Meet the Staff

Administrators and Staff

Peggy Lewis, Ph.D., Executive Dean, School of Business and Graduate Studies & School of Professional Studies

Dr. Peggy Lewis is a native Washingtonian and an alumna of Trinity. She received her Ph.D., “with distinction” in History from Howard University in May 2013.  Her dissertation title: “Preaching, Praying and Strategic Media Planning:  From Montgomery to Selma, How the Civil Rights Movement Forced Journalists to Do Their Job.” She earned her M.A. in History at Howard in 2007. Prior to Trinity, she was an Assistant Professor and Broadcast Sequence Coordinator in the Department of Journalism at Howard University. Before coming to academia, she spent nearly 20 years as a broadcast journalist in Washington, New York and Miami before embarking on a career in public service which included working for President William Jefferson Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, and Children’s Defense Fund Founder and President, Marian Wright Edelman.  |  202-884-9204   |  Office location: Main 224


Dr. Karen Santos Rogers, Associate Dean of Education and Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Karen Santos Rogers serves as Associate Dean of Education. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her MA and BA from Virginia Tech. She has been a professional educator for 24 years and has taught courses in literacy, reading in the content area, foundations of American education, technical and professional writing, composition, grammar, linguistics, and general elementary teaching methods. Dr. Rogers holds a Virginia teaching license and has supervised students in various classroom placements state-wide. In addition to her faculty positions, she was previously CAEP Coordinator at Bridgewater College, Director of the Writing Center at Longwood University, and Writing Program Director for the ECE Department at Virginia Tech. Dr. Rogers has served as Secretary for PDK (Phi Delta Kappa) and held an elected position on the VCEE (Virginia Conference on English Education) board for the past five years, including Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Her research interests include reading and writing pedagogy, 21st century literacies, and instructional technology use in the classroom. You can follow Dr. Rogers on Intsa @drrogersreads or Twitter @drrogersreads.  |  202-884-9388  |  Office location: Main 328


Dr. Gladys Williams, Program Director, Educational Administration

Dr. Williams directs Trinity’s Educational Administration program from the perspective of 35 years as a professional educator herself.  She works to provide aspiring school administrators with the real-world, hands-on experience they will need to support the education of all children.  |  202-884-9558  |  Office location: Main 394


Dr. Marie Celeste, Program Director, Early Childhood Education


Dr. Marie Celeste serves as Director of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs. She provides leadership to the ECE programs at the Associate, Bachelor and Master degree levels. Dr. Celeste holds a doctorate degree in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) from GWU and a credential in Infant / Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH) from the UMD’s School of Medicine and certification as a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator. As an Associate Professor in the School of Professional development, Dr. Celeste has prepared early childhood educators at the pre-service, undergraduate and graduate levels. She is passionate about improving opportunities for young children (with and without special needs) and their families, by supporting a systems approach to trauma-informed practices in early care and education settings. In doing so, she has worked directly with child care and early education programs, Head Start programs as well as local and state governments to develop trauma-informed practices and implement policies that maintain compliance with state and federal mandates.  |  202-884-9285  |  Office location: Main 250

Mr. Antonio “TJ” Otey, Academic Advisor

Antonio “TJ” Otey joined the Trinity Faculty in November and serves as the Professional Advisor and Program Coordinator for Education programs. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Radford University and currently attends University of Maryland obtaining a MBA in Project Management. Prior to joining Trinity, he advised graduate nursing students at Georgetown University for two years. Being the son and grandson of educators, TJ is passionate about supporting and developing students through their academic experience so that they can be leaders in their local communities.  |  202-884-9389  |  Office location: Main 369

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