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Faculty

Professors


Dr. James K. Stringfield, Jr. JimStringfield.jpg
Office: KH 112
Phone: (704) 637-4337
E-mail: jstringf@catawba.edu

  • DEAN, Goodman School of Education
  • B.A., M.A.T., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. James Stringfield joined the faculty in 1997 as an associate professor of teacher education and was named to head teacher education at the College in 1998. He promoted to the rank of professor of teacher education in 2005. In 2009, he was named as Dean of the Goodman School of Education with responsibilities for both teacher education and physical education departments. A former high school science teacher, Stringfield came to Catawba from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he served as associate professor and coordinator of secondary education, program director of science education and director of the UPJ Center for Mathematics and Science Education. Read more »


Associate Professors


Dr. Rhonda TruittRhondaTruitt.jpg
Office: KH 106
Phone: (704) 637-4468
E-mail: rltruitt@catawba.edu

  • DEPARTMENT CHAIR
  • Director of Catawba's Academy for Teaching
  • Associate Professor of Teacher Education
  • B.A.E., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Rhonda Truitt joined the Teacher Education faculty in August 2006, is an associate professor, and serves as the elementary education coordinator. She has served in public instruction for 30 years with experience as the Director of Elementary Education and Title I, an elementary school principal and assistant principal, and an elementary classroom teacher for the Alamance-Burlington School System. She also briefly served as the interim Associate Superintendent of Curriculum for the Alamance-Burlington School System. Dr. Truitt is serving as the counselor for Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the teacher education honor society. Read more »


Assistant Professors


Amanda Bosch

Office: KH 101 Phone: (704) 637-4316 E-mail: abosch@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Curriculum Materials Center
  • B.S., University of Georgia
  • M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina - Columbia

In her own words: "I joined the faculty of the Department of Teacher Education at Catawba College in August 2001 bringing with me eight years of public school experience teaching high school English, serving as an elementary reading tutor and directing a school media center. While working in the public schools, I was able to secure many different grant opportunities focusing on integrating technology into the curriculum. Thus began an interest in both grant writing and technology." Read more »


kimcreamer.jpgDr. Kimberly H. Creamer
Office: KET104
Phone: (704) 637-4462
E-mail: kcreamer14@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
  • B.A., M.A.Ed. College of William and Mary
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Kim Creamer completed her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in literacy education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 2004.  She earned both her MA.Ed. with reading specialist certification and B.A. in education from the College of William and Mary.  She has been a classroom teacher in both North Carolina and Virginia. She has served as a writing instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an educational consultant specializing in literacy instruction nationwide, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education for Wake Forest University, and an Assistant Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for Elementary Education at Greensboro College. Read more »

 

KarenLucas.jpgDr. Karen Lucas
Office: KH 105
Phone: (704) 637-4761
E-mail: klucas13@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
  • B.S., Delaware Valley College, Doylestown
  • PA; M.A.T., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Karen Lucas joined the Teacher Education faculty in August of 2013. She completed her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December of 2012. She has been a classroom mathematics teacher in middle school in North Carolina and in high school in Tennessee. She has also been an Algebra I Consultant for a Title I high school. Just prior to coming to Catawba, she served as a System-Wide Secondary Numeracy Coach for Knox County Schools where she supported mathematics teachers by facilitating professional learning communities, presenting professional development sessions, providing individual coaching, and developing curriculum guides. Read more »


Faculty Emeriti


Dr. Lou Kasias LouAnnKasias.jpg

  • Professor Emerita of Education
  • B.S., Western Carolina University
  • M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Post-doctoral study, University of Georgia

Dr. Lou Kasias retired in 2014 as professor of education after 32 years of service to the college.

 

CyndiOsterhus.jpgDr. Cynthia B. Osterhus

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Teacher Education
  • B.A., Catawba College
  • M.Ed., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Cynthia B. Osterhus retired in 2013 as associate professor of teacher education and director of the Academy for Teaching after 10 years of service to the college.