Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Dean

Welcome to the College of Education!

At the University of Kentucky, you will find a College of Education rich in tradition and focused on innovation and impact. We take pride in helping our students and alumni expand their opportunities to make a difference in Kentucky and across the globe.

Consistently, our students tell us they want to make a difference in the lives of others, and we make sure they have the tools they need. Our approachable professors are invested in their success. Among the best in their fields, our faculty and staff challenge students, support them, and help them prepare to be career-ready upon graduation.

You might be surprised to learn not all our students go on to work directly in education fields. We prepare health professionals, sports leaders, counseling psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, and instructional systems designers, to name a few. You can explore the possibilities within our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and contact us for an individualized admissions meeting.


The office of the dean includes:

Associate Deans

photo of Margaret Bausch
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Student Success and Professor
photo of Margaret Schroeder
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Partnerships and Professor
photo of Margaret Rintamaa
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Success and Professor
photo of Dr. Kenneth Tyler
Associate Dean, Inclusion and Internationalization and Professor