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Bio

Jayne Fleener, Ph.D., has over 30 years of professional education experience in K-12 and higher education. She has a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Indiana University and three graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including her Ph.D. in mathematics education and Masters’ degree in philosophy. Before going to North Carolina State University as Dean of the College of Education, she was Dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University where she also held an endowed chair. She also served as Associate Dean at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a research professor for the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. Dr. Fleener utilizes philosophical inquiry and chaos and complexity theory dynamics to explore complex problems in education. She has published over 100 articles, including two books, and has extensive international experience.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction; Dissertation: Using the computer as an instructional tool to aid in mathematical problem solving from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988
Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983
Master of Arts in Philosophy; Thesis: Epistemology of mathematics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1978

Curriculum Vitae

Services and Engagements

  • 2010-2015: Dean, College of Education, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 2004-2010: Dean, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2004-2010: E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2009-2010: Founding Board, Louisiana Connections Academy Virtual Charter School
  • 1999-2004: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2001-2004: Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1991-2004: Mathematics Education Certification Chair, University of Oklahoma
  • 1989-2004: Mathematics Education Program Area Coordinator, University of Oklahoma
  • 1995-2001: Associate Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1989-1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1985-1989: Teacher, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Durham Academy, Durham, NC (Head Varsity Softball Coach: 1986-1989)
  • 1983-1985: Teacher, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Durham City Schools, Durham, NC. (Department Chair: 1984-1985)

Research Areas