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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987
Email: academy@wku.edu

 

2016/2017 CALENDAR 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 10-12
Closed Weekend

March 4
Class of 2019 Interview Day

March 10-19
Building Closed (Spring Break)

March 21
Statewide Jr. ACT Test

March 23
Gatton Research Showcase

March 25
WKU Student Research Conference

April 8
Prom

April 14-16
Closed Weekend (Easter)

April 20-21
Oak Ridge National Lab Trip

April 22
Preview Day

May 12
Senior Recognition Night

May 13
Graduation

May 13
Building Closes for Year at 7:00pm

May 22-25
Week of the Arts, Louisville

August 21
Gatton Eclipse Event & 10 year anniversary

Dr. Derick Strode

Dr. Derick Strode

Assistant Director, Academic Services

Office:  FSH 142
Phone:  270-745-3167
Email:  derick.strode@wku.edu

Biography

Derick has worked at The Gatton Academy since fall 2008.  His work involves connecting students to mentored research projects and helping students connect their accumulated experiences to appropriate conferences and scientific meetings, scholarships, and competitions.

Inspired by his own experiences abroad as a student, Derick organizes and plans study abroad experiences for Gatton Academy students annually to Costa Rica for ecological field research and to England for literature studies.  Additionally, he coordinates the school’s STEM + Critical Language learning tracks in Arabic and Chinese.

Derick holds the Educational Doctorate from Western Kentucky University.  His dissertation was a study of the impact of Gatton Academy study abroad programs on participants’ views of belongingness and personal growth and development.  Derick also has a BA in English, an MAE in Student Affairs in Higher Education, a graduate certificate in International Student Services, and an MA in English.  In his English thesis, he wrote on matters of family, his father’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the Kentucky experience in a series of creative non-fiction essays.

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