Council of Principal Investigators

College of Education & Human Development

About the Council

Council members represent Principal Investigators and faculty affiliated with Centers and Institutes. The Council commits to advancing CEHD’s goals in teaching and research. The CPI meets at least four times annually with a meeting schedule to be determined by members.


Elected representatives from each department and centers/institutes serve three-year terms.
See CPI Bylaws for complete membership details.

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Council Members

Name Department Term End Date
Tamika Gilreath – Immediate Past Chair HLKN 8/31/2022
Christine Stanley EAHR 8/31/2022
Sandra Acosta  EPSY 8/31/2023
David Wright  HLKN 8/31/2023
Benjamin Herman – Chair  TLAC 8/31/2023
Daniel Bowen  EAHR 8/31/2024
Hector Rivera  EPSY 8/31/2024
Zohreh Eslami  EPSY 8/31/2024
Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen – Vice Chair  HLKN 8/31/2024
Marc Goodrich  TLAC 8/31/2024
Bugrahan Yalvac  TLAC 8/31/2024
Our University CPI representatives are Dr. Timothy Elliott and Dr. Rafael Lara Alecio. Visit for meeting schedules and additional information.

Meeting Dates

All CEHD faculty are welcome to attend CPI meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

The second meeting for FY2022 will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. November 18 over Zoom.  For more information, please contact Ann Savell.

Townhall Meeting Sponsored by CPI

Dean Joyce Alexander