• Ph.D. 1983 – Duke University, Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.Ed. 1978 – Duke University, Social Studies Education, Secondary
  • A.B. 1974 – Duke University, Sociology & Religion

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle Grades Education
  • Pedagogy: Practica and Research
  • Reflective Practice
  • Supervision
  • Global Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • International and Experiential Education
  • Middle Grades
  • Social Foundations


Suzanne Gulledge specializes in curriculum and instruction, experiential and global education and ethics and education. She started her career in social studies education and became interested in middle level teaching and learning when she assumed leadership of the School of Education’s first Middle Level Teaching Program. Active in faculty governance at every level in the university, Gulledge frequently provides consultation about teacher leadership and faculty responsibilities in academic decision making.


Gulledge was named a UNC-Chapel Hill University Engaged Scholar in 2009 in recognition of her research in schools related to global learning. International research and teaching sites to which she has led student and faculty study groups include Costa Rica, Scotland, Northern Ireland, France, Germany, China, South Africa and Tanzania. Current research projects focus on processes of experiential learning, reflection and mindful engagement.