Hammer Named Outstanding Graduate Mentor

Dr. Joe Hammer recently received the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Mentor award from the Kentucky Psychological Foundation. The award was presented at the organization’s Spring Academic Conference. Hammer is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky College of Education.

Samaan Selected for Career-Development Program

Dr. Michael Samaan, University of Kentucky College of Education assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, was recently selected to be part of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science KL2 program. Samaan’s research project, “Hip Joint Bone and Cartilage Health and Mechanics in Patients with … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Professor Wins Teacher of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Whitney has been selected by the Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as the 2018-2019 College/University Teacher of the Year for Health Education. She was honored at the association’s annual convention in Lexington and will be the state’s nominee for the national teaching award. As an assistant professor at the UK College of Education, Whitney’s research … Read More

Early Childhood, Special Education Doctoral Candidates Receive National Honors

Congratulations to UK College of Education doctoral candidates Mark Samudre, Collin Shepley, and Megan Jones. Samudre, a doctoral candidate in special education, and Shepley, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary early childhood education, were selected as outstanding scholars through an internationally competitive process to participate in the Council for Exceptional Children’s … Read More

Student, Alumna Honored for Impacting Lives

University of Kentucky College of Education student Angelo Lacoude and alumna Mikeiya Morrow recently received Lyman T. Johnson awards. Lacoude, a junior Kinesiology and Health Promotion student, received a Torch Bearer award. Morrow, who graduated in 2017 with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, received a Torch of Excellence award. The … Read More

Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference

In its 17th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program is now accepting submissions for the 2015 program.   UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is once again teaming up with the College of Education to offer this program that gives people an … Read More

Thelin Receives Sturgill Award

  Thelin is pictured third from left with colleagues from the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation.   Dr. John Thelin, professor of higher education in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, has received the 2014 Sturgill Award, an honor presented each year … Read More

Danelle Stevens-Watkins receives the 2013 SAGE Professional Research Award

by Amanda Nelson Danelle Stevens-Watkins has received the Association of Black Psychologists “2013 SAGE Professional Research Award” for excellence in scholarship.  The award is for her 2012 Journal of Black Psychology publication titled “Racism and illicit drug use among African American women: The protective effects of ethnic identity, affirmation, and … Read More

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