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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Partnerships and Associate Professor
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Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Master of Science, Educational Leadership
Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership

Professional Scholarship Interests

Teacher Development & the Educator Continuum

· Pre-service
· Teacher Induction
· In-service
· Teacher Leadership
· Instructional Coaching

Dr. Bryan Zugelder is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Partnerships and Associate Professor in the Department of Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education. He has more than 60 scholarly contributions that include $20M in funded grants, peer-reviewed journal and book publications, national and international presentations, and creative activities. At East Carolina University, he was Principal Investigator for a $4.8M per year funded project focused on systemic, university-based teacher induction. He led the development of a comprehensive logic model for research, in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity, and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, that studies the effects of university-based teacher induction on teacher retention, teacher effectiveness, student achievement, and strengthened school-university partnerships. He was lead author for an instructional coaching framework that is used across 10 universities in the UNC System and more than 200 schools to provide intentional coaching support to beginning teachers. Dr. Zugelder provided state-level leadership for teacher preparation and development at the University of North Carolina System Office. He has served as Executive Director of Undergraduate Affairs and Partnerships, Director of Clinical Experiences, and Director of the Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute at the University of Central Florida. He also provided state-level instructional coaching for principals and literacy coaches in Reading First schools and served as an assessment project manager for the Florida Department of Education. Dr. Zugelder was an elementary school teacher in Florida for Leon County Schools and Seminole County Public Schools and has been a career-long teacher leader.

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