Dr. Richard Day has been elected by his peers as faculty regent at Eastern Kentucky University.
Day, associate professor of educational foundations in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, currently serves as chair of the University’s Faculty Senate. He will join the Board of Regents at its April 27 meeting.
After a 31-year career in Kentucky public schools, 25 in school administration, Day joined the EKU faculty in 2007. He had previously taught at the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College.
A prolific writer, he has published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society among other journals, and contributed a chapter to “Kentucky: Government, Politics and Public Policy,” which received the Dr. Thomas D. Clark Medallion. His 2003 dissertation, “Each Child, Every Child: The Story of the Council for Better Education, Equity and Adequacy in Kentucky Schools,” received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Education Law Association. His influential blog, Kentucky School News & Commentary, is widely read in state education circles. Day was recognized in 2011 by EKU’s College of Education for Outstanding Scholarship.
Day earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree from Xavier University.