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Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Each department and program has a director of undergraduate studies (DUS) whose primary responsibility is to focus on the academic and intellectual development of declared majors and the undergraduate curriculum.

The 2022 - 2023 DUS meetings are scheduled at 12:30pm on the following Tuesdays: September 20, 2022; October 18, 2022; November 15, 2022; December 6, 2022; January 24, 2023; February 21, 2023; March 21, 2023; April 18, 2023; and May 9, 2023. It is requested that a faculty department representative attend when the DUS is unable to meet.

For more information view the DUS Dashboard.

Department or Program*



African American and Africana Studies Derrick White
Anthropology Juliana McDonald
Appalachian Studies Ann Kingsolver
Biology Kay Shenoy
Chemistry Stephen Testa
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Alan Fryar
Economics Darshak Patel
English Michelle Sizemore
Environmental & Sustainability Studies Tony Stallins
Foreign Language & International Economics Jianjun He
Gender & Women's Studies Melissa Stein
Geography Tony Stallins
Health Society Pop. Melissa Stein

Hispanic Studies Heather Campbell-Speltz

History Melanie Goan

International Studies Ruth Beattie (Interim) rebeat1@EMAIL.UKY.EDU
Liberal Studies Josh Abboud
Linguistics Andrew Byrd
Mathematical Economics Adib Bagh
Mathematics Alberto Corso
MCLLC/Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Russian Julie Human
Neuroscience Lynda Sharrett-Field
Philosophy Stefan Bird-Pollan
Physics & Astronomy Ron Wilhelm
Political Science Tiffany Barnes
Psychology Andrea Friedrich
Sociology Jordan Brown
Statistics Melissa Pittard
Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Media Michael Pennell
US Culture and Business Practices Ruth Beattie (Interim) rebeat1@EMAIL.UKY.EDU


If you have any questions regarding DUS meetings or appointments, please contact Colleen Knight at