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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Nicola Francesca Mason

Dr. Nicola Mason
  • Interim Chair
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 215
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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)

Karen A. Hollinger

Karen Hollinger
  • Administrative Professional I
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 215
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Karen.hollinger@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2154

Ginger M Cottrell

Cottrell
  • Administrative Professional I
  • Department: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Office: Combs 203
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: ginger.cottrell@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-4442

Dr. April Blakely

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  • Associate Professor, COE Online Learning Director
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 211
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: April.Blakely@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2396
  • Expert Areas: Emerging instructional technology and faculty engagement and expertise with modeling instructional technology for teacher candidates.

Dr. Richard Day

Dr. Richard Day
  • Professor
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 100
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: richard.day@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8236
  • Expert Areas: Kentucky education law, policy, and history; late 20th/early 21st century school reform, equity, and adequacy.

Dr. Michelle A. Gremp

Gremp
  • Associate Professor, Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 212
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: michelle.gremp@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8013
  • Office Hours: -
  • Expert Areas: Research interests span across teacher preparation courses and P-12 instruction for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and include a focus on metacognitive teaching and learning strategies, working memory, language, and literacy

Dr. Connie Hodge

Dr. Connie Hodge
  • Assistant Professor, Corbin Campus Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Corbin Campus 130
  • Mailing Address: One Pennington Way Corbin, KY 40701
  • Email: Connie.Hodge@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-6776
  • Expert Areas: CAPT Clinical Model (Richmond & Corbin) for teacher preparation.

Dr. Stacey J Korson

Dr. Korsen
  • Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 210
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Stacey.Korson@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8409
  • Expert Areas: Use and selection of children’s literature in the classroom, as well as students’ responses to different formats of literature; ole of PST’s and teacher education in social movements; qualitative method, specifically content analysis, case study methods, and narrative inquiry.

Dr. Mary Jo Jo Krile

Dr. Mary Jo Krile
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 113
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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. Maria Manning

Dr. Maria Manning
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 112
  • Email: maria.manning@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1432
  • Expert Areas: Special Education/Learning and Behavioral Disorders- pre-service Interdisciplinary collaboration.

Dr. Todd McCardle

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  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Coordinator, Associate Chair: Department of Educational Leadership and Counselor Education
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 210
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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. Jamie-Marie Louise Miller

Dr. Jamie-Marie Miller
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Office: Combs 103
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: jamie-marie.miller@eku.edu
  • Expert Areas: Examining the progression of algebraic thinking in students, math-specific literacy strategies and professional learning in communities of practice; qualitative methodologies.

Dr. Ricky Mullins

Dr. Mullins
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Office: Combs 110
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: ricky.mullins@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2158
  • Expert Areas: Teaching and learning in the social studies classroom; the teaching of difficult history; Deweyan democracy; technology use in the social studies classroom; education in Appalachia/place-based education; qualitative research methodologies, such as interviewing, discourse analysis, and using media in research.

Dr. Sara Brooke Mullins

Dr. Brooke Mullins
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Office: Combs 102
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: brooke.mullins@eku.edu
  • Expert Areas: Students’ understanding of fractions and geometry concepts, such as angle measurement; equity, diversity, and inclusion in the mathematics classroom; place-based mathematics education; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research methodologies.

Dr. Peggy C. Petrilli

Dr. Peggy Petrilli
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 104
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: peggy.petrilli@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8724
  • Expert Areas: Pre-service teacher preparation; clinical model in teacher preparation; teacher use of data to inform instruction; teacher efficacy

Dr. Cynthia Williams Resor

Dr. Cynthia Resor

Dr. Julie Harp Rutland

Dr. Julie Rutland
  • Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 107
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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. Eileen Maura Shanahan

Eileen Shanahan
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 109
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: eileen.shanahan@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-9978
  • Expert Areas: Writing and grammar instruction, English language arts teaching from a social justice perspective, and understanding the impact of discourse on teacher learning.

Dr. Jeffery S. Townsend

Dr. Scott Townsend
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: New Science 3115
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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. Ralph Lamar Turner

Dr. Ralph Turner
  • Professor, Library/School Media Coordinator
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: LIB 302
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Ralph.Turner@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8087
  • Expert Areas: Studies in librarianship, cultural studies, film studies, leadership studies, Appalachian studies, qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Dr. Kwan Yi

Dr. Kwan Yi
  • Professor
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Library 302
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • 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

Dr. Sonja Heer Yow

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office: Combs 115
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Sonja.Yow@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1425
  • Expert Areas: Pre-service teacher preparation, geographic literacy, social justice education, and qualitative research.

Dr. Emily Zuccaro

Dr. Emily Zuccaro
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Office: Combs 101
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: emily.zuccaro@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-6782
  • Expert Areas: Reading and writing in elementary classrooms; children’s literature; language learning; cultural and linguistic responsive teaching; qualitative literacy scholarship, including descriptive and ethnographic case studies, discourse analysis, content analysis, and critical literacy.
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