Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education

Full-Time Faculty

Gwen Landever

Education Department Chair 
Elementary Education Program Director 
Secondary Education Program Director 
MAT Program Director 
Overland Park Education Programs Coordinator and
Assistant Professor in Education
B.S., M.S., University of Kansas
Ed.D., Baker University
[email protected] | 913-758-6159 | De Paul 6

Dr. Gwen Landever became the chair of the education programs at USM in 2012.

She has taught both general and gifted education students ranging in age from preschool to high school—as well as adult learners—since 1993. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s in Special Education and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Landever previously led the graduate and undergraduate education programs at USM’s Overland Park Campus.

Today, she is interested in 21st century skills especially using technology and innovative programs to meet the learning needs of traditional and multigenerational students who are seeking licensure and advanced degrees.

Patricia Carnahan

Associate Professor in Education 
B.S., M.S., Kansas State University
M.S., Baker University
Ed.D., University of Phoenix
[email protected] | 913-758-6412 | De Paul 8

In 1998, Patti Carnahan, Ed.D, joined the faculty at the University of Saint Mary education department.

She has experience teaching elementary and special education, but she goes above and beyond the average professor. A light-hearted professor by nature, she strives to make classes interactive instead of lecture-style.

In one of Carnahan’s classes, teacher candidates finished a spoof on Dr. Suess, entitled “Pink Pickles and Bananas,” making their own props and videotaping the production.

In another class, Carnahan’s students finished a unit on geography by creating a relief map using home-made play dough to represent 30 different landforms.

Her goal is to make learning fun and meaningful while modeling strategies and teaching techniques that can be used in the K-12 classroom.


Adjunct Faculty

Morgan Bahn
MSSL, Baker University
MAED, Baker University
BA, (Special Education), University of Northern Iowa

Kathy Bichelmeyer
M.S.Ed., University of Kansas
B.A., Park University
A.S., Kansas City Kansas Community College
Katie Cook
Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.S. Ed., University of Kansas
B.S., Iowa State University

Donna Foy
Ed.S., M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City
B.S.E., Emporia State University

SuAnn Grant
Administrative License Endorsement, Pittsburg State University
M.S. Ed., Pittsburg State University
M.S.Ed., (SPED licensure), Illinois State University
B.S., University of Illinois

Danita Long
B.S., Baker University
M.S. Ed., Sped, University of Kansas

Jennifer Martin
Administrative License Endorsement, Emporia State University
M.S. Sped, University of Kansas
B.S., Kansas State University