Preparing Educators as Leaders

Academic Services Staff

Connie Gentry
Welcome Center Director, Assistant to the Assistant Dean
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 208
Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager
785-864-4510 (JRP) | 913-897-8421 (Edwards Campus)
214D Joseph R. Pearson Hall (Lawrence)
Teresa Aldrich
HSES Administrative Associate
Robinson Center, Rm 161
Robin Bass
Office Assistant & Scheduling Officer
Robinson Center, Room 161F
ELPS Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 421
Penny Fritts
EPSY Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 616
Abbey Keirn
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Abbey is currently pursuing her master's degree in higher education administration at KU. She completed her undergraduate degree at KU as well, earning a degree in education with an emphasis in Spanish. Abbey enjoys keeping up with all things Kansas City by... more

Kristina Kim-Crespi
Program Coordinator, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 416
Linda LaPierre
Student Services Administrator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 534
Online Graduate Programs Coordinator, Department of Curriculum & Teaching
C&T Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 321
Alisa Branham
Licensure Officer, Administration Staff
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 211
Michele Casavant
Assistant Dean, Director of Advising, Director of MSP Program
JRP Hall, Room 215

Michele is originally from a small college town in Washington state. She earned her Ph.D. in american studies at KU and wrote her dissertation on Star Trek; and she continues to be a fan of the show. Her responsibilities as assistant dean include oversight of technology, including the... more

Paula Naughtin
Academic Advisor, UEC, Elementary, Middle Math & Science, HPE Majors, Commencement Coordinator, Editor, Jayhawk Educator Alumni Magazine
JRP Hall, Room 212
Belinda Reynolds
Undergraduate Records Coordinator, Administration Staff
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 218
Melissa Robinson
Field Experience Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 217

10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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