College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

May 1, 2024 | Hannah Buchanan

A Welcome to the CEP Family!

The University of Texas at Tyler College of Education and Psychology welcomed eight new faculty and staff members into the CEP family for the 2023-24 academic year.

“We are very grateful for their service and contributions to the life of this college,” said Dr. Pradeep “Max” Dass, college dean.

New faculty and staff are listed by college department/area.

Dean’s Office:

Heather Wilcox

Executive Assistant to the Dean



James Hines

College Development Officer


Department of Psychology and Counseling:

Dr. Diane Smedley

Assistant Professor of Counseling



Jennifer Gore

Undergraduate Academic Advisor


School of Education:



Dr. Jill Carter

Assistant Professor of Practice

Reading and Literacy Education



Katie Martin

Director, Educator Certification and Program Accountability




Bayleigh Boyd

Undergraduate Academic Advisor




Rachel Rushing

Undergraduate Academic Advisor




Ryan Lilly

Administrative Assistant III

Clinical and Field Experiences