GPS

Finishing What She Started: Lucy Kilmer

In a series of features, we’ll highlight some of Asbury University’s students who are enrolled in “non-traditional” programs — Online, Degree-completion and Graduate. To find out more about these programs, please visit: Asbury University Online, Adult Professional Studies, School of Education Graduate Degrees.

A Tradition of Excellence

Asbury University graduate students spent time in a local elementary school during their course work.
Asbury University graduate students spent time in a local elementary school during their course work.

The traditional path to success in the United States, educationally speaking, goes something like this: high school, college, job.

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 Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Hanover College.  Josh is completing a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology at Morehead State University.  Josh also currently teaches online college courses in Old Testament and has also taught courses in the APS Leadership and Ministry and Management and Ethics degree programs.

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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