Educator Preparation Program

Education Faculty and Staff

Dr. Dustin Bailey

Phone: (812) 866-7392 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email:

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) and has served in a number of official roles on Campus. 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 the farm in western Indiana.

Dr. Debbie Hanson

Phone: (812) 866 - 7393 Fax: (812) 866-7391 Email:

hansonAssociate 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 program 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 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. 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

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

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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:

c torlineMrs. 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) 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 where the door is always open for questions or concerns. She enjoys getting to know the Education students and keeps in touch with most past and present via social media. Her interests include family, friends, traveling, music, and technology.