Dr. Valerie Flanagan

Dr. Valerie Flanagan

Graduate Program Chair and Associate Professor of Education
Main Campus
Education Building

Dr. Valerie Flanagan joined the School of Education faculty in 2016 after serving as a middle school science instructor. As graduate chair and an associate professor of education, she enjoys teaching in the leadership and project courses, as well as collaborating with her colleagues to identify and meet areas of need for all students in a variety of programs. Her research interests include social and emotional learning and teacher leadership.


B.A. in 5-9 Science (2008), M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership (2011), Lindsey Wilson College; Ph.D. in Leadership, University of the Cumberlands (2015)

Academic Publications:

Magruder, R., & Flanagan, V. (2021, December 21). Three Strategies for Embedding Social–Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom. The Teacher Advocate, Kappa Delta Pi. https://community.kdp.org/blogs/community-manager/2022/01/13/3-strategies-for-embedding-socialemotional-learnin

Flanagan, V., & Rodriguez, S. (2021). The value of social and emotional learning: Considerations for Kentucky’s approach to trauma-informed schools. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning, 17, 41-54.

Flanagan, V. P. (2015). The influence of leadership styles upon the mum effect tendencies of Kentucky principals [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of the Cumberlands.


Flanagan, V., & Rodriguez, S. (2020, Sept. 12). Essential Considerations for Implementing Trauma Training and SEL in Kentucky Schools. Presented at the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE) Virtual Conference.

Flanagan, V., & Rodriguez, S. (2022, April 29). Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Practices for an Encouraging Learning Environment. Presented at the Kentucky Excellence in Educator Preparation (KEEP) Virtual Conference.

Flanagan, V., & Magruder, R. (2022, April 29). Connecting High Leverage Practices with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) by Implementing Classroom Norms and Routines. Presented at the KEEP Virtual Conference.

Campbellsville University Teaching and Leadership Experience                                             

Graduate Programs Chair (July 2019- Current)
CAEP Standard Three Committee (Chair for Accreditation cycle, May 2020)
Trauma/Social and Emotional Learning Committee Facilitator/Lead (Fall 2020-Current)
Graduate Council Member


Kentucky Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (KACTE) Voting Representative
Kappa Delta Pi (International Honors Society in Education)

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