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2024-2025 Provost’s Faculty Internship Cohort

2024-2025 Provost’s Faculty Internship – Faculty Bios

Alison Buck
Department of Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences 

Alison Buck is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Sociology Program Coordinator. Her research and teaching interests focus on the reproduction of inequality across organizational contexts. She has presented research at national and international conferences in her field and founded the Social Science Research Symposium at EKU to help showcase student and faculty scholarship. 


Ashley Cole
University Librarian
EKU Libraries

Ashley Cole is a University Librarian and Associate Director of Collection Strategies at Eastern Kentucky University. Her current practice and scholarship centers on optimizing academic library support for university programs through curriculum and collection mapping, while also advocating for open knowledge practices that break down barriers to access and foster inclusive knowledge creation. Ms. Cole’s scholarly contributions include presentations at national conferences and publications on academic libraries and their role in fostering integrative and lifelong learning. 


Heather Fox
Department of English
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Heather Fox is an Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of English Teaching Programs. She is the author of Arranging Stories (UP of Mississippi, 2022) and recipient of EKU’s Teaching & Learning Annual Themed Award (2024), Libraries Partnership Award (2022), and High-Impact Practice Teaching Award (2021). A broad range of research interests in American literature and English education inform her interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching. She is currently co-editing an archival pedagogy collection with the University of Illinois Press. 


Marie Manning
Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership
College of Education and Applied Human Sciences

Marie Manning is an Associate Professor in the Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership department. As the undergraduate coordinator, she leads advising activities, provides mentorship for students and faculty, addresses curriculum and program needs, assists with retention and recruitment, and collaborates with B-12 stakeholders among various other duties and responsibilities. Dr. Manning teaches courses in special education with an emphasis on behavioral disorders at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is on the editorial team for Rethinking Behavior. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders. She fosters an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning culture across all aspects of teaching, scholarship, and service. She received her PhD in Special Education Leadership from the University of North Texas. 



Tim Wiggins
School of Music
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Tim Wiggins is an Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of Athletic Bands at Eastern Kentucky University. He has taught, performed, and conducted music with players and students ranging from fifth grade through professionals, along with adults in community and religious venues. Trained as an instrumental music educator, conductor, and orchestral bassoonist, Dr. Wiggins has spent much of his career teaching bands and orchestras. He has managed comprehensive band programs at middle and high schools, currently directs all aspects of the EKU athletic band program and teaches undergraduate and graduate students in areas of large and chamber ensemble performance, teacher training, classroom management, conducting, and athletic bands. Dr. Wiggins holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, a MM in Wind Conducting from the University of Memphis, and BM’s in Orchestral Bassoon Performance and Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University.


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