Dr. Mariann Tillery is the dean of the School of Education. Her research interests focus on identifying the variables most closely connected with beginning teacher retention, the impact of pre-service training programs on mentoring beginning teachers and the effectiveness of differentiated instructional strategies with K-12 students diagnosed with learning and attention disorders. She has presented her research at state and national conferences including the Council for Exceptional Children, the North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). In August 2017, Dr. Tillery was appointed by the N.C. General Assembly to serve on the N.C. Teaching Fellows Commission representing private colleges and universities with educator preparation programs in the state.
Expertise: teacher recruitment and retention, teacher preparation, school psychology and educational assessment