Education

Grad/Professional Studies Receives New Dean

Asbury University is pleased to announce that Dr. Verna Lowe, a professor with 30 years of experience in the classroom and in leadership at the University, has accepted a new position as Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Film, Concert Kick Off Weekend of Culture

Asbury University kicked off its Engaging Culture Weekend on Thursday afternoon with a documentary screening hosted by the School of Education, followed by the Music Department’s annual “Sounds of Stage and Screen” concert.

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday joined Asbury faculty, students and guests for a panel discussion and screening of the documentary “American Teacher.”

David Riel

Director of Field and Clinical Experiences, Assistant Professor

Engaging Culture Weekend To Celebrate Fine Arts

Asbury University’s fifth annual Engaging Culture Weekend will feature workshops, films, music and art designed to challenge assumptions and spark new conversations on April 19-21.

Asbury Dean to Speak on Education Webcast

Asbury University’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Verna Lowe, will speak via Webcast — on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. — on new Common Core Standards and how teacher preparation programs can equip their candidates.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort coordinated by the Council for Chief State School Officers to establish consistent, high goals for student learning across the United States. Currently, each state creates its own standards for education.

Ed Prof Publishes Leadership Book Series

The first book of Asbury University professor Rocky Wallace's leadership series
The first book of Asbury University professor Rocky Wallace's leadership series

Building on a desire for easy-to-implement best practices from educators and administrators, Asbury University professor Rocky Wallace has published a series of four books on servant leadership.

Louisville TV Station Awards Grant to Ed Dept

WHAS Crusade CEO Dawn Lee (left) presented the grant to Director of Graduate Education Barbara Kennedy, Associate Professor Becky Oswald and Assistant Professor Rocky Wallace.
WHAS Crusade CEO Dawn Lee (left) presented the grant to Director of Graduate Education Barbara Kennedy, Associate Professor Becky Oswald and Assistant Professor Rocky Wallace.

Asbury University’s School of Education has been awarded a grant through the WHAS Crusade for Children that could end

Breakfast Meeting Gathers Educators At AU

Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, spoke at Asbury on education standards.
Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, spoke at Asbury on education standards.

WILMORE, Ky. — Educators from across the state of Kentucky met at Asbury University this week to discuss strategies to develop schools that serve the needs of all children, regardless of background.

Helen Rader

Assistant Professor

Professor Rader began working at Asbury in the fall of 2010. She moved back to the United States after living and teaching overseas in Seoul, Korea for twenty-four years at Seoul Foreign School (an American Christian international school serving expatriate students from all over the world). Before going overseas, Prof. Rader graduated from Asbury University in 1980 with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Music (piano). After teaching PE for five years, she earned two masters degrees; a M.S. in Educational Leadership and a M.A.

Rocky Wallace

Coordinator of Principal Program; Assistant Professor, Graduate Education

Rocky Wallace is a former administrator in Kentucky's P-12 system, and has served at the Kentucky Department of Education as a leadership consultant to school principals. While principal at Catlettsburg Elementary, the school was named a Kentucky and U.S. Blue Ribbon School (1996-97). Wallace has also served as the Director of Instructional Support at the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC), and received his doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University in 2007.

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