Dr. Emily Hopper began her career in education as a secondary Biology teacher in Monticello, KY. In that position, she worked with students from various socioeconomic backgrounds in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Medical Interventions. Dr. Hopper’s innovative use of technology and problem-based teaching strategies were used to launch the PLTW Biomedical Sciences STEM program at Wayne County High School.

In 2019, Dr. Hopper transitioned into higher education initially serving as a Graduate Student Success Coordinator for Education students at UC. In her role as a Graduate Student Success Coordinator, Dr. Hopper advised graduate-level education students regarding course and program requirements, state-mandated examinations, and teacher certification processes.

Upon completing her doctorate, Dr. Hopper accepted a position with the School of Education as an MAT Field and Clinical Coordinator and professor. She worked alongside colleagues to coordinate mentoring initiatives and clinical placements while also teaching online coursework.

Dr. Hopper now serves as the Proficiency Evaluation Coordinator and the Communication Systems Coordinator for the School of Education. In her role as Communication Systems Coordinator, Dr. Hopper collaborates with program directors to design, deploy, evaluate, and maintain internal systems and processes for the School of Education. She collaborates with various departments on campus to create smooth communication and workflow that meet the requirements for certification and accreditation.

As Proficiency Evaluation Coordinator, Dr. Hopper provides primary oversight of the online Proficiency Evaluation for Additional Certification program. 

PhD Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2021
MAT Secondary Biology, University of the Cumberlands, 2013
BA Biology, Lindsey Wilson College, 2011

  • Educational Leadership
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Instruction




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