Ronda Talley


School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award (1996)
School of Education
Ph.D. 1979


Ronda C. Talley is a professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University, which she joined in 2010. Previously, Talley was an associate director and scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, the executive director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the assistant executive director for American Psychological Association, and the director of Jefferson County Schools in Louisville.

Talley holds several degrees, including a B.S. from Western Kentucky University (1973), MEd. and Ed.S. from University of Louisville (1973-74), Ph.D. from Indiana University (1979), and a M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University (1997). Talley received the IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996.

The Johns Hopkins University
MPH, Health Administration & Policy
1996 – 1997

Indiana University Bloomington
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Educational/School Psychology
1976 – 1979

University of Louisville
EdS, Education Administration & Supervision
1974 – 1976

University of Louisville
MEd, Special Education
1973 – 1974

Western Kentucky University
BS, Early Childhood Ed/Psychology
1969 – 1973