Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Carol P. Mcnulty
Office of the Dean, Education
(910) 962-4142 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax
(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 pre-Elementary, pre- Middle Grades & pre- Special Education majors seeking admittance to the Watson College of Education. In addition to advising, I train and support faculty advisors, coordinate transfer orientations, and share information about Watson College at University and community events. I partner with Cape Fear Community College advisors to support prospective transferring students. Additionally, 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 with 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.
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.
Dr. Lisa A. Keenan
Main Campus EB 111
Coastal Community College
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.
Main Campus EB 111
(910) 755-7398 Phone at Brunswick Community College
910-642-7142 Phone at Southeastern Community College
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
I advise main campus Elementary Education and Special Education majors students. Addtionally I provide community college students and county residents with information about the teaching field of their choice. Currently, students in Brunswick and Columbus counties can participate in an online Elementary Education Program. This new exciting program allows transfer students, who would be unable to earn a degree in a traditional manner, the opportunity to earn an Elementary Education Degree in an innovative manner.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Special Education from Appalachian State University and my Master’s Degree in Administration from East Carolina University. Over the years I have taught special needs students in elementary, middle, and high school. I’ve been an Early Childhood Director and taught classes on the community college level in this field as well.
Being an advisor for the Watson College of Education is a rewarding job that I truly enjoy. The most gradufying part of my job is working with, and getting to know, my advisees. I feel privileged to be a part of their journey to become teachers.
(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.