New Faculty Bring Diverse Experiences, Research to the Classroom

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s newest faculty members bring diverse perspectives, experiences, and research interests to a team of distinguished researchers and educators addressing some of society’s most pressing issues. Department of Curriculum and Instruction    Jennifer Doyle, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer L. Doyle’s activist-oriented research focuses … Read More

Improving Hip Pain and Bone Health for Osteoarthritis Patients

Aerobic exercise is prescribed to conservatively treat hip osteoarthritis, yet there is no scientific evidence to demonstrate the effects of aerobic exercise, such as walking, in reducing hip osteoarthritis-related symptoms. Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty Dr. Michael Samaan, Dr. Jody Clasey, and their team are assessing the effects of a … Read More

Enhancing Education Opportunities for Students in Peru and Beyond

Dr. Kayla Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, works collaboratively with Indigenous students and communities in the Peruvian Andes to align educational opportunities to their needs, values, and goals. Her team founded and operates an in-community education center where they put much of their … Read More

Educational Equity Audits 

  The Educational Equity Audit process uses multiple methods (surveys, focus groups, policy analysis) to assist schools and districts with the identification of institutional policies and procedures that result in disparate and discriminatory impacts on students’ educational opportunity and experience.  As part of this research, Gregory Vincent, J.D., Ed.D., Professor, … Read More

Online-Only Medical Appointments Create Disparities During Pandemic

People with disabilities already experienced disparities in medical care, but the rapid shift to online-only medical appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic created additional barriers for many, according to a paper published by University of Kentucky College of Education faculty in the ACTA Scientific Medical Sciences journal. “Using technology to connect … Read More

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