College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
Associate Professor of Education and the Special Education Graduate Coordinator in the School of Education
Dr. Jennifer Hune is an associate professor of education and the special education graduate coordinator in the School of Education at UA Little Rock. Hune’s service is dedicated to the enhancement of children and human life and to support the development of people.
There are numerous examples of Hune’s service to the university. One particular example is Hune’s service with the student organization of Phi Kappa Phi, which she received national recognition for her work. Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is a student honor society which honors and encourages superior academic scholarship regardless of area of study and to promote the “unity and democracy of education.” Hune has served two terms as president of the honor society. The UA Little Rock chapter of Phi Kappa Phi received the chapter of excellence award silver in 2021 and the chapter of excellence award gold in 2022. Hune is also the current chair of the Faculty Appeals committee and is a founding member of the Racial Barriers Committee just to name a few.
Hune’s service also extends outside of the university. In the Little Rock area, she has chaired the Head Start Health Advisory Committee and the Head Start Governing Board two different Head Start advisory bodies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. These federally funded head start programs address health and educational needs of children in low-income households. Hune has also served the state of Arkansas as an education advisor, such as her work as chair of the Governing Board of Arkansas Correctional School at Wrightsville.
Hune received an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky, a M.S.E in the education of the severely emotionally disturbed from UA Little Rock, and a B.S.E in early childhood education and elementary education from UA Little Rock.