Our Staff

Dr. Molly Reynolds

Executive Director

Dr. Molly Reynolds is the Executive Director of Transformative Learning. Before serving as the Executive Director, Molly served as the Faculty Fellows & Student Tutoring Coordinator at Presentation U and a Faculty Lecturer in the Division of Instructional Communication and Research.  Molly completed her PhD in 2013 and has focused her teaching and research on interpersonal and instructional communication, first year student success, faculty development and curricular support, and peer tutor training and development.  Molly’s passion for teaching has been recognized through the Outstanding Professor of the Year by Fraternity & Sorority Affairs in 2014 & 2015.

molly.reynolds@uky.edu / 859 218-5188

Rachael Deel

Assistant Director for Presentation U

Rachael Deel is the Assistant Director for Presentation U. Prior to this position she served as the Marketing Director for Transformative Learning beginning in 2014. Rachael is a doctoral candidate currently working on her dissertation in the College of Education, Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Department. Both her Bachelor and Masters Degrees are in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. 


Graduate Teaching Assistants:

Sarah Bell

Kyle Hancock

Matt Karijolic

Athena Kheibari

Jordyn Manczyk

Daniel Vallejo

Leah Vance


Student Program Coordinators:

Emily Burnett
Senior – Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jude Omodon
Junior – Finance and Economics

Chris Roberts
Senior – Management and Finance

Ryan Smith
Senior – Finance and Economics 

Shelley Stiltner
Senior – Human Nutrition



Transformative Learning Staff:

Chance Davenport

Analytics & Assessment Director, Transformative Learning

Chance Davenport is the Analytics & Assessment Director for Transformative Learning.  Chance joined the Transformative Learning team in May 2015, and is responsible for the assessment of Transformative Learning’s programming and services.  Chance holds an M.A. in Communication (foci in Interpersonal and Instructional) from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. in Communication, minor in Spanish, from the University of Kentucky.

Heidi Morrow

Business Officer

Heidi Morrow is the Business Officer/ HR Specialist for Transformative Learning. Heidi has over 10 years of business and human resource management experience at UK. She received her BBA from UK Gatton College of Business and Economics, in 2004. Her professional interests are organizational change and employee engagement.

Morgan McGlynn

Program Coordinator

Morgan McGlynn is the Program Coordinator for Transformative Learning. Morgan has worked various positions within Transformative Learning since January 2014 such as a peer tutor, a marketing intern, and a Student Program Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Kentucky in May of 2017.


Michael Vallon

AE Web Content Manager (TL LMS/Web Support)

Michael Vallon is the AE Web Content Manager under the Office of Strategic Communication and Marketing, and acts as the current LMS Support & Website Admin for Transformative Learning. Mike has also worked with UK ITS, The Graduate School, and Distance Learning. He received his bachelors degree in Philosophy and German from UK in 2013.  

Dr. Brandi Frisby

Faculty Advisor for Presentation U!