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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)

Courses

Subject   Title Term
EDD 999 Dissertation Fall 
EDD 999 Dissertation Fall 
EDD 999 Dissertation Fall 
ELE 101 Creative Thinking Through Performing Arts Fall 
ELE 101 Creative Thinking Through Performing Arts Fall 
ESE 307 Clinical Exp for Teachers Fall 
ESE 307 Clinical Exp for Teachers Fall 
ELE 826 Graduate Practicum in Elementary Education Summer 
AFA 200 Exploring Africa Through Play Summer
ELE 103 Creative Thinking Through Performing Arts Spring 

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.

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
EDC 106 Cultural Responsive Perspectiv    Internet Classes Fall 2023
ELE 825 Soc Stud Cont, Ped, and Assessme    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EME 313 Interdisciplinary SocStu Teach TR 12:30pm-1:45pm  Combs Building 409 Fall 2023
EMS 856 Curr in Gifted/Talented Educat    Internet Classes Fall 2023

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.

Courses

EDF 203 Educational Foundations
EDD 903 Qualitative Research
EDD 908 Adv. Qualitative Research Methods
ESE 549/749 Teach Social Studies St/Secondary School
EMG 493 Social Studies in the Middle Grades

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

Courses

Subject   Title
EAD 840 Leadership for Safe Schools
EAD 851 Assessment for Learning
EAD 857 Principal Internship I
EDD 901 Orientation to Doc Studies
EAD 840 Leadership for Safe Schools
EDD 906 Dissertation Practicum
EAD 854 Fair Learning Changes
EAD 819 Sch Lead & Inst. Super

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: 858-622-6678
Expert Areas: Instructional Equity; School Culture; Achievement of Males of Color

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
EDL 950 Educating and Supp Div Stud Pop    Internet Classes Fall 2023

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

Courses

ELE 423 Elementary Social Studies Methods
ELE 422 Elementary Language Arts Methods
EDF 413 Assessment in Education
ETL 805 Research for Teacher Leaders
EMS 490 Classroom Management

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

Courses

EAD 801 Intro to Ed Adm & Ld Rsch
EAD 852 Human Resource Leadership
EAD 879 Systems for Change
EAD 857 Principal Internship I

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

Courses

ELE 475 Curriculum and Instructional Design Fall
ELE 475 Diagnosing & Remediating reading Difficulties Fall

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

Courses

Subject   Title Term
EAD 829 Comm Relations and Ed Advocacy Fall 
EAD 839 The School Superintendency Fall 
EAD 857 Principal Internship  
EAD 827 Finance and Support Services  

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.

Courses

Subject   Title
SED 104 Special Education Introduction
SED 356 Spec Education Methods and Materials
SED 445 IEP Trans. and Prof Roles
SED 821 MSD Tech/Research-Based Strat
SED 897 Practicum in Special Education
SED 819 Mod/Sev Disabilities Intro
SED 823 Mod/Sev Disab Methods
SED 350 Introduction to Special Education Assessment

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.

Courses

Subject   Title Term
EDD 901 Orientation to Doctoral Studies Fall 
EDD 904 Applied Research Fall 
EDD 906 Dissertation Practicum Fall 

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.

Courses

SED 104 Special Education Introduction Fall
SED 305 Behavior Disorders Fall
SED 390 Applied Behavior Analysis  
SED 817 Behavior Disorders  
SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Disabilities  

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

Courses

Subject   Title
EDC 300 Diff. in Inclusive Classrooms
EDD 902 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
EDD 907 Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods
EGC 830 Professional Studies II Learners, Teachers and Action Research

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

Courses

ELE 420 Professional Growth Seminar.
ELE 421 Advanced Math Pedag & Assess
EME 301 Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III

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

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
CED 400 Clinical IV: Diag and Prescrip M 8:00am-11:00am   Fall 2023
CED 400 Clinical IV: Diag and Prescrip M 12:00pm-3:00pm   Fall 2023
CED 400 Clinical IV: Diag and Prescrip     Fall 2023
CED 855 Clinical Practice     Fall 2023
CED 855 Clinical Practice     Fall 2023
EDF 219 Human Development and Learning TR 11:00am-12:15pm  Internet Classes Fall 2023
EDF 219 Human Development and Learning TR 12:30pm-1:45pm  Combs Building 117 Fall 2023
EDF 310 Transition to Education W 3:30pm-4:45pm  Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMS 490 Classroom and Behav Manag P-12    Internet Classes Fall 2023
ETL 803 Curriculum for Teacher Leaders    Internet Classes Fall 2023

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.

Courses

SED 104 Special Education Introduction
SED 800 Exceptional Learners Gen Ed Class
SED 845 Spec Ed Transition/Collab
SED 856 Graduate Methods and Materials
SED 270 Assistive Technology/Strategies.

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)

Courses

Subject   Title
SED 318 Special Education in Early Childhood
ELE 519/719 Teaching in the Kindergarten
SED 808 Spec Ed Early Childhood Survey
SED 800 Exceptional Learners Gen Ed Class
SED 352 Special Education Early Childhood Assessment
SED 436 Early Intervention Programming
SED 811 IECE Assessment
SED 827 Early Ch Spec Ed Partnerships
SED 802 Adv Early Childhd Intervn Prog

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.

Courses

Subject   Title
EDC 314 Engineering in Classrooms
ELE 424 AdvPedagogy: Science (B)
ELE 424 AdvPedagogy: Science (A)
HSR 405 Appalachian Issues in a Multicultural Society
ELE 824 Science Cont, Ped and Asses P-5

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

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
CED 450 Clinical V: Practicing Teachin     Fall 2023
CED 450 Clinical V: Practicing Teachin     Fall 2023
EDC 106 Cultural Responsive Perspectiv W 4:00pm-6:45pm  Combs Building 436 Fall 2023
EDF 413 Assessment in Education    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMG 492 Science in the Middle Grades R 5:00pm-8:15pm  New Science Building 3119 Fall 2023
ESE 561 Teach Sci in Secondary School R 5:00pm-8:15pm  New Science Building 3120 Fall 2023
ESE 761 Teach Sci in Secondary School R 5:00pm-8:15pm  Internet Classes Fall 2023

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.

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
EME 551 Linguistics in the Curriculum    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EME 751 Linguistics in the Curriculum    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMG 806 Read Instruction Middle School    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMS 577 Cultural Linguistic Resp Teach    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMS 777 Cultural Linguistic Resp Teach    Internet Classes Fall 2023

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

Courses

Subject   Title
ETL 806 Teacher Leader Capstone
GRD 878X MAED Lib Sciences Oral Comp Ex
LIB 800 Org and Admin/School Media Ctr
LIB 802 Lit and Resources for Young Adults
LIB 805 Children’s Lit & Resources
LIB 870 P-12 School Media Lib Practicum

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

Courses

Subject   Title
EME 751 Linguistics in the Curriculum
EMS 775  Methods for Multicultural Learners
LIB 301S Children’s Lit and Related Mat

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

Courses

Subject   Title Dates Location Term
EDD 999 Dissertation     Fall 2023
EDD 999 Dissertation     Fall 2023
EDD 999 Dissertation     Fall 2023
EDF 204 Emerging Inst Technologies T 9:30am-10:45am  Corbin 137 Fall 2023
EDF 204 Emerging Inst Technologies T 9:30am-10:45am  Combs Building 431 Fall 2023
EDF 204 Emerging Inst Technologies T 9:30am-10:45am   Fall 2023
GRD 877O MAED Lib Sciences Writ Comp Ex     Fall 2023
GRD 878X MAED Lib Sciences Oral Comp Ex     Fall 2023
GRD 878Y MAED Lib Sci Port Exit Review     Fall 2023
LIB 801 Educational Technologies    Internet Classes Fall 2023
LIB 821 Info Literacy Resources and Ser    Internet Classes Fall 2023
LIB 831 Organization and Access    Internet Classes Fall 2023

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