Graduate Program Contacts

Ph.D. Programs

Applied Science and Technology, PhD

College of Science and Technology  

Graduate Coordinator: Keith Schimmel                   Email:  schimmel@ncat.edu           Phone: 336-285-2329

Department Chair: Keith Schimmel                         Email:  schimmel@ncat.edu           Phone: 336-285-2329

Computational Science and Engineering, PhD

College of Engineering       

Graduate Coordinator: Dukka KC                           Email:  dbkc@ncat.edu                    Phone: 336-334-7437

Department Chair: Marwan Bikdash                        Email:  bikdash@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-334-7437

Computer Science, PhD

College of Engineering       

Graduate Coordinator: Huiming (Anna) Yu             Email:  cshmyu@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-3699

Department Chair:  Xiaohong (Dorothy) Yuan         Email:   xhyuan@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-3693

Electrical Engineering, PhD

College of Engineering

Graduate Coordinator: Jung H. Kim                          Email:  kim@ncat.edu                 Phone: (336) 285-3713

Department Chair: John Kelly                                    Email:  jck@ncat.edu                 Phone: (336) 285-3712

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

College of Engineering

Graduate Coordinator:  Younho Seong                    Emailyseong@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3734

Department Chair:  Tonya Smith-Jackson                 Emailtlsmithj@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3759

Leadership Studies, PhD

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Keith Graves                        Email:  kagraves@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-2145

Department Chair: Comfort Okpala                          Email:  cookpala@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-256-2342

Mechanical Engineering, PhD

College of Engineering    

Graduate Coordinator: John Kizito                           Email: jpkizito@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3747

Department Chair:  Frederick Ferguson                    Email: fferguso@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-2135

Nanoengineering, PhD

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering   

Graduate Coordinator: Lifeng Zhang                        Email: lzhang@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-285-2875

Department Chair: Ajit Kelkar                                   Email: kelkar@ncat.edu                  Phone: 336-285-2864

Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education, PhD

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Tyra Turner Whittaker        Email:  tnwhitta@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4395

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                        Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu           Phone: (336) 285-4386

Master’s Programs

Adult Education, MS        

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Geleana Alston                    Email:  gdalston@ncat.edu           Phone: (336) 285-4385

Department Chair: Comfort Okpala                         Email:  cookpala@ncat.edu           Phone: (336)-285-4365

Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Agribusiness & Food Industry Management, MS

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator:  Kenrett Jefferson-Moore     Email:  jykenret@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285 -4829

Department Chair: Anthony Yeboah                       Email:  yeboaha@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-4827

Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Integrated Animal Health Systems, MS

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator:  Mulumebet Worku              Email:  worku@ncat.edu             Phone: 336-285-4816

Department Chair: Ralph Noble                              Email:  rcnoble@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-4776

Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, MS

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator: Louis Jackai                        Email: lejackai@ncat.edu               Phone: 336- 285- 4837

Department Chair: Abolghasem Shahbazi                Email: ash@ncat.edu                    Phone: 336- 285- 4851

Agricultural Education – Professional Licensure, MS

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator:  Chastity English                  Email:  ckwarren@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-4819

Department Chair: Anthony Yeboah                         Email:  yeboaha@ncat.edu             Phone: 336-334-7943

Agricultural Education – Professional Service, MS

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator:  Chastity Warren                  Email:  ckwarren@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-4819

Department Chair: Anthony Yeboah                         Email:  yeboaha@ncat.edu             Phone: 336-334-7943

Applied Mathematics, MS

College of Science and Technology  

Graduate Coordinator: Alexandra Kurepa                Email:  kurepa@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-2079

Department Chair:  Guoqing Tang                           Email:  tang@ncat.edu                   Phone: 336-285-2033

Bioengineering, MS

College of Engineering

Graduate Coordinator:  Yeoheung Yun                    Email:  yyun@ncat.edu                   Phone: 336-285-3226

Department Chair:  Stephen B. Knisley                   Email:  sbknisle@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-334-7564

Biology, MS

College of Science and Technology   

Graduate Coordinator: Patrick Martin                      Email: pmmartin@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-2168

Department Chair: Mary A. Smith                             Email: smithma@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-2160

Biology – Industrial Biosciences PSM, MS

College of Science and Technology  

Graduate Coordinator: Patrick Martin                      Email: pmmartin@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-2160
Department Chair: Mary A. Smith                             Email: smithma@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-2168

Business Administration - Accounting, MBA

College of Business and Economics   

Graduate Coordinator: Eric Gladney                        Email: emgladne@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-3774

Department Chair:  Gwen Highsmith-Quick             Email:  highsmig@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-3364

Business Administration - Human Resources Management, MBA

College of Business and Economics   

Graduate Coordinator: Eric Gladney                        Email: emgladne@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-3774

Department Chair:  Silvanus J. Udoka                       Email:  udoka@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-256-2273

Business Administration - Supply Chain Systems, MBA

College of Business and Economics   

Graduate Coordinator: Eric Gladney                        Email: emgladne@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-3774

Department Chair:  Joseph Huscroft                          Email:  jrhuscroftjr@ncat.edu         Phone: 336-334-7632

Chemical Engineering, MS

College of Engineering      

Graduate Coordinator: Vinayak Kabadi                   Email:  kabadi@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-334-7564

Department Chair: Stephen Knisley                          Email:  sbknisle@ncat.edu              Phone: 336-285-2653

Chemistry, MS

College of Science and Technology  

Graduate Coordinator: Marion Franks                      Email:  mafranks@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-2230

Department Chair:  Zerihun Assefa                            Email:  zassefa@ncat.edu                Phone:  336-285-2255

Chemistry – Applied Chemistry and Chemical Sciences PSM, MS

College of Science and Technology  

Graduate Coordinator: Marion Franks                      Email:  mafranks@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-2230

Department Chair:  Zerihun Assefa                            Email:  zassefa@ncat.edu               Phone:  336-285-2255

Civil Engineering, MS

College of Engineering

Graduate Coordinator: Manoj Jha                             Email:  mkjha@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-285-3678

Department Chair:  Stephanie Luster-Teasley          Email:  luster@ncat.edu                   Phone: 336-285-3679

Civil Engineering – Systems Engineering, MS

College of Engineering

Graduate Coordinator: Manoj Jha                             Email:  mkjha@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-285-3678

Department Chair:  Stephanie Luster-Teasley          Email:  luster@ncat.edu                   Phone: 336-285-3679

Computational Science and Engineering, MS

College of Engineering       

Graduate Coordinator: Dukka KC                             Email:  dbkc@ncat.edu                    Phone: 336-285-3210

Department Chair: Marwan Bikdash                          Email:  bikdash@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-334-7437

Computational Science and Engineering – Systems Engineering, MS

College of Engineering       

Graduate Coordinator: Dukka KC                             Email:  dbkc@ncat.edu                    Phone: 336-285-3210

Department Chair: Marwan Bikdash                          Email:  bikdash@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-334-7437

Computer Science, MS

College of Engineering       

Graduate Coordinator: Huiming (Anna) Yu             Email:  cshmyu@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3699

Department Chair:  Xiaohong (Dorothy) Yuan         Email:  xhyuan@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3693

Electrical Engineering, MS

School/College: College of Engineering    

Graduate Coordinator: Jung H. Kim                          Email:  kim@ncat.edu                     Phone: (336) 285-3713

Department Chair: John Kelly                                    Email:  jck@ncat.edu                       Phone: (336) 285-3712

Elementary Education K-6, MAEd

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Tyrette Carter                       Email: tscarte1@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-4424

Department Chair: Robert Ferguson                          Email: rferguson1@ncat.edu          Phone: (336) 285-4411

English and African American Literature, MA

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Pauline Uwakweh                Email:  pauwakwe@ncat.edu          Phone: 336-285-2329

Department Chair: Valerie Nieman                           Email:  vgnieman@ncat.edu           Phone: 336-285-3503

Food and Nutritional Sciences, MS  

College of Agriculture and Environmental Science 

Graduate Coordinator: Heather Colleran                       Email: hcolleran@ncat.edu        Phone: 336-285-3627

Department Chair: Jane Walker                                 Email: walkerj@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3633

Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS

College of Engineering
Graduate Coordinator:  Younho Seong                     Emailyseong@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3734
Department Chair:  Tonya Smith-Jackson                 Email:  tlsmithj@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3759

Industrial and Systems Engineering – Systems Engineering, MS

College of Engineering
Graduate Coordinator:  Younho Seong                     Emailyseong@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3734
Department Chair:  Tonya Smith-Jackson                 Email:  tlsmithj@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3759

Information Technology, MS

College of Science and Technology
Graduate Coordinator: Qing-An Zeng                       Email:  qzeng@ncat.edu                  Phone: 336-285-3148
Department Chair:  Clay Gloster, Jr.                          Email:  cgloster@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3134

Master of Arts in Teaching - Biology Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Cailisha Petty                       Email: mrspetty@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-2170
Department Chair: Mary Smith                                  Email: smithma@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-2199

Master of Arts in Teaching - Business Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder   Email: lguelden@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-3396
Department Chair: Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder           Email: lguelden@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-3396

Master of Arts in Teaching - Chemistry Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Etta Gravely                         Email: gravely@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-2231
Department Chair: Zerihun Assefa                            Email: zassefa@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-2255

 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Child Dev, Early Edu and Family Studies B-K, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Valerie McMillan                Email: vmcmilla@ncat.edu             Phone: (336) 285-4859
Department Chair: Jane Walker                                 Email: walkerj@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-3633

Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education K-6, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Kellee Watkins                     Email: kdwatkins1@ncat.edu         Phone: (336) 285-4434
Department Chair: Robert Ferguson                          Email: rferguson1@ncat.edu          Phone: (336) 285-4411

Master of Arts in Teaching - English Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Marlene Hendricks               Email: mwhendri@ncat.edu            Phone: (336) 285-2627
Department Chair: Valerie Nieman                           Email: valnieman@ncat.edu           Phone: (336) 285-3503

Master of Arts in Teaching - Family and Consumer Sciences Education, MAT  

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Valerie Nieman                    Email: valnieman@ncat.edu           Phone: (336) 285-3503
Department Chair: Jane Walker                                 Email: walkerj@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-3633

Master of Arts in Teaching - Health and Physical Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Gloria Elliott                        Email: ghelliot@ncat.edu                Phone: (336) 285-3546
Department Chair: Lenora Campbell                         Email: lrcampbell1@ncat.edu        Phone: (336) 285-4137

Master of Arts in Teaching - History Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Dwana Waugh                      Email: dlwaugh@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-2318
Department Chair: Arwin Smallwood                       Email: asmallwo@ncat.edu            Phone: (336) 285-2048

Master of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Bampia Bangura                  Email: babangur@ncat.edu             Phone: (336) 285-2067
Department Chair: Gouqing Tang                              Email: tang@ncat.edu                     Phone: (336) 265-2100

Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education General Curriculum K-12, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Nicole Dobbins                    Email: nwdobbin@ncat.edu            Phone: (336) 285-4413
Department Chair: Robert Ferguson                          Email: rferguson1@ncat.edu          Phone: (336) 285-4411

Master of Arts in Teaching - Technology Education, MAT

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Vincent Childress                Email: childres@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-3149
Department Chair: Vincent Childress                        Email:  childres@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-3149

Mechanical Engineering, MS

College of Engineering    

Graduate Coordinator: John Kizito                           Email: jpkizito@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3747

Department Chair:  Frederick Ferguson                    Email: fferguso@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-2135

Mechanical Engineering – Systems Engineering, MS

College of Engineering    

Graduate Coordinator: John Kizito                           Email: jpkizito@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3747

Department Chair:  Frederick Ferguson                    Email: fferguso@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-2135

Mental Health Counseling – Clinical, MS

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator:  Patricia Bethea-Whitfield Email:  betheap@ncat.edu                 Phone: (336) 285-4384

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                        Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu                 Phone: (336) 285-4386

Mental Health Counseling – Rehabilitation, MS

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Quintin Boston                     Email:  qboston@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4396

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                           Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-4386

Nanoengineering, MS

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering   

Graduate Coordinator: Lifeng Zhang                        Email: lzhang@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-285-2875

Department Chair: Ajit Kelkar                                   Email: kelkar@ncat.edu                  Phone: 336-285-2864

Physics, MS

College of Science and Technology 

Graduate Coordinator: Ashot Gasparian                   Email: agaspari@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-2112

Department Chair: Floyd James                                 Email: fjames@ncat.edu                 Phone: 336-285-2114

Reading Education K-12, MAEd

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Nichole Smith                      Email:  nlsmith2@ncat.edu             Phone: (336) 285-4411

Department Chair: Ereka R. Williams                       Email: ewilliam@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 334-7848

School Administration, MSA

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Ereka R. Williams                Email: ewilliam@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4411

Department Chair: Ereka R. Williams                       Email: ewilliam@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4411

School Counseling, MS

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Angel Dowden                     Email: amdowden@ncat.edu          Phone: (336) 285-4484

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                           Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-4386

Social Work (Joint with UNCG), MSW

College of Health and Human Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Jeffrey Shears                       Email:  jkshears@ncat.edu              Phone: (336)-285-2361

Department Chair:  Arnold Barnes                            Email:  abarnes@ncat.edu               Phone: (336)-285-2293

Technology Management, MS

College of Science and Technology 

Graduate Coordinator: Clay Gloster                          Email: cgloster@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3134

Department Chair: Leonard Uitenham                       Email: u10ham@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3158

Technology Management – Construction Science and Management PSM, MS

College of Science and Technology 

Graduate Coordinator: Musibau Shofoluwe             Email: musibaus@ncat.edu             Phone: 336-285-3130

Department Chair: Leonard Uitenham                       Email: u10ham@ncat.edu               Phone: 336-285-3158

Certificate Programs

Certificate – Advanced Waste Management, PB

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences   

Graduate Coordinator: Godfrey A, Uzochukwu       Email: uzo@ncat.edu                      Phone: 336-334-7030

Department Chair: Abolghasem Shahbazi                 Email: ash@ncat.edu                       Phone: 336- 285- 4851

Certificate - Community College Teaching, PB

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Geleana Alston                     Email:  gdalston@ncat.edu             Phone: (336) 285-4385

Department Chair: Comfort Okpala                           Email:  cookpala@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-256-2342

Certificate - Family and Consumer Sciences, PB

College of Agriculture and Environmental Science 

Graduate Coordinator: Jane Walker                          Email: walkerj@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3633

Department Chair: Jane Walker                                 Email: walkerj@ncat.edu                Phone: 336-285-3633

Certificate - Marriage and Family Counseling, PB

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Patricia Bethea-Whitfield Email:  betheap@ncat.edu                  Phone: (336) 285-4384

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                       Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu                  Phone: (336) 285-4386

Certificate - Rehabilitation Counseling and Behavioral Addictions, PB

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Glacia Ethridge                     Email:  gethridg@ncat.edu             Phone: (336) 285-4391

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                           Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-4386

Certificate - Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, PB

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Quintin Boston                     Email:  qboston@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4396

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                           Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-4386

Certificate - School Administration, PM

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Ereka R. Williams                Email: ewilliam@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4411

Department Chair: Ereka R. Williams                       Email: ewilliam@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4411

Certificate - Supply Chain Management, PB

College of Business and Economics   

Graduate Coordinator: Eric Gladney                        Email: emgladne@ncat.edu            Phone: 336-285-3774

Department Chair:  Joseph Huscroft                          Email:  jrhuscroftjr@ncat.edu         Phone: 336-334-7632

Certificate - Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment, PB

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Paige Dunlap                        Email:  pdunlap@ncat.edu              Phone: (336) 285-4381

Department Chair:  Caroline Booth                           Email:  csbooth@ncat.edu               Phone: (336) 285-4386