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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 - Carissa McAfee -

Art Therapy - Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro -

Athletic Training - Mathew Howe -

Biological Sciences - Dr. William Jensen -

Counselor Education- Ms. Carleen Dvorak -

Early Childhood - Erin Tuttle,

Elementary Education - Dr. Melissa Reed -

English - Dr. Mel Storm -

Forensic Science - Dr. Scott Crupper -

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Dr. Vicki Worrell-

History - Dr. Amanda Miracle -

Informatics - Dr. Alfredo Montalvo -

Information Technology - Carissa McAfee -

Instructional Design and Technology - Dr. Dusti Howell -

Instructional Specialist-Elementary Content - Erin Tuttle -

Instructional Specialist-Reading Specialist PK-12 - Dr. Elizabeth Dobler -

Instructional Specialist-Elementary STEM - Dr. Sara Schwerdtfeger -

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

Library Science (MLS) - Kathie Buckman -

Mathematics and Economics - Dr. Chad Wiley -

MBA Program - Carissa McAfee -

Music - Dr. Andrew Houchins -

Physical Sciences - Ms. Sarah Arnold -

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 - Dr. Kelly O'Neal-Hixson -

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