EALR welcomes new faculty member Dr. Lester Archer

Dr. Lester Archer, Assistant Professor

Dr. Lester Archer recently joined WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research as assistant professor. Dr. Archer will work primarily with the Educational Leadership Doctoral program teaching research courses and serving on dissertation committees.

Dr. Archer earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research Methodology from Louisiana State University in 2017, where he was recognized as Educational Researcher of the Year. He is a former mathematics teacher and school technology coordinator, having served at Media Technology and Social Research Academy, a Washington. D. C. charter school, and at Haverford School, an all-boys college preparatory academy in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Archer’s research interests focus on mathematics education. He is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

“I am not only thankful for the opportunity to join the department but also for the privilege of joining the WKU family,” Dr. Archer said. “I look forward to building strong working relationships within the EALR department that has a faculty with a dynamic and diverse research agenda.”

Welcome, Dr. Archer!

Adult Ed Master’s degree recognized as one the country’s best

WKU’s Master’s degree in Adult Education, which is housed in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research, was recently recognized in the annual College Choice rankings.¬†¬†College Choice is a website that seeks to to provide online resources to help students find the best undergraduate and graduate programs based on their needs. Programs are rated on a combination of factors including quality, reputation, value, and student satisfaction.¬†College Choice rated WKU’s program as 14th among Best Online Master’s Degrees in Adult Education/Learning and as #2 in the category of Most Affordable online programs in the same field, with an average program cost of about $11,000.

“We were honored by this recognition,” said Adult Education program coordinator Dr. Jim Berger. “Our students and program faculty have worked hard to make Adult Education at WKU high value at low cost.”

WKU’s Adult Education program serves students from a wide variety of fields, including business and industry, the military, community education, and other education-related careers. The fully online program, which can be completed in about one and a half years, offers specialization tracks in general adult education, higher education, community and technical college education, and training and development.

To learn more about the Adult Education Master’s degree at WKU, visit the program website or email Dr. Berger at jim.berger@wku.edu.