Dr. Julie Kunselman

Julie Kunselman earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Gannon University and a Master’s of Public Administration and Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville. She has been an educator and leader for nearly twenty years beginning her career as a high school mathematics teacher in Arkansas through Teach For America and later as a middle school math teacher in Kentucky.

Dr. Kunselman began her post-secondary career as an assistant professor at the University of West Florida. There she taught courses in research, policy, program evaluation, and administration. In addition to teaching, Dr. Kunselman served as program director in the Division of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies and after earning tenure and promotion served the College of Professional Studies as assistant and associate dean. She also served on the board of directors for a regional as well as a national/international criminal justice association.

In 2007, Dr. Kunselman moved home to Kentucky to serve as department chair in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University. The department she served included over 25 full-time faculty, 800 students, and five different academic programs one of which was and continues to be nationally accredited. As department chair,  Dr. Kunselman worked with her colleagues on curriculum development, student learning outcome assessments, and building collaborations across academic programs; she supported faculty teaching, research and writing, and professional development opportunities, and she created opportunities for faculty to celebrate and be recognized for their accomplishments.

As a full professor Dr. Kunselman returned to the classroom and taught courses in leadership, administration, organizational theory, and research methods.

Dr. Kunselman has published more than 25 articles in areas of leadership and administration, public policy, and student engagement and pedagogy, as well as coauthored three textbooks: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (Charles C. Thomas), Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A User’s Guide (Waveland), and Juvenile Justice Today (Prentice Hall). She continues to write and has contributed to more than 20 monographs, grants, and community research partnerships.

In 2012, Dr. Kunselman returned to Florida to join Studer Education as research and development leader. Her role includes writing the blog What’s Right in Education and contributing to written publications, correspondence, and media releases. Dr. Kunselman engages in the development and delivery of both online and paper survey instruments, item reliability and validity assessments, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and report writing.

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