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Graduate Program Coordinators

The names and email addresses for EKU's graduate program coordinators are listed in the table below. Please contact the appropriate coordinator for your program if you have questions about the admission requirements or need other information about the program. Updated 11/5/2021

Graduate Program


EKU Online Contact
(Online Program or Online Concentration)

Master of Arts:



Communication Disorders

Dr. Jade Robinson


English & Writing Professions

Dr. Gerald Nachtwey



Dr. Joshua Lynn


Mental Health Counseling

Dr. James McGinn


Applied Mathematics

Dr. Jeffrey Neugebauer


Master of Arts in Education:



Elementary Education

Dr. Connie Hodge

John Hepner

School Leadership

Dr. Raymond Lauk

John Hepner

Middle Grade Education

Dr. Connie Hodge

John Hepner

Literacy (P-12)

Dr. Connie Hodge

John Hepner

School Counseling

Dr. James McGinn

John Hepner

School Librarian

Dr. Ralph Turner

John Hepner

Secondary Education

Dr.Connie Hodge

John Hepner

Special Education

Dr. Michelle Gremp

John Hepner

Master of Arts in Teaching:



Interdisciplinary Early Childhood

Dr. Julie Rutland

John Hepner

Middle Grades

Dr. Julie Rutland

John Hepner

P-12 Programs

Dr. Julie Rutland

John Hepner

Secondary Education

Dr. Julie Rutland

John Hepner

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dr. Michelle Gremp


Master of Business Administration

Dr. Weiling Zhuang

Hayley Anders

Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing

Dr. Robert Johnson


Master of Music

Dr. Nathan Jasinski


Master of Public Administration

Dr. Anne Cizmar

Katherine Collins

Master of Public Health:



Health Promotion

Dr. Molly McKinney


Industrial Hygiene

Dr. Gary Brown


Environmental/Occupational Health and Sustainability

Dr. Phyllis Bryden


Master of Science:




Dr. Luke Dodd


Computer Science

Dr. Mengkun Yang

John Hepner

Criminal Justice Policy & Leadership

Dr. Peter Kraska

Amy Eades

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Dr. Judah Schept


Technology Management

Dr. Dennis Field


Exercise and Sports Science

Dr. Heather Adams-Blair


Psychology - General

Dr. Robert Mitchell - Experimental 
Dr. Myra Beth Bundy -
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA-PSY)


ABA-PSY: Katherine Collins

Psychology - Ind/Org

Dr. Jaime Henning

Katherine Collins

Recreation and Park Administration

Dr. Jon McChesney


Safety, Security & Emergency Mgmt

Dr. Tom Schneid

Kim Chitwood

Instructional Design & Learning Technology

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic

John Hepner

Master of Science in Nursing:



Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Margaret Zoellers

Stephanie Konkel

Rural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Rachael Hovermale

Lindsey Turner

Master of Social Work:

Dr. Dawn Higgins

Lindsey Turner

Specialist Degrees:



Specialist Degree: Educational Admin & Supervision

Dr. Raymond Lauk

John Hepner




Doctorate in Education:

Dr. Todd McCardle


Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Dr. Molly Bradshaw

Hayley Anders

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy - Professional Concentration

Dr. Renee Causey-Upton

Katherine Collins

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy - Post Professional Concentration

Dr. Shirley O' Brien

Katherine Collins

Doctorate in Psychology

Dr. Theresa Botts