of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Psychology from the University of Kansas.
Jennifer began working at Ottawa University as the Head Athletic Trainer and an adjunct professor.  She has been a member of the faculty in addition to her Head Athletic Trainer position for over ten years.  She is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Lead Faculty for Exercise Science.  Jennifer uses her experiences as an athletic trainer to help her students by creating practical, real world applications for course material.  Jennifer describes herself as a lifelong learner who realizes the importance of always looking to learn from others and improve her skills.  This continued learning has helped to create a strong exercise science major based on the most current techniques and theories. Jennifer is a certified and licensed athletic trainer, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Performance Enhancement Specialist and is certified in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and Kinesio Taping.