Sharon Bixler is as an Assistant Professor of Education. She received her BA in Mathematics and her MAEd from Georgetown College and her PhD in STEM Education from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests involve the use of technology in the P-12 classrooms specifically in the areas of mathematics and science. Sharon lives in Lexington with her husband, Dwayne, and their two youngest of four children.
Professor Stroder prepares pre-service and inservice candidates to be culturally responsive facilitators of literacy learning for ALL students. She received her BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed her MAE in Education with a Reading and Writing Endorsement at Western Kentucky University. While at WKU, she earned three academic achievement awards: The Literacy Service Award as well as the 2008 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the Departmen
Carmen Dixon comes to Asbury University from 14 years of teaching chemistry and physics in central Ohio. Her research interests include gender and science education, online education, and pre-service teacher education. She has multiple publications, conference presentations, and is the founder of Knox County (Ohio) Girls in Science Day. She has taught adjunct for Ohio University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Olivet Nazarene University. She moved to Wilmore with her dog, and is enjoying life in Kentucky taking riding lessons and playing her flute.
Dr. Joe Blackbourn is a Professor of Special Education with over 35 years experience as an educator and administrator in both P-12 and higher education. Before coming to Asbury he served on the faculties of Iowa State University, the University of Memphis, & the University of Mississippi. Dr.
Dr. Bonnie Banker, Interim Dean of School of Education
Dr. Tim Crook, Chair of Instructional Leadership
Dr. Michael Hylen, Chair of Educational Specialties
Dr. David Riel, Director of Clinical Experiences
What Graduate Education programs does Asbury University offer?
All of the following programs are approved at state (EPSB), regional (SACS), and national (CAEP) levels. They can be used to fulfill requirements for rank II and rank I.
Major sheets for each of the following programs can be found here: https://www.asbury.edu/offices/registrar/graduate-program-major-sheets
Asbury University offers programs designed for those seeking initial certification, certified teachers seeking additional certification or rank change, and teachers who would like to pursue a position in school leadership. Below you will find major sheets for each of the programs offered. For more information about program prerequisites, admission information, and much more, please see our FAQ page.