Meet the Faculty

Folashadé Solomon, EdD

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator

BA, University of Massachusetts, Boston; MS, Wheelock College; MEd, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Dr. Folashadé Solomon is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Education concentration in Educational Technology. Dr. Solomon is also the Program Coordinator for the Master of Education concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Master of Education concentration in Elementary Education.

Dr. Solomon received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master of Science in Leadership and Policy in Education from Wheelock College. In addition, Dr. Solomon received both her Masters and Doctorate in Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy K-12 from Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Sandra Shaw, MEd

Program Advisor

BA, Merrimack College, MEd, Lesley University


After ten years in software development, Sandra Shaw left the corporate world behind and entered Framingham State University (FSU)’s  Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (PBTL) Elementary 1-6 program.  Sandy taught in middle and elementary schools between 1997 and 2006; she completed her M.Ed. Instructional Technology in 2000.

Sandy joined FSU in 2007 as the Field Placement Coordinator for the Education Department and assumed the role of the FSU Educator Licensure Officer in 2013.  In addition to her full-time responsibilities in placement and licensure, Sandy serves as the advisor for M.Ed. Educational Technology, M.Ed. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Elementary, and pre-admission advisor for the PBTL program.   

Sandy received her B.A. in Mathematics from Merrimack College and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. Sandy is available in-person or by telephone for advising appointments on Tuesdays after 4:30 p.m.   She can be reached by email at

Kim Cochrane, EdD

Visiting Associate Professor

BA, Middlebury College; MLS, Simmons College; CAGS, Salem State University; EdD, Northeastern University


As a Visiting Senior Instructor at Framingham State University, Kim currently teaches Adult Development and Learning (EDUC 940) and the Children's Literature Workshop (ENGL 930).

Kim has been a school library media specialist in PK-12 for over 15 years, has worked as a school district administrator, and has served as the Curriculum Librarian at Framingham State University. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.L.S. from Simmons College, a C.A.G.S. from Salem State University, and an Education Doctorate in Curriculum from Northeastern University.

Laraine Keating, M.Ed.

Visiting Instructor

BA, Emmanuel College; BS, Franklin Pierce College; MEd, Boston State College


Laurie Keating is a Visiting Instructor in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department. Professor Keating has been teaching online for Framingham State for many years in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology program and also teaches for the International Education program.

Professionally, Professor Keating is an independent educational technology consultant. She does a lot of work for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT), including technology planning and organizational restructuring, procurement, and project management. She is a former technical writer and technology director in a K-12 district and past president of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE). Her training is in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Don Langenhorst, Ed.D.

Visiting Instructor

BA, Washington State University; MST, Portland State University; MS, Northeastern University; EdD, Northeastern University


Don Langenhorst, Ed.D. has taught for the Master of Education Curriculum and Instructional Technology & Educational Technology programs since 1997. He has taught various courses and currently teaches INST 941 – Internet for 21st Century Teaching and Learning. This course was the first at FSU to receive Quality Matters approval for course design and has received the Course of Distinction Award from Massachusetts Colleges Online.

His over 30 years of teaching and administrative experiences include working for private and public K-12 schools in Alaska, Oregon, The Netherlands and for the past 20 years in Massachusetts. He is the Technology Director for the Dedham Public Schools. He has successfully planned, implemented and sustained a number of educational technology improvement initiatives. His doctoral thesis studied the effectiveness of online instruction at the high school level.