Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has served as dean of the School of Education since July 2016.
Abd-El-Khalick also holds the title of Professor of Science Education. He is a leading researcher on the nature of science and in particular its teaching, learning, and assessment in K-12 settings, as well as integration into preservice and in-service science teacher education. He has published extensively in science education and has held leadership positions in the field.
He joined Carolina after 16 years at the University of Illinois, where he won awards for his teaching. Among his service, Abd-El-Khalick has served on N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper’s Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies
Jeff Greene leverages the science of learning to help people be better critical consumers and producers of information, particularly in online and technology environments.
Jeff began his career in higher education administration and became interested in the science of learning as he watched some students struggle to translate their capacity into academic and lifetime success.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Dr. Hamm’s research interests center on early adolescents’ social, behavioral, and academic adjustment, and the role of peer relations in successful school adaptation. She has applied her research findings to the development and testing of professional development programs designed to help middle school teachers create supportive learning environments for their students. Dr. Hamm currently directs or co-directs several research studies that involve creating professional development programs and examining their efficacy and utility for middle school teachers and their students.
Anne Bryan specializes in higher education administration and student support/advocacy in higher education. She started her career in Housing and Residential Education and became interested in higher education as a career in working with and supporting students in the residence halls. She has spent more than 25 years working with students in various higher education settings.
Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation and Accreditation
Dr. Lys leads educator preparation, program assessment and accreditation efforts in the School. Her work sits at the intersection of program outcome research and high quality program development. Dr. Lys has 15 years of higher education experience in educator preparation and taught in North Carolina public school for more than seven years.