Graduate Program Contacts

Directors of Graduate Studies by Program 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies

130 Proctor Hall | (336) 285-2141 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Comfort Okpala, cookpala@ncat.edu  

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education

329 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7916 |Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Tyra Whittaker, tnwhitta@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Elementary Education (K-5)

270 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Ereka Williams, ewilliam@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Education in Reading (Grades K-12)

270 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Nichole Smith, nlsmith2@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Child Development Birth-to-Kindergarten

(336) 285-3624 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Valerie McMillan, vmcmilla@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Business Education

(336) 334-7657 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Lisa Snyder, lguelden@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education (K-6)

(336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Ereka Williams, ewilliam@ncat.edu

 Master of Arts in Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

(336) 285-3624 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Valerie McMillan, vmcmilla@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education and Health

(336) 285-3546 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Gloria Elliott, ghelliot@ncat.edu  

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Biology (Grades 9-12)

(336) 334-7907 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Cailisha Petty, mrspetty@ncat.edu

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Chemistry (Grades 9-12)

(336) 285-2255 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Zerihum Assefa, zassefa@ncat.edu    

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education English (Grades 9-12)

(336) 285-3516 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Elon Kulii, ekulii@ncat.edu  

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education History (Grades 9-12)

(336) 285-2318 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Dwana Waugh, dlwaugh@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Mathematics (Grades 9-12)

(336) 285-2067 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Bampia Bangura, babangur@ncat.edu 

Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education (K-12)(336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Dawn Waegerle, waegerle@ncat.edu   

Master of Arts in Teaching Technology Education

(336) 334-7550 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Vincent Childress, childres@ncat.edu 

Master of School Administration (MSA)

270 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Alisa Taliaferro, astaliaf@ncat.edu 

Master of Science in Adult Education

130 Proctor Hall | (336) 285-2141 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Geleana Alston, gdalston@ncat.edu 

Master of Science in Instructional Technology

270 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7848 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Anthony Graham, agraham@ncat.edu 

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling – Clinical

329 Proctor Hall | (336) 334-7916 | Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Caroline Booth, csbooth@ncat.edu

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