What is your current job title and responsibilities?
Dean, College of Education, University Distinguished Professor, and Coyle Eminent Scholar
What is your favorite UCF memory?
Grand openings of the UCF Teaching Academy and the Morgridge International Reading Center
What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your colleagues?
Emerson’s quote: Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
What is your favorite book or movie or song?
To Kill a Mockingbird
What is your favorite sport to watch or participate?
Who at UCF would you like to thank for your success?
The incredible faculty and staff of the College of Education
Name and describe a teacher from you past who truly inspired you.
Dr. Anne Adams, Duke University, whose enthusiasm for teaching reading was contagious
What undergraduate class/program inspired you the most and why?
Student teaching – contact with elementary students
If you had a “free” Saturday, how would you spend the day?
With my granddaughter and her granddad