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Faculty

Professors


Dr. James K. Stringfield, Jr. JimStringfield.jpg
Office: Library Tower 1 
Phone: (704) 637-4337
E-mail: jstringf@catawba.edu

  • 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.
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Assistant Professors


christinaazmy.jpgDr. Christina Azmy
Office: Library Tower 5
Phone: (704) 637-4213
E-mail: cnazmy19@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Education 

 

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Dr. Kimberly H. Creamer
Office: Library Tower 4
Phone: (704) 637-4462
E-mail: kcreamer14@catawba.edu

  • ASSISTANT DEAN, Goodman School of Education
  • DEPARTMENT CHAIR
  • Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
  • Director of Catawba's Academy for Teaching
  • Director of the Education Graduate  Program
  • 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 »

 


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.


Dr. Rhonda TruittRhondaTruitt.jpg

  • Associate Professor Emerita 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 L. Truitt retired in 2017 as associate professor of teacher education and chair of the Department of Teacher Education after 11 years of service to the college.