Leadership Profiles

CERI certificates and certifications are an objective measure of a professional’s level of expertise as defined by the profession, not by a particular educational program provider or training organization.
President, Board of Directors

Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Higher Learning Commission

Vice President, Board of Directors

Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Retired Finance and Information Technology executive from Coca-Cola. Executive Board Member and Treasurer, The Swift School, Georgia Intellectual Property Association, and United States Intellectual Property Association.

Member, Board of Directors

Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts Education, Reading and Language Arts Program Area Coordinator and Director of the Reading Clinic at Texas A&M University

Member, Board of Directors

Martha “Marty” Hougen, Ph.D. is an author of reading textbooks and a consultant with state departments and teacher preparation programs, recently retired from working with teacher preparation initiatives at the university level.

Member, Board of Directors

Erin K. Washburn, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Reading Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in Literacy Assessment and Intervention and conducts research on teacher knowledge and the use of data-based decision making for literacy instruction.

Jessica Blum
Certification Administrator