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Master of Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood & Elementary Education

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Shirley L. Barnes, Ph.D.
Shirley L. Barnes, Ph.D.

Department: Foundations of Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Educational Psychology
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
    Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Bachelor of Arts ( B.A.)
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Courses Taught

Teaching experience includes two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • General Psychology
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Educational Statistics
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling Relationships
  • Sociology

Research areas of interest

Assessment and diverse issues in education

Dr. Barnes has presented at numerous conferences and served in various capacities on state and regional levels of professional organizations, including membership of editorial board.

Drusilla Caudle, Ph.D.
Drusilla Caudle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Elementary Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Curriculum and Instruction – Reading
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Master of Education (M.A.T) Reading and Language Arts
    Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Early Childhood Education
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Elementary Education
    Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Courses Taught at ASU

  • Literature for Children
  • Seminar in Language Arts in Elementary School
  • Techniques and Skills of Reading
  • Elementary School Curriculum

Research areas of interest

Dr. Caudle teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and is an advisor for undergraduate and graduate students and serves on various university committees.

Her research interests include parent involvement and literacy development.

Community interests include tutoring young students in reading and helping adults learn how to read.

Huey-Ling Lin, Ph.D.
Huey-Ling Lin,Ph.D.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


  • Doctor of Education (Ph.D.) – Early Childhood Education /Curriculum & Teaching
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Master of Science (M.S.) – Family and Child Service
    University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin

Courses Taught at ASU

  • The Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Instructional Strategies for Young Children
  • The Theory of Play
  • Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education
  • Research in Early Childhood Education

Recent Professional Experiences

Co-authored several grants to fund education.

Co-authored 8 publications on Early Childhood Education.

More than 40 scholarly presentations made at national and regional education-related meetings.

Kenley H. Obas, Ed.D.
Kenley H. Obas, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Applied Technology Program


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies
    The University of Alabama
  • M.Ed., Learning, Media and Technology
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B.S., Natural Resources
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Courses Taught at ASU

  • Instructional Design Systems
  • Distance Technologies
  • Production of Education Digital Media
  • Organization and Administration in Education
  • Database Management
  • Assistive Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Research Design and Development
  • Current Issues in Educational Technology

Recent Professional Experiences

Information Technology Specialist for a National Institute of Health grant focusing on training and educating the pipeline of future cancer research scientists, with emphasis on minority investigators and cancer health disparities research.

Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Alabama State University.

Author of Social Media: The Fuel of Small Business Promotion

Program coordinator for the Applied Technology Program at Alabama State University.


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Next Start

May 28, 2019

Application Priority Date

March 15, 2019