Texas Tech University

CASE Program Faculty and Staff

Kelly GoldenKelly Golden has worked at the Burkhart Center since September 2011. Previously, Kelly was an administrative assistant at the Texas Tech University College of Education Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Sensory Impairments, working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program. Kelly has been employed at Texas Tech University College of Education for over six years. Kelly received an Associate's degree of Science in Respiratory Therapy in 1993, from South Plains College. Kelly worked for a short time as a respiratory therapist, then became a stay-at-home single mother raising four children. She is the grandmother to five grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also enjoys sewing.


Julian MunnJulian Munn is an upstate South Carolina native who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2017. Julian spent her senior year interning for the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department where she later was hired on as a Job Coach. Julian has been with CASE since 2020 and is currently pursuing her Graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences with an emphasis on special education. During her free time, Julian loves being active outdoors with her husband Craig and dog Jasper. If she is not working in the garden or finding a trail to hike, she will be indoors with her cat Jack reading a good book.


Erin PoppengerErin Poppenger began working at Texas Tech University with the Burkhart Center in January of 2016 on the clinical team as a Behavior Therapist. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a master's degree in Special Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis in May of 2018. Erin then joined the CASE team as a Learning Specialist in August of 2021. She is a single mother with a seventeen-year-old son who will be starting his senior year this fall. Erin is passionate about the teaching profession, arts & crafts, music, and all things Texas Tech. She is looking forward to working with CASE students each semester and continuing to connect them to the resources on campus. #WreckEm!