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Drinda Benge

Teaching Assistant Professor

MAT Coordinator for the Humanities

528E Poe Hall



Dr. Drinda Benge is a North Carolina Teaching Fellows alumnus and experienced 6-12 humanities public school teacher. She currently teaches classes that focus on social studies education and diversity.


Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. in History Education with Concentrations in Secondary Education & Community, Junior, and Technical College Education from Appalachian State University
B.S. in History Education with a minor in Psychology from Appalachian State University


Courses Taught

  • ECI 525 Contemporary Approaches in the Teaching of Social Studies
  • ECI 535 Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades
  • ECI 563 Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies
  • ED 508 Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community
  • ED 570 Classroom Action Research
  • ED 571 Inquiry and Professional Development
  • ED 572 Teacher Leadership

Honors and Awards

  • Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Summer Institute Fellowship
  • Goethe Institut's Transatlantic Outreach Program Travel Study Fellowship
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Teacher of Honor
  • UNC-Chapel Hill GEAB Impact Recognition Award for Dissertation Research
  • North Carolina Association of Research in Education (NCARE)
  • Marvin Wynn Outstanding Student Paper Award

Research Areas