Office of the Dean

"When we focus on the root of who we are as a college, three words come to mind — inquire, innovate and inspire."

Dean Standing in Office (1 of 1)

Mary John O’Hair,
Dean and Professor

As Kentucky’s flagship, land grant College of Education we serve the Commonwealth through high quality teaching, research, and engagement.

We are committed to studying and helping to solve the most critical education and health challenges of our time.  This requires us as a college to prepare the next generation of teachers, leaders and scholars to understand these issues AND to significantly impact and improve the lives of Kentuckians.

We are very proud of our contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Dean O’Hair’s bio (PDF)







Office of the Dean
University of Kentucky College of Education
103 Dickey Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
(859) 257-6076
(859) 323-1046 (f)

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103 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-2351


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