education faculty

The Education program faculty members are active in their professions and present papers, attend conferences, conduct research, and serve in the professional organizations in their field.

Diane Edwards

Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-3992 | diane.edwards@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2013. B.A. from Merrimack College; M.A. from Lesley University; Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts; Professor Edwards is an infant and toddler development specialist with teaching and research experience in preschool curriculum and child wellness.

Lissanna Follari

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-1846 | lissanna.follari@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2011.

Darius Kalvaitis

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education
darius.kalvaitis@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2013. B.A. & B. S. from New England College; M.Ed. from Antioch New England Graduate School; and Ph.D. from Utah State University. His teaching philosophy is rooted in Experiential and Place Based Education. His research interest focus on young children's relationships with nature with specific emphasis on using child friendly research methodologies. He has co-written and implemented multiple federally funded grants focusing on Environmental Education and STEM Education.