The Study is closed for Summer 2022!

Please check back in August for the Fall 2022 Peer Tutoring schedule


Our Staff

Christie Maier, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Transformative Learning | The Study
Christie Maier currently oversees the administration of The Study’s Peer Tutoring Program and Supplemental Instruction.  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

LeRon Collier

Program Coordinator for The Study

In his current role, LeRon oversess the administration of the Supplemental Instruction program and supports multiple other academic support initiatives at The Study.  LeRon comes to Transformative Learning with a background in both Residence Life and Academic Affairs from Georgetown College, Eastern Kentucky University, and Miami University (OH). He has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Student Personnel Service in Higher Education.  LeRon is an advocate for student development and student leadership.  He also has extensive experience supporting students and promoting growth.   



Jared Hrabcak

Teaching Assistant for The Study
Jared currently serves as the Teaching Assistant for The Study, assisting in the administration of The Study’s Peer Tutoring Program, GRE Prep Seminars, and management of Tutor Matching Service (UK's private tutoring marketing place).   

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.


Kyle Addison

SPC for Tutor Hiring & On-boarding
Senior, Mathematical Economics

Jordan Bernard

SPC for Tutor Appreciation & Common Hour Reviews
Senior, Psychology 

Koushik Devarakonda

SPC for Tutor Training & Professional Development
Senior, Mathematical Economics

Kevin Ensor

SPC for Tutor Scheduling & Program Assessment
Senior, Business Administration and Accounting 

Christy Hadley

SPC for Tutor Scheduling & Program Assessment
Senior, Human Health Sciences

Emily Parker

SPC for Tutor Training & Professional Development
Senior, Kinesiology

Courtney Zinsmeister

SPC for Marketing
Junior, Kinesiology

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.

Program Coordinator

Loretta Stafford is the Program Coordinator for Transformative Learning. Loretta started with Transformative Learning as an undergraduate marketing intern from 2015-2017, transitioning into the Program Coordinator position in 2019. She received her Bachelors in Integrated Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky in May of 2017.