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Elementary Education Teacher Leadership
Teacher leaders are among the most influential figures in enacting systemic change within schools. Their influence stems directly from the heart of the system--the classroom. Katzenmeyer and Moller (2009) and Lieberman and Miller (2004) view teacher leadership as a set of skills teachers develop that extend their influence beyond the classroom. This definition only focuses...
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Homeland Security Student Hannah Gabbard
An Eastern Kentucky University homeland security student was recently recognized by FEMA, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) and Kentucky Emergency Management for developing a solution to track patients through the decontamination process.
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Education Faculty Abby Brooks
EKU communication instructor, Abby Brooks believes in relationship building and taking an active part in her student’s educational experience. She goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have opportunities to interact and engage with her. Zuccaro’s personal attention and dedication to helping students prepare to make their mark in the field makes her...
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Industrial Organizational Psychology
Initially, I had no intentions of becoming a psychologist. While I have always been interested in psychology in a general way, I knew little of the various divisions in our field and thought that all psychologists were ‘clinical’. I doubted my ability to provide clinical patients the attentiveness and time they might need, so, I...
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Artificial Intelligence Health Informatics
Many do not understand that artificial intelligence is used by most of us every day. From auto-filling personal information on forms to maps and navigation, it is very prominent in our lives. The first keynote session of the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference discussed different examples and possible outcomes of using...
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Social Work Fighting Discrimination for LGBTQ+ Seniors
LGBTQ+ community members have endured discrimination regarding their fundamental human rights to healthcare, and violence because of who they love. Take for example the mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado, where 5 people were killed and at least 17 people were injured (PBS News Hour, 2022). Or the fact that 36 Republican senators,...
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Aaron Boycan Public Administration
Aaron Boycan graduated with a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He works as an Investigations and Support Services Captain for the City of Berea in Kentucky. He completed his degree online and recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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OTD Roundtable Discussion
Earn your online occupational therapy doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. Our flexible, online format provides students the ability to complete coursework and assignments according to their schedule.
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Carolyn Hanohano Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Carolyn Hanohano completed her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) post-master’s certificate from Eastern Kentucky University. She works as a Senior Registered Nurse, Mental Health Acute Care for the county of Ventura. She completed her program 100% online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Matthew Murphy Paramedicine
Matthew Murphy completed his associate of science in paramedicine from Eastern Kentucky University. He works as a Flight Paramedic for JeffSTAT, the medical transportation service owned and operated by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his program 100% online and recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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