Dean's Office

Dr. Locklear with Representative Charles Graham & Chancellor Cummings

We welcome back Dr. Zoe Locklear, Interim Dean of the School of Education. She was the founding dean of the School of Education, a post she held three times since 1999. Throughout her four appointments in 1999, 2005, 2012 and 2019, Locklear has continued to provide oversight and leadership to the university-wide teacher education program and to the offices for Licensure, University-School Partnerships and Clinical Practice, First Americans’ Teacher Education Program (FATE), and academic departments. Before becoming dean, Locklear was the associate superintendent for Leadership Development and Special Services with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She served as a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education from 1999 to 2002.  She was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2017 (pictured right).