Saturday, November 14, 2015

Consulting Job Opportunity for PhD Students

From EPE alum, Kayla:

I have been doing some consulting work with an organization called Thrival Academies. Thrival is looking to start another project that looks at the impact of international experiences on pre-service teachers. Since I am already on a project for them (looking at impacts of study abroad on high schoolers), they've asked me if I could put them in contact with other PhD students who could do similar work. They want someone who could spend some time getting to know the org (via phone interviews with leaders and the like) and construct an assessment tool that evaluates learning growth that aligns with their identified SLOs.

If you (or maybe you know somebody who) would be interested in pursuing a consulting job like this (for pay), I can provide some more info and put you in contact with the people at Thrival. Just let me know! And feel free to send this through the listserv! 

All my love to Kentucky!

Kayla M. Johnson
Managing Editor, American Journal of Education
Co-Editor, AJE Forum
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow
Embedded Programs Intern, Global Penn State

PhD Candidate, Higher Education &
Comparative and International Education
The Pennsylvania State University
Twitter: @EduAbroadKayla

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Congrats to EPE students and alumni

The EdD in EPE cohorts were well represented at this spring's KCTCS New Horizons Conference.  Alyssa Young (EPSE-Cohort 1) won a systemwide award for excellence in staff administration.  Bonita Tyler (Cohort 3), Mason Tudor (Cohort 2), and Karen Hlinka (Cohort 1) all won awards for excellence on their respective campuses.  And Mark Hundley (Cohort 1) was recognized for his excellent work at the system office.  Kudos to you all! 

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