Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Congratulations to Dr. Mike Rosenberg on his successful defense last week.  His dissertation, Generational Differences in Transfer Capital Among Community College Students, adds to our knowledge of differences among older students in navigating the transfer pathway.  Mike is the first of EdD Cohort Two to make it to the finish line...well done!

And Kudos to Dr. Laura Wyly who defended her dissertation, Gender Discrimination and Title IX Implementation: Lessons From the Office for Civil Rights Resolution Letters 1997-2011, yesterday afternoon.  Ripped from the headlines, Laura's work helps us understand the social construction of gender discrimination and the changing environment for higher education institutions seeking to provide safe climates for students to learn.  Thanks to Neal Hutchens for calling in yet again from Pennsylvania...we miss you Neal. 

And be looking for great work from Robert Hayes in the coming year as he begins his dissertation study examining the relationships between independent and county high schools and their Appalachian communities.  Robert successfully passed his qualification exam for doctoral candidacy last week.

It's a wonderful time in the EPE neighborhood.  Kudos to all!
Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
Associate Professor
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky

EPE Year-End Potluck: Friday, May 1, 6-9pm

Happy End of the Year, EPEers!

Come congratulate our new graduates and celebrate the end of another great semester downtown with your fellow classmates and faculty members! Please bring your favorite adult beverages and/or a dish to share for the potluck.

Friday, May 1, 6:00-9:00PM
(After 9PM, we can all head down to the NoLi Night Market)

Lounge in the Park Plaza Apartments
120 E Main St  
Lexington, KY 40507
(Next to the downtown library)

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TODAY: Charter Schools and School Choice Panel

The Education Policy Studies and Evaluation Graduate Student Council and the Students for Education Reform are please to invite everyone to attend a panel discussion and public Q & A on  Charter Schools and School Choice.


The event is Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium (TEB 158).


Panelists are:

·         Dr. Wayne Lewis, Educational Leadership Studies and President of Kentucky Charter Schools Association

·         Dr. Carmen Coleman, Educational Leadership Studies and Former Danville Independent School Superintendent

·         Dr. Joe Ferrare, Education Policy Studies and Evaluation

·         Ms. Brigitte Blom Ramsey, The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

EPE Grad Student Council Updates, Events, & Deadlines

Good Morning, EPEers!

Friday, April 3: 10-11AM in Taylor 122
Dr. Kristen Perry from Curriculum & Instruction is holding a workshop on the IRB application process, open to all students.

Tuesday, April 14: 6:30-8PM in Taylor Auditorium
School Choice and Charter School Panel
Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Joe Ferrare (EPE), Dr. Wayne Lewis (EDL), Dr. Carmen Coleman (EDL), & Brigitte Blom Ramsey (Prichard Committee).

May - TBA
End of the Semester Event

Saturday, May 9

UK Commencement

**Conference Proposal Deadlines**

April 1 (Today!): AESA
May 18: MWERA

If any graduate students either have had or will have any publications, conference presentations, fellowship awards, or any other accomplishments recently, please email Dr. Joe Ferrare or Dr. Willis Jones so they may announce it on the new EPE website.

Graduate Student Council

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today's Job Workshop with Dr. Bradley & EPE Dept Twitter

Today, March 10th from 5:00-6:00PM in Dickey 109 (Faculty Lounge)

Dr. Kelly Bradley is hosting a graduate student workshop on the academic job search process, including tips on how to construct your CV and preparation of your job talk. If you are hoping to pursue a tenure track position in academia after graduating, you are strongly encouraged to attend!

Also - the department now has a Twitter account!
Follow it for the latest news from the EPE Department:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Grad Student Workshop: Academic Job Search & Upcoming Events

Good morning, EPEers!

The Academic Job Hunt
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
- 5:00-6:00PM in Dickey 109 (Faculty Lounge)

Dr. Kelly Bradley is holding a workshop for students who are interested in pursuing a career in academia. This workshop will go over the process of preparing your CV and job talk, and other related issues.

Upcoming Events

Thurs, March 5, 2:00-3:00PM - IRB Workshop
Dr. Kristen Perry (Curriculum & Instruction) is holding an IRB workshop for all COE graduate students. [Taylor 122]

Tues, March 10, 12:30-1:45PM - TFA's Disposition Toward External Research
Dr. Raegen Miller, Vice President for Research Partnerships at Teacher for America (TFA), will visit the UK College of Education March 10th to deliver a talk titled, TFA's Disposition Toward External Research. It will be an interactive discussion with lots of time for questions. He will also be available to talk with students or faculty before or after the presentation. A description of the talk is below. Please contact Dr. Wayne Lewis with any question (wayne.lewis@uky.edu). [Taylor Auditorium, 158]

March 16-20 - Spring Break

Sat, March 28, 8AM-4:30PM - Spring Research Conference
Colleges of Education graduate student research conference sponsored by UofL, UK, and the University of Cincinnati. Free for all students, faculty, and staff.
[University of Louisville University Club (200 E Brandeis Ave)]

March 30-April 21 - Priority Registration for Summer & Fall 2015

Tues, April 14, 6:30-8:00PM - School Choice & Charter School Panel
EPE GSC and SFER (Students for Education Reform) are hosting a panel discussion and public Q&A on charter schools. Panelists include Dr. Joe Ferrare (EPE), Dr. Wayne Lewis (EDL), Dr. Carmen Coleman (EDL, fmr Danville Superintendent), and a representative from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. [Taylor Auditorium, 158]

Thurs, April 16 - Taylor Courtyard Remodel Dedication

Sat, May 9 - Commencement

Graduate Student Council
Education Policy Studies & Evaluation