Dr. Sheryl Long Named Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences 

Dr. Sheryl Long has been named the next dean of Meredith College’s School of Education, Health and Human Sciences (EHHS). Her appointment was announced by Senior Vice President and Provost Matthew Poslusny on May 9, 2023.

Long currently serves as dean of graduate and professional studies and director of teacher education and graduate studies in education at Salem College, where she is an associate professor of education. She began her career in education teaching middle grades English language arts in eastern North Carolina. 

Poslusny emphasized Long’s varied experience in his announcement.

“She has a history of creating collaborations with other institutions. The most successful of these efforts is a partnership with two higher education institutions that resulted in a $4.7 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant to establish a teacher residency program. She has also served on Salem’s institutional Health Leadership Implementation Task Force,” Poslusny said.

In addition to her administrative work, Long has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on topics including young adult and children’s literature, adolescent literacy, and secondary methods. 

Long is an alumna of Meredith College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from NC State University and a Master of Arts in English from UNC Wilmington.

Long will succeed Dr. Melinda Campbell, who has served as interim dean for the past two years.

About the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences
The School of Education, Health and Human Sciences includes the following academic departments: Education; Human Environmental Sciences; Nutrition, Health & Human Performance; and Psychology & Social Work. The programs offered through the School promote the education of students who aspire to professional practice, higher levels of academic training, and productive careers that positively impact the quality of life for individuals, groups, organizations, schools, families, and communities.

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