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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Nicola F. Mason

Dr. Nicola Mason
  • Professor, Chair
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 215
  • 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 Heer Yow

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  • Associate Professor, Associate Chair
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 210
  • Mailing Address: Combs 423
  • Email: Sonja.Yow@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1425
  • Expert Areas: Pre-service teacher preparation, geographic literacy, social justice education, and qualitative research.

Ginger M Cottrell

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

Megan D. Wethington

Megan Wethington
  • Administrative Professional I
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 215
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: megan.wethington@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2154

Dr. Kevin F Hub

Dr. Kevin F. Hub
  • Executive-in-Residence
  • Department: EKU's President's Office
  • Office: Combs 428
  • Mailing Address: Combs 406
  • Email: kevin.hub@eku.edu
  • Phone: 270-725-0707

Dr. April Blakely

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  • Associate Professor, COE Online Learning Director
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Ann Burns

Dr. Ann Burns
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 415
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: ann.burns@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1431

Dr. Roger C. Cleveland

Dr. Roger Cleveland
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, & Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs Building 410
  • Mailing Address: Powell 100
  • Email: roger.cleveland@eku.edu
  • Phone: 858-622-6678
  • Expert Areas: Instructional Equity; School Culture; Achievement of Males of Color; Cell Number: 859-420-8032

Dr. Richard Day

Dr. Richard Day
  • Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 404
  • Mailing Address: Combs 427
  • 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
  • Associate Professor, Corbin Campus Coordinator
  • 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: CAPT Clinical Model (Richmond & Corbin) for teacher preparation.

Dr. Timothy A Jansky

Timothy Jansky
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 112
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Timothy.Jansky@eku.edu
  • Phone: 622-2665

Dr. Stacey J Korson

Dr. Korsen
  • Associate Professor, Director of Professional Education Services
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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 Krile

Dr. Mary Jo Krile
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Ray A. Lauk

Dr. Ray Lauk
  • Assistant Professor; Coordinator, Educational Leadership Programs
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 401
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: raymond.lauk@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2970

Dr. Maria Manning

Dr. Maria Manning
  • Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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

Dr. Todd McCardle, Director of Educator Preparation Accreditation
  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Coordinator, Director of Educator Preparation Accreditation
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 407
  • 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 L. Miller

Dr. Jamie-Marie Miller
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 103
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: jamie-marie.miller@eku.edu
  • Phone: 622-2405
  • Office Hours: T/TH 11:00-1:00 & W 9:00-11:00
  • Expert Areas: Examining the progression of algebraic thinking in students, math-specific literacy strategies and professional learning in communities of practice; qualitative methodologies.

Dr. Jason Michael Miller

Dr. Jason Miller, EKU Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 102
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: Jason.Miller2@eku.edu
  • Expert Areas: Social studies education; assessments and literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students; teacher education; teacher retention; teacher relationships.

Dr. Jiyeon Park

Dr. Jiyeon Park, EKU Department of Teaching, Learning, and Ed. Leadership
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 202
  • Email: Jiyeon.Park@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1171
  • Expert Areas: K-12 online learning; digital equity; assistive and instructional technology; mathematics interventions for students with learning disabilities

Dr. Peggy C. Petrilli

Dr. Peggy Petrilli
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Julie Harp Rutland

Dr. Julie Rutland
  • Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Coordinator
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. William R Thornburgh

William Thornburgh
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 111
  • Mailing Address: Combs 215
  • Email: William.Thornburgh@eku.edu

Dr. Jeffery S. Townsend

Dr. Scott Townsend
  • Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Ali O Yaylali

Ali Yaylali
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • Office: Combs 115
  • Mailing Address: 215 Berts Combs Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475
  • Email: Ali.Yaylali@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2707
  • Expert Areas: Second language acquisition and teaching, ESL students' science writing, transformative learning in undergraduate ESL endorsement courses, corpus pedagogy, content area and disciplinary literacy, culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies, and educational discourses in the media.

Dr. Kwan Yi

Dr. Kwan Yi
  • Professor
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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. Emily Zuccaro

Dr. Emily Zuccaro
  • Assistant Professor and Graduate Programs Coordinator
  • Department: Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
  • 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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