Colleen Eddy named Director of Office of Teacher Preparation and Assistant Chair

EddyDr. Colleen Eddy, associate professor of teacher education and administration, has been named director of the Office of Teacher Preparation and assistant department chair of Initial Certification Programs in UNT's College of Education. This transition came after Dr. James Laney was named chair of the department last month.

"Dr. Eddy is a fine scholar in math education with substantial grant support and numerous publications," said Jerry Thomas, dean of the College of Education. "She will be a great leader and manager of the Office of Teacher Preparation."

Eddy earned her B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Texas at Austin, M.Ed. in Education Administration from Tarleton State University, and her Ed.D. from Baylor University in Curriculum and Instruction with a Mathematics Education emphasis. Her research focuses on teacher preparation and teacher quality in mathematics education. Eddy's research has been supported by over $5 million in grant funding, including the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant, and has expanded into Thailand where she is currently collaborating with colleagues at Khon Kaen University. Eddy has also mentored and published papers with several doctoral candidates.

"I am excited to serve the Department of Teacher Education & Administration as the director of the Office of Teacher Preparation and assistant department chair of Initial Certification Programs," said Eddy. "My goal is to work collaboratively with all entities that impact the candidates in teacher preparation to continue preparing and providing outstanding teachers to the schools and students they will impact."