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The following is a list of the current undergraduate academic advisors who serve in the KU School of Education Advising Center and meet individually with students both before admission and once they have been admitted into professional programs offered by the KU School of Education:

Coordinator of Advising
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 218
Michele Casavant
Director of Advising, Director of MSP Program, Academic Advisor, Foreign Language, Secondary English & Community Health Majors
JRP Hall, Room 215
Carla Lutcher | KU School of Education
Pre-Education Advisor
Lauren McEnaney
Academic Advisor, Exercise Science, Degree in 3 Coordinator, KU Edwards Campus
Regents Center
Felix Sommerville | KU School of Education
Pre-Education Advisor & Graduate Assistant
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 208
Janie Sparks
Student Pre-Education Advisor
Paula Naughtin
Academic Advisor, UEC, Elementary, Middle Math & Science, HPE Majors, Commencement Coordinator, Editor, Jayhawk Educator Alumni Magazine
JRP Hall, Room 212
AJ Busard
HSES Majors Advising Specialist, Academic Advisor, Exercise Science & Athletic Training Majors
Robinson Center, Room 130

Set Up An Advising Appointment

Drop-ins Are Accepted, Appointments Are Preferred
Check in at the KU School of Education Welcome Center (JRP Hall, #208) (map)
Weekdays approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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