Archives: 2007-2008 New Faculty Profiles

Watson School of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Michele A. Parker Ms. Michele A. Parker, Lecturer, will begin her position in the Educational Leadership Department in fall 2007. Ms. Parker received her BA from State University of New York, Stony Brook and her M.Ed. from University of Vermont. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation is entitled, “Factors Related to the Academic Outcomes of Non-traditional Students.”
Elementary, Middle Level, and Literacy Education
Ann D. Potts Dr. Ann D. Potts, Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. and M.A.Ed. from Virginia tech and C.Ed. from Leeds University, Ripon College, England.
Deborah A. Powell Dr. Deborah A. Powell, Associate Professor, received her Ed.D., M.S. and B.S. from Indiana University.
D. Jean Swafford Dr. D. Jean Swafford, Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. from The University of georgia, Ed.S. and M.Ed., and B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University.
Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education
Vance Durrington Dr. Vance Durrington, Associate Professor, will serve as Chair, in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education in July 2007. Dr. Durrington received his Ed.D. from Texas Tech University in 1997 in the area of Instructional Technology. He is the Past-President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s Distance Learning Distance Learning Division. He has also conducted national and international presentations and has published research related to online communications and distance education. His research interests include diffusion of innovations, distance education, and computer mediated communication.
Florence Martin Dr. Florence Martin, Assistant Professor, will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education in Fall 2007. Dr. Martin received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in December 2005 in the area of Educational Technology. She has been active in publishing and conducting research in the area of computer-based instructional design in the academic setting as well as the corporate setting. Her research interests include events of instruction, learning technologies and digital visual literacy.
Donyell L. Roseboro Dr. Donyell L. Roseboro, Assistant Professor, will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education in Fall 2007. Dr. Roseboro received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2005, in the area of Curriculum & Teaching/Cultural Studies. Prior to coming to UNCW, Dr. Roseboro was a faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has numerous publications including a forthcoming book entitled Jacques Lacan and Education: A Critical Introduction. In addition, Dr. Roseboro is active in providing seminars and workshops related to diversity. Her research interests include democratic pedagogy, critical race theory, and feminist theory.

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