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Graduate School Department 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, contact the Graduate School please contact us at (620) 341-5403 or (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.

Accountancy - Matthew Screnock -

Art Therapy - Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro -

Applied Sociology- Dr. Rochelle Rowley -

Athletic Training - Mathew Howe -

Biological Sciences - Dr. William Jensen -

Counselor Education- Ms. Carleen Dvorak -

Early Childhood - Beth Dobler -

English - Dr. Mel Storm -

Forensic Science - Dr. Scott Crupper -

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Dr. Shawna Shane -

History - Dr. Amanda Miracle -

Informatics - Dr. Gaile Stephens -

Information Technology - Matthew Screnock -

Instructional Design and Technology - Dr. Jim Persinger

Instructional Specialist-Dyslexia - Teddy Roop -

Instructional Specialist-Reading Specialist PK-12 - Beth Dobler -

Instructional Specialist-Elementary STEM - Tiffany Hill -

Library and Information Management (PhD) - Dr. Mirah Dow -

Mathematics and Economics - Dr. Chad Wiley -

MBA Program - Matthew Screnock -

Music - Dr. Andrew Houchins -

Nursing - Dr. Kari Hess -

Physical Sciences - Ms. Erin Heins -

Psychology- Dr. Jim Persinger -

School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education - Ms. Megan O'Brien -

School of Library and Information Management -

Special Education-High Incidence - Mari Caballero -

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