Brian Bernard
Brian Bernard, PhD
Associate Professor of Engineering
Mathematics, Engineering & Physics
Dr. Barbara von Brandt, CPA
Assistant Professor of Business
Accounting | Academic Affairs

Jeannette Cockroft, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
Academic Affairs
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Dr. Daniel Coleman, DBA
Associate Professor of Business
Marketing | Academic Affairs

Diana Comuzzie
Diana Comuzzie, PhD
Director of the Health Professions Program
Neva Cramer
Professor of Education/Director of Teacher Graduate Education
Professions in Education

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.  – John Steinbeck


  • B.S., Secondary Education
    Southwest Texas University
  • Speech/Drama and English
    Louisiana State University, 1977
  • M.A. in Reading, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 2003


  • Elmore Whitehearst Award for Creative Teaching 2013
  • Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 2015

Presentations and Publications (Most Recent)

  • The Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, 6-12M. Hougen, Ed. 2015
    Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. Part II Chapter 13
    Supporting Literacy and Learning through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Transforming Learning in the 21st Century College Classroom through the Arts
    The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 21, Issue 2, January 2015, pp.15-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 846.127KB).
  • Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook, Volume 2, Building Momentum, August 2014 Chapter 6: Supporting Literacy Through the Visual and Communicative Arts: Building Momentum in Literacy for 21st Century Digital Learners
  • The Learner Conference: The Learner 21st International Conference On Learning. June 14, 2014 New York.  Presentation: New Literacies for 21st Century Learners: Making Text Come Alive for Today’s Visual Learners
  • Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference October 27, 2014 Houston, Texas. Session Presentation: Transforming Classroom Learning Through the Arts
  • CSOTTE Annual Conference Oct 19-21- Austin, Texas. Session Presentation: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Transform the Traditional Classroom through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Texas Association for Literacy Educators Annual Conference: Inspiring and Transforming Literacy February 21st , 2015. The Woodlands. Texas. Presentation: Art and Literacy: Linking Literacy and the Visual Arts

Dr. Cramer teaches in the MEd and Med plus Teacher Certification program. She is dedicated to helping prepare future professional educators.   Dr. Cramer specializes in teaching and learning through the arts.  With a background in the performing arts, Dr. Neva has combined her interests and studies to promote literacy through local, regional, and statewide school seminars and workshops, through presentations for the International Literacy Association, the National Council Of Teacher Educators, Texas Association of Literacy Educators, Texas ASCD,  National Association of Supervision and Curriculum, CSOTTE,  The College Board, and other organizations. She spent five years at Louisiana State University as an instructor for teacher training classes and university supervisor of student teachers. She has over twenty years of experience as a professional educator in the areas of theatre, speech, secondary English, reading and language arts. She is currently an associate professor and the Director of Education and Graduate Studies in Education at Schreiner University

Don Crandall, DMA
Professor of Music
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
MUSC 1105: Applied Piano
MUSC 1110: Sight-Singing & Ear Training I
MUSC 1111: Sight-Singing & Ear Training II
MUSC 1203: Piano Fundamentals
MUSC 1304: Music Theory I
MUSC 1305: Music Theory II
MUSC 2105: Piano Proficiency
MUSC 3105: Adv. Applied Piano
IDST 1101: Freshman Seminar
IDST 3260: Aesthetic Experience


  • Doctor of Musical Arts
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Music
    New England Conservatory
  • Bachelor of Music
    Ithaca College


  • Symphony of the Hills Orchestra
  • Harry and the Hightones (swing band)


  • Recipient of the Margaret Hosler Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000

One of Dr. Crandall’s passions in life is driving his motorcycle through the Hill Country roads in Texas. When he is not on his bike or playing with the Hightones, you may find Dr. Crandall in the gym lifting weights. “But most of all, I enjoy teaching the discipline of music to my Schreiner students.” He began teaching at SU in 1997.

Chris Distel, PhD
Professor of Biology
Life Science

Ruth B. Grubesic
Ruth B. Grubesic, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC
Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Health Sciences

Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
Adjunct Public Health Faculty
Health Sciences