William Peace University Names Dr. Amanda K. Bock Assistant Professor of Special Education
Raleigh, NC, July 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Amanda K. Bock as Assistant Professor of Special Education. In her new role, Bock will teach education courses, advise students, and supervise field experiences and student teaching. Additionally, she will serve as a resource for students interested in special education, inclusive education, and dual licensure.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Bock, a North Carolina native, worked as a literacy consultant and research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught special education in North Carolina and Georgia public schools. She is a member of several education organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Bock holds both a Ph.D. in Education and B.A in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with a M.Ed. in Special Education from Columbus State University.
“I am thrilled to join the faculty of William Peace University,” Bock said. “I am excited to become part of a university with such a strong commitment to quality education and to preparing students for success in their future careers. I look forward to helping our students develop into confident, committed, passionate, and reflective teachers.”
“Dr. Bock is a much welcomed resource for our students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “She is going to make an immediate impact in helping shape the futures of our students, and we are thrilled to have her.”
Bock is from Cary and resides in Carrboro with her two children.
The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, visit: http://www.peace.edu/news/.
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About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. In fact, the University is ranked No. 1 in the nation among colleges with the highest rate of internships, according to a 2013 study conducted by U.S. News & World Report. For more information on WPU, please visit www.peace.edu.