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The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service

About Us

Institute Mission

The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service was developed by the School of Education in 1997 to assist School of Education faculty in their pursuit of external funding and to serve the State.  The Institute's current mission statement reflects this vision:

The Institute for Education Research and Public Service of the School of Education has a two-fold mission.

  • The first part of this mission is to provide faculty with infrastructure support for its research.  The support includes assistance with identifying funding sources, proposal development and grant administration.
  • The second part of the Institute's mission is to help schools and other educational agencies respond to initiatives that are educationally beneficial to the State of Kansas and that contribute to the teaching, research and service mission of the School.

Institute Administration

Dr. Jerry D. Bailey, Director E-mail/Profile 785-864-9714
Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka, EOP Director E-mail/Profile 785-864-3401
Dr. Becky Eason, Associate Director E-mail/Profile 785-864-0579
Dr. Karin Chang-Rios, Assistant Director E-mail/Profile 785-864-7041
Dr. Francie Christopher, Assistant Director E-mail/Profile 785-864-1075
Dr. Teri Garstka, Assistant Director E-mail 785-864-3329

Business Staff

Dana Goble, Business Manager E-mail 785-864-9691
Sheryl Lang, Accountant E-mail 785-864-9708
Bridget Patti, Office Manager E-mail 785-864-4434
Pam Morris, EOP Programs E-mail 785-864-2614

The Institute exists to assist School of Education faculty in their pursuit of external funding and to serve the State of Kansas. Major programs areas are:
Educational Opportunity Programs
Faculty Research and Service
Professional Development
Public Service