Our Staff

Christie Maier, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of The Study

 
Christie Maier currently serves as the Assistant Director for The Study, overseeing the administration of The Study’s Peer Tutoring Program.  Christie joined the team in January 2015, starting as the Program Coordinator, and brought with her extensive experience in peer leadership and a passion for student success.  Christie holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from the University of South Carolina.
 
Areas of Research, Interest, and Expertise:
  • Peer Leadership
  • College Student Development
  • Program Administration
  • Peer Tutor Training
  • Academic Coaching

Amy Brentlinger

Teaching Assistant for The Study
 
Amy Brentlinger currently serves as the Teaching Assistant for The Study, assisting in the administration of The Study’s Peer Tutoring Program and GRE Prep Seminars.  Amy holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Dayton and is currently working towards her Masters in Social Work.  Amy is passionate about facilitating student growth through student employment and peer tutoring at The Study.  
 
 
 

Student Program Coordinators

Student Program Coordinators (SPCs) are experienced tutors who have been promoted to a leadership role with the Peer Tutoring Program at The Study.  SPCs supervise the tutoring floor, manage a team of tutors, and assist with a secondary responsibility related to the administration of the program.

 

Emily Butler

SPC for Marketing
Junior, Biology Major with Chemistry and Psychology Minors
 
 
 
 
 

Kathryn Price

SPC for Tutor Hiring & On-boarding
Senior, Biology and Political Science Major with Math and Philosophy Minor
 
 
 
 
 

Baylor Griffin

SPC for Tutor Scheduling & Program Assessment
Junior, Accounting & Finance Major
 
 
 
 
 

Hannah Rice

SPC for CRLA Tutor Training & Tutor Appreciation 
Senior, Human Health Sciences Major and Honors Program
 
 
 
 
 

Rebeckah Fairchild

SPC for Tutor Scheduling & Program Assessment 
Senior, Chemical Engineering
 
 
 
 
 

Ellie Smith

SPC for CRLA Tutor Training & Tutor Appreciation 
Senior, Biology Major
 
 
 
 
 

 

Transformative Learning 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.
 

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.