July 18, 2012 — Morehead State University has announced that Dr. Cathy Gunn, dean of the College of Education, has added additional responsibilities. Her new duties will include providing leadership for MSU's online initiatives and regional campuses.
She will continue as dean but also will work with the Office of Distance Learning, MSU regional campus staff, deans, department chairs and program faculty, as well as with regional students and community members to create a strategic plan and structure for MSU's Virtual College and regional campus programming.
Dr. Gunn earned her Ph.D. degree in 1990 from the University of Oregon at Eugene in curriculum and instruction with emphases in reading/literacy and educational technology and educational anthropology. She received the M.A. degree in 1988 from the University of Illinois at Springfield in educational administration and a B.S. of education degree in 1971 from Illinois State University at Normal.
Dr. Gunn, who has been with MSU since July 2005, holds membership in several professional organizations including the International Society for Technology in Education, the Kentucky Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
An educator with more than 35 years of experience, she was executive director of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory at Learning Point Associates, prior to coming to MSU. Dr. Gunn also has served as director of the Illinois Virtual Campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a professor of educational technology at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Gunn has been appointed twice by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. Her current four-year term expires in 2013. She is serving her second year as chair of the KEPDB.
The Education Professional Standards Board is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators. Board members, appointed by the governor, consist of nine teachers, two school administrators, one representative of local school boards, three representatives of higher education, and two ex officio members—the Commissioner of Education and the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education.