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Dr. Nicola F. Mason

Professor, Chair

Dr. Nicola F. Mason

Contact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 427
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: nicola.mason@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2154
Expert Areas: The uses of music as an instructional tool in the general elementary classroom (American Orff-Schulwerk Association Research Grant, 2019)

Dr. Sonja H. Yow

Associate Professor, Associate Chair

Dr. Sonja H. YowContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 408
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Sonja.Yow@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1425
Expert areas: Teacher preparation, Social Studies education, and qualitative research.

Ginger M. Cottrell

Administrative Professional II

Ginger M. CottrellContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 403
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: ginger.cottrell@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-4442

Abby D. Huber

Administrative Professional I

Abby D. HuberContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 427
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: abby.huber@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2154

Dr. April Blakely

Associate Professor

Dr. April BlakelyContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 415
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: April.Blakely@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2396
Expert Areas: Emergent Literacy; Disciplinary Literacy; the intersection of technology applications and literacy education

Dr. Christopher Budano

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christopher BudanoContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 402
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: christopher.budano@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2155
Expert Areas: Social studies education; Curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and qualitative methods.

Dr. Ann Burns

Associate Professor; Coordinator, Educational Leadership Programs

Dr. Ann BurnsContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 400
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: ann.burns@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1431
Expert Areas: School Culture, Teacher Efficacy, School Improvement, P-12 Education, Equity and Inclusion, School Safety, Principal Preparation, School Leadership

Dr. Roger C. Cleveland

Associate Professor

Dr. Roger C. ClevelandContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, & Educational Leadership
Office: Powell 100
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: roger.cleveland@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6678
Expert Areas: Instructional Equity; School Culture; Achievement of Males of Color

Dr. Connie Hodge

Associate Professor, Corbin Campus Coordinator

Dr. Connie HodgeContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Corbin Campus 130
Mailing Address: One Pennington Way Corbin, KY 40701
Email: Connie.Hodge@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6776
Expert Areas: University/Schools Clinical Partnerships

Dr. Kevin F. Hub

Executive-in-Residence

Dr. Kevin F. HubContact Information

Department: EKU’s President’s Office
Office: Combs 428
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: kevin.hub@eku.edu
Phone: 270-725-0707

Dr. Tim Jansky

Assistant Professor, Dual Credit Coordinator

Dr. Tim A JanskyContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 110
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Timothy.Jansky@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2665
Expert Areas: New Teacher Induction; Literacy; Writing Pedagogy

Dr. Raymond A. Lauk

Associate Professor

Dr. Ray A. LaukContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 401
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: raymond.lauk@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2970
Expert Areas: 1.) The impact of sexual orientation on school superintendent leadership, 2.) The impact of organized political groups on local school board elections, 3.) Storytelling

Dr. Mary-Jo Krile

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mary Jo KrileContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 412
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: maryjo.krile@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6057
Expert Areas: Strategies for teaching digital literacy skills to young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD); promoting social media safety for young adults with IDD; technology use of young adults with IDD; technology support for parents and teachers of young adults with IDD; quantitative, single-subject, and survey research methods.

Dr. Todd McCardle

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Coordinator, Director of Educator Preparation Accreditation

Dr. Todd McCardleContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 417
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Todd.Mccardle@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-9949
Expert Areas: Equity and social justice in public schools, social movements, and teacher education programs.

Dr. Maria Manning

Associate Professor

Dr. Maria ManningContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 112
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: maria.manning@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1432
Expert Areas: Special Education/Learning and Behavioral Disorders- pre-service Interdisciplinary collaboration.

Dr. Jason M. Miller

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason M. MillerContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 102
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Jason.Miller2@eku.edu
Expert Areas: Teacher Fit; Teacher Education; Teacher Retention; Teacher Evaluation; Assessment

Dr. Jamie-Marie Miller

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jamie-Marie L. MillerContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 103
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: jamie-marie.miller@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2405
Expert Areas: Examining the progression of algebraic thinking in students; math-specific literacy strategies; transparent instructional practices for teaching and assessment; and professional learning in communities of practice. Focus on qualitative methodologies

Dr. Peggy C. Petrilli

Associate Professor

Dr. Peggy C. PetrilliContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 104
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: peggy.petrilli@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-8724
Expert Areas: Clinical Model in Teacher Preparation; Teacher Preparation; Teacher Efficacy and Use of Data

Dr. Jiyeon Park

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jiyeon ParkContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 414
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Jiyeon.Park@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1171
Expert Areas: Assistive and instructional technology; mathematics interventions for students with disabilities.

Jilliane McCardle

Contact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 404
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: jilliane.mccardle@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-8013

Dr. Julie Harp Rutland

Associate Professor, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Coordinator

Dr. Julie Harp RutlandContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 107
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Julie.rutland@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1043
Expert Areas: Early Intervention (EI), family involvement in EI-including siblings, EI with at risk populations (NAS)

Dr. Jeffery Scott Townsend

Professor

Dr. Jeffery S. TownsendContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: New Science 3115
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Scott.Townsend@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2157
Expert Areas: Using Rasch Analysis (and Winsteps software) psychometric model for analyzing categorical (bivariate) data in science education. Science inquiry and engineering for children, children and teen’s conceptualization of the particle nature of matter, and energy education in science education.

Dr. William R. Thornburgh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thornburgh headshotContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 109
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: William.Thornburgh@eku.edu
Expert Areas: Informal science education, pre-service teacher education, teacher professional development, equity in science education

Dr. Ali O. Yaylali

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 115
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Ali.Yaylali@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2707
Expert Areas: Graduate writing and mentoring, educational discourses in schools and media, second language acquisition, ESL students’ high school science writing, transformative learning in undergraduate ESL endorsement courses, corpus pedagogy, disciplinary literacy, culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies.

Dr. Ralph L. Turner

Professor, Library/School Media Coordinator, Rank 1 Coordinator

Dr. Ralph L. TurnerContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: New Science 3114
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Ralph.Turner@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-8087
Expert Areas: Film studies, cultural studies, gender studies, children’s and young adult literature studies, leadership studies, historical and philosophical foundations of education

Dr. Emily Zuccaro

Associate Professor and Graduate Programs Coordinator

Dr. Emily ZuccaroContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: Combs 101
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: emily.zuccaro@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6782
Expert Areas: Literacy education in elementary classrooms, children’s literature and critical literacy, language learning, cultural and linguistic responsive teaching, and qualitative scholarship

Dr. Kwan Yi

Professor

Dr. Kwan YiContact Information

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Office: New Science 3111
Mailing Address: Combs 427
Email: Kwan.Yi@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2164
Expert Areas: Automated information organization and classification; study of quantitative aspects of information (informetrics); analysis of research productivity and collaboration

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