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Teaching Faculty

Mary Jo Cherry, Ph.D.
Director, Early Childhood Education
Coordinator, Field Experience
440 646 8147
mcherry@ursuline.edu
Fun Facts

Dr. Mary Jo Cherry earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Villa Maria College in Erie, PA, a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. She has taught young children in day-care, pre-school and kindergarten, and elementary, and has been a college faculty member for many years. She currently serves as director of the early childhood, adolescence/young adult (AYA), middle childhood, multi-age visual arts (MAVA) programs and student teaching, and she coordinates field and clinical placements. Her teaching expertise lies primarily in the field of early childhood education.

Kathryn Tuohey, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
440 720 3861
ktuohey@ursuline.edu

Dr. Katie Tuohey is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Ursuline College. She received her doctorate in special education with a focus in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Nova Southeastern University.  She received her Master’s in Educational Administration from Cleveland State University and her B.A. from University of Dayton.  Her K-12 experience includes working with individuals with mild to severe  needs.  Dr.Tuohey has conducted in-service training in behavioral interventions for students with special needs, autism disorders, behavior intervention, functional behavior assessments and issues related to providing support and education for children in K-12 programs.   As a faculty member of the education department and director of special education she advises teacher candidates as they prepare for their Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate, K-12 licensure. Individuals interested in exploring this exciting and rewarding field should contact her at ktuohey@Ursuline.edu.