Faculty Highlights

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Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

Timothy A. Dickel, PhD, holds a bachelor degree from the University of Evansville, received a masters degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University, a graduate certificate in Catholic School leadership from Creighton University, and an educational specialist degree from Indiana State University. He completed his PhD in educational leadership at Indiana State University. A Certified Basadur Simplexity Thinking Facilitator and Trainer, Dr. Dickel will be leading several courses within the Master of Science in Leadership program. His teaching experience spans from K-12 classrooms to graduate programs.

What is your favorite part about UE?

I had an excellent experience as an undergraduate student at UE. In particular, I appreciated the small class sizes and one-on-one attention from my professors. I stay involved at UE through the Friends of UE Music Board and committees of the School of Education.

What is your advice to prospective students?

The world is changing faster than ever before. As a result, we need to be lifelong learners. This program will help students develop needed leadership skills and also focus on a concentration.

Fun Fact:

Plays the bagpipes!


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Johnna Denning-Smith, MPSA, ABD

What are some of your teaching highlights?

When teaching Grant Writing I have been excited to see students become so involved with their community partners. We have even had students write successful grants for non-profit organizations.

What is your educational background?

  • Bachelors in Social Work
  • MPSA 09’
  • Currently ABD at Western Kentucky University
  • Dissertation topic: Is Design Thinking the Common Language Between Higher Education and Industry

What is your favorite part about UE?

I love how UE has embraced the Changemaker spirit. It allows us to be creative in how we teach and how students learn.

What is your advice to prospective students?

Enjoy your time at UE, it goes a lot faster than you can imagine. Embrace the new things you learn and different learning styles. Get to know your cohort, they are going to be your biggest supporters!

A fun fact about you.

I love old time radio shows.


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Amy McBride, PhD

What are some of your teaching highlights?

One of my teaching highlights has to be the study abroad experience in Trinidad and Tobago. We have been taking students to Santa Flora, Trinidad since 2007 to immerse in another culture. We live in family homes, participate in the daily life, and teach at the local primary school. It is an eye-opening experience that really expands cultural competence.

What is your educational background?

  • PhD Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary and Math Education, Indiana State University
  • MSE Masters of Effective Teaching, Drake University
  • BA Elementary Education-Language Arts; Secondary Education-English

What is your favorite part about UE?

The students! No question! They are a delight to work with and brighten my day.

What is your advice to prospective students?

Make it happen. Don’t give up! Employers are looking for people with “grit.”

A fun fact about you.

This summer I was introduced to the dulcimer and now own one, take lessons, and participate in a jam group once a month. It brings me so much joy.


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Scott Wylie, JD

What are some of your teaching highlights?

While I enjoy the give and take of the classroom, the greatest highlight of my teaching is seeing my former students acting as change makers in the community. Education should empower people to make things better and that is an intentional aim of UE's programs.

What is your educational background?

After completing my undergraduate degree in Economics and my Juris Doctor in Law, both at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, I have continued to learn by teaching.

What is your favorite part about UE?

I love the intimacy of the learning experience at UE. Classes are small and taught by excellent faculty and there is an expectation of engagement. I also love our theater program and serve on the Theater Society Board.

What is your advice to prospective students?

Completing your undergraduate education is an investment that will pay dividends far beyond greater career opportunities. I especially think this is true for returning non-traditional students who can appreciate the value of education often in a more knowing way.

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