Lexington, Kentucky (February 22, 2022) – Stacy Love, a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky College of Education, has been selected to participate in the Barbara L. Jackson Network of Scholars.
Love, who lives at the University of Heights, Ohio, is earning a Ph.D. online at the British College of Education in the Department of Leadership Education Research.
“Stacey has great ideas and a deep passion for diversifying education and attracting more color leaders to STEM careers. As part of the Jackson Scholars Network, she will help her hone those hobbies in specific research and projects, and I’m so glad she grows over the next two years. She fully deserves this recognition. It will build on her extensive experience in education, creating networking opportunities for her doctoral dissertation and career as a novice lecturer, “said Justin Button, Chair of the Department. educational leadership and chair of the Love Dissertation Committee.
Lyubov is a former higher education administrator who has been building bridges between higher education institutions and K-12 education for the past two decades. She currently holds the position of Chief Education Officer at The Education Brain Trust, an educational consulting firm that caters to families involved in K-12 education and the college admissions process.
“I enjoy building a team, developing a partnership with the community, and accessing colleges for historically underrepresented populations,” Love said.
After completing her doctorate, Lyubov plans to take a teaching position in an education leadership program that strives for students ’systemic success. She will also continue her work with The Education Brain Trust to help families navigate current changes in education.
The Ohio native has a bachelor’s degree in black world studies / sociology and a master’s degree in education in curriculum and teacher leadership. Her research interests include identifying and resolving barriers that limit the transition between secondary and post-secondary education and beyond, success in urban STEM schools and under-representation of students and success in STEM majors in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Jackson Scholars program, part of the University Board of Education Management (UCEA), was created to provide a support system for graduate color students and help increase the number of color students willing to serve as lecturers in higher education institutions that train educational leaders for national schools and children.
“The Jackson Scholars Network is a deliberate network that will help me observe, learn and grow from scientists across the country as I pursue my own research interests,” Love said. “This network, with its unique goal of increasing the number of underrepresented teachers in educational leadership, provides tremendous opportunities to communicate with experienced scholars and researchers.”
In addition to her roles in education, Love is an insurance broker licensed by several states, and the founder of The Love (Insurance).