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Congratulation to 2015 Graduates

Faculty, staff and students celebrated graduation at a reception at the Watson College of Education before official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum May 8. Earlier in the week, an event was held to honor doctoral graduates Caroline Courter, Laura Jennings, Mark Phelps, Tryphina Robinson and Stephanie Smith. more...

Watson College News

Van Dempsey

UNCW Names Van O. Dempsey III Dean of the Watson College, New Faculty Announced

Van O. Dempsey III, Ph.D., was named the next dean of the Watson College of Education on May 13. Currently the Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, Dempsey will assume his new role on July 1, 2015. He will succeed Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum, who will be a professor at the college, after serving as dean from 2011 to 2015. Earlier in the month, Teitelbaum announced new faculty who will join the college in fall 2015. They are: Susan Faircloth, professor and chair of WCE’s Educational Leadership Department; Daisyane (Daisy) Barreto, assistant professor in the MIT program; and Donna DeGennaro, assistant professor in WCE’s C&I program. more...

Education Updates and Features

Janna Robertson

Janna Robertson Compiles Information on School to Prison Pipeline

Watson College professor and Dropout Prevention Coalition co-coordinator Janna Robertson served on the New Hanover County Safer Schools Task Force, and is part of a subgroup working on an Inter-agency agreement to change the discipline policy in New Hanover County Schools. A goal of the group is to stop the School to Prison Pipeline by initiating positive, preventative measures. more...

book titled Evaluability Assessment: Improving Evaluation Quality and Use

Tamara Walser Co-Authors Book on Evaluability Assessment

Watson College associate professor Tamara Walser is an expert on evaluability assessment, an approach used for program evaluation. She recently co-authored a book on the topic with Mike Trevisan, dean of the College of Education at Washington State University. The book titled Evaluability Assessment: Improving Evaluation Quality and Use was published in August by SAGE Publications, Inc. more...

Student Opportunities & Student News

Fifty Graduate Students Participate in Higher Ed Showcase

Fifty Graduate Students Participate in Higher Ed Showcase

The Watson College was host to the Higher Education Showcase on Dec. 10. The event, which is held at the end of each semester, gives masters and doctoral students in the higher education concentration in the Department of Educational Leadership (EL) an opportunity to share what they have learned over the course of the semester with Watson and university faculty, colleagues in student affairs and higher education administrative positions at UNCW and Cape Fear Community College, and each other. more...

Support for Educators in the Field

 the Professional Development System (PDS) Office at the Watson College

WCE’s PDS Announces Spring 2015 Events

Each semester, the Professional Development System (PDS) Office at the Watson College hosts a series of partnership teacher workshops, site coordinator meetings, master teacher workshops, professional learning days and district partner meetings. more...


CESTEM Takes Raspberry Pi Technology to Charlotte

UNCW’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) recently added Raspberry Pi kits to the inventory available for teacher checkout through the Technology Loan Program. Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive credit card sized computer designed to promote basic programming skills among K-12 students. It is gaining wide acceptance in schools around the world. more...

Our College Community

WCE Faculty Pay Tribute to Rich Huber

WCE Faculty Pay Tribute to Rich Huber

Forty faculty members attended a celebration in honor of Watson College professor Rich Huber on Dec.10. Huber taught middle school and elementary science methods courses for 26 years at the college prior to his retirement. Kathy Fox, chair of the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education planned the event, designed to “toast and roast” Huber. more...