EASS Staff

NameBiographies
Justin Crenshaw
Academic Counselor
502-852-3211

Program Focus:
Elementary Education
Favorite Quote
  • "Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world." – bell hooks
Passions
  • Spending time with my family (including my dog Baxter), learning new skills, discussing theory, going to Louisville’s community events, and empowering others to discover their own passions.
Rita Groves
Program Assistant Senior
502-852-3213

Program Focus:
Records Manager
Passions
  • Making people smile, family and friends, doing the right thing, putting God first, and helping children
Favorite Quote
  • "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." –Maya Angelou
Betty Hampton
Director, Graduate Student Services
502-852-0411

Program Focus:
Graduate Student Services
Favorite Quote
  • "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." by William A. Ward
Movies
  • "It's a Wonderful Life," "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner," “Schindler’s List," "Argo"
D HamptonDanielle Hampton
Academic Counselor, Sr.
502-852-5597

Program Focus:
Health and Sport Sciences, last names G - N
Favorite Quote
  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
    - Nelson Mandela
Advice for UofL Students
  • College is an exciting and major life change so having a support system on campus to help navigate the new terrain is pivotal. Work with your Academic Counselor, the Student Success Center, the various other resources on campus and get involved! When you are picking a major, take the time to assess your strengths, interests, passions and goals. Your gifts, talents and abilities are not by happenstance, they are your super power!
Saundra Kimberlain
Academic Counselor Senior
502-852-2570

Program Focus:
Health Care Leadership
Passions
  • My family (being a soccer and other activity mom), friends, photography, contributing to my community, and being anywhere near an ocean/beach.
Advice for UofL Students
  • Learn to ask questions and be your own advocate. Don’t take more on than you can handle, but push yourself enough to stay on track. Take responsibility for your success, but take advantage of University resources.
Tiffany Monyhan
Program Coordinator, Sr.
502-852-3214


Favorite Quote
  • "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."
       - Muhammad Ali
Passions
  • Time with friends and family , chasing after my busy toddler, getting out to all the local festivals/flea markets/events, and random weekend excursions.
Charles RainsCharles Rains
Academic Counselor, Sr.
502-852-5597

Program Focus:
Middle and Secondary Education
Passions:
  • When I am not working on my doctorate, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends – reading a good book, catching up on lost time, road trips, or relaxing. I like to keep life simple and enjoy the day.
Favorite Quote:
  • "Success is not final, and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
    – Winston Churchill
Advice for UofL Students
  • Enjoy your University experience and approach each day as a chance to advance yourself educationally, personally, and professionally. The time that you spend here at UofL is an opportunity for you to branch out and explore a variety of interests that will help shape and mold you as you venture out into the world. Lastly, be sure to utilize the multitude of resources that are available to you as a student – resources that will help you be successful as you work towards your degree. These resources will help you persist, progress, and graduate!
Amber Roberts-ScottAmber Roberts-Scott
Academic Counselor
502-852-3204

Program Focus:
Organizational Leadership & Learning, last names A - K
Favorite Quote
  • "Beginnings are uncertain and adventurous and difficult, but they offer promise, which is the most we can ever expect" -- Immanuel Wallerstein
Passions
  • I'm a fan of the Chicago Cubs and New England Patriots. My favorite bands are Saves the Day, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Beatles, and Fall Out Boy. I spend my free time traveling Kentucky, trying new restaurants, hiking, going to concerts, and hoping Hogwarts needs an Academic Counselor.
Catherine ThompsonCatherine Thompson
Academic Counselor, Sr.
502-852-2638

Program Focus:
Health and Sport Sciences, last names A - F
Favorite Quote
  • "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know."
Advice for UofL Students
  • College is an open door of opportunities and a chance to have a new beginning—be sure to take the first step and explore. It can be scary and challenging, but always know you are not in this alone. Emerge yourself into the multitude of experiences, learn from your mistakes, give every aspect of your life 110%, and use your resources whenever you need them. Don’t fear failure, grow from it.
Julie Thum
Director of Undergraduate Academic Student Services
502-852-2998

Program Focus:
CEHD Undergraduate Advising
Passions
  • Spending time with family and close friends; being outside (skiing, boating, hiking, running, etc.); patronizing local restaurants and businesses, especially since Louisville has so many wonderful and unique places to eat!
Advice for UofL Students
  • Take advantage of the options available to you in college! Whether that be free tutoring through REACH, different campus groups, or studying abroad (even if it’s a shorter trip), take advantage of these opportunities! If I could do my undergraduate experience all over again, I would be more involved on campus and would study abroad.
Rodney Vaughan
Program Assistant Senior
502-852-5597
Passions
  • Traveling, Backpacking, Motorcycles, and Sports
Favorite Quote
  • Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself. Mankind. Basically, it's made up of two separate words---"mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.
    --Jack Handey
Chelsea Wicks
Academic Counselor, Sr
502-852-5597

Program Focus:
Organizational Leadership & Learning, last names L - Z
Favorite Quote
  • "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
    --Albert Einstein
Advice for UofL Students
  • Just remember Newton’s first law of motion: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force. You’ve got this. Now let’s get started.
Eric Wright
Academic Counselor Senior
502-852-5597

Program Focus:
Health and Sport Sciences, last names O - Z
Favorite Quote
  • "I don’t want my thoughts to die with me, I want to have done something. I’m not interested in power, or piles of money. I want to leave something behind. I want to make a positive contribution - know that my life has meaning.”"
    ― Temple Grandin
Advice for UofL Students
  • Find the balance in your college experience...
    - Intellectually strive for strong academic performance with cultural growth
    - Maintain a healthy quality of life
    - Grow and experience leadership by using the underlying curriculum and mentors
    - Professionally seek ways to improve your career goals and objectives
    - Have some fun