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Richard E. Day, Ed. D.



  • A.B. Elementary Education, University of Kentucky
  • MA. Ed. Educational Leadership, Xavier University
  • Ed. D. Educational Administration, University of Kentucky

Research/Academic Interests

  • History of Education
  • School law
  • Policy
  • Politics


Dr. Day’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, American Educational History Journal, Journal of Negro Education, Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning
He has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
  • Education Reform in Kentucky: Just what the court ordered, in Clinger and Hall, Kentucky: Government, Politics and Policy
  • Whose Standards Are These? in Combs and Fair, Meet Me at the Commons: A Field Guide for common core standards in Higher Education.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

Professor Day served as Chair of the EKU Faculty Senate (2014-16) and as Faculty Regent (2016-2019) where he chaired the Institutional Advancement and Honors Committee and served as a member of the EKU Board of Regents Executive Committee. He also served on the SACS-COC leadership team (2014-2017), and Campus Master Planning Committee (2014-2016). He is Past President of the EKU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.


  • University Fellow, 2017
  • EKU College of Education award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2011