Kathleen Bukowski, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Hafenmaier School of Education at Mercyhurst University . Dr. Bukowski is also the education department chairperson and an associate professor in the course areas of elementary education, special educaiton and student teaching. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary and special education from Mercyhurst University , her masters from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in reading, and her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in language communications, special education and curriculum development. Dr. Bukowski also received a certificate in educational administration from St. Bonaventure University. Dr. Bukowski has been with Mercyhurst University since 1997.