Faculty Highlights

New Faculty at the CEHD

Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Jill Jacobi-Vessels, assistant professor, Early Childhood and Elementary Education Dr. Jill Jacobi-Vessels received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in early childhood education and her M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from UofL. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Speech/Theatre and German, at Indiana University Southeast and the [...] Read More »

Scott and Lingo Recieve $1.2 Million Grant

Drs. Terry Scott, Chair and professor, and Amy Lingo, Assistant Chair and associate professor with the Department of Special Education, just received notification of funding of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral level students in the area of Learning and Behavior Disorders with a focus on Response To Intervention (RTI). Read More »

Kyle Presented the LWP Patrona Award

Dr. Diane Kyle, Chair of the CEHD's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, was presented the Louisville Writing Project’s (LWP) Patrona Award at the LWP 30th Anniversary Event in June. Read More »

UofL Research Minute: Dr. Ann Swank

Research by Dr. Ann Swank, professor with the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Dr. Robert Topp's, PhD. R.N. with the School of Nursing, on prehabilitation for patients scheduled for knee replacement was featured in UofL's Research Minute. Read More »

Faculty News Spring 2011

Fenty to Collaborate with Bellarmine University Nicole Fenty, assistant professor with the Department of Special Education, has received $148,570 from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for the Collaborative Teacher Training Reading/Language Arts project. This is an 18-month project with Bellarmine University that provides professional development on the new common core standards to educators in the reading/ language [...] Read More »

Seeking Perspective on Diversity

We are all diminished when any one of us is demeaned, (Safe Zone Ally Training Materials, Office for LGBT Services). The Department of Teaching and Learning held its annual spring semester faculty retreat in January and part of the focus was diversity training. Brian Buford, inaugural director for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Services [...] Read More »

CEHD A Hub for Innovations in Classroom Technology

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Louisville has installed the largest podcast server in the state as a service project, and it’s available to Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) schools and CEHD faculty. Each school is given its own space on the server to post its classroom work, promotional materials [...] Read More »

Cultural Exchange in Teacher Education


A Turkish professor chooses the College of Education and Human Development to do research on democracy in teacher education programs.

Dr. Suzan Kavanoz, an assistant professor at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to the U.S. for one year to study democracy in practice in teacher education programs. Receiving this kind of research funding is considered a tremendous reward in her country, and she is grateful for such an opportunity. Accepting the offer meant she had to make the tough decision to come to the states with her two young children and her mother who could help care for them, but without her husband who also is a professor. "It was very hard for us because the children and I missed their father so much. We just hoped something could be worked out so that he could also come to the U.S. to study as well." Read More »

Patients Can Be Better Prepared for Knee Surgery with Prehabilitation

An exercise program designed for patients with severe knee arthritis can improve strength and functional ability before knee replacement surgery, according to recent report in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Read More »