Faculty and Staff

Angela Cox
Angela Cox • Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 140
Phone: 502-863-8155
Email: Angela_Cox@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • Ed.D from the University of Kentucky (Curriculum and Instruction Administration) 2005
  • MA as a Reading Specialist from UK (2000)
  • BA in Elementary Education from UK (1992)

Research Interests:

  • Multicultural Education
  • Culturally Responsive Literacy
  • Teacher Belief/Efficacy
  • Professional Affiliations
  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Reading Association
  • Kentucky Association of Professional Educators
  • International Reading Association

Andrea Peach
Andrea Peach • Professor of Education, Associate Dean of Graduate Education, and Director of MA Teacher Leader Program

Office Location: Room 106, Anderson Hall, Box 325
Phone: 502-863-7050
Email: apeach0@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • Ed.D. in Instruction and Administration (emphasis in Instructional Design and Technology, University of Kentucky
  • Master of Music (Bassoon Performance), University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance (minor in Computer Science), University of Kentucky

Research Interests:

  • Online teaching and learning
  • ¬†Integrating technology into schools through robotics
  • ¬†Assessment technologies in education
  • ¬†Technology use by young children


  • KY Associate of Teacher Educators board member and secretary
  • ¬†STLP State Advisory¬†Council and Georgetown College Robot Use Competition lead
  • ¬†Kentucky State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education
  • ¬†Director, Georgetown College Robotics and Director of RCX Regional Robotics¬† Competition
  • ¬†Advisory Council, STEM project (Bourbon County)

Georgetown  College Courses:

  • EDU 560:¬† Methods of Teaching Technology Concepts with Practicum
  • ¬†EDU 570:¬† Technology in the Online Classroom
  • ¬†EDU 558:¬† Developing and Using Web-based Resources in the P-12 Classroom
  • ¬†CSC 552:¬† Implementing STEM in the Classroom through Robotics
  • ¬†EDU 542:¬† Classroom Applications of Technology
  • ¬†EDU 345:¬† Classroom Applications of Technology

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Jane Arrington • Assistant Professor of Education

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 134
Phone: 502-863-8175
Email: jane_arrington@georgetowncollege.edu

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Joy Bowers-Campbell • Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Literacy Specialist and Reading Programs

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 132
Phone: 502-863-8172
Email: joy_bowers-campbell@georgetowncollege.edu

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D.,¬†Language and Literacy Education, 2010. University of Georgia
    • Dissertation:¬† Reading Identity in Developmental College Readers
      • Graduated with Qualitative Research Certificate
  • M.A., Secondary English Education, 1992, Columbia University, Teachers College
    • Thesis:¬† Thinking and Responding to Young Adult Literature
  • B.A., English 1991, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Adolescent literacy
  • Struggling adolescent readers
  • Co-teaching models of teacher training
  • Technology inclusion in literacy education

Georgetown College Courses:

  • EDU¬† 517
  • EDU 595RW
  • EDU 594RW
  • EDU 598
  • EDU 604

Christel Broady • Associate Professor of Education and Director of the English as a Second Language Program

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 135
Phone: 502-863-8356
Email: christel_broady@georgetowncollege.edu



Educational Background:

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • TESOL International, Chair, Elementary School IS 2011/2012; Invited Speaker at International Conventions, Nominating Committee, Member, Steering Board, NCATE/TESOL Program Reviewer; http://www.tesol.org/
  • KYTESOL, President 2007/2008, Member, Board, Professional Development Officer; http://kytesol.org/
  • Technology
    • Multiple memberships in worldwide technology organizations to generate new knowledge of digital learning and teaching
    • Annual presentations in each group and participation in collaborative, international research
    • Collaboration in publishing of an international book as co-author
    • Provider of free training to teachers in developing countries via the WWW
  • Kentucky
    • Providing several professional development in Kentucky schools annually
    • School audits for ESL program
    • Community involvement for education and English language learners
    • School Board service
  • Advocacy
    • Delegate at Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
    • Lobbying for Education in KY
    • Publications in social media (BLOGS, Twitter, Facebook,¬† etc.)
    • Community involvement
  • Writing and Presenting on English language learning, advocacy, and technology
    • Book chapters
    • Keynotes
    • Invited international and national presentations
    • Large number of articles
  • WIDA English Language Learner Standards and Assessment, Invited Speaker and Featured Educator; http:/./www.wida.us/
  • Social Media publications to create and share resources for teachers, parents and communities

Georgetown College Courses Taught:

  • EDU 580¬† ESL Methods
  • EDU 581¬† ESL Assessment
  • EDU 583¬† ESL Linguistics
  • EDU 585¬† ESL Leadership
  • EDU 587¬† Communicating with Immigrants
  • EDU 606¬† Educational Technology for the 21st Century Learner
  • EDU 527¬† Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders
  • EDU 584¬† Effective Learning Environments:¬† Developing Educators with a Spirit of Service
  • EDU 507¬† Testing, Measurement, Statistics
  • EDU 528¬† Research Methods
  • EDU 542¬† Classroom Applications of Technology
  • EDU 560¬† Methods of Teaching Technology Concepts with Practicum
  • EDU 530¬† Curriculum Analysis
  • EDU 570¬† Case Study Research Methods
  • EDU 570¬† Action Research
  • SOC 546¬† Multicultural Foundations
  • EDU 565¬† Human Growth and Development

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Emily DeMoor • Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Rank I School Improvement and Environmental Education Programs

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 133
Phone: 502-863-8171
Email: emily_demoor@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Music Performance
  • Master’s degree from Tulane University in Musicology
  • Master of Pastoral Studies degree, with a focus in Religion and Ecology, from the Loyola Institute for Ministry
  • Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Curriculum & Instruction

Research Interests:

  • Environmental literacy and hope
  • Children’s attitudes toward the natural world
  • Place-based education and garden-based education
  • Integral ecology and systems thinking
  • Religion and ecology
  • Children’s spirituality

Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP) Implementation Advisory Team
  • Kentucky¬† Environmental Education Consortium
  • Board of Directors, Sustainable Berea
  • Member of St. John’s Church Planning Team
  • Grantwriter, St. John’s Educational Wetlands Restoration Project
  • Public speaker – Berea College, First Christian Church of Georgetown

Georgetown College Courses:

  • EDU 510:¬† Foundations, Becoming a Teacher Leader
  • EDU 594:¬† Developing Teacher Leadership through Research
  • EDU 600:¬† Leaders as Scholars:¬† Philosophical Foundations and Issues In Education
  • EDU 613:¬† Foundations of Environmental Education
  • EDU 615:¬† Teaching Environmental Education
  • EDU 617:¬† Case Studies in Environmental Education
  • EDU 619:¬† Environmental Ethics and Education

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Melody Deprez • Associate Professor of Education and Director of Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Programs

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 107B
Phone: 502-863-7963
Email: Melody_Deprez@georgetowncollege.edu

Educational Background:

  • Ed.D. Spalding University, Louisville, KY,
    Concentration: Education Administration and Supervision
    Dissertation Topic: Investigation of Gender Differences in Leadership Styles
    Externship: Development of a Leadership Program for Student Council Members in Elementary School,
  • M.A. New York University, New York, NY
    Elementary Education
  • B.A. Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
    Major: Psychology
    Minors: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special
    Education (Mentally Handicapped), State Certification in NY, NJ and KY
    Principal Internship Statement of Eligibility, Level 2- October 2006

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Presenter at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, Kansas City, MO, November 2005, ‚ÄúUsing Children‚Äôs Literature to Teach Social Studies‚ÄĚ
  • Presenter at the National Conference on Family Literacy,
  • Louisville, KY, April 2005, ‚ÄúBuilding Resiliency in At Risk Learners‚ÄĚ
  • Presenter at Practitioner‚Äôs Conference on Civic Education, New Orleans, LA, January 2005, ‚ÄúTeaching Emotional Intelligence to At Risk Learners‚ÄĚ
  • Presenter at National Conference of Teachers of English, San Francisco CA, November 2003, ‚ÄúNurturing the Student Teacher‚ÄĚ Symposium on Autism and Downs Syndrome and International Congress on Challenges in Education- University of Havana, Cuba, November, 2001 ‚ÄúEmotional Intelligence in the Special Education Classroom‚ÄĚ
  • International Congress on Challenges to Education- Mexico City, August 2000, ‚ÄúLeadership in Today‚Äôs World
    Journal article: “Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom Academic Exchange Quarterly, Summer, 2002
  • Volunteer consultant to Shacklette Elementary School in Louisville

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Anita Jones • Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Special Education (LBD) Program

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 107C
Phone: 502-863-7081
Email: anita_jones@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • B.A Coe College, Des Moines, Iowa
  • M.S.E Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ed.D Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Human Relations Training
  • Diversity Training
  • Working Effectively an d Successfully With Parents
  • Conflict Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Single Sex Education

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Georgetown College Courses:

  • ECE 500
  • ECE 502
  • ECE 575

Harold Peach
Harold Peach • Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Instructional Technology Program, and Director of Assessment

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 103
Phone: 502-863-7010
Email: Harold_Peach@georgetowncollege.edu

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Education (Higher Education), University of Kentucky
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Studies in Higher Education), University of Kentucky

Research Interests:

  • Education policy
  • Online education
  • College faculty
  • Technology use in education
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • “Big Data”


  • Chair of Education Department Assessment Committee
  • Alternate Division Representative to the Curriculum Committee
  • Serve on the Georgetown College NCATE Committee
  • Serve on the Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (KACTE) Research Committee on Information Technology and Data Systems in Educator Preparation (K-ITEP)
  • Served on the Georgetown College Online Taskforce, Spring 2013
  • Served on the Institutional Review Board, 2012-13 AY


  • Classroom Applications of Technology (EDU 345)
  • Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher¬† Leaders (EDU 527)
  • Classroom Applications of Technology (EDU 542)
  • Methods of Teaching Technology Concepts with Practicum (EDU 560)

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Kara Rusk • Assistant Professor of Education

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 107A
Phone: 502-863-8147
Email: kara_rusk@georgetowncollege.edu

 Educational Background:

  • B.S. Recreation – Therapuetic Recreation, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
  • M.A.T. – Elementary and Learning/Behavior Disorders P-12 – Bellarmine University – Louisville, KY
  • M.S. – School Counseling P-12 – Indiana University Southeast – New Albany, IN
  • Ed.D. – Leadership Administration and Supervision – Doctoral Focus: Teaching Practices for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities – Spalding University – Louisville, KY

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Institutes of Higher Education:¬† Learning and Behavior Disorder Consortium; Moderate and Severe Disabilities Consortium
  • Member of Council on Exceptional Children
  • Instructional Practices for students with moderate to severe disabilities
  • Behavorial Strategies for students with moderate to severe disabilities

Georgetown College Courses:

  • Final Clinical Practice – Field Component II in LBD Special Education (ECE 576)
  • Introduction to Moderate and Severe Disabilities (ECE 600)
  • Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (ECE 602)
  • Teaching Individuals with Physical or Multiple Disabilities (ECE 604)
  • Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (ECE 606)
  • Field Component in MSD (ECE 608)

James Simpson
James Simpson • Assistant Professor of Education and Director of MAED with Initial Certification in P-12/Middle/Secondary (including Alt Route) Program

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 122
Phone: 502-863-8379
Email: james_simpson@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • B.S. University of the Cumberlands (Cumberland College) – Secondary Education/Elementary Education Endorsement
  • M.S. The University of Tennessee – Special Education
  • Ph.D. Peabody College at Vanderbilt University – Educational Administration
  • Professional Licensure/Certification (Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board):
  • Lifetime Certification for School Superintendent, Director of Special Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, and Learning and Behavior Disorders

Research, Leadership and Service Interests:

  • Sustaining student achievement
  • Applied content for diverse learners
  • Formative assessment
  • Performance evaluation of professional educators
  • Ethics for professional educators

Georgetown College Courses:

  • Field Studies (initial clinical practice)
  • Student/Mentored Teaching (final clinical practice)

Alexandru Spatariu
Alexandru Spatariu • Associate Professor of Education

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 101D
Phone: 502-863-8376
Email: alexandru_spatariu@georgetowncollege.edu



Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dissertation Title: The influence of the discussion leader procedure on the quality of arguments in online discussions. December, 2006.
  • M.A.E. Educational Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. December 2001.
  • B.S. Orthodox Theology, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania. June 1999.

Research Interests:

  • Online asynchronous discussions
  • Epistemological beliefs

Georgetown College Courses:

  • EDU 594¬† Developing Teacher Leadership through Research
  • EDU 595¬† Implementation of Capstone Research Project

Taylor Thompson
Taylor Thompson • Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Gifted/Talented Program

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 121
Phone: (502) 863-8157
Email: taylor_thompson@georgetowncollege.edu


Educational Background:

  • B.S. Louisiana State University
  • M.A. University of Southern Mississippi
  • PhD. University of Mississippi

Georgetown College Courses:

Gifted Endorsement
  • Foundations of Gifted Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education
  • Differentiation for Gifted and High Achieving Students in the Regular Classroom
  • Implementation of Capstone Research Course for Teacher Leaders (with gifted education topic)
  • Curriculum and Assessment for Teacher Leaders (MATL)
  • Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Initial Elementary)

Research, Leadership & Service Interests:

  • Dr. Thompson has pursued several areas of interest and research in the past few years.¬† The most prominent ones are:
    • The inclusion of critical and creative thinking in classroom instruction, with an emphasis on the creative side
    • The sensible use of technological hardware and software in instruction, assessment, and professional development
    • The sensible employment of assessment in various ways, including the avoidance of over-assessment.
  • Personal hobbies include electronic restoration of old photographs and stamp collecting.

Caleb Paull
Caleb Paull • Associate Dean for Continuous Improvement

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 101C
Phone: 502-863-7011
Email: caleb_paull@georgetowncollege.edu

Robin McClure
Robin McClure • Administrative Assistant for Graduate Education

Office Location: Anderson Hall, Room 104
Phone: 502-863-7089
Email: robin_mcclure@georgetowncollege.edu


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