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 Black Men Teaching Committee Members

Dr. Charlotte Boger

Dr. Charlotte Boger - Co-Director, Fayetteville State University

Charlotte Boger, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects; B.A. English (Livingstone College); M.Ed. Early Childhood Education & Reading (Texas Woman's University, 1975); Ph.D. Reading & Early Childhood Education (Texas Woman's University, 1982). Dr. Boger came to Fayetteville State university in 1986. Prior to coming to Fayetteville State university, Dr. Boger taught in North Carolina and Texas. Her specialty areas include learning to teach, teacher socialization and portfolio assessment.

Dr. Paris Jones

Dr. Paris Jones, Fayetteville State University

Dr. Paris Jones is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department of the College of Education. He began teaching at Fayetteville State University in 1989 while serving as the Associate Superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools. His entire professional career of 42 years has been in Fayetteville, NC which included teacher, assistant principal, elementary and Junior High school principal, Associate Superintendent for Cumberland County Schools and currently teacher of post graduate, graduate, and undergraduate courses in the Ed Leadership Department.

He has served as a NC Elementary and Secondary Commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This experience allowed him to facilitate the growth and accreditation of schools throughout the state of North Carolina. He continues to provide consultative services in the areas of leadership, management, and public school law.

Dr. LaDelle Olion - Fayetteville State University

Dr. LaDelle Olion is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and currently he is a Full Professor of Special Education at FSU, where he has worked since 1982. During his tenure at FSU, he served as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for twenty years. Dr. Olion, is a journal editor, and has served on the GRE, Council of Graduate Schools and the Council of Exceptional Children's boards. Currently, he serves as a Senior Advisor to the Monarch Project at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and on the advisory board of the Laser Project at the University of South Florida. He is actively involved in the "100 Black Men of America."

Mr. Dwane Hodges - Budget Analyst/Grant Specialist, Fayetteville State University

Mr. Hodges performs technical, administrative accounting, reviews external proposal budgets for annoucement compliance, examines budget estimates for completeness, accuracy and conformity with procedures, regulations and organizational objectives, reviews all proposed expenditures and estimates related to the proposal to insure that they are reasonable, consistent and allowable, and ensures all budget proposals adhere to the University's guidelines pertaining to indirect rates, cost sharing, etc. as well as conformance to the policies and regulations of expenditures and procedures of various funding agencies. He also assists the Research Compliance Officer with the development and delivery of workshops, seminars, and other technical assistance media for the faculty researchers relating to budget development. Moreover, he acts at the NC Reach point of contact for the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, as well as monitors RAMSeS proposal submissions and manages the approval process to ensure timely approvals are received prior to submission to the agency.

Jesse L. Baker

Mr. Jesse L. Baker - Director of Data and Assessment

Mr. Baker received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fayetteville State University. He is currently working on his Doctoral Degree at Fayetteville State University in Higher Education. Mr. Baker also works at Fayetteville Technical Community College as a GED Instructor, part time.

Mrs. Christy Thomas

Mrs. Christy Thomas, Fayetteville State University

Mrs. Christy L. Thomas-James is the Professional Development Schools Coordinator (University-School Teacher Education Partnership (U-STEP), Director) for the College of Education. Ms. Thomas attended UNC-Greensboro where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. She earned her Master's of Education from Fayetteville State University. She is licensed to teach all subjects grades K-6; however, she holds a Reading Specialist license for Grades K-12. Additionally, she is a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist). She has worked for the North Carolina Public School systems for 14 years as a classroom teacher. Ms. Thomas has been actively involved in workshop presentations for PRAXIS I. She volunteers as a tutor and mentor for students in Cumberland County Schools.

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