Program Contacts

Graduate Departmental Contacts

Thank you for your interest in graduate education at ESU!  We are excited to share information with you and to assist you during your admissions process.  The Graduate School prides itself on providing outstanding customer service.  We want to make sure your experience at Emporia State University is successful and gratifying. 

For the quickest access to information about graduate admissions is to contact the Graduate School please contact Mary Sewell, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, at 620-341-5403/800-950-GRAD or by email at

For specific information regarding departmental requirements or additional graduate program information please email the departmental contact directly.  Departmental contact information is listed below for each department.

Biological Sciences - Dr. Scott Crupper -

Business Education - Ms. Alisha Lyon-

Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education - Ms. Arlene Dodge -

English - Dr. Mel Storm -

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Dr. Joella Mehrhof-

Instructional Design and Technology - Ms. Janet Schneider -

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics - Dr. Joe Yanik -

MBA Program - Alisha Lyon -

Modern Languages - Dr. Abdelilah Sehlaoui -

Music - Dr. Allan Comstock -

Physical Sciences - Ms. Ginger Tabares -

Psychology, Art Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health Counseling - Ms. Connie Baumgardner -

School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education - Ms. Melissa Nurenberger -

School of Library and Information Management -

Social Sciences and History- Dr. Deb Gerish -

Special Education Adaptive - Dr. Marjorie Bock -

Special Education Talented, Gifted & Creative - Dr. Connie Phelps - 

School Counseling - Ms. Carleen Dvorak -



Undergraduate Program Contacts

Program Contact Email Phone
BS Business Nina Finzelberg 913-338-4378
BS Interdisciplinary Studies Adam Koci 620-341-5583
BSE Elementary Ed-JCCC Karen Bevis 913-469-8500 x3676
BSE Elementary Ed-BCC Teddy Roop 877-332-4249 x5770
BSE Elementary Ed-KCKCC Karen Bevis 913-469-8500 x3676 


Questions? Contact Us

Jenny Barger - Distance Coordinator

P| 620-341-5262 or 877-332-4249

E| Jenny Barger

Jan Kushner - Director of ESU-Kansas City

P|913-338-4378 x 115

E| Jan Kushner

Nina Finzelberg - Advisor at ESU-Kansas City

P| 913-338-4378

E| Nina Finzelberg

Ann Wooge - Advisor at ESU-Kansas City

P| 913-338-4378

E| Ann Wooge

Ashley Brandt - Distance Administrative Assistant

P| 620-341-5081 or 877-332-4249

E| Ashley Brandt

Joe Kern - Instructional Designer

 P| 620-341-5316 or 877-332-4249

 E| Joe Kern