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The College's central office is home to the offices of academic affairs, administration and business, advancement, computer and information systems, and research. Most staff are located in Poe Hall.


The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan. We prepare professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community.


The College of Education will lead the way in North Carolina in increasing opportunities for success in education and reducing achievement gaps.

John Lee

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Anona Smith Williams

Associate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement

Karen Hollebrands

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Hiller Spires

Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Friday Institute

Erin Horne

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Professional Education

Joy Gaston Gayles

Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department Heads

Aaron Clark

Department Head for STEM Education

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby

Head, Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

John Lee

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Office of the Dean

Tish Attayek

Director of Research Development

Cherry Crayton

Executive Director of Marketing and Communication

Matt Friedrick

Executive Director of Development, College of Education

Martha Requard

Executive Assistant to the Dean