Child and Family Studies Faculty

Dana Keller Bush, Ph.D.
Family and Consumer Sciences Department Chair and
Associate Professor

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Education: B.S. Eastern Kentucky University, M.S. University of Kentucky, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Studies in Higher Education

Email: Dana.Bush@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Aesthetic development
  • Developmental appropriate curriculum
  • Educating adults about the need for play in the lives of young children

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • President-elect for the National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers
  • Holds Commonwealth of Kentucky Director’s Credential
  • Holds Commonwealth of Kentucky Training Credential
  • Former preschool teacher
  • Former executive director of a non-profit early childhood program

Lisa Gannoe, Ed.D.
Child and Family Studies Program Coordinator and
Assistant Professor

Image  Lisa Gannoe

Education: Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Email:  Lisa.Gannoe@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Early childhood development: Birth-8
  • Interaction and guidance
  • Early childhood literacy
  • Observation and assessment
  • Organization and administration of early childhood programs
  • Early childhood practicum

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Burrier Child Development Center
  • Holds Commonwealth of Kentucky Director’s Credential
  • Holds Commonwealth of Kentucky Training Credential
  • Former training coordinator for Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Kentucky Early Intervention System
  • Served with Legislative Affairs
  • Served in the Commissioner of Public Health's office
  • Former preschool teacher
  • Former developmental interventionist

Carol Patrick, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

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Education: B.S. University of Kentucky, M.S. Ashland University, Ed.D. University of Kentucky, Educational Leadership

Email: Carol.Patrick@eku.edu