Kayla Dean began her educational journey on the ASU-Beebe campus. After earning her Associate’s in Liberal Arts, she transferred to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where she graduated with her B.A. and M.A. in English with a focus on early American literature. That same year, she and her family moved to Beebe where she returned to the university, this time as an adjunct English instructor. In the fall of 2012, Kayla began working full-time for the university in the Learning Center where she currently works as the Director of the Learning Center.
When she has free time, Kayla enjoys reading, writing, painting, drawing, hiking, and singing.