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Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, and Communication Disorders

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Welcome to the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education and Communication Disorders. We are a diverse department with three main program areas as listed in the department title.

We have great faculty in each specialized area. Our graduates are making a difference in the area, the state of Kentucky and beyond. For more details about each program, please see the links below. I invite you to check us out and learn more about our dynamic programs in the fields of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education and Communication Disorders. The faculty, staff and I look forward to working with you to improve your professional abilities and the world!

Dr. A. William Place
Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education and Communication Disorders

Who We Are

At Eastern Kentucky University, we strive for excellence!  The Educational Leadership Program provides the training and mentoring needed to obtain your higher education goals.  Principalship, Superintendent, Student Success, and other administrative roles are our specialty!  Our faculty of Educational Leadership Educators are well respected in their field of study, having a strong history of national and international publications/presentations.  You can expect to find a caring community of faculty members who are committed to your success.

We're Here to Help

Reach out to any Ed Leadership faculty member or one of the following people for more specific questions.   Email is best! 

General Information?   Dr. Will Place, Dept. Chair  (will.place@eku.edu)

Questions about Certification?   Dr. Ann Burns, Certification Coordiator (ann.burns@eku.edu)

Information about doctoral studies?  Dr. Tara Shepperson, EdD Coordinator (tara.shepperson@eku.edu)

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