Faculty/Staff

Faculty

Dr. Prince Bull
Dean of the School of Education
BA, History/Law/Education, University of Sierra Leone
MA, Educational Leadership, Special Education, North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University
Phone: (704) 406-4402
E-mail: pbull@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Bruce W. Boyles
Associate Provost-Professional and Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, Ed.D
BM, Mars Hill College
MEd, EdS, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
EdD, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Phone:  (704) 406-3047
E-mail:  bboyles@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Sydney K. Brown
Dean, Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies, 2018-ongoing
Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) ending 2018
Professor, Ph.D.
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MEd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phone: (704) 406-3019
E-mail: skbrown@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Franki Burch
Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program
Professor, Ph.D.
BS, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
MAEd, Eastern Kentucky University
PhD, The University of Virginia
Phone:
 (704) 406-2642
E-mail: 
fburch@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Jeff Hamilton
Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership
Assistant Professor, Ed.D
BA, Campbell University
MSA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
EdD, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Phone:
 (704) 406-2309
E-mail:
 jhamilton2@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Brie Leggat Johnson
Interim Director of Elementary Education
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
AB, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MEd, University of Virginia
PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Phone:: (704) 406-5021
E-mail: bjohnson31@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Dale S. Lamb
Coordinator of Master’s Program in Executive Leadership Studies
Assistant Professor, Ed.D
BS, MED, North Carolina State University
EdS, Appalachian State University
EdD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phone:  (704) 406-2521
Email: dlamb@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Stephen Laws
Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership studies
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
BS, Wake Forest University
MA, Winthrop University
EdS, Winthrop University
EdD, Vanderbilt University
Phone: (704) 406-4403
E-mail slaws@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Lori Nanney
Associate Professor, Ed.D.
BS, Gardner-Webb University
MS, Gardner-Webb University
EdD, Gardner-Webb University
Phone: (704) 406-4405
E-maillnanney@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Jim Palermo
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
BA, Muhlenberg College
MEd, Kutztown University
EdD, North Carolina State University
Phone: (704) 406-4401
E-mailjpalermo@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Mitch Porter
Assistant Professor, Ed.D
BA, University of Idaho
MA, California State University Long Beach
PhD, The University of Alabama
Phone: (704) 406-2365
E-mailmporter1@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Jennifer Putnam
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Coordinator of Doctoral Program for Curriculum and Instruction
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
BS, Appalachian State University
MA, Appalachian State University
EdD, Gardner-Webb University
Phone: (704) 406-2015
E-mailjputnam2@gardner-webb.edu

 

Dr. Anita Sanders
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
BS, North Carolina Central University
MA, Fayetteville State University
EdS, South Carolina State University
EdD, South Carolina State University
Phone: (704) 406-2199
E-mailadsanders@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Cheresa Simpson
Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
BS, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
MEd, North Carolina Central University
PhD, North Carolina A&T State University
Phone: (704) 406-4724
E-mailcsimpson2@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Steve Stone
Associate Professor, Ed.D.
AB, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MHDL, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ed.D, North Carolina State University
Phone: (704) 406-2521
E-mail: wstone1@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Lane Wesson
Coordinator of Elementary Education Degree Completion Program
Professor, Ed.D.
BS, Western Carolina University
MA, Gardner-Webb University
PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Phone: (704) 761-5021 - Statesville Campus
E-maillwesson@gardner-webb.edu

 

Teacher Education Undergraduate Program Coordinators/Chairs

 

Dr. Prince Bull, Interim Associate Dean of School of Education Undergrad Programs
Phone: 704-406-4402
E-mailpbull@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Mark Cole, Music Education
Phone: (704) 406-4456
E-mailmcole@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Tamara Cox, Spanish, French, and English as a Second Language
Phone: (704) 406-4499
E-mailtcox@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Shana Hartman, English Education
Phone: (704) 406-4482
E-mailsvhartman@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Bradley Phillis, Social Studies
Phone: (704) 406-2406
E-mail: bphillis@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Shonna Snyder, Health and Physical Education
Phone: (704) 406-2142
E-mail: ssnyder1@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Morgan Soja, Music Education
Phone: (704) 406-2062
E-mailmsoja@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Lane Wesson, Elementary Education Degree Completion Program
Phone: (704) 761-5021
E-maillwesson@gardner-webb.edu

Dr. Jason Willis, Mathematics Education
Phone: (704) 406-3036
E-mailjwillis@gardner-webb.edu

 

Staff 

Seth Oprea, Taskstream Manager, DPI Licensure Officer, and Office Manager 
Phone: (704) 406-3030
E-mailsoprea@gardner-webb.edu

Wendy Turbyfill, School Partnership Coordinator
Phone: 704-406-4406
E-mailwturbyfill@gardner-webb.edu