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  Dr. Kimberly BryantBryant, Ed.D., Kimberly
Email: kbryant@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8623

Dr. Kimberly Bryant, Academic Division Head (Interim) and Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Dr. Kimberly Bryant completed her doctoral degree in the area of Curriculum and Instruction at Liberty University. She also received her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in reading and Master’s degree in Educational Technology and Online Instruction from Liberty University. She has obtained graduate certification in the area of Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a special endorsement in Computer Education from East Carolina University. As an undergraduate, Dr. Bryant studied Elementary Education and minored in Psychology at Winston-Salem State University. She is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the areas of Elementary Education (K-6), Academically/Intellectually Gifted (K-12), Computer Education (K-12), and Reading (K-12). She currently serves as the program director of a children’s literacy initiative within a non-profit organization named MyDTouch Inc. She is also a member of several professional education-related organizations. Dr. Bryant’s areas of research interest include African-American female pre-service education and retention in the field.

  Dr. Juanita ChapmanChapman, Ed.D., Juanita
Email:  jlinton@shawu.edu 
Phone:
919-719-1082

Dr. Juanita Chapman serves as the Birth-Kindergarten/ Early Childhood Education Coordinator. The Birth-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Program prepare students to become teacher who can demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to education children from age zero -five years. Dr. Chapman received her Doctorate in Instructional Leadership with a concentration on Teaching and Learning from Argosy University. She studied at Shaw University and received a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2005) with a concentration in Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1995) in Liberal Studies. She was awarded her National Child Development Credentials (CDA) in 1992, from the National Council in Washington, DC. Dr. Chapman has 32 years of experience working with children in the public and private sector. Dr. Chapman provides training to child care centers who are seeking star rating licenses.  Her research interest is how male involvement improves student learning. She believes in inquiry-based learning, where the mind is cultivated through scaffolding and interaction.
Alex HerringHerring, Alex
Email: aherring@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-719-7457

Alex Herring, Field Placement Coordinator and Instructor of Elementary Education
Alex Hearring earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from North Carolina Central University.  Mr. Herring has over 20 years of experience in the education field ranging from classroom teaching, At-Risk Student Coordinator, and school administrator as an Assistant Principal and Middle/High School Principal.  He also serves on the Shaw University Male Initiative Council and is the campus advisor to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  He believes that all students deserve the best teachers every day on their journey to success and continues to place emphasis on preparing our future teachers to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner.

Dr. Bobbie LittleLittle, Ed.D., Bobbie
Email: blittle@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-582-4991

Dr. Bobbie Little, Elementary Education Professor and Teacher Education Council Chairperson 
Dr. Bobbie Little earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Middle Grades Language Arts from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned her Master's Degree in Middle Grades Reading and Intermediate Grades. Further, she earned her Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Subsequently, she earned her Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership with certification in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lastly, she earned a Ph.D. in Divinity from Fisher Hill Bible College in Cheraw, SC. She has worked at the PreK-12 levels in North Carolina public schools for over 33 years. Most recently she served as principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She was awarded the Long Leaf Pine Award from the Governor of North Carolina for service to the State of North Carolina.  She served as adjunct instructor for community colleges in North Carolina for over fifteen years. She also served as supervisor of student teachers at UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Pembroke.  She was elected to her local School Board and serves on other committees and boards.
Alex HerringLiverman, Betty
Email: betty.liverman@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-278-2668

Betty Liverman, Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Division of Education, Social Work, and Child Development
Betty Liverman received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Elon University and School Administration at Campbell University.  Betty Liverman studied at East Carolina University and received a Bachelor’s Degree (1987). Betty Liverman is a retired public school principal and has 27 years of elementary, middle school and high school experience. She also served three years as a preschool site administrator for 3 and 4 year old children with special needs. She was previously employed with Wake County Public School and Northampton County Schools. She currently holds NCDPI State certification in Elementary Education, Arts Education and School Administration. She believes that all students can learn in an environment that is conducive to his/her learning. And that it is her responsibility to create environments that students can showcase their gifts. She also believes that all students deserve a teacher that leads in the classroom, nurtures a positive caring and safe learning environment, knows their content, facilitates learning for all and reflects.
Dr. Melvin E. Wallace Wallace, Ed.D., Matthew
Email: mwallace@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8538

Dr. Melvin E. Wallace, Birth-Kindergarten Instructor; Multicultural Education and Diversity Instructor; Academic Adviser and Mentor
Dr. Melvin Wallace holds several certifications in the state of North Carolina - they are as follows: Birth through Kindergarten; Mentally Handicapped; Special Education: Adapted Curriculum; Special Education: General Curriculum; Special Education: English; Special Education: Math; Special Education: Science; Special Education: Social Studies. Dr. Wallace received his Doctorate of Education through Nova Southeastern University with emphasis in Special Education and Conflict Analysis. Dr. Wallace received a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instructions with emphasis in the area of Early Childhood Education from Shaw University. His undergraduate studies were done at Shaw University and Mississippi Valley State University (in the area of Education and Speech Communication). Dr. Wallace's current research focuses on the study of 'challenging behaviors in the young learner'.

Dr. Paula Moten-TolsonMoten-Tolson, Ed.D, Paula
Email: pmoten@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8544

Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson, Coordinator of the Graduate Education
Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson is one of the founders of the Shaw University Center for Early Education, Development and Research.   The award winning 5 star model Center opened its doors in 2008 and serves 64 children from infancy to preschool age. A former Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood development as a mental health provider, teacher, coordinator of services, executive director, consultant and policy associate in the public, private and non-profit sector. She was formerly the director of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Early Child Development Program overseeing 41 child development centers. She was also a three year Chair of a California county commission which allocated approximately 13 million annually for the health, education and well- being of children birth through kindergarten. Dr. Moten-Tolson received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; she received a Master’s Degree in Social Services from St. Louis University in Missouri and received a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Nova University in Florida. Dr. Moten-Tolson is an assistant professor and teaches graduate education B-K courses at Shaw University. She has been the P.I. in several successfully implemented state and federal grants in the nonprofit sector including an Early Learning Opportunity Act (ELOA) grant. Previously Dr. Moten-Tolson was the Chair of the Department of Education for eight years and Division Head of Education, Social Work and Child Development for the past two years.  .She believes that every child can succeed in school and every child deserves the best resources available to enhance their learning experiences. 

Dr. Lucy WilsonWilson, Ed.D.,Lucy
Email: lwilson@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8322

Dr. Lucy Wilson, Coordinator for Elementary Education
Dr. Lucy Wilson holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC, a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and a Doctoral Degree in Curriculum & Instructional Leadership with a concentration in K-12 from Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ. She also received her Child Development Associate training from Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C. She is the director of the Child Development Associate Program (CDA), as well as advisor and portfolio developer. She has also served as Interim Director of Faculty Development for Shaw University. Dr. Wilson teaches courses in the Division of Education, Social Work and Child Development that enrich the chosen profession of teaching candidates. She holds a license from the state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Elementary Education (Grades K-6). Dr. Wilson is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Black Child Institute, and the National Head Start Association. She volunteers with the Choanoke Area Development, Inc., Head Start of Wake County, Martin Community County Action, and she serves as a Board member for CONCERTS, Inc. Her area of research focuses on emergent literacy skills in young children. Dr. Wilson believes that knowledge and preparation are powerful keys to create nurturing environments that can lead to effective teaching and a positive concrete learning experience.

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