Hanover College Education Department

Education Faculty and Staff

Dr. Dustin Bailey

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

Assistant Professor of Education and Department Chair, Dr. Dustin Bailey not only oversees the department, but also the Special Education dual certification program, available to both undergrads as well as licensed teachers. Dr. Bailey teaches special education and secondary education coursework as well as Social Studies Methods and Education Law & Ethics. He has experience in school administration and teaching a variety of content areas within K-12 schools. Dr. Bailey is the faculty advisor for the Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA). Dr. Bailey lives on campus and has two Pugs: Atticus and Gizmo, and a Corgi named Windsor. He enjoys weightlifting, traveling to fun places, restoring his antique car, and spending time on their farm in western Indiana.


Dr. Debbie Hanson

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

Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Debbie Hanson has served on numerous committees of the faculty and has also been a Director of the Rivers Institute at Hanover College, as well as Chair of the Education Department. She teaches many of Hanover's elementary education progam courses, as well as Methods courses in Math and Science and supervising local and Indianapolis urban student teachers. Debbie is certified in Project Wet and Project Wild and loves to create enthusiasm for learning science. She is a member of HASTI and NSTA and has authored several articles in professional publications. Debbie is an avid runner and an Illinois native, but resides in Columbus, IN with her husband, Larry. They have three grown children.

Professor Dava Roth

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

Ms. Dava Roth joins Hanover College as assistant professor 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. 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 and also serves on the Teacher Education Committee (TEC).

Mrs. Cheryl Torline

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

Mrs. 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 Cheryl Torline submitted photorecords, and serves on the Teacher Education Committee (TEC) and our Education Advisory Board. 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. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Madison and have five grown children and one "perfect" grandchild. Cheryl has served on the Hanover College Community Arts Series and keeping the Arts in our elementary and secondary schools is an ongoing passion for her. Going into year 14 in Newby Hall, Cheryl can now be found in Newby 06 for a new office. She enjoys getting to know the education students and keeps in touch with most past and present via Facebook. Her interests include family, friends, traveling, music, and technology.