Faculty

Meet the Educational Leadership Faculty

Carole de Casal

Carole de Casal, Ed.D.
Professor

B.A., 1971, M.Ed. 1978, Ed.D. 1980, University of Utah 
MBA, 2007, Novus University

Office: Clay Hall 105-B
Phone: (615) 963-7355
Email:  cdecasal@tnstate.edu 
Dr. Dede

Soala Dede, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., 2004, M.Ed. 2010, Ed.D. 2017, Vanderbilt University 

Office: Clay Hall 106 
Phone: (615) 963-5304 
Email:  sdede@tnstate.edu 
Eleni Elder
 

Eleni Elder, Ed.D.
Professor 

B.A., 1985, University of Mary Washington; M.Ed.,
1998,
Virginia Commonwealth University; Ed.D., 2002, Florida
Atlantic University

Office: Clay Hall 108-B
Phone: (615) 963-7296
Email: ecoukos@tnstate.edu

Janet Finch

Janet Finch, Ph.D.
Professor, Interim Department Chair

B.S., 1972, M.A., 1978, Tennessee State University;
Ph.D.,1985, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt
University

blue star  Celebrating 25 years of Service

Office: AWC 349
Phone: (615) 963-7038
Email: jfinch@tnstate.edu

Kirmanj Gundi

Kirmanj Gundi, Ed.D. 
Professor

B.S., 1986, Tennessee State University; M.Ed., 1994, 
Tennessee State University; Ed.D., 1998,  
Tennessee State University.

Office: Clay Hall 104
Phone: (615) 963-2299  Email: kigundi@tnstate.edu 

Robbie Melton

Robbie Melton, Ph.D.
Professor

B.S., 1972, Wayne State University; M.Ed., 1974, Wayne State
University; Ed.S., 1976, Wayne State University; Ph.D., 1979,
University of Michigan

Office: AWC 400
Phone: 615-740-5509
Email: rkendal1@tnstate.edu

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Terrance McNeil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., 1994, Florida A&M University; M.Ed., 2011 Full Sail University; Ed.D., 2018, Florida A&M University 

 

Office: Clay Hall 108-A
Phone: 615-963-2111
Email:  tmcneil3@tnstate.edu
Trinetia Respress

Trinetia Respress, Ed.D.
Professor 

B.B.A., 1989, University of West Georgia; M.A., 1994,
Tennessee Technological University; Ed.D., 1997, 
East Tennessee State University.

Office: Clay Hall 107
Phone: (615) 963-5109
Email:  trespress@tnstate.edu 
Eric Vogel

Eric Vogel, Ph.D.
Professor 

B.A., 1971, Louisiana State University at New Orleans; M.Ed., 
1974, University of New Orleans; Ph.D., 1983,
Florida State University

Office: Clay Hall 209-D
Phone: (615) 963-7089
Email: evogel@tnstate.edu

Dr. Winn

Jewell Winn, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

B.B.A., 1981, Middle Tennessee State University; MPA, 
1988, Tennessee State University; Ed.D., 2008,
Tennessee State University

Office: Crouch Hall 106
Phone:  (615) 963-4977
Email:  jwinn@tnstate.edu

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