Master of Education in Adult Education

Meet the Faculty

Amber Dailey HebertDr. Amber Dailey-Hebert

Full Professor of Education
Phone: (816) 584-6339

Amber is passionate about higher education and has dedicated 15 years teaching, working with adult learners in United States, Europe and Africa. She served as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning serving over  1600 instructors worldwide. She has held numerous academic and administrative positions in academia, with many conferences and publications in the field.  She also consults on international and grant funded programs, which serve the needs of adult learners and which she integrates in her teaching.

Marthann SchulteDr. Marthann Schulte

Associate Professor of Education
 Phone: (816) 584-6752


Marthann has over 14 years experience in higher education with the bulk of this work in online, distance education.  She has served as an administrator and educator of military students and is a military spouse. Marthann also works closely with online instructor training, mentoring and evaluation at Park University.

Dr. Paula Shipper, EdD

Vice-President for Academic Extension and the Integrated Enrollment Center; Upper Iowa University.
Areas of Expertise: Business and Corporate Partnerships, Distance Learning, Campus Centers


Dennis KayDr. Kay S. Dennis

Associate Professor of Education
Phone: (252) 241-9463

Fax: (252) 648-0080

Like many adult learners who change careers midlife, Kay practiced and taught nursing for 20 years, and then made the transition to Adult Education. She held an adult educator position in the healthcare field for five years. While working full time, Kay earned her doctoral degree in Adult and Higher Education from NC State University. Kay has taught in Park’s Adult Education program since 2007. In 2010 Kay was selected as a Fulbright Scholar, and traveled to the former Soviet bloc country of Latvia, where she taught and implemented her project, “Adult Education for a Changing Society.”

Jeffery AlejandroDr. Jeffery Alejandro, EdD

Division of Continuing Studies Coordinator, East Carolina University
Areas of Expertise:  Business and Corporate Outreach and Training, Distance Learning, Executive Education, Strategic Leadership, Diversity/Inclusiveness Programs

Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, EdD

Private Education Consultant; Rye, New Hampshire
Areas of Expertise: Distance Learning, Campus Centers, Program Creation and Maintenance, Adult Learning Models