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05/10/2011

New Assistant Dean Announced for University College

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 Pope joined Winthrop in 2005 in the Richard W. Riley College of Education where he taught courses on social foundations of education in the teacher preparation program.

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Nakia Pope
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Nakia Pope will assume new duties within University College this month with an appointment as assistant dean.

As the assistant dean, Pope will be responsible for working with academic and student life professionals to support current and develop future college programs including service learning opportunities, Academic Success Communities, and retention programs and services; he will help the Dean gather and use Touchstone Program assessment data as a basis for ongoing curriculum development and refinement in the program. He also will remain director of the Touchstone Core, which includes managing the daily operation of ACAD 101 and HMXP 102 with respect to budgeting, staffing, facilities, scheduling, training, assessment, and coordination.

University College Dean Gloria G. Jones noted, “Nakia is particularly well-suited to assume these additional duties. He comes from a strong assessment background, and he has demonstrated an aptitude for leading faculty and staff. A fine scholar, Nakia is someone who will encourage and support the creative and scholarly activities and professional development of faculty and staff working in the Touchstone Core.”

Pope joined Winthrop in 2005 in the Richard W. Riley College of Education where he taught courses on social foundations of education in the teacher preparation program. He has been involved with the Global Learning Initiative, the College of Education Reorganization Task Force and the NETSCOPE Task Force to revise teacher education curriculum.

Originally from Conway, S.C., Pope earned a Ph.D. in social foundations of education from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M University and a B.A. in philosophy from Furman University.

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