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Elementary Education Program Faculty

The faculty members and instructors in the Elementary Education teacher education program at KU are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences teaching in elementary classrooms.

Bruce Frey
Professor
785-864-9706
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 643

Bruce Frey, Ph.D. was trained at the University of Kansas in the areas of statistics, measurement and research design. His areas of research include classroom assessment, instrument development and program evaluation. Dr. Frey is the author of several books, including Statistics Hacks and Modern... more

Mickey Imber
Professor
785-864-9734
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 406

Dr. Michael Imber specializes in educational law, policy, reform, and administration.

Suzanne Robinson
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 544

Suzanne Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and the Area Coordinator for High Incidence Special Education teacher education. Dr. Robinson earned her doctoral degree with a major in Special Education and a minor in Cognitive... more

John Rury
Professor of Education (ELPS) and (by courtesy) History and African & African American Studies
785-864-9697
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 423

John Rury is a historian of American education and also conducts research in education policy studies, especially regarding metropolitan schools. He is particularly concerned with inequality in education, past and present.

He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. 1982... more

Steve White
Associate Professor, Elementary Education - Social Studies, Chair, Department of Curriculum & Teaching
785-864-9662
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 330

Steven H. White, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1994. White earned a BS.Ed. from Angelo State University in elementary education, an MS.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University, and the Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M... more

Nicole Babalola
Lecturer
785-864-2874
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 331

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

Barbara Bradley
Associate Professor, Elementary Education Program Coordinator
785-864-9726
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 316

Barbara A. Bradley, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2004. Bradley earned a BS degree from SUNY at Stony Brook in biology and psychology, an MA degree in physical education from Adelphi University, and a PhD in reading education from The University of Georgia. She has... more

Hyesun Cho
Assistant Professor
785-864-9729
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 438

TESOL:

Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Her previous experience was in the Hawaii State Department of Education as a curriculum developer and instructor. Cho earned the BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the MA degree in... more

Reva Friedman
Associate Professor
785-864-9724
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 446

Reva C. Friedman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas, where she was responsible for degree and graduate certificate programs in gifted/talented/creative child education for 35 years. A former high school teacher and teacher of gifted students... more

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
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

Dorothy Hines-Datiri
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 306

Dr. Dorothy Hines-Datiri holds a joint appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the School of Education, and in the Department of African and African American Studies. She received a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Michigan State University. Dr. Hines-Datiri holds a Master's... more

Douglas Huffman
785-864-9675
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 347

Douglas Huffman is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Huffman joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2002 coming to the university from the University of Minnesota. He has a background in civil engineering, science education, and program evaluation. His primary area... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
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
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

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3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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