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Although we are a small College, we are spread out across campus and around the State. To help us build stronger ties and get to know each other, we are offering short bios on our faculty and staff. 

Join us as we meet:

Stephanie Fox

Infant Teacher, Early Learning Center
(302) 831-6205

Stephanie joined the ELC team in August of 2012 as a Teacher in the Infant room. She has three years experience in a day care setting working with ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. She and her assistant teacher care for six infants and there families, developing lesson plans and establishing routines that promote positive development and growth. She also works with students in Human Services, ECE and Nursing, as they obtain field experience with young children.  

Stephanie was born and raised in Sweden, moving to the U.S. with her parents in 2000. She loves traveling and trying new and exciting things, including zip lining (see photo).

UD Ties:

Stephanie earned her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education in May of 2012. She now has her certification from the State of Delaware in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, as well as Special Education. She is also engaged to an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, and is looking forward to becoming a Double Del next summer.


Jennifer Gallo-Fox

Assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies
(302) 831-7370

Jennifer joined our faculty in September 2012 and is excited to be a part of the University of Delaware. She currently teaches HDFS 221 Child Development II: Ages 3-10 and HDFS 413: Inclusive Curriculum: Kindergarten–2nd Grade. Jennifer began her career as a classroom teacher before returning to graduate school during the Standards reform of the 1990s.  She was inspired by her teacher education experience at Bank Street College of Education, where she had learned to teach in ways very different from her own K-12 traditional learning experience.  Dr. Gallo-Fox was most recently an assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland where she taught undergraduate and graduate students in the Teacher Education Department and Literacy Program.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Gallo-Fox enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.  In her spare time, she likes to garden and cook.


Laurie Palmer

Coordinator for the Southern Delaware Elementary Teacher Education programs

Milford, Delaware 


Laurie joined CEHD in August 2000. She is the coordinator for the Southern Delaware Elementary Teacher Education programs which include the Associate in Arts Degree in Education in Georgetown and the UD/Milford Professional Development School in Milford. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she teaches in both programs. Laurie is married with two children who live in South Dakota and Florida — so traveling is one of her favorite leisure activities.

UD Ties:

Laurie is truly a Blue Hen, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees, one master’s degree, and her doctorate at the University of Delaware. She is married to Jeff, the University Registrar, whom she met at UD. 




September 2012 Profiles

Kathleen Minke 

Professor and Coordinator, School Psychology Program

Kathy joined the faculty in 1991. She has worked as a school psychologist in several states and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She was president of the National Association of School Psychologists in 2010-11 and is chair-elect of the NASP convention committee. This summer, she conducted a study abroad trip to Australia, with Gail Rys and 18 ETE students. 

Kathy loves blues music and her performance photographs have appeared in Offbeat, Blues Revue, Big City Blues, and Living Blues magazines. She is an avid scuba diver (see photo at top of page), most recently diving the Great Barrier Reef. She lives with her husband and two large, marginally well-behaved dogs. Her main focus is preparing outstanding school psychologists who support the learning and development of children and youth in our public schools. 


Carol Phipps

Assistant Director of Clinical Studies, DCTE

Carol joined the Delaware Center for Teacher Education in August 2012. She is the Assistant Director of Clinical Studies and is responsible for assisting in placing students in their field placements in the schools and community centers. Carol is married and has twin sons. She studied French in France for her post graduate studies and also earned her Masters in History from Washington College. Although she loves traveling and cooking, her deepest interest in found in her friendships. 

UD Ties:

Carol’s heart has been with the UD since graduating with her Bachelor of Education in Psychology/Sociology. She has been a part of the University of Delaware as an advisor, cooperating teacher, and honored by the UD as a teacher of the year.


Ashleigh R. Brown

Academic Advisor, Human Development & Family Studies

Ashleigh joined the HDFS Department in July 2012. She is an Academic Advisor, and is responsible for working with Human Services & ECE majors, as well as the additional support services/resources offered to current and prospective students. Outside of UD, Ashleigh is an active and passionate AIDS Task Force volunteer for the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center (BGOC), which provides HIV testing, services, and community outreach throughout Delaware. Ashleigh has an avid appreciation for the arts, especially music, and loves spending time with her energetic Yorkie, Blossum. 

UD Ties:

Ashleigh is a proud UD/CEHD alumna, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Education, & Public Policy and a minor in Spanish. She also received a Master of Arts in Counseling in Higher Education (Student Affairs Practice) from UD. Ashleigh is currently a graduate student in Human Development & Family Studies, working on completing a second Master’s degree. She also previously served as an Academic Advisor for UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics.