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Where Are They Now?

Graduates of the Educational Psychology program land positions in diverse fields. Below is a list of positions held by some of our Educational Psychology alumni.

Calah Ford (PhD, 2021), Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown College, Kentucky

Falynn Thompson (PhD, 2021), Postdoctoral Researcher, Judith Herb College of Education, University of Toledo

Caiti Griffiths (MS, 2021), Assistant Director of Academic Services, Bellarmine University

Xiao-Yin Chen (MS, 2020), Doctoral Student, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia

John Eric Novosel-Lingat (PhD, 2020), Research Psychologist, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

Abigail Love (MS, 2016, PhD, 2019), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

John Witry (MS, 2019), Clinical Research Associate III, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Brianna Weidner (MS, 2018)

ReShanta Beatty-Hazelbaker (PhD, 2018)

Shanshan Hu (PhD, 2018), Senior Data Analyst, Virginia Health

Natasha Murray (PhD, 2018), Policy Analyst, Gates Foundation

Jing Yuan (PhD, 2018), Faculty Member, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Angela Tombari (PhD, 2017), Research Analyst, Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics

Lauren Hargrave (PhD, 2017), Independent Research Consultant

Chelsea Adams (MS, 2017) New Skills for Youth Team Lead and Career Counselor, Lee County Public Schools, Kentucky

Renae Mantooth (MS, 2017) Earned PhD in 2020, North Carolina State University; Design Researcher, HKS, Inc.

Zijia Li (PhD, 2016), Assistant Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University

Caroline Gooden (PhD, 2016), Principal Investigator, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky

Larry J. Grabau (PhD, 2016). Retired Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky

Trisha Turner Douin (MS, 2016), Coordinator for Career Development, Berea College; Doctoral Student, Applied Sociology, University of Louisville

Caihong Li (MS, 2015, PhD, 2018), Statistician, Center for Violence Against Women, University of Kentucky

Audrey Conway (MS, 2015; PhD in Education Policy, 2019), Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

Amanda Butz (PhD, 2015), Director of Evaluation and Research, Wisconsin Institute for Science and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), University of Wisconsin – Madison

Joanne Rojas (PhD, 2015), Research Project Manager, Postdoctoral Scholar, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky

Natasha Mamaril (PhD, 2014), Associate Director of Undergraduate Research, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kathryn Cunningham (PhD, 2014), Associate Director of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ashley Hall (MS, 2014), Research Project Manager, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Kentucky

Alexandra Henchy (PhD, 2013), Director of Institutional Evaluation and Research, Asbury Theological Seminary

Meng Fan (MS, 2013), Doctoral Student, Educational Statistics and Research Methods, University of Delaware

Raven Piercey (PhD, 2013), Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky

Timothy Conner (PhD, 2012), Assistant Professor, Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education, Morehead State University

George McCormick (PhD, 2012), Director, Office of Data Research and Evaluation (Retired 2014), Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY

Sarita Shukla (PhD, 2012), Lecturer, School of Educational Studies, University of Washington-Bothell