About Us

Humans Around the Lab

We're a Hub

The dLab is the effective center of activity from which the spokes of our work radiate. Our principles are embodied in the spokes: teaching, through our courses; inquiry through research; and service to our partners.

We're a Connector

The dLab adds value across our nodes because we operate as a conduit for connecting activities that occur around the lab. In doing so, the dLab’s teachers, students, researchers, and partners exchange discoveries and experience with each other. This allows us to leverage knowledge among our community members.

meet our team

Faces of the Lab

Dr. John Nash

Educational Leadership Studies

Dr. Beth Rous

Educational Leadership Studies
Associate Director, Systems Design

Dr. Ryan Hargrove

Landscape Architecture
Associate Director, Creative Leadership

Past Partners

  • Anita Zucker Center at the University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Student Success
  • International School of Ho Chi Minh City
  • American Embassy School, New Delhi
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Early Childhood Intervention Australia
  • Center for the Study of Higher Education, Penn State University 
  • North Limestone Community Development Corporation
  • Pritchard Committee
  • United Way of the Bluegrass
  • Bluegrass Community Foundation
  • GleanKY
  • Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky
  • Community Innovation Lab, University of Kentucky
  • Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
  • College of Education Library, University of Kentucky
  • College of Nursing, University of Kentucky

Join our Lab

We can do creative things together