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November 1, 2018

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Meet the School of Education's
New Full-Time Faculty!

Dr. Heather Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services within the Birth-Kindergarten program. Prior to coming to UNCG, Dr. Coleman completed her doctoral degree at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Coleman’s research interest involves early childhood, parent coaching, and autism.
Dr. Shaqwana Freeman-Green is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education Services. Dr. Freeman-Green received her Ph.D in Special Education from UNC Charlotte, and comes to UNCG from Illinois State University. Her research interests include mathematics instruction for all students, the use of technology to support effective teacher preparation for students with disabilities and diverse learning needs, and culturally responsive teaching.
Tammy Gruer is a National Board Certified Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies. A 24-year veteran of Guilford County Schools (GCS), Gruer has served as a classroom teacher, school level library media coordinator, district library media and technology specialist, and most recently the Director of Library Media Services for GCS.
Dr. Tiffanie Lewis-Durham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Lewis-Durham received her doctorate in Educational Theory and Policy from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her time at UNCG, she was the Director of Community Schools for a nonprofit in New York City public schools.
Dr. Katherine Mansfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Mansfield has 25 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator across the preschool to post-secondary pipeline. She comes to UNCG from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a tenured Associate Professor.
Dr. Campbell McDermid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services. Originally from Canada, Dr. McDermid designed and taught in a sign language interpretation program at George Brown College in Toronto for over a decade. His travels took him to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York at the Rochester Institute of Technology before arriving at UNCG.
Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Before joining UNCG she was on the faculty of Library and Information Science at The University of South Carolina. Dr. Moorefield-Lang has long been interested in how technologies can enhance instruction in libraries and classrooms; her current research focuses on makerspaces in libraries and educational settings of all types.
Dr. Delma Ramos is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education. She earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver. Dr. Ramos’ research focuses on college success, specifically examining the role of family, community, and culture in empowering students to navigate college.
Dr. Troy Sadler is the Associate Dean of Research for the UNCG School of Education and a Professor of Science Education. Dr. Sadler joins the School of Education following service as Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri, where he is the founding director of the ReSTEM Institute: Reimagining & Researching STEM Education, an interdisciplinary STEM education research, outreach, and evaluation center. Prior to his role at the University of Missouri, Dr. Sadler was on faculty at the University of Florida and Indiana University-Bloomington.
Dr. LaTesha Velez is a Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies. She received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and her MLS from North Carolina Central University. After working in libraries off and on since 1994, Dr. Velez is now focused on teaching new professionals to thrive in a growingly diverse and globalized field by uncovering invisible norms and bias that may hinder the LIS profession from providing its highest level of service.
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