Mrs. Karen Dunkerley, assistant professor of education, has been named Chair of the Division of Education and Special Programs at Alderson-Broaddus College. Her appointment was made by Dr. Joan Propst, Provost/Executive Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dr. J. Michael Clyburn, President.
Mrs. Dunkerley began teaching at Alderson-Broaddus College in the fall of 2008. She also serves as the faculty sponsor for the Student Education Association(SEA), the supervisor for student teachers, and as the liaison between local schools and college.
Professor Dunkerley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education, also from West Virginia University. In addition, she has accrued 60+ hours of graduate work at WVU, WV College of Graduate Studies, and Fairmont State University, and is currently in the process of completing her portfolio for admission to the doctoral program in Curriculum & Instruction program at WVU.
Her current teacher certifications include Music Education, Elementary Education, Developmental Reading (Permanent Authorization), and Remedial Reading (Permanent Authorization).
Prior to joining the faculty at A-B, Mrs. Dunkerely served as a teacher in several counties throughout West Virginia, as well as the GEAR UP and Reading First Projects Director for Tucker County Schools in Parsons, WV.
She is a also a member of the following professional associations: West Virginia Education Association, National Education Association, West Virginia Reading Association, International Reading Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Alpha Delta Kappa. Dunkerley was also awarded a teaching fellowship at The Frank and Jane Gabor Folklife Center at Fairmont State University during the summer 2003.