John Finch

John Finch

Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Room 242 - College of Education and Human Development
Office: 502-852-0583
jtfinc01 @

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Educational Background

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisville
  • Rank I, Educational Leadership; Early Elementary School Principal Certification, K-4; Northern Kentucky University
  • MA, Elementary Education, Northern Kentucky University
  • BS, Elementary Education, 1-8, Xavier University

Teaching Areas

  • Cross-cultural competence
  • General Methods
  • The Teaching Profession
  • Public Schools in America

Research Interests

  • Culturally responsive teaching/Multicultural Education
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Academic achievement of diverse student populations

Honors and Awards

  • 2012, Kentucky State PTA Outstanding Educator
  • 2010, Outstanding Collaborative Partner, Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education, University of Louisville
  • 2008, Graduate Student of the Year, CEHD; University of Louisville
  • 2008, Graduate Dean’s Citation, University of Louisville
  • 1994, Outstanding Public Service Award
  • 1995, Outstanding Educator Award; Administration
  • 1993, Golden Apple Award, Northern Kentucky
  • 1986 , Outstanding Young Educator of Kentucky
  • 1984, Top Tri-State Teacher; Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky