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Grand Canyon University

January 11, 2011 11:15 ET

Grand Canyon University Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Dr. Carlyn Ludlow and Dr. Sherman Elliott Join the College of Education

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Grand Canyon University (GCU) adds two education industry veterans to its faculty, as Dr. Carlyn Ludlow joins the University in the position of Assistant Dean of the College of Education and Dr. Sherman Elliott joins as Program Chair for Secondary Education.

"As we expand our curriculum to meet the changing needs of our students, these two individuals will help assure that our graduates are well-prepared to address the wide array of teacher evaluation and assessment policies, and provide the practical guidance they need to manage today's classroom," said College of Education Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade.

Dr. Ludlow brings a wealth of experience in education to GCU. She has been a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, a university faculty member and program chair, and the owner of a consultancy for schools, businesses, and government agencies that need assistance with curriculum development, training, and research.

Dr. Ludlow's research interests include educational policy, curriculum, assessment and evaluation, and teacher quality, education, and certification. She has been recognized by districts, state agencies, and private corporations for her research and presentations in these areas. Her teaching interests include assessment and evaluation, research design and methodology, educational technology, instructional design, and educational policy.

For the past three years, Dr. Elliott served as assistant clinical professor of education at Arizona State University and has also fulfilled the role of director of the Center for Civics Education at ASU for the past year. Elliott has more than 16 years of instructional experience at the preliminary, secondary, and university levels.

Dr. Elliott taught at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix for six years where he was the religious studies department chairperson, and taught courses in macroeconomics, world religions and ethics. He also served as a principal for three years at St. John Bosco Catholic School, an elementary school in southeast Phoenix.

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and is recognized as offering some of the best education programs in the nation. Grand Canyon University offers traditional campus-based and online doctoral, bachelor's and master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts and Production and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional. For more information about GCU, visit

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