Accreditation Granted to MSW Program

WILMORE, Ky. — The Council for Social Work Education has granted accreditation to Asbury University’s Master of Social Work program, making Asbury one of only two private universities in Kentucky to offer an accredited degree.

The five-year accreditation effort was successful, marking the conclusion of a process that encompassed four site visits, interviews with students and faculty and close scrutiny of the program’s curriculum.

Andrea Edin

Staff Assistant, School of GPS and Office of IESP

Mrs. Edin joined Asbury University in 2010 and works with institutional assessment, accreditation, and planning. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Modern European History, and is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Kentucky in Educational Policy and Evaluation. In her spare time (when there is any!), she loves running, painting, and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their dogs.

Josh Fee

Director of APS Programs

Josh Fee joined the Adult Professional Studies staff as Assistant Director in 2007 and is now serving as the Program Director.  Josh has a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology Leadership from Morehead State University, a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Hanover College.  Josh also currently teaches online college courses in Old Testament and has also taught courses in the APS Leadership and Ministry degree program.

Bill Hall

Dean of the School of GPS

Dr. Hall majored in elementary and middle-school education while at Asbury and taught in the public school system before earning a master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. He currently holds a doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky in Instruction and Administration, with a concentration in Instructional Design. Dr. Hall's research interests include the use of lecture capture, technology instruction, instructional design and online pedagogy in order to more effectively achieve student learning outcomes.

Melanie Kierstead

Director of the GPS MAPS - The Navigation Center

Dr. Melanie Starks Kierstead, “Dr. K“, Director of GPS-MAPS (My Achievement Pathway Services), the Navigation Center

Dr. K's academic professional credits (listed below) include a Ph.D. (Drew University, NJ) & five assorted Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees, as well as two decades of University teaching and advising. She has taught and advised at Asbury University for 13 years.

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