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Lyn Forester, Professor of EducationLyn Forester, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Chair of Education Division; Dean of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Program

Expertise: Teacher education, Nebraska Department of Education, No Child Left Behind, State Board of Education

Contact information: 402.826-8631 or

Lyn Forester has worked in education for the past 30 years.  She was an elementary teacher for 15 years before moving into higher education.  Forester serves as chair of Doane's Teacher Education program and dean of the Curriculum and Instruction Master's in Education Program. 

Forester also coordinates and guides the program in compliance for NCATE and State assessment.  On campus, she teaches elementary mathematics methods and a variety of master's degree courses including assessment, curriculum course work and research. She recently published (2006) an article with a teacher education colleague in the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum Journal.   

Her present research interests include Literacy Coaching, teaching strategies for content curriculum and mathematics education. Forester received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in elementary education, followed by reading specialist certification from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma and her Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University in Curriculum Supervision.   

Kay Hegler, Professor of Special EducationKay Loomis Hegler, Ph.D.
Professor of special education

Expertise: Teacher Education national accreditation (NCATE), Assessment, Diversity, First-Year Seminars, Scuba Diving (PADI AI 163249)

Contact information: 402.826-8208 or

Kay Loomis Hegler 

Kay Loomis Hegler taught K-12 school for three years before beginning her career in teacher education at Doane in 1974.  She has served on national committees for the American Association of Teacher Educators (AACTE) and continues to serve on national boards for the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).  She currently is a member of the advisory committee to the Crete Region V program for adults with disabilities. Presently she serves as the college's Assessment Officer and as Director of Interterm in addition to her teaching responsibilities. 

During time away from campus, Kay enjoys knitting, scuba diving (PADI AI 163249), and walking.  She is an active member of the Bradfield Book Discussion Group and attends independent films regularly.