College of Education & Human Services

Meet the Dean's Office Staff

Francis Godwyll

Francis Godwyll, Dean 

Godwyll has served as department chair and professor in the University of West Florida Department of Educational Research and Administration and director of the Ed.D/Ed.S program in curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Professional Studies since July 2015. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of education leadership and the doctoral program director of educational leadership at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville (2013-15); associate professor of education at the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio University in Athens, OH (2011-13); and an assistant professor of education at the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio University in Athens (2005-11).

Godwyll received his doctoral degree in education from the University of Education, Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany; his master's degree in special education and his bachelor's degree in religious studies, both from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Katrina Daytner

Katrina  Daytner, Associate Dean for Administration, Faculty Development,  Research, & Outreach

Katrina’s primary responsibilities are in the areas of budget, personnel, enrollment management, contract implementation and facilities. Daytner joined Western's faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor in the educational and interdisciplinary studies department, with primary teaching responsibilities in the area of educational psychology, methods research and clinical observations in human growth and development. She was promoted to full professor in 2013. From 2006 until 2014, Daytner also served as the faculty associate for Western’s First Year Experience (FYE) program. In that role, she was responsible for co-chairing the Foundations of Excellence Self Study, the FYE Leadership Committee, the FYE Review Committee and the Committee on FYE Classes. Prior to coming to Western, Daytner served as a project coordinator and an instructor (1999-2001) at Ball State University; as an adjunct instructor (1997-98) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI); and as an associate instructor (1994-96) at Indiana University. Daytner earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University (2003); her master's degree in developmental psychology at Illinois State University (1995); and her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1992).

Greg Montalvo

Greg  Montalvo, Assistant Dean for Educator Preparation and Continuous Improvement 

Montalvo has served as interim chair of educational studies since February 2016. He joined the faculty at Western as an assistant professor in 1998, later becoming a professor. During his time at WIU, Montalvo has published multiple refereed articles and has presented at regional, national and international conferences. He has assisted with the implementation and report writing for multiple school and program evaluations and has served as the assessment coordinator for the educator preparation programs. Montalvo currently is a member of the executive committee of the National Rural Education Association. Montalvo earned his doctorate in instructional psychology and technology and his M.Ed. in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He received his B.S. in vocational education from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.A from Western.

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Jill Bisbee, Recruitment, Retention and Student Success Officer

Jill will serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all programs and departments to enhance, coordinate and implement the COEHS' Strategic plan for Recruitment, Retention and Student Success.  Before assuming this role, Bisbee served as Field Placement Specialist in the WIU Counselor Education and College Student Personnel department since July 2013. In that role, she coordinated recruitment, retention, job search, alumni relations, fundraising, special events and the field placement process for assistantship and practica experiences for CSP students, more recently working with both programs in the department. She was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching the part-time track for the CSP program in 2015, and co-created the Social Justice Summit in 2018.  She received her master's degree in college student personnel from WIU and her bachelor's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.


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Lisa Turke, Office Administrator

Lisa has been at WIU since 2007 and recently became the Dean's secretary in 2018. As the personal assistant to the Dean and the office administrator, Lisa maintains the Dean's calendar, prepares confidential correspondence including, but not limited to retention/promotion/tenure evaluations and maintains the personnel records for the College. One of Lisa's responsibilities is to initiate, coordinate and schedules various employee workshops for COEHS civil service employees .