Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Carol McNultyDr. Carol P. Mcnulty

Office of the Dean, Education
EB 309
(910) 962-4142 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax

Photo of Tanya CroomTanya Malacinski

EB 111
(910) 962-7357 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax

Lead Advisor & Advisor for Main Campus Elementary Education Majors (Last Names M-Z)

I advise main campus undergraduate Elementary Education majors. In addition to advising, I support and train our team to provide academic guidance to all undergraduate majors in the Watson College of Education. We actively use innovative and research based practices to support our future teachers as we foster independence, resourcefulness and leadership. As a main point of contact for the team, I collaborate with leaders and faculty within Watson and across campus to support our programs. Lastly, I update and maintain advising information on this website

I hold a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling from Indiana University (Bloomington). My background includes leadership positions in education and business. I spent five years in public school counseling including leadership as the president of Milwaukee Counseling Association, and six years in management and sales for retail banking and investment services. I have been advising at UNCW since 2007.

I have a special interest in social justice and diversity, serving on the Centro Hispano Faculty Advisory Board and the Watson Diversity Committee. I sincerely enjoy working with future educators. As Joseph Addison said, "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul." Aside from work, I enjoy time with family and friends, nature, the ocean, learning and creating.

Photo of Sam BlackSam Black

EB 111
(910) 962-3912 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax
View Sam Black's Vita

Scholarship Coordinator & Advisor for Certification, Middle Grades, and Early Childhood Majors. Assists with inquiries related to education courses needed for secondary (grades 9-12) licensure.

I am the advisor for students who have already earned an undergraduate degree who wish to seek teacher licensure.  Additionally, I advise middle grades and early childhood education majors. The advising process includes evaluating transcripts, developing plans of study, and selecting alternative pathways into teaching --- all dependent on a student’s academic background. I also coordinate the Watson College of Education scholarship program.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a graduate degree in education from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. My experience includes work in university admissions, academic and career advising, town planning and development, and youth leadership. I enjoy coaching, sports, music, and believe it or not, working in the yard. But most of all, I like time spent with my beautiful wife and three great kids.

Photo of Paul RistowDr. Lisa A. Keenan

Main Campus EB 111
(910) 962-2104

Coastal Community College
(910) 455-8034

Advisor for Main Campus Elementary Education Students (Last Names A-C) & Extension Students at Coastal Carolina Community College, Carteret Community College, James Sprunt Community College, and Sampson Community College sites.

I hold a B.S. from West Chester University, Pennsylvania, a M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, and a PhD. from Old Dominion University. My professional background is in high school social studies. I have taught in public schools and at the university level. I am married to a retired U. S. Marine. We have two children—Rick and Kelly. I enjoy gardening, living by the beach, teaching and helping people.

To Be Announced

Main Campus EB 111

Advisor for Main Campus Elementary Education Majors (Last Names D-L), Special Education Majors and Extension Students at Brunswick Community and Southeastern Community College sites.

Amy Rottmann

Amy Rottmann

EB 111
(910) 962-3087 Phone

Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment

As the Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment, I coordinate events to promote recruitment of students into the Watson College of Education’s teacher education programs as well as lead the Education Living-Learning Community for incoming freshman.  I serve as a liaison with Admissions, the Watson College of Education, Financial Aid, and other related offices to promote student recruitment. Along with these duties, I coordinate the UNCW Teaching Fellows program, lead Teaching Fellows seminars, serve as advisor for the Watson Student Leaders, and instruct in the secondary education department.

I earned both my B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education and my M.Ed. in the Secondary Education Program from UNC-Wilmington. I have served the education profession in numerous ways: a high school English teacher in New Hanover County, an Intern Supervisor at UNCW, the Assistant Director for the UNCW Teaching Fellows Program, an English Adjunct instructor at Mount Olive College, and Director of the UNCW Teaching Fellows.

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