New Faculty at the CEHD
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Tammie is a term instructor and her area of specialty is Literacy Education. She is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University, Bloomington, and received a Master of Science in Elementary at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her research areas include critical literacy, teacher education, teaching metaphors and reading incentives. She was previously a visiting professor at Indiana University and Literacy Instructor at University of Southern Indiana.
Pam is a term instructor and her area of specialty is General Education and Science Education. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and an Ed.S. in Education Administration from UofL. Prior to joining the CEHD, Pam worked for Oldham County Schools for over 20 years, and had been a part-time faculty member at the CEHD since 2006.
DEPARTMENT OF MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
James is an assistant professor and his area of specialty is English Education. He received a Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in German Studies from the University of Chicago. His areas of research include classroom discourse, inquiry-based discussions of language and literature, and multimodal literacy practices. Prior to joining the CEHD, James worked as an assistant professor at Morehead State University.
John is a term instructor and received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from UofL, and a Principal Certification from Northern Kentucky University. His areas of research include culturally responsive teaching, curriculum, instruction and assessment, and academic achievement of diverse student populations. John worked as an elementary school teacher and principal for over 30 years in northern Kentucky.
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Justin is an assistant professor and his area of specialty is Special Education/Mild-Moderate Disabilities. He received an Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Mild/Moderate Disabilities from the University of Southern Mississippi. Justin’s areas of research include faculty and classroom strategies for college students with learning disabilities. Before joining the CEHD, Justin was an associate professor specializing in learning and behavior disorders at Eastern Kentucky University.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING, AND COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL
Kate is an assistant professor and her area of specialty is educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation. She received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology at Duke University. Kate’s area of research is development of achievement motivation. While at Duke, Kate worked as an instructor, a Research and Program Assistant, and Lab Manager and Graduate Research Assistant.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCES
Kathleen is an instructor with the Physical Education program and is the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Motor Development with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education at the University of Georgia. Kathleen is also owner and head instructor at Athens Taekwondo. Prior to joining the CEHD, she was also an adjunct instructor at Athens Technical College and a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia Department of Kinesiology, Division of Recreational Sports.
Cody is an instructor with the Physical Education program and student advisor. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching in Physical Education and Health and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance at UofL. She is certified in K-12 Physical Education in Indiana and Kentucky and certified in Middle School English in Indiana. Cody teaches several undergraduate courses ranging from Physical Education and Health for Elementary Teachers to Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills.
Mike is an instructor with the Exercise Physiology program and director of the Fitness Evaluation Program at Crawford Gym. He received his Master of Arts in Science, Exercise Physiology, from UofL. Mike is also co-owner of Pure Fitness Training and has also served as a personal trainer, fitness consultant and strength and conditioning coach for several years.
DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP, FOUNDATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCE EDUCATION
Matt is an assistant professor and his area of specialty is organizational leadership and learning. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organization Development from UofL, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University. Matt’s areas of research include adult student retention, prior learning assessment, and e-learning and distance education. Prior to joining the ELFH department as a faculty member, Matt was an advisor with the CEHD Education Advising and Student Services Department.
Beth is an assistant professor and her area of specialty is higher education. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Beth’s research interests include issues of equity and diversity, particularly the persistence of success of underrepresented students and the experiences of underrepresented faculty; feminist and critical epistemologies; and higher education legal issues. Before joining the CEHD, she was a teaching assistant, mentor, tutor and advisor with the University of Texas at Austin.
Sherry is an instructor and her area of specialty is organizational leadership and learning. She received a Master of Science in Human Resource Education at the CEHD and a Bachelor of Science from UofL in Business Administration. In addition to teaching, Sherry is the associate director for community relations and recruitment for the CEHD’s Organizational Leadership and Learning program. She had previously worked as the Unit Business Manager for the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education.
Kevin is an assistant professor and Scholar-Practitioner in Residence. His area of specialty is organizational leadership and learning. He received an Ed.D. in Workforce Development Education with a concentration in Higher and Adult Education, and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas. Kevin is teaching several courses during the fall and spring semesters at the CEHD and is serving on the Organizational Leadership and Learning Corporate Advisory Board. He comes to us from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
CEHD FACULTY RETIREES 2012
- Dr. Joseph Petrosko, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education
- Dr. John Keedy, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education
- Dr. Bill Weinberg, Department of Health and Sport Sciences
- Dr. Gina Schack, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Dr. Linda Shapiro, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology
CEHD Has Launched the Careers of Many Education Leaders
The CEHD has served as the springboard for many of our faculty to become Dean’s and college Presidents at other institutions around the country. Here’s just a few examples:
- Dan Mahoney – former faculty member with Health and Sport Sciences; now Dean of Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services.
- Phyllis Metcalf-Turner – former faculty member with the Department of Teaching and Learning; now Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California.
- Ella Simmons – former faculty member with the Department of Teaching and Learning; former Vice President for Academic Administration at Oakwood College, now Vice President of the General Conference of the Association of Adventist Women. She is the first female to serve as vice president of the world church.
- John Fishetti – former faculty member with the Department of Teaching and Learning; now Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Southeastern Louisiana University.
- Linda Irwin-DeVitis – former faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning; now Dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University.
- Debbie Voltz – former faculty member with the Department of Teaching and Learning; now the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the first black dean in the UAB’s history to head the School of Education.
- Beth Stroble – former faculty member and assistant dean at the CEHD; now President of Webster University.
- Betty Lou Whitford – former faculty member with the Department of Teaching and Learning; now Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Auburn University.
- Ric Hovda – former faculty member and director of the CEHD’s Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education; now Dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University.