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.
Lynne Ernst
Unit Business Manager
502-852-7697
Passions
  • Family and Friends
Favorite Quote
  • It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
    - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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"
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.
Margaret Pentecost
Assistant Dean
502-852-5597

Program Focus:
Assistant Dean for Student Services
Favorite Quote
  • "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain
Advice for UofL Students
  • Work hard, study, and embrace the UofL experience. Learn as much as possible from the people and experiences that you encounter. If you have the opportunity, incorporate international experiences into your college years. It is a great way to learn more about the world.
Amber Roberts-ScottAmber Roberts-Scott
Academic Counselor
502-852-3204

Program Focus:
Organizational Leadership & Learning
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.
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
Eric Wright
Academic Counselor Senior
502-852-5597
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