Nicole Babalola
PDS Co-Director, Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-2874
1122 W. Campus Rd., Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 331

Nicole S. Babalola, lecturer, joined the KU Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Fall 2013. Previously she worked as an Educational Technology Specialist in online learning at Ottawa University and an early childhood teacher in a public charter school.  Babalola earned her Ph.D. from... more

Laurie Cleavinger
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-7042
Science Education: Laurie Cleavinger, lecturer, joined the KU School of Education faculty full-time in the fall of 2010. Previously she worked as a high school science teacher at McLouth High School in McLouth, KS. Cleavinger earned her Ph.D. from Kansas State University, her M. A. from the... more
Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
785-864-4435
340 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 340

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg, lecturer, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the fall of 2005. Previously she had worked as an Instructional Designer and Lecturer at Colorado State University and as an English teacher in a public high school. She received a BA in English with Education... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-4435
314 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 314

Karen A. Jorgensen joined the KU faculty in August, 2005. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Karen’s master’s work was completed at Høgskolen i Hamar (Norway) in the areas of Norwegian linguistics, literature and... more

Carrie La Voy
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-7024
339 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 339

Mathematics Education:

Carrie La Voy, lecturer, joined the KU School of Education faculty full-time in the fall of 2010. Previously she worked as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Kansas, Johnson County Community College, Ottawa University, and Haskell Indian Nations... more

Jane McManus
Lecturer, Curriculum and Teaching
785-864-4435
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Dr. Jane M. McManus, Lecturer/Academic Program Associate for Online Programs, joined the University of Kansas faculty in 2015. Dr. McManus earned her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kansas. Prior to earning her doctorate at KU, she taught English for several years... more


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