Raleigh, NC, July 12, 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. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor. In her new roles, Riddell will lead the Department of Education along with the University’s program of dual preparation of teachers in elementary education and special education, as well as teach courses such as Introduction to Education, Mathematics Methods, and 21st Century Teacher Leadership.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Riddell, a North Carolina native, served as Associate Professor of Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, as well as Adjunct Professor and Doctorial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her 26 years in education, she has become licensed in several areas of education from Division Superintendent to Elementary School Principal, and is the recipient of many awards, including three Teacher of the Year accolades for her work with the Thomas Hunter School, the Piankatank Citizen’s Committee, and the Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District. Riddell is also a member of several education organizations, including the Association for Childhood Education International and the American Educational Research Association.
Riddell holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Long Island University, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership from the College of William & Mary. She is originally from Roxboro and currently resides in Raleigh.
“It is not often that one receives an opportunity to be on the forefront of significant institutional change,” Riddell said. “I feel honored that I was chosen to help the Education Department maintain and expand upon its excellent foundation and move forward with a vision of progress.”
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Riddell come aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “We believe that her experience in education will help further our mission and goals as an institution, and will help prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow. We are very happy to have her here.”
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 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. For more information, please visit www.peace.edu.