Education Studies Program

Kathryn R. Akural

Robert Charles Billings Chair in Education; Professor of Education Studies; Chairperson, Department of Education Studies

Knapp Hall

 (Temporarily located in the Forestry Building, room 135 through Summer 2014)

CPO 1692

Phone :(859) 985-3177

E-Mail: kathryn_akural@berea.edu

Spring 2014
Office Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.-Monday
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.-Wednesday
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.-Tuesday
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.-Thursday
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.-Friday
Other times by appointment
Class Schedule:
EDS 347  (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
EDS 440  (Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri: 7:30 am – 10:50 am) (Mon/Wed: 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm)

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Indiana University , 1979
  • M.S., Indiana University , 1978
  • M.S., Indiana University , 1966
  • B.A. , Gettysburg College, 1965

Courses

  • EDS 346 Literacy II, Intermediate and Middle Grades
  • EDS 347 Literacy, P-3
  • EDS 440 Integrated Curriculum III
  • EDS 487 Elementary Student Teaching
  • EDS 488 Elementary Student Teaching Seminar

Special Interests

  • Literacy
  • Children’s Literature
  • Languages: Turkish, French

Biography

I am a native of Baltimore, Maryland. I came to Berea College in 1983 after having lived and taught in Istanbul, Turkey, from 1979-1982. I enjoy reading, teaching and learning, talking with children, languages, and traveling. I live in Berea with my husband, our dog and our three cats.

  • Billings Professor and Chairperson, Education Studies Department, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1983-present
  • Assistant Professor, Education Department, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1979-1982
  • Supervisor and Instructor, Reading Practicum Center, Indiana University, 1977-1979
  • Elementary Teacher, Ellettsville Elementary School, Ellettsville, Indiana, 1969-1976
  • Assistant Dean of Women, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 1966-1968

At Berea College since 1983

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