CEHD News - 2018

Whitehead Named 2018 Alumni Fellow

Eddie Whitehead Eddie Whitehead, a graduate of the ME.d. in Elementary Education program, is the 2018 UofL Alumni Fellow in Education. Whitehead was one of the first African Americans to break the color barrier in UofL basketball. He is also the father of former UofL basketball player, Luke Whitehead. The 2018 Fellows will be presented their awards during the annual UofL Alumni Fellows event that will be held, Thursday, October 25th, at the Henry Clay Building in downtown Louisville.

Meet our New CEHD Faculty

CEHD welcomed six new faculty members this fall.

Adam CoccoAdam Cocco
Instructor, Sport Administration, Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Keith DavisKeith Davis
Clinical Associate Professor, Superintendent Certification, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development (ELEOD)

Erin MiresErin Mires
Clinical Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership and Learning, ELEOD

Debbie PowersDebbie Powers
Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Administration and Leadership, ELEOD

Leslie SlaughterLeslie Slaughter
Clinical Lecturer, Career and Technical Education, ELEOD

Todd WhitneyTodd Whitney
Assistant Professor, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Department of Special Education

CEHD Degree Programs Ranked Among the Best

Three CEHD degree programs have received high-level rankings!

TheBestSchools.org ranked the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development's Healthcare Leadership program 25th among best online programs. The Healthcare Leadership track may be earned through the B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Learning degree program. It is UofL's and CEHD's first competency-based education program. See the rankings...

The M.S. in Sport Administration (SPAD) degree program is ranked 18th in the world and 13th in the U.S. by Sport Business International. The closest competitor to our program in the ACC is Florida State, which is ranked 32nd in the world. EdUniversal ranked the SPAD master's program 4th in the U.S. and 27th in the world.

In addition, Sport Management Degree Guide ranked the B.S. in SPAD 3rd among the top 30 sport management degree programs in the U.S.

ELEOD Receives KSTC Grant

Jeffrey Sun The Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development (ELEOD) was awarded $293,000 as subcontractors on a Department of Labor grant ($1,500,000), which was awarded to the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). The grant is to advance Kentucky's Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) project. The project will streamline certifications and licenses for veterans, who often are fully or partially educated and trained for many occupation/professional-based fields requiring state certifications or licensure. The accelerated programs will transition veterans and service members more quickly and with less obstructions into employment. The Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Director for UofL is Jeffrey Sun, Ph.D., chair and professor in ELEOD and director of the Fort Knox Master Educator Course (MEC), and the co-PI and Assistant Project Director is Meghan Pifer, Ph.D.

LWP Receives Grant

Jean Wolph Jean Wolph, instructor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education and director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP) and Kentucky Writing Project (KWP), was awarded a three-year grant, $354,000 per year, which is funded by a grant to the National Writing Project from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support her work with the project, "Scaling Up the National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program: Expanding Access, Reach, and Leadership for Ongoing Improvement." She and teacher leaders in KWP will provide professional development to teachers in partner schools located across the state to improve writing and comprehension skills of students in grades 3-12.

She was awarded the only statewide scale-up grant in this study, which provides funds to work with eight districts during the three-year period. Only 50 districts were selected nationwide. During the first two years of the grant, KWP will work with Bardstown City Schools, Hart County Schools, Clay County Schools, and Middlesboro Independent. During the third year, they will partner with Washington, Ohio, McLean, and McCreary Counties.

Bay-Williams Gives KU Inaugural Lecture

Jenny Bay-Williams Jenny Bay-Williams, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, was invited by the University of Kansas School of Education (KU) to give the Inaugural Lelon Capps Lecture, on October 1, 2018. Her presentation, "How to Give Students a Strategic Advantage in Math Class and Beyond," challenges educators to consider ways to engage students in making strategic decisions as a priority in doing mathematics, as well as a way to learn to use mathematics in solving real problems. Read more about the lecture series... Dr. Bay-Williams was also invited by the Jamaican Ministry of Education in September to train 170 university and K-12 Math coaches and teacher educators.

Foster Attends Conference, Publishes Article

Michele Foster Michèle Foster, PhD, professor and Henry Heuser Jr. Endowed Chair of Urban Education Partnerships, along with a representative from the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Research Office, attended the annual National Network of Research Practice Partnership (NNERPP) conference that was held in Portland, Oregon. NNERPP is a network of research practice partnerships of which the UofL and JCPS partnership is a member.

Dr. Foster also published, "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: African American English, Language Policy, and African American Learners," in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Tryphenia B. Peele-Eady, University of New Mexico, is co-author of the article.

Hums Publishes Book

Mary Hums Mary Hums, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, published with co-author Joanne C. MacLean, "Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations." The book explores power and politics of sport organizations and the managerial activities essential to good governance and policy development. Dr. Hums was also a guest on Mark Hebert's UofL Today Radio Show. She discussed the NCAA, NFL, and other examples of sport governance structures, power and controversies. Listen to the show...

Hardy's Article Named Among Top-Read

Jessica Hardy The Journal of Early Intervention named Jessica Hardy’s, Ph.D., article, "The Effects of Play-Based Intervention on Vocabulary Acquisition by Preschoolers at Risk for Reading and Language Delays," among the Top-Read journal articles. Dr. Hardy is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education.

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Yarmuth Receives LWP Award

John Yarmuth Congressman John Yarmuth is the recipient of the Louisville Writing Project's (LWP) 2018 Patronus Award. The award is a formal tribute to and acknowledgement of the outstanding advocacy of an individual on behalf of Kentucky writing teachers and their students. Congratulations Congressman Yarmuth!
Pictured with Congressman Yarmuth are Dr. Dottie Willis, LWP Teacher Consultant and Associate Professor of Education, Annsley Frazier School of Education at Bellarmine University; and Jean Wolph, Director of the LWP and KWP.

CEHD Faculty and Staff Support the AHA Heart Walk

AHA Thirty CEHD faculty, staff, and friends of the college participated in the annual UofL and American Heart Association Heart Walk that was held at Waterfront Park in Louisville. The group raised over $1,300 for the cause. A special thanks to co-captains, Heidi Cooley-Cook, Kerry Charron, PhD, and all those who participated in the walk and contributed to the success of the event.


CEHD 2018 International Learning Experiences

Kimber Guinn and Katie Maurer

CEHD graduates, Kimber Guinn and Katie Maurer, were selected for 2018 Fulbright Scholarships, which are the most prestigious awards in higher education. Kimber Guinn, a graduate of the M.A. in Higher Education Administration program, earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach students in Romania. Katie Maurer, a graduate of the B.S. in Middle and Secondary Education program, earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach students in Spain.


Henderson Named Heinemann Fellow

Janelle Henderson, a graduate of the MAT in Early Elementary Education program and teacher at J.B. Atkinson Academy, was named a Heinemann Fellow. She was selected from 400 applicants and will use her fellowship to engage in individual research projects that address challenges faced by schools across the country. Read more...

Klare and Bickett Receive Teacher Achievement Awards

Amanda Klare, a graduate of the B.S. in Early Elementary Education program and teacher at Beechwood Independent Elementary School, and Christy Bickett, a graduate of the M.Ed. program in Secondary Education and teacher at North Bullitt High School, were selected to receive a 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards. Read more about the awards...

CEHD Faculty Podcasts

Many CEHD faculty have been guests on Mark Hebert's UofL Today Radio Show where they were interviewed about their latest research. See a list of all podcasts...