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Donyell Roseboro Named Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach

Monday, June 05, 2017

Donyell Roseboro was named associate dean for Teacher Education and Outreach on April 29. Currently chair of WCE’s Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, Roseboro will assume her new role on July 1. She will succeed Ann Potts, who will be a professor in WCE’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education, after serving as associate dean since 2012.

WCE Announcement of New Associate Dean

In a letter to faculty and staff on April 29, Watson College Dean Van Dempsey wrote:

“It is my pleasure to announce that Donyell Roseboro has accepted an appointment as Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach. Donyell brings a wealth of experience, leadership ability and knowledge to the teacher education and engagement work of the College and our partners. I am confident Donyell will build on the excellent work already occurring in TEO, and that we will create new engagement intersections and opportunities across Watson academic programs and centers, across UNCW, and with partners beyond the university.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Ann Potts for the energy and leadership she has brought to TEO and the College during her tenure as Associate Dean. Ann has led our College efforts through interesting and challenging times, and has ensured that we can sustain good work and meaningful impact through teacher education and engagement efforts.

I hope you will all offer your thanks to Ann and congratulations to Donyell, and celebrate the path already laid and the possibilities moving forward.”

Roseboro arrived at UNCW in 2007 as a faculty member in social studies and foundations, and served as director of WCE’s Professional Development System from 2011 through 2014. She serves on the editorial boards of several national publications and has served on numerous boards to lead and shape education at the national, state and local levels. Recently, she served four years on the D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) School Board and State Employees Credit Union Advisory Board (Myrtle Grove Branch). In the community, she has taught five different classes, three for Marine Corps instructors and two for Leading into New Communities, Linc, Inc.

She has 30 publications, including a guest-edited issue of Vitaé Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography on the pedagogies of Black educators; 12 refereed journal articles; 11 book chapters; two books; four invited book reviews and a contracted book manuscript in preparation. In addition, she has collaborated on 10 grant teams in applying for grants totaling over $4 million dollars and recently was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad grant (with Elizabeth Crawford, Kathy Fox and Eleni Pappamihiel) for just under $90,000 to take 12 teachers to study abroad in South Africa for one month.

She says she is honored to accept this new role and welcomes new collaborations that will strengthen Watson’s capacity to learn, lead, create and inspire.