Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Carol P. Mcnulty
Office of the Dean, Education
(910) 962-4142 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax
James Hall 107
Teacher Recruiter- Prospective Students
I work closely with various groups, clubs, and organizations within UNCW, and in the public schools of Southeastern North Carolina to recruit quality future teachers. Teaching has been a gift in my life and I truly enjoy working with propspecitve students to help them navigate their way to a fulfilling career in education.
My background is in teaching middle school Spanish which I taught for six years in Delaware. I have a B.A. in Foreign Language & Literature from the University of Delaware and an M.Ed. from Wilmington University. I am also working on my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, daughter, and our dog Sammy. I also enjoy being on the water (beach and boat), playing music, traveling, and working out. We could not have picked a better place to live and work than in Wilmington and UNCW.
(910) 962-7357 Phone
(910) 962-4081 Fax
Lead Advisor & Advisor for Main Campus Pre-Education Majors
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.
Alternative Licensure & Watson Scholarship Coordinator
I am the advisor for students who have already earned an undergraduate degree and are now seeking teacher licensure. The advising process includes evaluating transcripts, developing plans of study, and selecting alternative pathways into teaching, which is dependant on a student’s academic background. In addition, I assist our community college liaisons in any way I can, and 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 admissions, academic and career advising, planning and development, and youth leadership. I enjoy sports and music, and believe it or not, working in the yard. But most of all, I enjoy time spent with my beautiful wife and three children.
Dr. Lisa A. Keenan
Coastal Community College
Advisor for UNCW Students at Coastal Carolina Community College, Carteret Community College, James Sprunt Community College, and Sampson Community College Extension 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.
(910) 755-7398 Phone at Brunswick Community College
910-642-7142 Phone at Southeastern Community College
Advisor for UNCW students at Brunswick Community and Southeastern Community College Extension Sites
As an advisor for the Watson College of Education I work with students who plan to become teachers in both Brunswick and Columbus counties. I have offices at Brunswick Community College and Southeastern Community College. I can 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.
Friday Annex 123
(910) 962-3087 Phone
Director of Teaching Fellows
In addition to being the Director of Teaching Fellows, I am the academic advisor for the freshmen Teaching Fellows and the course instructor for EDN 105.
I earned my B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education and my ME.d in the Secondary Education Program from UNC-Wilmington. Prior to becoming the Director, I was a high school English Teacher in New Hanover County, an Intern Supervisor at UNCW, the Assistant Director for the Teaching Fellows Program, and an English Adjunct instructor at Mount Olive College.
I truly love working at UNCW! The students that I have the privilege to work with are exceptional individuals who make my job enjoyable!