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Educator Preparation Program

Education Faculty and Staff

Our EducatOR PREPARATION PROGRAM Faculty and Staff

Dr. Dustin Bailey

Phone: (812) 866-7392 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email: bailey@hanover.edu


Dr. Dustin Bailey serves as the current Education Department Chair and was promoted to Associate Professor in early 2020.  He coordinates multiples areas including social studies teacher preparation and is especially passionate about the Teaching Diverse Learners Program!  Dr. Bailey teaches most of the Special Education courses such as Education Law, Teaching High School, Professional Collaboration and Classroom Management.  Additionally, he teaches First Year 101 each fall. He supervises local and urban student teachers and enjoys offering a spring term travel abroad course. In previous school leadership roles in Special Ed and as an administrator, Dr. Bailey has experienced multiple situations that can be brought into his classroom teaching at Hanover. Dr. Bailey is the faculty advisor for the Hanover Student Education Association (HSEA) and has served in a number of official roles on campus, among them the Faculty Steering Committee and Committee of the Faculty. He maintains leadership roles in the State and community with his service on Department of Education committees and as a board member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and with CAEP - the accreditation entity for teacher preparation.  Dr. Bailey enjoys his two pugs: Atticus and Gizmo, and a Corgi named Windsor. He likes weightlifting, traveling to fun places, restoring his antique car, and spending time on his farm in western Indiana.

Dr. Debbie Hanson

Phone: (812) 866 - 7393 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email: hanson@hanover.edu

dr Hanson with FT students

Professor of Education, Dr. Debbie Hanson came to Hanover College in 2006 and has served on numerous committees of the faculty and has also been the Assistant Director of the Rivers Institute, as well as Chair of the Education Department. Dr. Hanson was promoted to full professor in 2019 and was the recipient of the Daryl Karns Award for Creative Teaching in 2019 as well.  Dr. Hanson typically teaches our introductory EDU course, junior level Methods courses in Math and Science, as well as Children's Literature and other special topic courses. She is the field work placements coordinator and supervises local and Indianapolis area urban student teachers. Debbie is certified in Project Wet and Project Wild and loves to create enthusiasm for learning and teaching science through Family Science Nights at local schools . She is a member of HASTI and NSTA and has authored several articles in professional publications and presented at conferences all over the United States. Debbie is an avid runner and an Illinois native, but resides in Columbus, IN with her husband. They have three grown children and one grandchild.

Dava Roth

Phone: (812) 866 - 7395 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email: roth@hanover.ed

dava senior seminar

Dava Roth joined Hanover College as Instructor of Education after 13 years of teaching elementary and middle school students in multiple settings around the globe, including New Zealand, Uganda, and Bolivia.  These diverse experiences were what guided her to further her own educational pursuits these last six years through her Master's and PhD programs in Curriculum and Instruction while focusing on cognitive and socio-emotional development in children and adolescents. She teaches a variety of Education courses including social studies and language arts methods, middle school methods, senior seminar and others.  She supervises local area urban student teachers, as well as serving on several faculty committees.  In her downtime, Dava draws, paints, and works with mosaics and also enjoys swing and salsa dancing. She is an avid reader and seeks out unique cultural experiences as she plans future travels. She is the faculty advisor for the Hanover College Women's Basketball team.

Cheryl Torline

Phone: (812) 866-7390 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email: torline@hanover.edu


Cheryl Torline serves as the Education Student Services Coordinator and Teacher Licensing Advisor for Hanover College. As such, she manages much of the communications and records for the program, as well as overseeing the program's web pages, database, handbooks, calendars, student records, and  serves on the Teacher Education Committee (TEC).  She has served as the coordinator for events like the annual Student Teacher Share Fair event, Homecoming's Teacher Tailgate, and the Professional Educator Induction Ceremony. Previously, Cheryl also managed the Registrar's Cultural Events course and the Hanover campus final exam schedule. Prior to coming the College, Mrs. Torline had worked as a Title II tutor and was secretary at a small private school for a number of years. Cheryl has served on the Hanover College Community Arts Series Committee and keeping the Arts in our elementary and secondary schools is an ongoing passion for her. Going into year 16 in Newby Hall, Cheryl can now be found in Newby Office 06 where the door is always open for questions or concerns. She enjoys getting to know the Education students and keeps in touch with most - both past and present, via social media. Her interests include family, friends, traveling, music, and technology. She and her husband reside in Madison and have five grown children and one "perfect" grandchild