Manchester University's education faculty is devoted to teaching. All draw upon their classroom experiences as well as current research and trends in education to enhance their instruction. They work closely with candidates in their classes as well as other University faculty. Education faculty members also serve the candidates as academic advisors.
Dr. Heather Schilling
Chair and Director of Teacher Education
Dr. Schilling earned her B.A. degree in 1990 from Manchester University, her M.A. of Administration in 1998 from Indiana Purdue University, Fort Wayne and her Ed.D. from Ball State University in 2011. She joined the Manchester University faculty in 2003. Her areas of interest and expertise include social studies and language arts secondary education, elementary education, children's literature, reading, and adolescent learners. She is especially interested in project based learning and the bridge between high school and college. Dr. Schilling loves to spend time with her family, traveling, and baking.
Instructor Martynowicz earned his B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2004 and an M.S. in Psychology from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2010. After teaching at Huntington North High School for seven years, he joined the Manchester University Education Department in the fall of 2011. His areas of interest and expertise include developmental psychology, adolescent mental health, social studies secondary education, educational psychology, and substance abuse counseling. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family and learning about psychology, history, and education.
Dr. Stacy Stetzel
Dr. Stetzel received her B.S. degree in Education with a specialization in reading in 1998 from the University of Saint Francis. She completed her Masters of Education in 2003 from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her Ph.D. in 2015 from Indiana State University. In her spare time, she enjoys bike riding, vacationing, cooking, playing with her two children Kindra and Lane, and shopping. Professionally, she strives to make the world a better place by focusing on child development, specifically cognitive development.
Heidi Wieland, Field Experience and Assessment Coordinator
Ms. Wieland received her B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2001 from Saint Joseph's College. Prior to joining the Manchester University Education Department in 2014, she spent time as a supervisor at a juvenile detention center, a felony probation officer and most recently, spent over nine years as a legal assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching a 10U travel softball team, baking, working out, vacationing and spending time with her family, including her two children, Kaidyn and Trey.