As the Spring 2021 semester comes to a close, Boise State College of Education says farewell to three faculty and welcomes four new members.
Laura Gallo and Regina Moro, Department of Counselor Education, and Julianne Wenner, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies, are leaving for new faculty positions at other universities.
Amy King and Michael Russo are joining the Department of Counselor Education, and Michael Jarry-Shore and Ramey Uriarte are joining the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies.
Laura Gallo, assistant professor, started at Boise State in August 2016. Gallo is joining the Counselor Education department at the University of Iowa (her alma mater) working with both master’s and doctoral students in the program.
“It is exciting to start a new adventure in my home state, though I will miss my many friends at Boise State University” said Gallo. “I am grateful for all that I’ve learned and for the students I have had the honor of teaching. Thank you for everything!”
Regina Moro, associate professor, started at Boise State in August 2016. Moro will be teaching remotely as a faculty member in the online counseling program at St. Bonaventure University in New York.
“Throughout my time at Boise State, I have continually been inspired by the students in our counseling program” said Moro. “They are dedicated to truly making an impact in the world and have contributed thousands of hours of free counseling to members of our communities all throughout the Treasure Valley. I will truly miss these students and wish them all best wishes in their continued success.”
Julianne Wenner, assistant professor, started at Boise State in August 2015. Wenner is heading to Clemson University.
“My colleagues at Boise State have become my family and I am so grateful for all I have learned from them” said Wenner. “I appreciate how I’ve been pushed to be a more thoughtful educator and advisor, a more rigorous scholar, and more connected to the broader community.”
Amy King graduated from the University of Mississippi in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has served as an elementary and middle school counselor for the past 21 years. Before becoming a school counselor, King taught middle school English. Her research emphasis has included advocacy and professional development for school counselors, art and photo therapy, multi- cultural counseling, and play therapy. She is a native Mississippian who enjoys the outdoors by sailing, hiking, and gardening. King is married to David Woolworth and has four children, 3 dogs, and 5 cats. She is so honored to join Boise State this summer as a contributing faculty member.
Michael Jarry-Shore is completing his doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. In his research, Michael is interested in understanding the demands of implementing an ambitious and equitable approach to mathematics instruction, as well as how teachers can be best supported in meeting these demands. For his dissertation, Michael studied “productive struggle,” which is present when students are required to exert notable effort in solving challenging mathematics problems. He holds a bachelor’s of education from the University of Calgary, and a bachelor’s of science and master’s of arts from McGill University. He loves cycling and tennis, and is keen to pick up the drums.
G. Michael Russo will be enthusiastically joining the Department of Counselor Education at Boise State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fall of 2021. As part of this role, Russo will serve as the Addiction Counseling Cognate and Internship Coordinator. Russo recently obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision with a Graduate Minor in Applied Statistics from The University of Mississippi. Most of Russo’s research focuses around the topics of neuroscience-informed counseling, neurofeedback, anxiety, crisis, and/or substance misuse/abuse. Additionally, he currently serves as a member of the Neuroscience Task Force of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).
Ramey is in his 25th year in education. His roles have included being a mathematics teacher, math coach, and math specialist. In his role at Boise State, he serves as the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Instruction, Learning and Leadership (GC-MILL) program. He also serves as a Regional Math Specialist within the Regional Math Center (RMC) and Researching the Order of Teaching (ROOT) grant projects. He serves as the project lead for the Math Leadership Network within the Regional Math Center and works with middle school teachers throughout their participation in the ROOT research project.