Jean Howell

Coordinator of Graduate Education Admissions and Recruiting

Engaging Culture Weekend: April 18-20

WILMORE, Ky. — With a schedule of activities ranging from educational forums to the much-anticipated Highbridge Film Festival, Asbury University is primed to showcase its creative interaction with a diverse world of ideas during Engaging Culture Weekend April 18-20.

This sixth-annual event features concerts, theatrical performances, special speakers and visual-art displays both to demonstrate the talents of Asbury students and faculty and to engage with the ideas and philosophies that shape the surrounding culture.

New Grant Extends School of Education's Reach

The iPad in the hands of Dr. Sherry Powers ’77 looks just like all the other technological gadgets that have made life more interesting and convenient in recent years. However, the students and faculty in Asbury University’s School of Education are busily making this small device into a powerful tool for transforming the educational experiences of children around the state.

School of Education Welcomes New Dean

Asbury University is pleased to announce that Dr. Sherry Powers ’77 has accepted the position of Dean of the School of 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.”

Dr. David R. Riel

Director Clinical Experiences / Assistant Professor, School of Education

Ed.D. Morehead State University

Courses offered: 
ED/EDA 401
ED/EDA 498 and 499


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.

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