Connie H. Ballard, Ed. D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Professional Services
Dr. Ballard was appointed Director of Longwood's Office of Professional Services in 2007.
She has extensive experience as a professor of education with postsecondary institutions; curriculum and instruction specialist, career development coordinator, adult educator, consultant and manager of professional development and training, human resources and employee relations with postsecondary institutions, K-12 schools, corporate, public, private, and community agencies. Her research interests lies with the students perception of schooling and utilization of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) to understanding individuals' TYPE as learners, leaders, educators, as well as personal and interpersonal development.
Dr. Ballard is a licensed MBTI consultant/trainer, and holds a current Professional Educator's License from the state of North Carolina with endorsements as a Curriculum and Instructional Specialist, Career Development Coordinator, Business Education and Elementary Education. She has a Virginia Postgraduate Professional License in Business and Information Technology and Elementary Education. Her modeling of an effective leader is evident in empowering individuals, implementation of management processes, and in the development and facilitation of numerous workshops. In addition to being a National Holmes Scholar, she has received awards and recognition in leadership, organizational development, and supervisory performances.
LaTasha I. Tucker M.Ed.
Assistant Director of Professional Services
Judy Allen Kovach
Administrative Office Specialist III
Ms. Kovach was selected as Administrative Office Specialist III of Professional Services in 2006. She coordinates and manages the daily operations of the Office of Professional Services (OPS) for efficiency and effectiveness.
She has 39 years of administrative and office management experience. Ms. Kovach is a native of Farmville.
She is a member of Worsham Baptist Church and assists with their Good News Club at Prince Edward Elementary and with the Awana Children's Ministry. She volunteers at FACES in Farmville.