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Diane Chapman

Teaching Professor

Director, Office of Faculty Development

310D Poe Hall

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Dr. Diane Chapman serves as the Director of the Office of Faculty Development in addition to her role as a Teaching Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development at NC State University. She has overseen the operations of the NC State Office of Faculty Development since 2012. She is a recognized program evaluator and teaches courses in the areas of program evaluation and instructional design. Dr. Chapman managed the development and operations of the T&D Online M.Ed. and certificate programs at NC State University from 2002 through 2012. She is a previous recipient of the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology, the Outstanding Teacher Award, the Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach award, and has been inducted in the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. Prior to coming to NC State, Dr. Chapman served as Coordinator of Online Instruction at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health and has over 20 years of HR and training experience in the private sector.

Courses Taught

  • EAC 580 Designing Instructional Systems in Training and Development
  • EAC 539 Teaching in the Online Environment
  • EAC 556 Organization Change in HRD: Theory & Practice
  • EAC 582 Organization and Operation of Training and Development
  • EAC 584 Evaluating Training Transfer and Effectiveness
  • EAC 586 Methods and Techniques of Training and Development
  • EAC 581 Advanced Instructional Design in Training and Development
  • ELP 780 Evaluation Theory and Practice In Education
  • EAC 703 The Programming Process In Adult and Community College Education

Honors and Awards

  • Community Engaged Faculty Fellow – NC State University
  • Global Innovation Excellence Award: Corporate Category – World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL)
  • Outstanding Poster Award, National Outreach Scholarship Conference
  • Parks Todd Award for Distinguished Service to the Field, NC Distance Learning Association
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award, NC State University
  • Outstanding Extension Service Award, NC State University
  • Marlowe Froke Award, Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, NC State University
  • Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology, NC State University


Doctor of Education Adult and Community College Education, Specialization in Training and Development North Carolina State University 2000

Master of Business Administration Western Carolina University, 1993

Bachelor of Business Administration Advertising/Marketing Western Michigan University, 1982

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Chapman examines faculty development in higher education, program evaluation in workforce development, virtual human resource development, and instructional technology in teaching and learning. Recent work has focused on professional and career development for non-tenure track and part-time faculty, measurement of faculty development outcomes, and evaluation in higher education. Dr. Chapman places an emphasis on mentoring students in the research process and regularly co-authors and co-presents with students.