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Educational Administration Faculty

Dr. James Connell, Advisor
Co-Director Education Unit
Program Director

Jim Connell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Administration program.  His primary areas of interests are curriculum development and leadership. Prior to coming to Ursuline College, Jim served for 35 years in public education, beginning his career as a high school English teacher at Beachwood High School and concluding his career at Berea City Schools where he served as Curriculum Director, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent, prior to his retirement in 2005.  He is a member of the Distribution Committee and an evaluator for the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.  Jim is also one of the co-founders of the Jennings Educators Institute and through the Institute has provided professional development for teachers and administrators throughout Ohio. 
Teaching: ED 601, ED 604

Mr. Michael Barnes
Assistant Superintendent, Mayfield City Schools
Teaching (Fall 2017): ED 575, School Law

Ms. Kathy Burnett
Director of Human Resources, Mentor Public Schools

Mr. Robert Hunt 
Superintendent, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools

Dr. Edward Klein 
Assistant Superintendent, Chardon Local School District
Teaching: ED 560, Educational Research

Mr. Marty Kane
Former Director of the Educational Administration Program, Ursuline College
Teaching: ED 509, Field Experience I 

Mr. Michael Lynch
Director of Straight A Initiatives, Mentor Schools

Dr. Patricia Nugent 
Principal, St. Mary's School
Teaching: ED 536, School Climate

Dr. Patrick Ward
Director of Curriculum, Mayfield City Schools
Teaching: ED 530, Curriculum Development 

Ms. Darla Wagner
Assistant Principal, Brady Middle School
Teaching: ED 554, Current Issues of the Principal 

For more information, please call the Program Administrative Assistant Rachel Stucke at 440 646 8145 or rachel.stucke@ursuline.edu or the Program Director, Jim Connell, at 440 449-3413 or email jconnell@ursuline.edu.