Ph.D. Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2021
MAT Secondary Biology, University of the Cumberlands, 2013
BA Biology, Lindsey Wilson College, 2011
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, she transitioned into higher education initially serving as a Graduate Student Success Coordinator for Education students at UC. Upon completing her Doctorate, Dr. Hopper accepted a position with the School of Education as an MAT Field and Clinical Coordinator and professor. 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. In her role as an MAT Field and Clinical Coordinator, she works alongside her colleagues to coordinate mentoring initiatives and clinical placements while also teaching online coursework.