College of Education & Human Services

Meet the Dean's Office Staff

Katrina Daytner

Katrina  Daytner, Interim Dean

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 of Educator Preparation

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.

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Dana Moon, Director of Marketing & Community Relations and COEHS Advising

Dana oversees COEHS marketing, public and alumni relations and recruitment efforts.  She provides overall leadership for the COEHS marketing and public relations, with primary emphasis on graphic design and advertising to support academic priorities of the College and University goals and objectives. She works closely with the nine academic units within the college to recruit and retain a diverse and well-qualified student base, assist with constituent relations and promote COEHS achievements. She will provide leadership and direction to individuals interested in helping advance the College mission. Dana was recently appointed as the Director of COEHS Advising where she will supervise and assist advisors pursuing human services majors. Prior to her position in COEHS, Dana was an academic advisor for the department of computer science at WIU and an admissions counselor. She earned her bachelor degree in Business and M.B.A from Western.

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Suzanne Woodward, Director of Development

Suzanne is responsible for the overall fundraising and development efforts for the College as well as for University Libraries.  Her primary efforts lie in securing major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that support the academic goals of the College and University.  Prior to joining WIU in December of 2014, she served as the Branch Executive Director for the Mt. Sterling Community Center YMCA for 11 years.  She received a BS in Psychology from Illinois State University and an MS in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, '98.

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Justin Georges, Webmaster & Tk20 Administrator

Justin is responsible for the overall administration of the COEHS web-based content management system and Tk20 content management system. Justin coordinates with faculty & staff within the college to facilitate the design, development, styling and updating of web content. He develops and implements pages and tools for website navigation, as well as troubleshooting any issues. Justin has familiarity with universal design principles including: Web Design, Instructional Design, Multimedia Development, Online Course Development and Training Development. He earned two bachelor’s degrees from WIU; Sociology in 2005 and Instructional Design and Technology in 2009. Justin earned a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from WIU in 2013.

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Lisa Turke, Dean's Secretary

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 manager, 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 will be to initiate, coordinate and schedules various employee workshops for COEHS civil service employees .